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by John Steele
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut soundboard?
Replies: 30
Views: 24141

Re: Walnut soundboard?

Rodger Knox wrote:Nice looking guitar.
Is that maple for the fretboard and bridge?
I didn't think anyone else was doing that on acoustics.
Thank you.
Yes, maple bridge, FB, pickguard, and neck.
John
by John Steele
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut soundboard?
Replies: 30
Views: 24141

Re: Walnut soundboard?

Hi there;
I built a small bodied L1 style some time back that was all Walnut. I like it a lot. I nick named the walnut "California Koa". I also built an all walnut Weissenborn as well. Very happy with both.
John
by John Steele
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Martin X neck joint
Replies: 18
Views: 13847

Re: Martin X neck joint

Why not just re-glue all the pieces parts back together taking care to minimize seams showing and call it good? I've worked with quite a bit of hpl on countertops and always relied on contact cement and a J roller. CA maybe? The tear in the top looks like a candidate for a cleat inside. That, or tur...
by John Steele
Tue May 27, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thickness sander
Replies: 16
Views: 5890

Re: Thickness sander

I have a Royobi 16/32 that I purchased new years ago. Besides the overall PITA of changing paper, it has filled many trouble free bags on my dust collection. I believe the feed belt is about ready for replacement. Prior to that I had a shop made. The power feed proved to be a major benefit.
by John Steele
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: violin tuner peg cutter plans?
Replies: 8
Views: 3893

Re: violin tuner peg cutter plans?

There was a posting over at ANZLF regarding one

http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=5541
May be what you're looking for
John
by John Steele
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Removing Bridgeplate from Vintage Martin
Replies: 5
Views: 3516

Re: Removing Bridgeplate from Vintage Martin

Frets.com is an excellent resource for Martin repairs.
This link from the sight:
http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier ... rplt1.html

Some of the restoration blogs could provide some help as well.
J
by John Steele
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Table saw won't start
Replies: 11
Views: 6254

Re: Table saw won't start

Hi Dan; Couple other things that might be worth a try. Unplug the saw and (depending on the type of switch it has) take the cover plate off the switch and blow/clean any dust out. Also blow any dust out of the motor windings if there are cooling vents. My old sears TS has a funky old motor that dust...
by John Steele
Fri May 04, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Does anyone know of a font similar to the Martin headstock font?
Replies: 10
Views: 8703

Re: Does anyone know of a font similar to the Martin headstock font?

Thanks for the reassurance Chuck. Figured I was ok, but wanted to ask jus' to be sure...
John
by John Steele
Fri May 04, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Does anyone know of a font similar to the Martin headstock font?
Replies: 10
Views: 8703

Re: Does anyone know of a font similar to the Martin headstock font?

I recommend that you download Inkscape( http://inkscape.downloadasaurus.com/ ) and make your own. There is no way you will find anything that looks like the "CFM", the "&" or the "C" in Co. from the Martin headstock. Inkscape is a free vector graphics drawing program - it's really great stuff. Hell...
by John Steele
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: 1940's Gibson j35 bridge plate
Replies: 14
Views: 10480

Re: 1940's Gibson j35 bridge plate

Steven;
There was an article in the latest GAL pub where Alan Skipper modified a spade bit to allow it to cut conical shaped washers from maple for just such a repair. Might be a good candidate for your situation.
John
by John Steele
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Kantare guitars and the "Lens resonance system"
Replies: 16
Views: 6199

Re: Kantare guitars and the "Lens resonance system"

Did a patent search and came up with this:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=h5oRAA ... &q&f=false

There may be more connected to it but they did not show up in my search
John