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by Ed Minch
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: about using an eggbeater drill
Replies: 15
Views: 8916

Re: about using an eggbeater drill

And you can use a brad or other small nail with the head nipped off instead of a bit for small screws
by Ed Minch
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 39203

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Steve I had my eye on that Veritas shooting board mechanism thingy. Looks interesting. Did you make the bench?. It looks very well done. I used the same Veritas twin screw vice but I mounted it on the end, fullwidth on my 28" bench. I use it for windsor chair seats, and for guitars First shot is the...
by Ed Minch
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 39203

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Steve

No pictures, it didn't happen

Ed
by Ed Minch
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 39203

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

The box has hinges, I'd be interested to inspect how they were fabricated, of what, and how they are fastened to the box. That thing belongs in a museum! Chuck Great idea on the chunk of steel - works like the Allen Carruth scraper from S-M - my daughter uses one in her repair shop and they are grea...
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 39203

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Coolest or most useful, eh? Well here is my coolest

You've heard of a sharpening stone? I came up with a sharpening rock. It has 1817 carved in the lid, and the recesses were all done with an auger to depth.

Ed
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 39203

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Chuck

Tell us about the little wooden dowel on the jig saw blade, the piece of steel, and the handle on the chisel

Ed
by Ed Minch
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 10363

Re: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

Paul If you use the can with the soda straw and the built-in trigger, you can;t stop and re-start, you have to use it all once you start. The next level is a small gun that screws to a slightly different can of the same stuff that allow you to squirt it when you want. If this interests you, contact ...
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Handcrafted Luthier Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Re: Handcrafted Luthier Tools

Not strictly a lutherie tool, but these low-angle spokeshaves are really great. A friend made me a little one in Lignum Vitae, and I have made others in maple, boxwood, purpleheart and jatoba with both flat and curved bottoms. Perfect for neck and heel shaping. Some have a brass wear piece from the ...
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Helpful websites
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: Helpful websites

I wrote about Paul Hostetter above on the 15th and just learned that he passed away on the 13th. May he rest in peace and may his great website be a part of his legacy.

Ed
by Ed Minch
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Stiffness testing
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Stiffness testing

Would this be useful in guitar building

https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/articl ... st-lumber/

Ed
by Ed Minch
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Helpful websites
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: Helpful websites

Freeman Yea I refer to a bunch of general sites too - love Frank Ford's, One of the best but little known is Paul Hostetter's. http://www.lutherie.net/ He has been in the repair business since the 60's and is a friend of all those guys. He interviewed Nick Lucas twice before he died and is a top not...
by Ed Minch
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Helpful websites
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: Helpful websites

Jigs are different than techniques. Besides, sometimes a jig takes the fun out of it. And in cases like this, there is barely a time savings
by Ed Minch
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Helpful websites
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Helpful websites

On another thread, someone posted a website he refers to whenever he makes a neck scarf joint. Just like him, I build instruments at a leisurely pace - works out to one every 10 months or so. So I end up taking a lot of pictures so I can look at what I did last time, and I also have a few websites t...
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: The scorper, a rosette channel cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Re: The scorper, a rosette channel cutter

The first time I clicked it showed him making the drill, second time the circle cutter - would make a great rosette, you're right.

Ed
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: The scorper, a rosette channel cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Re: The scorper, a rosette channel cutter

Pretty remarkable. Or I could sell you both of mine for $25 each:

Ed
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: trimming binding
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

trimming binding

Saw a video on the current Gibson acoustic assembly line. The guy binding the heads had a commercial heat gun running pointed up in a holder. He waved the long binding piece over the heat gun, pressed it into its position on the head until it cooled, then used this file jig to adjust the joint at ei...
by Ed Minch
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 10363

Re: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

I know I am a couple months late, but be careful of the "great stuff" type single part foams. They are moisture cure, and if you fill up a space bigger than a softball or so the center may never harden - a real mess when you are trying to shape it. Spray the foam in an inch or two thick, wait 10-30 ...
by Ed Minch
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fingerboard removal
Replies: 12
Views: 8752

Re: Fingerboard removal

Carl In case you haven't done this yet, here is an idea. Don't un-glue the fretboard extension or the fretboard. Just take out the bolt(s) in the neck joint - and hopefully you did not glue that bolted part of the joint - then tip the neck up while the extension is still glued and do your flossing t...
by Ed Minch
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Drum sander attachment for my outside sanding lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 7556

Re: Drum sander attachment for my outside sanding lathe

Bob

You probably know this, but a drum sander will put pretty substantial side loads on the bearing in the head and tail stocks (if they have them!) Be prepared to replace those bearings at some point.

Sounds like an interesting project - keep us informed

Ed