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by Al Dodson
Mon May 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Thanks Charlie, I’ll take a look. I appreciate your efforts.
by Al Dodson
Mon May 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

I just looked for my old posts and they only went back to 2012. I couldn’t find any information on how to find the older ones.

Jim, I had forgotten about your, way North of Baltimore, address. Are you close to Lancaster County also?
by Al Dodson
Sat May 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Hi Clay. I am still in Lancaster. I guess I’m retired; ain’t hit a ‘lick at a snake’ this year. I’ll probably set up a shop sometime but just to play in. Hard to totally give up your profession after fifty years; trash hauling and chartered accountancy excepted. Interesting what you say about the ex...
by Al Dodson
Tue May 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

There are about a dozen different spinets. . I believe about half of these tell where they are located and i Have not seen these but I trust the measurements. The ones that have no location, I have seen and know who made the measurements and have their ok to publish them. I think there may also be m...
by Al Dodson
Tue May 12, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Haward c.1668.xlsx Clay; it's good to see some of the old familiar names. Seems i associate you with doing lots of experimental stuff. I knohttps://www.mimf.com/phpbb/download/file.php?mode=view&id=12353&sid=2a7ea9f1845f7c85a85b0140c7f7c650w Allen Caruth did also. Noticed Barry is still around too....
by Al Dodson
Sun May 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Must have dozed off there for a minute. Great to see Bill Raymond here; its been a long time. Lets see if I can remember how to post. The first on is "The 1668 Hayward," probably the first English spinet. My files are in Excel. I cant seem to figure out how to post them. I can print and photograph t...
by Al Dodson
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Hi Charlie,I,m talking about the traditional bent side spinet having plucked strings like a harpsichord. There is one instrument from 1779 that is hammered like a piano.
by Al Dodson
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 15484

Anyone Building Spinets

I am wondering if anyone here builds spinets. I have access to a great deal of information including the string length measurements of 10-12 spinets and can obtain other measurements for at least six of them including one American made example.
by Al Dodson
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: what's it called...
Replies: 17
Views: 16258

Re: what's it called...

Hi Randy, How many of the brass pieces do you need; I will turn them for you if its not dozens. Drop me an email and let me know the dimensions. I would rather do your project than real work. I am quickly building up a sensitivity to it (work) and break out in terrible cursing fits when I am forced ...
by Al Dodson
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Replicating Old Knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 13796

Re: Replicating Old Knobs

David, that would be great if yoiu could post some new material. The problem with some of the repros I see is the color. They look like new knobs and just don't blend in on older objects.
by Al Dodson
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Replicating Old Knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 13796

Re: Replicating Old Knobs

Thanks, I remember the old discussion now that I see it. These are fairly small, about 3/8" diameter by 1/2" tall so maybe I could do it without the vacuum. I'll just have to try and see. I will check Alllparts but I would be pretty surprised if they had knobs for Telechron alarm clocks. This plus s...
by Al Dodson
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Replicating Old Knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 13796

Replicating Old Knobs

I need to copy some old plastic knobs for early clock radios and electric alarm clocks. Functionality is not as important as replicating the original appearance. Has anyone here done this with guitar knobs? What material would you use for the casting and how do you color it? Any information would be...
by Al Dodson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: An August giveaway
Replies: 37
Views: 13558

Re: An August giveaway

Me too!
by Al Dodson
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 6117

Re: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?

i FLAT WOUNDS ! - disgraceful.

I know you are just trying to make a joke, but thinking like this is why we still don't have flying cars.
by Al Dodson
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: One year later
Replies: 7
Views: 5056

One year later

It's been a year since the forum made the move to the new site with Charlie as the sysop. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Charlie and all the staff are in order. I appreciate the effort you guys put into this forum and for keeping it the sane and civil place Deb created. Much love and wishes...
by Al Dodson
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Very small saw blades: make your own
Replies: 7
Views: 5248

Very small saw blades: make your own

Here is a little trick I often use to create a very small saw or file. This saw will work on both metal and wood. It is extremely useful for cutting a very fine slot or filing into corners and other tight places. It will not easily cut very deep as it has no set but I have cut a 3/8’ deep slot in a ...
by Al Dodson
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Posting pictures from the I-phone
Replies: 8
Views: 5573

Re: Posting pictures from the I-phone

Thanks David I will check it out. If it is from Adobe it should work well. I'm surprised it's free; there is probably an upgrade version for a fee. I'm beginning to understand that just about anything you want to do with a smart phone you will find "There's an app for that."
by Al Dodson
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Silly question about Windows 7 OS
Replies: 21
Views: 15400

Re: Silly question about Windows 7 OS

Is it any wonder that I sometimes feel like sticking a chisel in me eye?

I am was thinking about upgrading from XP and encountered the same thing. Do you recommend a sharp chisel or can I use a dull one?
by Al Dodson
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Posting pictures from the I-phone
Replies: 8
Views: 5573

Re: Posting pictures from the I-phone

Just tried but there was no choice to reduce the size. As could be expected, the picture was rejected because it was too big. The original file size from the camera was 2.2MB or 3264 X 2448

For you perverts who wanted to see my "monkey," I've posted it from the computer.

HERE IT IS