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by Karl Wicklund
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:08 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Uh-oh. Quick fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Uh-oh. Quick fix?

Well it worked. I got into the school shop on my lunch break. With only a drill press and a dull hand saw available I made a workable though huge and clunky piece. Some people in the audience got a kick out of it.
Thanks.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Nov 09, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Uh-oh. Quick fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Uh-oh. Quick fix?

My 30 year old Epiphone Dove is feeling her age, I guess. Today, the 11th fret simply fell out. Moments later the plastic button on the G tuning machine crumbled. Not sure what's going on - humidity hasn't changed markedly. The tuner button was probably ready to go. Tomorrow I am scheduled to accomp...
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Oct 05, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut top basses
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Walnut top basses

You call it a defect, I call it character.
The coin is cool. Do I remember you posting another coin inlay?
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Sep 28, 2023 7:21 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Headstock Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: First Headstock Logo

I enjoy watching your progress here. Nice job!
by Karl Wicklund
Wed Sep 13, 2023 6:52 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Progress on Guitar #3
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Progress on Guitar #3

Again, Eric, really nice work! I hope to see it in person.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Sep 02, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Building instruments, while having young kids
Replies: 22
Views: 3258

Re: Building instruments, while having young kids

I even miss changing the diapers in a kind of way.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue Jun 27, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Am I doing this right?

Good thread. I’ve learned something by observing.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Jun 15, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another Side Port Done
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: Another Side Port Done

Thumbs way up!
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Jun 12, 2023 12:48 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Side Port For Real
Replies: 8
Views: 2512

Re: Side Port For Real

I like it Eric!
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Jun 09, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Guitar as done as it's going to be.
Replies: 26
Views: 3947

Re: First Guitar as done as it's going to be.

I like it, Eric. Can’t wait to see it in person!
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Jun 05, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Hello - just joined
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Hello - just joined

Welcome!
by Karl Wicklund
Wed May 31, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My Side Port Binding Process (LONG)
Replies: 20
Views: 2519

Re: My Side Port Binding Process (LONG)

First off, that looks great.
Second, I echo Barry, that’s a great process.
Third, that is a well-produced tutorial. Clear and thorough.
Thank you!
by Karl Wicklund
Fri May 26, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Side Port Binding Progress
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: Side Port Binding Progress

By itself, this doesn't appeal as much to me - especially seeing as you did such a great job on the initial scarf. But if these accents are echoed elsewhere in the overall design of the guitar, I could see it being really effective.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu May 25, 2023 7:38 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: What?

Love it.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue May 23, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: What?

Cool. But I'm full of questions: Did the same person gift you both elements? With the idea you'd make an instrument out of it? Or just because they know you build? Or were they seperate gifts that you put together on impulse? Any which way, this is an intriguing piece. I like it.
by Karl Wicklund
Tue May 23, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Side Port Binding Progress
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: Side Port Binding Progress

Yes, please share your process. I like the looks of it, Eric.
by Karl Wicklund
Sun May 07, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Replace old ply back with solid wood?
Replies: 66
Views: 11050

Re: Replace old ply back with solid wood?

FWIW I find this an extremely interesting and instructive thread.
by Karl Wicklund
Sun Apr 23, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Building instruments, while having young kids
Replies: 22
Views: 3258

Re: Building instruments, while having young kids

Not tips as such: so many of the little time savers and patience savers happened on the fly. But I will say I needed to learn to be a more patient guy. I also realized how much shopwork (and gigging) did for my mental health. Making time to recharge that way saved me and my family a lot of heartache.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hammered Dulcimer is finished!
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Re: Hammered Dulcimer is finished!

How satisfying! Looks good, David.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: about the dovetail neck joint
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Re: about the dovetail neck joint

I took my first forays into guitar building with a gentleman who did just that. On the bandsaw, he cut the tail right out of the neck block before installation. After he refined the neck angle, he bolted the tail to the neck.

It wasn’t elegant, but its held up for these thirty years.

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