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by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Pleezed ta meetcha...
Replies: 7
Views: 9547

Pleezed ta meetcha...

I started posting, then discovered when doing a search that y'all had a spot to say "Hi". I've been doing woodworking for a long time, and I've been playing guitar almost as long. My first electric was a Telecaster that I lost in a burglary, and while I love my MIM Strat, I've always wanted another ...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Some maple tops
Replies: 27
Views: 25593

Re: Some maple tops

Peter - those are really, really nice. I love your use of color for the fret position markers!! I'm getting really antsy to get my shop back in operation (it's been torn up in a year-long basement make-over) so I can get back to work on my first solid-body which is about half finished. These guitars...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about headstock modification
Replies: 9
Views: 5638

Re: Question about headstock modification

As to David and Brian's points about the angle across the nut, would a locking nut be an acceptable work-around? As a furniture-builder, I'd be a little concerned about a split developing between the two "tines" of that "fork". Cross-drilling the headstock for a dowel, or even counter-sinking a wood...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Hand planes
Replies: 39
Views: 23777

Re: Hand planes

Well, you guys got this noob/lurker to come crawling out into the light! :) I've been building furniture for about 20 years, and only recently got the yen to build guitars, so I have a pretty healthy set of hand tools including planes and spoke shaves. My best planes are the ones from Veritas (a low...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool
Replies: 11
Views: 7756

Re: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool

How proficient are you with the arduino? I have dabbled a bit with them for work and have thought about using it on a few home projects Not very - I've only had time to play around with it - made some flashing lights. However I'm a recovering programmer - I was a code slinger as part of my job for ...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool
Replies: 11
Views: 7756

Re: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool

David King wrote:My next winder is a fully programmable 2 stepper motor affair that runs off a pic
Not my field, so I'm curious - how does an Arduino differ from a PLC other than being a DIY product? Sounds like a great project in any case.

If I'm successful with my project, I'll post some plans/instructions here.
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool
Replies: 11
Views: 7756

Re: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool

Barry Daniels wrote:Steve, I fixed your user name.
Thanks, Barry - much appreciated!

Had some trouble logging in and figured someone must have fixed it. :)
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool
Replies: 11
Views: 7756

Re: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool

Thanks, David - I'd originally thought that would be the best way to feed the wire, but I was concerned that the edges of the spool may catch the wire. Apparently that's not an issue (assuming the spool edges aren't all boogered up). Good to know. Thanks for the other tips. I'm also into cycling, an...
by Steve Sawyer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winding - handling the wire spool
Replies: 11
Views: 7756

Pickup winding - handling the wire spool

Hi all - I've been lurking here for quite a while as I have a half-finished Telecaster copy that has been on hold for over a year while I completely re-designed my woodworking shop, and am anxious to get back to work on this project. I'm interested in winding my own pickups and will be building a wi...