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by John Sonksen
Mon May 26, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!

The leg and the rope molding were cut by hand? With a nut saw? Wow. And I thought I did things the hard way. Those are beautiful! My L4-5 disc went out on me about 10 days ago and am just now to where I could get back to getting a little done. Did some rough shaping on the theorbo mould. and FP ed ...
by John Sonksen
Mon May 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!

The countertops aren't in, the granite folks have been messing up every way they could. My part is done though... http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/specialguydurr/80C84E65-B60F-451A-AF24-802833C9D3D4_zpsnjiksqrx.jpg Close up of the leg and rope moulding on the island (had to cut all of it by ...
by John Sonksen
Mon May 26, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: Playin' in the shop: Memorial Weekend report!

Jason Rodgers wrote:Your turn: what have you accomplished?
I got my inlaw's remodel done tonight!
by John Sonksen
Sun May 25, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finally getting some finish on my second build
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: finally getting some finish on my second build

CA glue for a finish? Never heard of that what is the advantage of that type of finish? The main advantage is hardness of the finish, it basically plasticizes the wood. It's pretty common for pen makers to finish with CA, and I did my first with it. It polishes nice and it's held up well, but I'm n...
by John Sonksen
Sun May 25, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finally getting some finish on my second build
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: finally getting some finish on my second build

I just used a rattle can of Behlen's vinyl sealer, two coats. I've got to do some pore filling on the back, then it's going to get nitro on the body, shellac on the neck. Haven't decided if I'm going to go nitro or CA glue on the faceplate yet, I've still got some work in finishing that up.
by John Sonksen
Sun May 25, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finally getting some finish on my second build
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

finally getting some finish on my second build

This has been a long time coming, I've been building this one very slowly over the last two years. In that time I've moved houses, moved my shop, started going to school to learn CAD/CAM and a few other things. I've been going to school full time, working my regular job and remodeling my parent-in-l...
by John Sonksen
Tue May 13, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Seeking suggestions on how to dispose of cyanoacrylate glue
Replies: 8
Views: 4798

Re: Seeking suggestions on how to dispose of cyanoacrylate glue

Nate, pretty sure it's not cyanide gas, they use this stuff as a liquid suture in certain applications. Paper towels are a definite no-no from what I've seen. As far as I can tell it only really heats up when it's accelerated, and I think paper towels expose it to a large quantity of oxygen all at o...
by John Sonksen
Tue May 13, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Seeking suggestions on how to dispose of cyanoacrylate glue
Replies: 8
Views: 4798

Re: Seeking suggestions on how to dispose of cyanoacrylate glue

wouldn't simply taking the cap off the bottle set the glue within a day or so? Then just chuck the bottle?
by John Sonksen
Tue May 13, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Experimental rail pickup construction: wiring question
Replies: 81
Views: 64225

Re: Experimental rail pickup construction: wiring question

I thought any microphonics are bad? Haven't had any time to research this lately though... Pup's are looking sharp Jason!
by John Sonksen
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: squaring table saw fret slotter
Replies: 32
Views: 21720

Re: squaring table saw fret slotter

Don't think I'm going to try and reinvent the wheel here, I'll just pick up the stewmac blade and call it a day. Sorry to hijack the thread!
by John Sonksen
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: squaring table saw fret slotter
Replies: 32
Views: 21720

Re: squaring table saw fret slotter

Yeah I don't have a problem with HSS, I'd just been talking to my saw guy for awhile about it and he's been saying he could do it for a decent price. Dunno, maybe he was in a bad mood that day or maybe the actual thickness I've told him I needed didn't click before. My main reason for looking for on...
by John Sonksen
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: squaring table saw fret slotter
Replies: 32
Views: 21720

Re: squaring table saw fret slotter

So I went and checked on that carbide fret slotting blade the other day, I'd talked a few times with my saw guy about it, and he finally gave me a price. $400. So looks like I won't be getting that carbide fret slotting blade after all!
by John Sonksen
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: squaring table saw fret slotter
Replies: 32
Views: 21720

Re: squaring table saw fret slotter

If it's that close you could always dado the bottom of the sled to clear the stabilizers and then cut a zero clearance slot for just the cutting section. I like to build my sleds with 1/2 bottoms, so that means the blade is a quarter inch less high than a 3/4 bottom, might be enough to forgo a dado?...
by John Sonksen
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Jason's Pickup Winder
Replies: 35
Views: 43330

Re: Jason's Pickup Winder

Some quick and dirty math says that a 3/8" bobbin might yield 50% more output, so each bobbin on a bucker with 42 gauge could get up to 5-5.5k, with a net yield for the whole pup being double that? Plus, if you're using eyelets to connect your wires you'll gain some turns over mine there too. You'd ...
by John Sonksen
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Jason's Pickup Winder
Replies: 35
Views: 43330

Re: Jason's Pickup Winder

I didn't forget, I even mentioned it in my comment!
by John Sonksen
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Jason's Pickup Winder
Replies: 35
Views: 43330

Re: Jason's Pickup Winder

Jason, the pickup that we wound the day you were over ended up being just under 12k, and was wound with 43 gauge while the one that I demo'd for you was just under 7k, wound with a similar amount of 42 gauge. I think if you're going to use 42 to get up to those output levels you'll have to make your...
by John Sonksen
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder construction: platen design
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Re: Pickup winder construction: platen design

I'm afraid I can't offer too much with the how's just yet, I'm relying on some friends who are a little more experienced electronically than me to help me put it all together. Right now I'm in the process of gathering materials but between work, school, remodeling my in-laws kitchen and trying to fi...
by John Sonksen
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder construction: platen design
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Re: Pickup winder construction: platen design

sorry about the blurry picture, I'm heading to Wilsonville on Sunday, I may be able to swing by your place either on the way down or the way back and drop a couple of these off for you to play around with. I think they're 3V. I was planning on using them with an arduino circuit, and making a program...
by John Sonksen
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder construction: platen design
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Re: Pickup winder construction: platen design

I don't know if this is the same thing, but I bought ten of these the other day when I saw the shortcomings of the reed switch.

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by John Sonksen
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder construction: platen design
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Re: Pickup winder construction: platen design

I'll consider that resource if I decide to use multiple platens for different pickup sizes/designs. But here I am overthinking a spinning disc, and John is actually winding real, functioning pickups by double-sticking bobbins on the turny knob of an old sewing machine! John had me over for a couple...