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by Peter Wilcox
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fender neck pockets - rectangular or tapered?
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Fender neck pockets - rectangular or tapered?

When I used to make Fender clones, I made templates for routing the neck pockets (bass, Tele or Strat) and templates for the necks. I routed the pockets first, then when I shaped the necks I finessed them for a tight fit (easier to shape the neck heel than the pocket). But yes, as noted above, they ...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: This guitar is mine!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: This guitar is mine!!!

Hi! This is my new guitar. In fact, I made this one to get better as I'm working on my friend guitar. SO there is twins guitar actualy. That's a nice looking guitar, Marc, and seems to be well made. Nice! Many times I make two guitars at once also, since I make them out of my head without any plans...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help! Confusion over non-functioning electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Help! Confusion over non-functioning electronics

Can't say I know what I'm doing anymore (CRS disease), but for starters it looks like when any switch is "off", it grounds the output and any signal from the other pickups is also shunted to ground. So cut or remove those wires between the bottom lugs of the switches. Also, I'm not sure about the sy...
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Comet

It's a Panasonic G5 with an old 50mm (100mm equivalent in a 4/3 camera) manual Nikkor lens. I bought an adapter a few years ago since I have a bunch of Nikon lenses from prehistoric days when everything was manual and I developed and printed myself. Exposure 13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800. Subsequently I've...
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Comet

Just a heads up, if anyone is interested in comets. Comet Neowise is rising in the northeastern morning sky starting about 3:30AM for mid-latitude northern hemispherites. Nicest I've seen since Comet Bennett on perimeter guard in Viet Nam in 1970. I got out of bed this AM and took some pics.
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 34
Views: 8165

Re: Searching for a good respirator

I've loaded my beard up with vaseline, messy but it works to make a seal. Takes lots of shampoo to get it out. Yechh! I think I'd shave my beard before I did that. :o At my age I'll probably get sick or die from other causes before sawdust or nitro will do me in, though I suppose now without a seal...
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Stereo jack?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Stereo jack?

Yes, the jack just connects the neg terminal of the battery to ground (turns on the circuit by shorting ring to sleeve) when a normal 1/4" guitar plug is inserted.
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 34
Views: 8165

Re: Searching for a good respirator

Barry, from your avatar it looks like you have a beard (or have you shaved it?) How can you get a good fit from a mask or respirator?
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Chuck Tweedy wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
that's the hard part - i almost never check Jam, and i only check-in every few weeks or so. :-/
I check the forum pretty much daily - just go to the quick links button in the upper left and check new posts. Just takes a few seconds and I can see if there's anything I'm interested in.
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3113

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Hi Matthew - it's not really my design, just sort of a modification of the Smallman neck, without the usual heel (which I decided was unnecessary structurally), so help yourself. Some people are probably offended by the lack of heel - I think it helps reach the upper frets if no cutaway. Good luck w...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Peter, the black/white stripes you see are the interruption of the headstock veneers on the ramp. I have a sandwich of black, white, walnut as you go up in the headstock layers. The neck is Spanish cedar. That's what I thought, but I couldn't see them in the pic. Now that I look closely I can see t...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

That is a beautiful guitar. What is that black/white stripe at the nut end of the tuner slots?
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 38
Views: 3184

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

Osage darkens up considerably if you fume it with household ammonia. It can get to about the value (but not the color) of mahogany with a day or so in a plastic bag with a container of the stuff. It darkens with age anyway, but this speeds it up a lot. Thought I would give it a try. #1 fresh sanded...
by Peter Wilcox
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 38
Views: 3184

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

Carl - I'm guessing that this picture is more or less what you're suggesting, with the exception of the fancy purfling (which I might consider trying).
by Peter Wilcox
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 38
Views: 3184

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

trim off a strip from the top and bottom edges of the sides that is wide enough to use as binding. Thanks Alan. That's something I could try, but with any errors I could screw up more than just a piece of binding, and I always have errors. :) How would you suggest I "trim off" the pieces? Can you c...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?

I'm being a hermit (hard to do living with wife and mother-in-law), gardening, and trying to learn to play pedal steel - 10 minutes a day doesn't produce much progress. :)
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 38
Views: 3184

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

I've done a couple of builds where I have used the same material for the sides as well as binding. The binding was set off by B/W/B purfling on bottom and top/back. I thought it looked pretty cool. It sounds interesting. do you have any pics of what it looks like? I have a board of a different patt...
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 38
Views: 3184

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

Thanks for all your thoughts and advice - a lot for me to think about. Although I'd like every build to be a learning experience, in this case I'd rather do a good job using what I know how to do, rather than a poor job trying something too difficult. Any more suggestions welcome.
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3113

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Finished another one of these: Mahogany neck, back and sides; spruce top; headstock, rosette, bridge, bindings spalted something (don't know what); Honduran rosewood fret board. I know bridges shouldn't be spalted, but this is a pretty solid piece of wood (time will tell.) Cheap UST and mic with pre...