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by JC Whitney
Mon May 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

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: 6
Views: 1046

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: 6
Views: 1046

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: 1257

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: 1950

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: 3797

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: 8201

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: 3797

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: 4142

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: 3050

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: 3050

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: 4610

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: 3382

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: 4610

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: 3318

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.
by JC Whitney
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: PVC Slap Organ
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: PVC Slap Organ

This might be helpful, especially the formula for determining pitch down near the end: https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Instrument-1/
I think this type of instrument is a “tubulum”...?
by JC Whitney
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: I am looking for parts for a 60s era KAPA Minstrel
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Re: I am looking for parts for a 60s era KAPA Minstrel

Have you considered taking the guts off off a stock item like the one in the following link from StewMac and fabricating a new (or "relic-ed") custom face plate that matches the original? Could likely make the flat face plate from easy-to-work brass and then have it chrome plated locally... https://...
by JC Whitney
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Pet Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Pet Thread

... and would it be safe for use on lead players who won’t turn down their Marshall Stack from eleven?
by JC Whitney
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: build challenge?
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: build challenge?

How about, “It used to be a ______, but now it’s a _____”
Every entrant fills in the blanks for themselves.
Could run the gamut from a six to eight string conversion to “It used to be two bicycles and a kitchen sink, but now it’s a saxophone”