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by Carl Dickinson
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Lining Clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Lining Clamps

I've been using the small plastic clamps from HF for this. They make that process very colorful I also use them for clamping the purfling to binding before bending. They come in two sizes. I mostly use the small ones but the bigger ones are useful when you need a little more pressure. They're cheap ...
by Carl Dickinson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 4395

Re: 5 string acoustic bass bass guitar

The first I built with the 14th fret intersection had the x braces much closer together on the lower bout and the bridge wider so that the tails of the bridge overlapped the braces. The other with a 19th fret intersection has a more normal J200 bracing pattern.
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: 22
Views: 4395

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: 22
Views: 4395

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: 22
Views: 4395

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: 27740

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: 27740

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: 2898

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: 2809

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: 4013

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: 23
Views: 5964

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: 23
Views: 5964

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: 2768

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: 8895

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: 8895

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: 3469

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: 3996

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: 5
Views: 3694

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: 13584

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!