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by Hans Bezemer
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 104540

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Wow that's going to be a pretty guitar!
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What's happening in your shop? (weekend of 6/8 6/9)
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: What's happening in your shop? (weekend of 6/8 6/9)

Jason,

That's a good start.
Nice saw.
Can't wait to see others join!
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Applying Danish Oil: What's your method?
Replies: 5
Views: 3736

Re: Applying Danish Oil: What's your method?

Thanks Greg.

I've finished the to scap pieces and both some wax on both of them and they look nice.
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards
Replies: 39
Views: 52191

Re: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards

Lookin' good Peter. And as Bryan said, it looks balanced.
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Warren May's Barnocaster
Replies: 45
Views: 57730

Re: Warren May's Barnocaster

Warren May wrote:... Now, if I could find something that would smooth my roughness and produce less sweat, my wife would really be happy ;)
:lol:
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Fretless
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: First Fretless

Perry,

That's a nice guitar, I like it.
Do you have some sound samples / video footage?
I would love to see / hear it in action!

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Applying Danish Oil: What's your method?
Replies: 5
Views: 3736

Applying Danish Oil: What's your method?

I like using a Danish Oil finish because of the natural look and because it can be applied easily without a spraygun. I've searched the internet for ways to apply Danish Oil on wood. This search resulted in a wide variety of methods. For a novice (like me), it's a bit overwelming. What method should...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Warren May's Barnocaster
Replies: 45
Views: 57730

Re: Warren May's Barnocaster

Warren,

That starts to look nice!

Why not apply the Danish Oil on the top as well? You will keep the roughness and have a proper protection against sweat.
You'll be happy and your wife will be happy! ;-)

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths
Replies: 24
Views: 44050

Re: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths

Hans, do you have fret benders? Either the plier type or roller type? With the roller type, you can send the wire through backwards to flatten it. Plier type will be less consistent, but should get you there. You can give it a few more taps in the middle, this would be the normal procedure for a fr...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths
Replies: 24
Views: 44050

Re: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths

Finally I got to work on the guitar again.
I rounded the body with my router and I shaped my neck to it's final shape.
Next up:
- drilling the tuner holes in the body
- fretting the neck


Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Fri May 10, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards
Replies: 39
Views: 52191

Re: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards

I like your design, it gives a new look to an old design.
Cool.
by Hans Bezemer
Mon May 06, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Peter Wilcox's two basses from a table top and floorboards
Replies: 39
Views: 52191

Re: Two basses from a table top and floorboards

Looking good Peter!

And with the wider timeframe there is still some time left to make some beautiful basses.
Good luck.

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Mon May 06, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Jacob Porter's Guitar-a-lele
Replies: 13
Views: 19992

Re: Jacob Porter's Guitar-a-lele

Nice Jacob,

Good to see that you made some progress.
Do already know what you will build?

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Fri May 03, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 104540

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Patrick,

Your making good progress. Your necks (all three) look great.

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Thu May 02, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 6 String Electric Solid Body Lap Steel Guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 8783

Re: 6 String Electric Solid Body Lap Steel Guitar

Steve,

That's a nice little guitar. Good work.
Do you have a multi-meter? Then you can check if the pot is working or not.
You can post a picture of your guitar electronics, then it would be easier to see if something is wrong.
by Hans Bezemer
Thu May 02, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Doing a little experiment....
Replies: 33
Views: 9356

Re: Doing a little experiment....

Nice Ryan,
I like the experiment.
What kind of bracing did you use?
by Hans Bezemer
Wed May 01, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths
Replies: 24
Views: 44050

Re: Hans Bezemer's 7 string headless guitar: Tuned in fifths

I've worked on the neck today. I sawed the fretslots. After that I shaped the neck by rasping the profile in the neck just before where the neck will enter the body. I then used a plane to shape the rest of the neck (an advantage of not having a headstock in the way). I need some advice on the follo...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed May 01, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hexaphonic Pickup Project
Replies: 21
Views: 18670

Re: Hexaphonic Pickup Project

Joel,

Thanks for your sharing this. I have to take some time to read everything, but I like it a lot so far.
I like it when new / other things get tried.
Good luck!

Hans