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by Charlie Schultz
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Small metal lathe recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 7853

Re: Small metal lathe recommendations?

Thanks everyone for the input. As for size, it's partially space, but more that I can't think of what I (personally) would need a big lathe for. OTOH it seems like being able to thread a rod might be useful and (if I understand correctly), something like the Taig can't do that (at least without modi...
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Small metal lathe recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 7853

Small metal lathe recommendations?

Over the years I've toyed on and off with getting a small metal lathe. I don't think I'd use it much but I would like decent quality. Pretty sure I don't want to go over $1500. Any recommendations? I've read where the cheaper ones use plastic gears and such. I did find a Craftsman/Atlas 6-inch metal...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 22024

You know how it is...

when you thought you had something but can't find it. So maybe you lent it out or it got lost in a move? So you order a replacement... and three days after it arrives, you find the one you were looking for. So here's a giveaway for (legitimately) registered MIMF members: The Big Red Book of American...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

The first pass of getting the keys eased and cleaned up.
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by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: E-mail notifications?
Replies: 6
Views: 5870

E-mail notifications?

Hi all,
Are you getting e-mail notifications of PMs and/or topic subscriptions? We have at least one member who isn't and I'd like to see if there are others with the same problem.

Thanks
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

@David, it actually went pretty quick. I spent much more time thinking about different ways to do it than actually just doing it the "traditional" way. On to the keys. Mr. Barnes recommends a saw that makes a 1 mm kerf for cutting the key fronts and the back/tail ends can be cut with a bandsaw. The ...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Home made thickness sander issues
Replies: 17
Views: 13200

Re: Home made thickness sander issues

Hi Stu, welcome. One thought might be to add some tape to fill up the gap, but then make two more smaller diameter discs with the proper diameter hole. Glue/screw one of those discs onto each end of the drum, then pin that to the shaft by drilling a hole through the smaller diameter disk into the sh...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Here the rack is in place (not glued yet) and I've installed the balance pins and put a small felt bushing on each pin. More felt is on the back "touch" rail. I think it serves two purposes- to adjust the touch/travel of the key and to provide a soft (quiet) landing site when the key is released. Ne...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: ES 335 neck reset ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7229

Re: ES 335 neck reset ?

Gordon, Some things to check for notifications: 1. Go to your user control panel and click on "Manage Subscriptions" to see that it shows the topic under your subscription. 2. Check your e-mail spam filter and in-box routing. 3. Note that if there are multiple replies to a topic you are subscribed, ...
by Charlie Schultz
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Ok, take 2. Redone with poplar, much better.

Front:
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Back:
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by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need assistance outlining earphone speaker circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 12200

Re: Need assistance outlining earphone speaker circuit

Hi Garhurd and welcome to the forum. Can we clarify a couple things? First, the LM384 is a power (voltage) amplifier and it will provide the power increase needed for the earphones (typical application circuit from the datasheet below). And by "sound information flag", I think you mean the input (pi...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Next is the rack- this sits (vertically) behind the keys and acts as the guide for the keys, keeping them moving straight up and down. Here, I've transferred the center of each key to the rack, and extended the lines. IMG_20170728_192208.jpg IMG_20170728_192220.jpg Now the idea is to cut slots (1.7m...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 63395

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Many apologies for slacking off here- it's been (and continues to be) a busy summer. It took a while to get the right pins, but got some and drilled the holes for them, through the keyboard and into the balance rail. The pins will get tapped into the balance rail and then the keys will pivot on thos...
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: New thickness gauges in perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 9233

Re: New thickness gauges in perspective

Perhaps this is it: http://www.mimf.com/library/A_prototype ... -2011.html

It was before we switched the forum software so you would have to use the library search.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Anyone heard from Charlie?
Replies: 4
Views: 4326

Re: Anyone heard from Charlie?

Hi Gordon,
Sorry it took me longer than usual to send out the international auction items. Yours was sent a week ago so hopefully will arrive in the next few days.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Last birthday giveaway- $75 and $50 StewMac gift certificates (closed)
Replies: 14
Views: 16812

Re: Last birthday giveaway- $75 and $50 StewMac gift certificates (open)

Thanks all. The entries in posting order: 1. Peter Wilcox 2. Eric Knapp 3. Randy Roberts 4. Bob Orr 5. JC Whitney 6. Steven Smith 7. Alain Lambert 8. Bob Shanklin 9. Bill Hubbard 10. Butch Brookshier 11. Adam Savage Capture.PNG So Alain wins the $75 certificate and Steven wins the $50 certificate. P...
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Final auction, ends July 5th (closed)
Topic: Claro walnut back & side set #2
Replies: 5
Views: 8046

Re: Claro walnut back & side set #2

Congratulations Gordon. Please pay via PayPal (the link is at the bottom of the main forum page) and PM me your mailing address.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Final auction, ends July 5th (closed)
Topic: Sycamore back and side set
Replies: 7
Views: 5147

Re: Sycamore back and side set

Congratulations Doug. Please pay via PayPal (the link is at the bottom of the main forum page) and PM me your mailing address.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Final auction, ends July 5th (closed)
Topic: Baritone uke back/side set (ebony)
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Re: Baritone uke back/side set (ebony)

Congratulations Clay. Please pay via PayPal (the link is at the bottom of the main forum page) and PM me your mailing address.