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by Peter Wilcox
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

Well, it's done, and the headstock hasn't snapped off yet. I rubbed on a little dark walnet/honey amber dye and gave it a couple coats of Tru Oil - not a great match, and the end of the joint is rough where I sanded off some original finish. Found a Stewmac tuner set I got years ago and never used. ...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

Re: Glue spreader applicator

Just came across this thread and thought I'd add my spreader to it. I used to use a drywall mud spreader for large surfaces that I couldn't apply glue fast or evenly enough to with my finger (fret boards, electric tops). Then I misplaced it and had to make my own - a credit card notched with the ban...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: dobro string height vs tension question
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: dobro string height vs tension question

Good luck. Just remember that square necks are built like brick shithouses for a reason! :)
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

Yes, I've made quite a few alder necks, most with alternating alder and walnut stripes, and many electric bodies. I also used it for back and sides in several of my first instruments. It's light, stiff, stable, and very easy to work. But the main reason I use a lot of alder is because I have a liter...
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: dobro string height vs tension question
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: dobro string height vs tension question

I don't have the thinking skills, much less the math skills to deal with this, so I think you are over thinking this. :) If it were me, as long as you're changing the saddles, make them flat rather than radiused, and whatever height they are now is still fine. If you raise the strings at the nut you...
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

Thanks for the suggestions but it's too late. I've already cut a reverse scarf, and started the headstock to fit. It's from alder so not a match, but it's what I had scraps of. Veneer is mahogany cutoff from a back. After I cut the neck I sanded down into the truss rod a bit to give more gluing area...
by Peter Wilcox
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

Thanks Jim - great job! I'm afraid I'll get into more work and trouble if I try to remove the fret board and truss rod, especially not knowing what kind of glue was used on this Indonesian made instrument. I'll try a reverse scarf joint first with a few inches of carbon fiber rod to each side of the...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

Thanks for your input Marshall. There's no money involved here - I just do this for pleasure, and it belonged to a friend who gave it to me. I consider myself a wealthy man if my and wife's health hold, what with house and cars paid off, SS and Medicare, and kids have jobs with benefits. If I can fi...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Ex-wife ran over guitar

Not my ex-wife, and not on purpose. :) Head stock broken off and not available. Cheap classical guitar (Alvarez RC12) which unfortunately has a truss rod, but luckily has sound hole adjustment. I'm going to make and attach a new head stock - cosmetics not important but function is. Since it's nylon ...
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

I get here by going to the forum index page https://www.mimf.com/phpbb/

In the upper left corner of every page there is a "quick links" icon you can click on to get to new posts, active topics and more.
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's Been a While
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: It's Been a While

I feel for you Gordon. As time passes in life there are devastating episodes interspersed with more joyous ones. Hopefully there will be some of the latter in your life in the not too distant future. Keep pushing on.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

Thanks Steve.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

Didn't work for me (Chrome) - I deleted all cookies. I didn't do it on Firefox (my default browser) because I have to be on the site page to delete its cookie, and of course mimf.com doesn't load. I don't want to delete all my Firefox cookies because then I'd have to log in to multiple sites again, ...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

I get the same type of errors on Firefox and Chrome - apparently infinite redirect loop. A few days ago I was getting 404 error messages trying to get on. Only way I can get on the forum is start by linking to the forum index https://www.mimf.com/phpbb/ I can't get to any other parts of the site - b...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: "Search user's posts" not working for me
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: "Search user's posts" not working for me

My original post was before the forum update - yes, the search user's posts works now. Also, I found the "quick links" button in the upper left corner of any page that shows new posts, active topics, etc - much more convenient than the old format.
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: "Search user's posts" not working for me
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: "Search user's posts" not working for me

Looking more closely at the bookmarked url's, my old one (which worked prior to the recent software update) was https://www.mimf.com//phpbb/ with 2 slashes, whereas the new one is https://www.mimf.com/phpbb/ with one slash. Go figure.
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: "Search user's posts" not working for me
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: "Search user's posts" not working for me

My old bookmarked link to this forum doesn't work any more and it was difficult getting back on - I guess the forum software has changed. I created a new link with the same url and it works. Access to things like active topics and new posts don't seem to be there, but the good news is that "search u...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: "Kelobre"?

Thanks Randy - yes, I already have those links bookmarked. I'm assuming the cutting board idea was yours, and I was able to get an old slightly warped one from my wife, which was large enough to cut in half, and routed the rosette channel into. That's a great idea - I'm sure if I built a rosette int...
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need help with unusual wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Need help with unusual wiring

How would I go about setting up the other on to be out of phase? As I'm pretty sure I have on/off/on switches at the moment. You can wire it like a dpdt polarity reversal switch: https://www.warmanguitars.co.uk/2019/03/04/how-to-wire-a-phase-reversal-switch-into-your-guitar-pickups/ - just that the...