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by Pete Halliday
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: New Build for Myself

The ship lap for the whole thing was probably 60 bucks and most everything is hung on 1/4 dowel pegs or brackets made out of scrap odds and ends.
by Pete Halliday
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: New Build for Myself

As someone who has spent countless hours/days/weeks of his life looking for that tool "I was just using," it's amazing how much better I've been about putting things away because they all have a defined place and they're still easily at hand. Here's a look at the whole thing... https://i.imgur.com/K...
by Pete Halliday
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

Alan, can you point me towards some pictures of that guitar? Apparently my searching skills are not up to snuff today.
by Pete Halliday
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

Thanks all for the tooling ideas. I have three feet of aluminum rod to get 4-5 ~2" pieces out of so I may try a couple options and see what works the best. Karl, it's for a post that will go through the top into a relatively large end block to serve as the anchor or hook of sorts for the tailpiece o...
by Pete Halliday
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

Perpendicularity to the rod axis is pretty important, but exact with and depth of the slot is much less critical--it's basically going to function as a hook for something 3/16" thick. This is a one per instrument deal and my output is not likely to get over a few at a time. Your chainsaw file idea c...
by Pete Halliday
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Ideas Wanted for Cross-Notching Aluminum Rod

I am trying to make a small part that is 3/4" aluminum rod with a semi-circular notch with 1/8" radius cut perpendicular to the axis of the rod. So essentially a 1/4" hole off set so that the center is tangent to the circumference of the rod. Being a woodworker without access to a mill, I am thinkin...
by Pete Halliday
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

New Build for Myself

So, I wanted a single guitar that would cover most of what I would want individually from a T and an S guitar. The result was this thinline with an ash body and maple neck and T-style bridge and pickup with S-style neck and middle pickups. The switching is a bit goofy with the 3-way toggle allowing ...
by Pete Halliday
Wed May 27, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Top Mounted Tailpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Top Mounted Tailpiece

Peter, that's a great instrument! That #8 or so wood screw was strong enough in shear to support the shear load from the strings? I'm definitely over-thinking this. I was thinking that if it was to float on a pin or screw or whatever there should probably be a groove of some sort to let the tailpiec...
by Pete Halliday
Wed May 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Top Mounted Tailpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Top Mounted Tailpiece

I am also inclined to think that it should float. In some examples of this sort of attachment it looks like it's just held on by a bolt or screw and I'm trying to figure out how it could be as simple looking as that but with the ability to float. I'm probably over-thinking the whole situation, but w...
by Pete Halliday
Tue May 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Top Mounted Tailpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Top Mounted Tailpiece

I am interested in using a top mount rather than a hinged tailpiece that attaches to the end on a set of guitars that I am building. Some examples of the idea are Sakashta's Version-R, many of Murray Kuun's guitars such as the Spitfire, or Letain guitars Eraser as a few examples. The question I have...
by Pete Halliday
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Name That Guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: Name That Guitar

Chris is correct. I actually have one of the gold tops that I found for a decent price after seeing Kyle Ryan from Kacey Musgraves's band play one and going through the same thing you're doing now. The electronics are acually pretty cool-the pickups are low impedance and their signal is split out to...
by Pete Halliday
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: F-Hole Design Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: F-Hole Design Ideas

The top left is my current design, but mirrored. I like the way it fits with the guitar shape better when reversed like this than what I am currently doing. The Isana and Klira designs are great as is one that was attributed to either Neubauer or Hoyer (I wish I knew which). The idea of putting some...
by Pete Halliday
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: F-Hole Design Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: F-Hole Design Ideas

All good questions/comments. As far as binding, I would say rarely and likely pretty simple if yes so. With a little squaring of corners, these should all be possible to bind if the want/need arises. Any acoustic considerations are secondary for the intended use of the instruments, but in any case t...
by Pete Halliday
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: F-Hole Design Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

F-Hole Design Ideas

I am looking for some feedback on a few ideas for an updated F-hole design. I'd be interested to find out what y'all like. The images are for the treble side of a right handed guitar. This would be used on hollow, semi-hollow, and thinline electrics.
by Pete Halliday
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: fretboard dots
Replies: 7
Views: 4122

Re: fretboard dots

Turn it into a tree of life inlay ;-)
by Pete Halliday
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method
Replies: 15
Views: 18528

Re: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method

And yes, dry sanding may really be the way to go. Chris from Highline Guitars (of YouTube fame) makes a similar point about only dry sanding with the waterborne finish.
by Pete Halliday
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method
Replies: 15
Views: 18528

Re: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method

Thanks, Mike. Cloudiness might not even be the right word. I have a guitar that is complete except for final set-up on a wall hanger and it happened to be next to a 45 year old Fender. Just the reflection off of overhead lights or from the window across the room are much clearer in the old finish th...
by Pete Halliday
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method
Replies: 15
Views: 18528

Re: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method

Have you had any issues with cloudiness in the finish? I am not quite happy with the final result after sanding and buffing and trying to figure out what to change for next time or maybe to re-work this one. My process was basically as you laid out in the document above (including water with a drop ...
by Pete Halliday
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Roughing in an LP body
Replies: 23
Views: 18439

Re: Roughing in an LP body

Just thinking with my fingers here... I am a fan of putting a seam at the mid point of the body and using binding or a contrasting layer there to allow for using thinner stock, relieving weight (oops, I'm sure that's supposed to read "optimize tone chambers"), and putting a big radius on the top and...
by Pete Halliday
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method
Replies: 15
Views: 18528

Re: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method

Wet sanding with naptha as the lubricant seems to work very well.