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by Carl Dickinson
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar

5" at tail, 4"at neck, 1/4" over the plan. On the other I think it was 1/2" deeper than that because I had wider sides before bending.
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar

Forgot to say these are both 4 string ABGs so no headstock design for a 5. I'll measure the body depth when I'm in the shop tonite. I use two way Bitterroot truss rods lately.
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar

I've built / building two. Both 34" scale on J200 body shape. First used a modified bracing pattern from Mark Stanley's plan to fit the 200 so the bridge was very low on the lower bout. Fret board / body at 14th fret. Bracing 5/32" x 1/2"or 5/8". The one I'm finishing now has a Martin 2nd neck, fret...
by Carl Dickinson
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 12079

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Woo! Woo! Thanks! Been a long time since I was a winner! Much appreciated.
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 12079

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Yes, please include me :). Thank you.
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Bone direct from India?
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: Bone direct from India?

I wonder if it's from sacred cows?
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

If your using them on a fender style neck, they worked fine on a repair for me.
by Carl Dickinson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thicknessing Binding.
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Thicknessing Binding.

I glue purfling to the edge of binding with TB3 using a bunch of the small plastic spring clamps from HF. If you open up the pads they index around the binding and purfling. Works good for me. Then I tape them together and use the fox type bender. If there's enough space they can be bent with their ...
by Carl Dickinson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 3492

Re: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?

Hah! I did that recently cutting a neck to length so now it's a butt joint rather than mortise and tendon.
by Carl Dickinson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 3492

Re: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?

I got a 24" Woodpeckers straight edge. Measurement marks are very accurate. It is pricey...@ $50, but it is a straight edge not a ruler. I've gotten the measuring stuff from taylortoolworksllc too and been very satisfied. :D
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: Making fretboard inlay dots

I recently tried this with plug cutters and found if I used the slowest speed on the drill press it worked best. Might not melt the plastic. I was using 1/8" veneer.
by Carl Dickinson
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 6189

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

As I recall now that's what I did with the 320 paper, sand the first coats into the wood.
by Carl Dickinson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 6189

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I use it for necks. I like the feel it leaves. I usually go to 320 on the surface prep and use a finishing synthetic steel wool pad after each 3 coats, applying 12 to 20 coats in all. Stop when it feels good to you.
by Carl Dickinson
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Downdraft table - suction?
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: Downdraft table - suction?

The point of the downdraft table is to collect the dust. The vac might work but something like this might work better, https://www.harborfreight.com/13-gallon-industrial-portable-dust-collector-31810.html?_br_psugg_q=dust+collector. It will still be noisy though. I've got my dust collector in an out...
by Carl Dickinson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Particle counters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Re: Particle counters?

Barry, what counter would you recommend? I'm about ready to get a Dylos. I need one for the shop and the smoke around here lately has been baaad!
by Carl Dickinson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fretting Templates
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Fretting Templates

24.5" for a parlor, 27" for a baritone.
by Carl Dickinson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: New Five-String Fiddle on the Way
Replies: 16
Views: 12152

Re: New Five-String Fiddle on the Way

I've been following your progress on the bass over on talkbass. That's some impressive work!
by Carl Dickinson
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish

Glad it worked for you.
How about a pic of the finish? I don't use solid color finishes, but would be interested to see what it looked like.
What powder and what was mix in the clear finish?
by Carl Dickinson
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish

Check out mica powders at craft stores or amazon. Lots of colors available. I've gotten it (in a gold sparkle) at a bead/jewelry making store. I Mixed it in clear epoxy and used it like inlay. Try it on scrap to see if it will do what you want.