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by Steven Wilson
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Truss rod slots: curved vs. straight
Replies: 34
Views: 16021

Re: Truss rod slots: curved vs. straight

Thanks I guess it's hard to understand how a rod curved foward will bend back when tightened and a rod curved back will also bend back. I allways thought the forward curved rod put pressure on the curved filet when tightened forcing the neck to bend back. I have also allways wondered if when using a...
by Steven Wilson
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Truss rod slots: curved vs. straight
Replies: 34
Views: 16021

Re: Truss rod slots: curved vs. straight

Speaking of curved truus rods, can anyone expain the illustation on page 12 of this catalog?

http://www.acousticmusic.org/userfiles/ ... og%20Q.pdf
by Steven Wilson
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Considerations for hardwood amp cabinets
Replies: 16
Views: 8207

Re: Considerations for hardwood amp cabinets

I've built a few hardwood cabinets for amps without any problems. My Kustom Studio model from the 70s hase I solid oak cab, my original Crate had a pine crate for a cab.
by Steven Wilson
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Steven wilson latest bass
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Re: Steven wilson latest bass

Thanks.. I agree with you Barry, I keep trying to inlay ebony and it all ways looks like sharpie. Should have just bound it but I like the perfling look.
Steven
by Steven Wilson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Steven wilson latest bass
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Re: Steven wilson latest bass

Thanks.
actually there is no binding its ebony perfling.

Thanks
Steven
by Steven Wilson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Steven wilson latest bass
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Steven wilson latest bass

It's been a while since I've posted any thing here,but I still check in and read a lot. This is the latest bass I've finished and wanted some input. I'm not sure about the head stock but the stings travel pretty straight over the nut. The body shape mimics a Rick and that's what the player wanted, n...
by Steven Wilson
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Carl Thompson neck crack
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Re: Carl Thompson neck crack

Thanks guys It does seem that a previous repair was done to the scarf joint. And it does feel like putty in there. It was in for an electrical repair so I may go with the "Keep an eye on it" solution. The owner has played it for a long time like this and didn't think it was a problem. I tried to cla...
by Steven Wilson
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Carl Thompson neck crack
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Carl Thompson neck crack

Hello all Looking for some expert advice once again. I've got a Carl Thompson bass in with a neck crack right around the skarf joint. At first I thought it was glue creep but it's a three peice neck and the crack is right in the middle of the center piece. It seems to be right where the truss rod is...
by Steven Wilson
Wed May 01, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Customers in your shop
Replies: 24
Views: 14435

Re: Customers in your shop

In my day job working electronics I often work better under the stress of prying eyes (inspecters-clients-coworkers). But in the wood working shop, I think of how many shop teachers I've had missing fingers. Unless someone is there helping me, I don't like them there.
by Steven Wilson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 40996

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

I'd like to enter this but only if I can make it work with my goal to donate an instrument to a fundraiser. I work in cancer research and we have ongoing fundraising efforts to support a fund we have to help our patients make ends meet (in the event that the cancer/cancer treatments have taken away ...
by Steven Wilson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mesa custom cab
Replies: 0
Views: 3814

Mesa custom cab

Thought you guys might like this. I built a custom cab for a clients Mesa/boogie combo. He wanted a head only version.
Thanks
Steven
by Steven Wilson
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 40996

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

Jim McConkey wrote:>but what about electronics?

In one of the previous challenges I repurposed a couple mini-potentiometers from dead halogen lamp dimmers, and others have reused parts from radios and wound pickups from photocopier parts. Think outside the box!
So It's ON!!
by Steven Wilson
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 40996

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

Good idea, I will try to do this one. I understand the spirit of the challenge is to "take a table/crate and turn it into a guitar" ,but what about electronics? I don't plan on taking a toaster and making a pre-amp but maybe a operator's head set and using it as a internal mike. Does that count as r...
by Steven Wilson
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Cheap non-fuctional tuners
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

Re: Cheap non-fuctional tuners

Thanks for the replies. I'm not a whole seller so ebay is really my only option on cheap tuners. I've never really trusted that and all the ones I've found don't have enough quantity. I like the dowel idea and might try that. In the mean time here is what I've come with. The economy tuners from stew...
by Steven Wilson
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Kauer and Rhoney Guitars Open House Food Music Event April 27th
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Re: Kauer and Rhoney Guitars Open House Food Music Event April 27th

That does sound like fun. Don't think I can make it from Maryland either-Good luck!
by Steven Wilson
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Cheap non-fuctional tuners
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

Re: Cheap non-fuctional tuners

Steve Senseney wrote:Cute idea!!

WIll the rest part of the guitar be used as the base for the table?
If I can talk them into it!
My neighbor did make bar stools out of reject bodies from his son's guitar factory. That's pretty cool.
by Steven Wilson
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Cheap non-fuctional tuners
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

Re: Cheap non-fuctional tuners

Thanks Adam I did the same thing and couldn't find any that I could get 24+ reliably and was hoping to get them less then $6. They are just decoration so I don't know how much extra I can charge. The other thing I need some advice on is making water-lift labels. Can I take a pdf to a Staples or like...
by Steven Wilson
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Cheap non-fuctional tuners
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

Cheap non-fuctional tuners

Hello- I am coming to this well of great knowledge for some ideas. While the market is soft for Hand Made Custom guitars right now, I was approched by a new guitar themed bar in Reno to make menu holders shaped like head stocks. "Sure, I can make that." They want them to look much like real head sto...