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by Glenn Cummings
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Not What I'd Call a "Hardwood"
Replies: 4
Views: 3885

Re: Not What I'd Call a "Hardwood"

Huh..... My search for your pine, also landed me on Ibanez... where they use Treated New Zealand Pine. Nothing there as far as 'treatment'... Then sequitur search provided some information https://www.nztif.co.nz/buying-nz-timber/ Not sure what the treament is, but I could imagine a dry wood being r...
by Glenn Cummings
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars
Replies: 16
Views: 7139

Re: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars

One approach is to change string gauge and material on 1,some,all Might take a while and cost more. The concept is to reduce or increase sound pressure from the appropriate string. Now... depending on the gauge and material you currently... it might be changing the 'other' strings. I have read where...
by Glenn Cummings
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Best straight edge size for tuning up guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: Best straight edge size for tuning up guitars

You probably made your decision.
I would have said 24" to allow it to be used between nut and bridge and other protuberances.

Starrett is a 'go-to' name, other manufactures may provide a cost effective 30" to add to your collection.
by Glenn Cummings
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: black poly touch up
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

Re: black poly touch up

Usually the best thing to do when you aren't sure is nothing. There is nothing wrong with telling him that this is not in your current skill or experience set. But since you have started it, you pretty much own it for now. The usual approach is to 'spot test in an inconspicuous space' Here are some ...
by Glenn Cummings
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How do you think about this guitar amp?
Replies: 0
Views: 9828

Re: How do you think about this guitar amp?

From the video, the audio sounds fine.
The real test is hearing it a room while playing.
Small Room, Large Room, Soft / Hard ?

I think that it becomes a convenience item for practice and fireside.
But it may fit the bill for many.
by Glenn Cummings
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: laminated necks
Replies: 9
Views: 6339

Re: laminated necks

Attention to the elements of a glue-up can provide a strong, defect free and beautiful piece of material. Type of wood and similarity of grain/pores Moisture Content Grain Direction Glue Up Orientation Thickness of Laminates The advantages of a glue-up still requires attention to selection and orien...
by Glenn Cummings
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Lacquer spray painting process
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

Re: Lacquer spray painting process

Brian... thank you for the key words. The lacquer one desires is much harder to find due to a 'fear' of VOC's Smaller, local hardware stores are more likely to stock it than Lowes or Home Depot. The older nitrocellulose lacquer is the only way to go. Find a safe way to keep out of the over-spray, fu...
by Glenn Cummings
Tue May 29, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: For feeler gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 4261

Re: For feeler gauges

Looks like it will do the job... (don't let it fall on the floor)
by Glenn Cummings
Sat May 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Viewing Photobucket-disabled pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 12179

Re: Viewing Photobucket-disabled pictures

So ... in general the take away is that we 'hate' photobucket. (I do)... we will not do business with them . Although I am a free market capitalist, this sucks, because they changed the rules for everyone, now matter when. I put some pictures there in good faith because I felt they would show me som...
by Glenn Cummings
Sat May 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while
Replies: 24
Views: 11545

Re: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while

I'm 34, and I feel like a tired old man right now. ... This will not get better with age. Make sure you have a reasonable income and start saving, or buying real estate. . While a lot of things are fun now, but make very little money, a lot of life later will not be fun if you cannot afford certain...
by Glenn Cummings
Sat May 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Banjo resonator flange
Replies: 4
Views: 3862

Re: Banjo resonator flange

This seller may have or know where you can get one, or a remake.
(Heck this might even be the style you need).
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Good luck keeping the old stuff alive.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bacon-and-Day- ... 1135858785
by Glenn Cummings
Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gizmo for testing pot and cap values
Replies: 10
Views: 4727

Re: Gizmo for testing pot and cap values

Sure, I'd love to see the wiring diagram... and it would help round out this thread with the necessary info. . It would also be nice to compare potentiometers of various tapers. I guess it wouldn't be to hard to chase down an audio taper and a linear taper. maybe a reverse audio, or exponential.. . ...
by Glenn Cummings
Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making neck profile "cards"
Replies: 3
Views: 3694

Re: Making neck profile "cards"

I used to keep casino cards. ...
Another use for these type of cards is a quick mix board for epoxy, using a strip cut from another card for a mixer and applicator.
by Glenn Cummings
Sun May 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Nut vise - another tool gets built
Replies: 5
Views: 5251

Re: Nut vise - another tool gets built

Consider a few stepped vise jaws as well.
Steps can be sized as needed.
A step will prevent the object from being pushed down into the jaws while applying working pressures.
by Glenn Cummings
Sun May 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 35161

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Compass Plane.
I have three old ones. Don't get used much.. but they are cool.
For those who find this a new and unfamiliar tool, the sole plate can be adjusted from convex.. through flat... to concave

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=co ... pass+plane
by Glenn Cummings
Sun May 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Recognize this tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Recognize this tool?

Doug, you are my kinda guy.
Anyone who buys a 36 dollar tool and forgets about it is tops in my book.
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I'm sure my kids will be able to sell a lot of NIB stuff I bought.