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by JC Whitney
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fender neck pockets - rectangular or tapered?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Fender neck pockets - rectangular or tapered?

“Fender Manufacturing” video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bzm7OfuNBcQ About three seconds in there’s a shot of a neck having the full length of one of its sides run along a stationary belt sander. Mr Leo aimed to make his production line run quickly and smoothly... I wonder if it was a judgement c...
by JC Whitney
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

Following up on the chainsaw file idea - check out chain saw files with “file guides”. Maybe make a wood sled to hold your workpiece, and a mating bottom plate with the file and guide secured in...along the lines of a tablesaw and a crosscut sled, but your file takes the place of the saw blade and y...
by JC Whitney
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

Thank you both. Barry: I’ve been putting off unpacking and cleaning the lathe as I’m in the middle of a couple of other house projects that I’ll never get around to finishing if I don’t get them out of the way first. Was planning on oiling after cleaning, but your cautioning about over-oiling has me...
by JC Whitney
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

Paul M's recent measuring wheel post led me to his trove of videos, among which was a visual tour of his shop space (thank you Paul). I was surprised to see a metalworking lathe sitting immediately next to benchtop drill press that is presumably used for wood a good portion of the time. I'm about to...
by JC Whitney
Mon May 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?

... are you an “I meticulously clean and carefully cover the grill after every use and its handles will rarely, if ever, be exposed to the weather” kind of person, or the “a rusty, crusty, and weathered grille makes the food taste more authentic” sort?
by JC Whitney
Mon May 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Brazilian Hickory
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

Re: Brazilian Hickory

That back set you posted was out of this world. Happy building (and don't forget to post your results).
by JC Whitney
Mon May 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Brazilian Hickory
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

Re: Brazilian Hickory

Perhaps try giving your local hardwood supply house a call to see if they can get "Patagonula americana"? Or... Did you try the phone number listed on that supplier's Facebook page? Not the 855-722-84__ number listed on the company's web page, their FB contact page lists a different 954 Ft Lauderdal...
by JC Whitney
Fri May 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Hello Gilbert. Here's a quick diagrammatic sketch using an old neck side view I had drawn up long ago laid over a 24" x 4" block - perhaps you can compare the neck blank dimensions shown to what you're planning to use to get a feel for if two of yours can fit. PLEASE NOTE that the neck profiles draw...
by JC Whitney
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Re: Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing

That’s pretty neat. Are those rivets holding the sheath together?
by JC Whitney
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 4499

Re: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.

A tip of the hat to your memory Alan...
Google youtube - Novatone Switchable Fretboard Review. The last board he installs sure looks a lot like aluminum, but given the magnets it’s probably steel.
by JC Whitney
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9903

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Just tried both on an iPhone and both worked quite nicely.
by JC Whitney
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 4499

Re: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.

Seems straightforward on paper, but it would assuredly not be in practice. The last thing you want in a neck is a rattle - so a dovetail approach such as you’ve drawn up would need to be good and tight. That much cross sectional area along a 24” length will yield a heck of a lot of friction... simpl...
by JC Whitney
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's Been a While
Replies: 11
Views: 4986

Re: It's Been a While

Yes, welcome back.
I look forward to seeing your posts again.
by JC Whitney
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

It is indeed working great now - thank you o’ Great and Wonderful Keepers of the MIMF.
by JC Whitney
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

MIMF Redirection Errors

Is it just me, or are others also currently unable to open up the good old MIMF by simply typing “mimf.com”? This problem is new. Recently (last couple of days?) doing so using safari I get an error msg that “load cannot follow more than 20 redirections”. I also recently updated my iPhone OS, so the...
by JC Whitney
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 11
Views: 5526

Re: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

... one more thought. Beware of bridging finish across wood/brass/wood.
by JC Whitney
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Can woods used in the manufacture of pianos be repurposed?
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: Can woods used in the manufacture of pianos be repurposed?

In my experience, the hardest part is disposing of the significant (and mighty heavy) portions left over after salvaging the good stuff. Apparently a smoky bonfire followed by metal burial is one way to go, but that wouldn’t have gone over well with my neighbors. I’ve disassembled one piano and an o...
by JC Whitney
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 11
Views: 5526

Re: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

It’s the different rates of expansion/movement that’s the real bugger... but the Tiger guitar is still apparently hanging together, even the brass binding on the fretboard (!). No surprise it weighs a ton. Am I right in thinking that the brass you’re considering for the body will be in the middle(is...
by JC Whitney
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Taking care of dust in the shop
Replies: 14
Views: 4070

Re: Taking care of dust in the shop

Paul - That youtube link includes a clever little DIY shopvac filter cleaner... why the heck didn't I ever think of that?
Thanks for posting.