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by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?

You know, I've known this in the past but I forget it. So easy to just assume the tool does the job it's meant for. I'm in the same boat as Bob with things not quite fitting sometimes. The danger with measuring more consitently is that the only thing left to blame is my own sloppiness.
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Nice work. I love that silky finish.
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Making fretboard inlay dots

I like watching other people explore simple ideas almost as much as I like doing it myself. Thanks!
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

+1 forTru-oil. I love the feel of it.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Good morning from East Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Good morning from East Tennessee

Welcome, Danny. You’ll learn a lot, meet some great people.
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Oak Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Oak Classical

Man, that guitar looks like a living thing. Awesome. I've got a ton of red oak milled up from some storm damage here. The most of it will be flooring for my shop, and a tiny house, but I'm holding back the clear QS stuff, and you've given me some inspiration. How does the unfilled oak feel? Any diff...
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele

I also enjoy them, Paul. Thanks for sharing.
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 7396

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hand cut or CNC? Going to be stunning either way.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 5169

Re: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar

I agree! That cream on the P90s is really great.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Getting back into building- tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: Getting back into building- tips?

Cool. I haven't played instruments from either builder. Can you perceive, if not a difference in quality, a general difference in tone?
by Karl Wicklund
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

No help on the tooling, but I’m curious what it’s for?
by Karl Wicklund
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Body carve
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Body carve

That’s a nice slice there. Very satisfying.

Tangentially, your process reminded me of *something* I used to see on TV in the 70s. It’s just ringing a bell, especially the 4th photo. Maybe from PBS.

Huh... I’ll stay awake on that for a while tonight.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: New Build for Myself

I really dig your headstock logo. And the rest of the guitar looks really nice - colors, shapes, grain complement each other well.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy 23rd Birthday, MIMF!
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Happy 23rd Birthday, MIMF!

I’ll second that Amen and thank you! I’ve gotten much more than I’ve given.
by Karl Wicklund
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 3600

Re: falcate bracing

Thanks Max. Glad to have you (and everyone else) here!
by Karl Wicklund
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Lathe made musical instruments
Replies: 7
Views: 16087

Re: Lathe made musical instruments

Oh, man, this makes me want even more to get my lathe set up!
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: neck transplant
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: neck transplant

Hah! That is something that will bear some reading up on. Thanks for the extra photos Clay.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: neck transplant
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: neck transplant

I like that head stock. Are the enclosed tuners traditional or something you came up with?

Did the donor get a new neck?