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by Derek Lenard
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a wasted 53 Les Paul Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 3722

Re: Repairing a wasted 53 Les Paul Gold

surprised by a few of these responses...

owner wants a playable restored guitar. I can do the same work gibson can do.

At this point I am going to slice off the veneer inlay and put it in a new piece of holly.
by Derek Lenard
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a wasted 53 Les Paul Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 3722

Repairing a wasted 53 Les Paul Gold

Hello Friends! Its been too long wanted to get some expert advice on a 53 gold top that pretty much saw it all. Its a 53 that was converted to a new bridge in the late 60s. its a three piece top with the logo lower on the headstock, two pots are dated 53 and two from the late 60s. It also has a 2.5 ...
by Derek Lenard
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Gold Top Paint Cracking while aging, not checking
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Gold Top Paint Cracking while aging, not checking

hey dudes and dudettes. Its been a long time, stuck on a problems not sure what to do. asking for some help. I have a customer who wants an aged gold top. So I built the single cut carved top. Here has been my steps: Sanded maple top down to 600 applied Stew Mac White Prime (3 light coats) then stew...
by Derek Lenard
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: 26.93 Board Feet of Korina While Limba
Replies: 0
Views: 4574

26.93 Board Feet of Korina While Limba

Selling a bunch of korina lumber, trying to pare down the shop: http://www.ebay.com/itm/302042458608
by Derek Lenard
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Selling Grizzly 15 inch planer in Nashville TN
Replies: 0
Views: 4547

Selling Grizzly 15 inch planer in Nashville TN

I am down sizing my shop need and need to let this go. Put it on ebay for a penny...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291838846566

Hope all of you are well! Sorry I haven't been on here as much as I should!
by Derek Lenard
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Moving Shops - any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Moving Shops - any suggestions?

So I am moving from Chicago to Nashville and trying to figure out the best way to pack up the shop, mainly my woods. I have a decent amount already packed in boxes but struggling with that last bit. Any one have any suggestions? Do I keep going into boxes? Do I wrap the wood separately? Tools and ji...
by Derek Lenard
Tue May 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Supplies and Services
Topic: WTB: Les Paul custom neck
Replies: 0
Views: 8403

WTB: Les Paul custom neck

I am looking for a les paul custom neck from the 70s anyone have one laying around? I have a body sans neck... figured someone might have something hanging on their board. Trying to restore a 79 les paul custom

There is one on ebay but I think the price is a tad too high.
by Derek Lenard
Fri May 08, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router
Replies: 10
Views: 11621

Re: foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router

Thank you for the replies! I did find a electric chairlift with a switch that I am going to tinker with. That has a forward and a reverse and they work under a load. I have a Stanley pin router I want to automate and make another station as well for something else. I will post some pics when I am done
by Derek Lenard
Thu May 07, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router
Replies: 10
Views: 11621

Re: foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router

Looks like its a Nema 23 stepper motor 3 amps.
by Derek Lenard
Thu May 07, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router
Replies: 10
Views: 11621

foot controlled 1 axis vertical rails for router

Hey guys been many many years since I have been on the site. Lost in trying to building this contraption in my head and was looking for some advice. I want to make a router that moves up and down on the vertical plane via a foot switch. There are a lot of vertical rail system out there but unsure ho...