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by Paul Doubek
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 41627

Re: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here

This is probably a stupid question, but how about wood that was previously used as a tree? :) Specifically, I'm thinking of some cherry I resawed from a an ornamental tree I had to take down due to worm damage, or some apricot that my local power company harvested in the process of butchering my tre...
by Paul Doubek
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Which material or substance should I use to mold and make Panpipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 4100

Re: Which material or substance should I use to mold and make Panpipe?

If you use something other than wood, it won't sound like wood. That doesn't mean it will sound bad, but not like wood. The pan flutes I have are South American. They're made from something that looks like a thick reed, and lashed together with string. Maybe you could use some sort of metal pipe or ...
by Paul Doubek
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a router to joint wood.
Replies: 10
Views: 8584

Re: Using a router to joint wood.

What level of effort should I go through to laminate some 2x6 (3 pieces thick)? If you're planning on laminating them, you should go to whatever effort it takes to get the surfaces flat and smooth... no tool marks. I've got a simple sled I made years ago; 3/4" particle board base, oak rails, and oa...
by Paul Doubek
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Pronunciation guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: Pronunciation guide?

If we include both pronunciation and common name <--> genus/species we could burn through at least a couple of threads! I agree that pronunciations can be confusing... especially in print. I always defaulted to "wenj" for wenge, but it seems like most folks in the know use "wen gee". Padauk is exact...
by Paul Doubek
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: new simple banjo design
Replies: 23
Views: 18279

Re: new simple banjo design

Hi Jon... you never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity!
by Paul Doubek
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bending a barbecue igniter?
Replies: 18
Views: 16205

Re: Bending a barbecue igniter?

I think you want the element to contact the inside of the pipe pretty solidly to transfer heat. Take what I say with a grain of salt, because I'll be Bob uses his bending iron a lot more than I have mine... but I specifically didn't want the hot spot that I thought would be created if the element t...
by Paul Doubek
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Regarding MIMF & MIMF-TNG discussions and overlap
Replies: 5
Views: 5360

Regarding MIMF & MIMF-TNG discussions and overlap

I think I read at first that the current MIMF discussions won't be ported over to this board, but then I think I read on MIMF from Deb that that was still being discussed. I'm still somewhat unclear on whether discussions here are going to be dumped when MIMF-TNG goes live. I don't know how many of ...
by Paul Doubek
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bending irons
Replies: 11
Views: 11140

Re: Bending irons

You can also get concrete tile backer board, which works well. I didn't bother with any backer on mine and it hasn't shown any desire to burst into flames yet - but you never know. The concrete tile backer board is what I used. You can see in the pic that it cracked from clamping it in the vise... ...
by Paul Doubek
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bending irons
Replies: 11
Views: 11140

Re: Bending irons

Here's my bending iron... but it hasn't been getting a workout doing beautiful work like Arnt's. :) It's the fat end of an aluminum baseball bat with a flattened barbeque starter and filled with BBs. The backer is tile backerboard left over from some remodeling... very heat resistant but I need to s...
by Paul Doubek
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 8009

Re: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel

I don't know if the stainless is causing your grounding problem... as Mark suggested... a volt/ohm meter can help you determine that. Stainless steel is about at the opposite end of the spectrum from copper and silver with regards to conductivity. I'd post a link to a chart that shows the difference...