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by Peter Wilcox
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions

That's a nice system Randy, and one I'd be likely to try if I was planning on many more, but I'm just doing this as an interesting learning experience at this point. I'm getting old and probably don't have many more instruments in me, but I've got enough wood to last me the rest of my life. :)
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions

Thanks everybody - very helpful, with lots of options to think about before I do the next one.
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions

Thanks Bob. Unfortunately my radius blocks are home made and only about 8" long. If I attached the unbound but tapered fretboard to the untapered neck, I would need to find a good way to clamp the bindings. With the fret board off, I can just use two straight cauls against each binding against the b...
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions

Not sure where to post this, but this looks as good as any.I've just done my first neck binding, and don't know what the best order of steps might be. I did it as follows: -Flatten and thickness fret board. -Cut fret slots (easier for me when the board is still square) -Shape/taper fret board to fin...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Shipping guitars safely
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Shipping guitars safely

I shipped two electric instruments from CA to CO last year via USPS, there was no problem insuring them (at that time), and the price was in the same ballpark as UPS. Each guitar was packed in its case, and the case was packed in a cardboard box, surrounded by several inches of bubble wrap on all si...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 26
Views: 8173

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Well, here I am 5 pandemic months later - nothing much has changed for me, I'm still a hermit. I've started building a couple more guitars, and have made the heel blocks incorporating the pocket in them. Only have to route a piece of the top away, and cut away part of a side. Hopefully the pics are ...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 2575

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

No wisdom here. I use CA for rosettes, which are thicker, so don't know how it would be for thin veneer pieces. I glue everything together with liquid wicked in, then go over gaps with gel.
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?

I flatten/thickness the fretboard blank, cut the slots, glue it on the neck blank, shape and carve the neck/heel/hradstock to final dimensions, radius the fretboard, deepen the slots as necessarys, install the frets, level and dress the frets, install side dot markers. These are bolt-ons, so all don...
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: 7
Views: 773

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: 679

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: 527

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: 887

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: 887

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: 9742

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: 415

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: 9742

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: 3218

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: 3841

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: 3218

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: 3218

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

That is a beautiful guitar. What is that black/white stripe at the nut end of the tuner slots?