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by Karl Wicklund
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Build Milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: First Build Milestone

Good to hear Eric.
by Karl Wicklund
Mon May 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A moment
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: A moment

I’m still green enough to find it elating and terrifying. My version of bungee jumping I guess.
by Karl Wicklund
Thu May 13, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 000 butternut twins update
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: 000 butternut twins update

I built a dulcimer with butternut. There is something about the feel and color of that wood I really like. Maybe just that my Dad loved the trees - I’m sure it’s something to do with it.

Those are nice looking instruments. I especially like the sound hole treatment.
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: american chestnut
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Re: american chestnut

I like it, and will be interested to see how it sounds. Probably not something that's going to grab the market by storm, but "just to see what it sounds like" is right in line with my own maker interests. I'm glad there's room for experimenters and dabblers and pros all here on the same forum.
by Karl Wicklund
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Unisaw belts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Unisaw belts

Jim, I went with Clay's advice, and just got a pair of cheap ones to start. They play at the same tension right now, and there's no vibration. The saw can balance a nickel at start up pretty easily. We'll see how they hold up. I think the actual brand listed at Amazon was ChanTa or something like it...
by Karl Wicklund
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Unisaw belts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Unisaw belts

Well, this old workhorse is cleaned up and running. New belts, new switch and power cord, new blade, new inserts. As this space keeps coming into shape, I’m starting to have visions of a project NOT meaning two hours of clearing a space before I start.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Portable Spindle Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Making a Portable Spindle Sander

I like the tool, and love the production. Thanks’
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 5076

Re: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)

Wow is right. Glad to hear you’re recovering well.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Unisaw belts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Unisaw belts

Good to know, Jim. Thanks.
by Karl Wicklund
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 5076

Re: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)

Eric,
You had a heart attack this week? How are you?
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Drying cabinet plans or photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: Drying cabinet plans or photos

I feel you on the humidity Eric. My shop's on a cement slab and it just feels clammy on those humid days. Wisconsin can be pretty swampy in the summer.
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Unisaw belts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Unisaw belts

Thanks Bob. It takes a matched set of three V-belts. I've read, but not verified, that the linked belts of that design will often stretch with enough variance that it causes problems. I'll take a look at those when I replace the drive on my joiner. I've read all sorts of reviews and gotten advice fr...
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Unisaw belts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Unisaw belts

My school shop updated to a SawStop, and I bought the old Unisaw. It’s in good shape, but the belts are crumbling.

What is your preferred source for a matched set of three drive belts.
by Karl Wicklund
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 28249

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Congratulations folks. Thanks MIMF!
by Karl Wicklund
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: The Pixelele
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: The Pixelele

Hah! I love this thing. I suppose if you got really motivated you could drill out the dots and enlarge them to squares. But then again, maybe the round dots are connect the design just enough to standard designs that it helps create that loopy effect. The pixels were around the sound hole are really...
by Karl Wicklund
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: advise for altered approach for helping a first timer
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: advise for altered approach for helping a first timer

Tru-oil would be a pretty solid option. Not hard to apply. And I do like the feel of it.
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: A 'Harlequin' fiddle
Replies: 16
Views: 3479

Re: A 'Harlequin' fiddle

Alan, I like this very much. You definitely put joy in the clown's face.
Is there historical precedent for a Harlequin fiddle, or is this your own design and own term.
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: advise for altered approach for helping a first timer
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: advise for altered approach for helping a first timer

This depends a lot on your cousin, and of course on you. Decide what the end goals are. Is it more important for him to emerge with the beginnings of solid craftsmanship -e.g. sharpening, 4s hand planing - or more important that he can say “Cool, I made this thing!” Or more important that you’re con...
by Karl Wicklund
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Saving a headstock that suffered multiple failures
Replies: 18
Views: 3807

Re: Saving a headstock that suffered multiple failures

Thanks for posting! Like Bryan said, that’s a great save!