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by Ken Whisler
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Hi, Ken. The outside top (2mm thick) is the one machined. The inside is just a thin, 0.5-0.6mm, piece of spruce laminated over the holes. I built the first DT in 2001 and since then many dozens of Nomex and all-wood tops. I never had any problem with delamination. The way I designed my tops, there'...
by Ken Whisler
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Hello Frederich, Serendipituos timing here, as I've been both reading up on the tech and visualizing the process to possibly apply to my own work. I tried a nomex top @12 years ago. It delaminated on me before I even got it strung up. So I re-topped it with a conventional top and shelved that idea. ...
by Ken Whisler
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: 10 back issues of American Lutherie
Replies: 2
Views: 4933

Re: 10 back issues of American Lutherie

Sorry, Greg, I just now saw this. Dinner at mom's today, will pm you the issue #'s later this evening, and we can go from there.
by Ken Whisler
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: 10 back issues of American Lutherie
Replies: 2
Views: 4933

10 back issues of American Lutherie

Mostly from the early to mid 90's. If there is any interest, let me know here and what a fair price might be. I'd like to sell them in one bundle via PayPal. I'll edit post to add issue #'s a bit later.
by Ken Whisler
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: resawing
Replies: 15
Views: 12002

Re: resawing

Update: we got the fence fine tuned to the point where we could slice a fat 3/16", with a +/- 1/64" variation from front to back and top to bottom. I don't know about you guys, but I can live with that! We practiced on a 1" thick 7.75X24 piece of sitka that I had; the first cut was a bust and that's...
by Ken Whisler
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: resawing
Replies: 15
Views: 12002

resawing

I've located a garage full of split old growth WRC billets that have been sitting for 20 years. When I mentioned this to my dad, I told him my bandsaw had a solid frame and the opening was not big enough to resaw these. He asked me how big of an opening I needed, and then he gathered up some scrap m...
by Ken Whisler
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: steaming out small dents & dings
Replies: 17
Views: 13019

Re: steaming out small dents & dings

I used to steam out dents with the tip of a clothes iron and a damp paper towel, but it always discolored the shellac. The Milburn tutorial in the FAQ section instructs to put a small dab of pumice on the FP pad and work it into the ding or scratch. I tried it and it works. I have heard that Tom Hum...
by Ken Whisler
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Hand planes
Replies: 39
Views: 24562

Hand planes

I've got old yard sale variety planes that I've worked with over the years. I've never really bothered to tune them up; I just keep a decent edge on the blades and use them to a certain point generously outside my desired dimension, and then switch to scraper then abrasives. After reading for the 10...
by Ken Whisler
Sat May 28, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Taxes and tonewood inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 11920

Re: Taxes and tonewood inventory

One thing that I should have mentioned: I'm coming off of a 5 year layoff. I let my fictitious name lapse and my EIN has been inactive the whole time. So.... I basically view this as starting from scratch, financially speaking. I understand the whole short term vs. long term thing. I'm thinking cash...
by Ken Whisler
Mon May 23, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Taxes and tonewood inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 11920

Re: Taxes and tonewood inventory

All very useful info, THANKS! So....basically, if I switch to cash accounting, -everything- becomes a running expense as it is bought, correct? If so, can the same be said for capital expenditures like, say, a new table saw? I understand why my account advises to do it the way he has; he's thinking ...
by Ken Whisler
Sat May 21, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Converting an existing guitar to just or pure intonation
Replies: 13
Views: 7347

Re: Converting an existing guitar to just or pure intonation

Thanks to all for the responses. I will digest it all and report back on the results....someday. ;-)
by Ken Whisler
Sat May 21, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Taxes and tonewood inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 11920

Taxes and tonewood inventory

Kinda funny how I used to post on this forum when it was under Deb's hand, I was a rank beginner and hobbyist, and now I've actually made a couple of dollars here and there... ;) :lol: Anyhow, in years past our accountant has advised that when I purchase tonewoods, to not deduct the total purchase w...
by Ken Whisler
Tue May 17, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Converting an existing guitar to just or pure intonation
Replies: 13
Views: 7347

Converting an existing guitar to just or pure intonation

A friend of mine has asked if I could convert an existing guitar's fretboard to just or pure intonation for his own use in plain and Gregorian chant. He is a priest in an urban parish in a blighted neighborhood, so this will be a freebie. I remember listening to John Schneider's Lou Harrison album b...