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by David Falkner
Mon May 23, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Pantograph for inlay work
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: Pantograph for inlay work

Thanks, Barry! I'm actually looking at pin vises now to use as a stylus for the same reasons - interchangeability of tips. I want mine to be adjustable so I have incorporated a threaded rod but still developing that portion. I have not considered another way of making the templates other than cuttin...
by David Falkner
Sun May 22, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Pantograph for inlay work
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Pantograph for inlay work

Hi Folks - I have only posted here a few times but lurk often (sorry, should participate more). I thought y'all might want to see the pantograph I designed for doing inlay work on guitars. This is for use with my Dremel and flex cable. I did one simple test with it and that worked fine but I'll do s...
by David Falkner
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Any successful method of jointing backs and tops without power jointer or planes?
Replies: 28
Views: 12889

Re: Any successful method of jointing backs and tops without power jointer or planes?

If you have a table saw you can also put some sandpaper down on the top and use your fence for a guide to get a good fit on the joint. I've used the strip off a belt sander many times. Once you cut it at the splice it's long enough to do a good job.
by David Falkner
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Guitar Wood For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 9193

Re: Guitar Wood For Sale

Do you still have the Maple?
Thanks!
David
by David Falkner
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Christmas Present
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Re: Christmas Present

Well, Gordon, that's everything I heard and expected it to be. Thanks for the update and report. I have to build an extension table onto my table saw and will place the unit there when the time comes. I have the Bosch 1617 2.25 HP - I suppose it will fit in this lift but I haven't checked yet. David
by David Falkner
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Shop Safety
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Re: Shop Safety

I made mine out of Walnut I milled to 1/2" and shaped it like a Grand Auditorium with a Florentine cutaway!
by David Falkner
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Christmas Present
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Re: Christmas Present

I am looking at the same one to put in my table saw extension (that I've yet to build...). Please follow up with how you like it - looks like a really nice one. Congrats on the score and a supporting wife. I have one equally supporting and it's awesome! :D
by David Falkner
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 141219

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

Lots of guitars have removable necks, including Taylor.
by David Falkner
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: New shop! Almost
Replies: 8
Views: 4660

Re: New shop! Almost

We had a one ton Gree mini-split installed in October 2013 and it has been fabulous! It's a high SEER unit, 22 if I remember correctly, and it's been on continuously since then. Our electric bill has not changed at all, so that's a good thing. At full capacity it uses less current than my wife's hai...
by David Falkner
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: New shop! Almost
Replies: 8
Views: 4660

Re: New shop! Almost

Looking very good! I'm using our two car garage and it's great having it but I really wish I had a stand alone like you're building. Will it be climate controlled?
by David Falkner
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: How can I enhance walnut figure contrast?
Replies: 31
Views: 19458

Re: How can I enhance walnut figure contrast?

I'll apologize in advance for this not being a guitar, but it's guitar shaped... ;) This is Walnut crotch finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer but the wood was scraped, not sanded. There is no dye or stain. I think the contrast is pretty decent on this although it shows up better in person than these ...
by David Falkner
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: How can I enhance walnut figure contrast?
Replies: 31
Views: 19458

Re: How can I enhance walnut figure contrast?

How about an aniline dye with lacquer sealer/topcoat? I've use that many times on furniture and it always seems to do the trick in making figure pop.
by David Falkner
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 20807

Re: December Giveaway

Count me in! Thanks!

David
by David Falkner
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler
Replies: 6
Views: 5220

Re: Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler

How does it compare to ZPoxy?