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by JC Whitney
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: The Pixelele
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: The Pixelele

This has had me chuckling for going on three days now - what a hoot. Interestingly, to my eyes the pic of it sitting on that decidedly non-Minecraft blanket somehow manages to make it appear even more eight-bit. Absolutely brilliant!... although I secretly long for it to have square fret markers and...
by JC Whitney
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Taller Humbucker Bobbins
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

Re: Taller Humbucker Bobbins

How about this - start with two "standard" height humbucker bobbins, cut/sand one plate off of each, reduce the height of the shafts such that they add up to the desired height when stacked, and then CA or epoxy glue the shafts together? You could use dowels to align the two halves for gluing. 1.jpg...
by JC Whitney
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: grounding individual bass bridge units
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: grounding individual bass bridge units

How about using through-bolts instead of screws, with a single drilled and tapped backing/grounding plate hidden in a cavity from the rear?
by JC Whitney
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Re: Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together

"Fascinating", to quote your little supervisor's slightly more famous cousin.
What are you planning to use for a pickup?
by JC Whitney
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Good morning from East Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Good morning from East Tennessee

Sounds like you’re hooked alright. Welcome!
by JC Whitney
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 3500 year old Egyptian harp
Replies: 2
Views: 3185

Re: 3500 year old Egyptian harp

That's great stuff. I especially liked the original's bound-up fellow on the headstock - a marvelous visual pun from so, so long ago.
by JC Whitney
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: New Build for Myself

Don't know how I missed your original post way back when - that's truly a beautiful design.
... and a tip o' my hat to your Yankee Screwdrivers. Owning one was a lifelong goal for me starting at about age 5.
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: 3109

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: 12
Views: 3722

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: 2850

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: 2850

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: 3326

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: 5354

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: 5354

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: 5
Views: 4103

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: 5258

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: 6013

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: 16173

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: 6013

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...