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by Christ Kacoyannakis
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Average build times
Replies: 5
Views: 4719

Re: Average build times

When I built my first two archtops, I took careful notes of the time it took. Including making all the jigs, it took about 250 hours, each. I did a lot of inlay, because they were art deco style archtops. Once you make your first one or two, you become more efficient.
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: 10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer

Definitely getting the mobility base, no matter what size. The price saving going from the 12 to the 10 is not enough to pay for the spiral cutter head, but I am looking into that regardless. I use curly and highly figured woods quite a lot, so the spiral head is a must have. Many other luthiers hav...
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer

Hi all. Really starting to gear up the shop, and looking at buying equipment. I have done a lot of research on jointer/planers, as I have a very small shop, and am looking to save some space. I don't really want a bench top planer. I have pretty much settled on the Hammer line of jointer/planers for...
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: SuperMax 19/38 drum sander
Replies: 4
Views: 3709

Re: SuperMax 19/38 drum sander

Good to know. I will look into that. Do you know if Jet is more like Delta or Performax? It would be nice to have the 18 inches, because that would mean no turning soundboards around, as the widest thing I do is 17 inches. But I don't want to waste money either. The Jet was rated top tool by Wood Ma...
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: SuperMax 19/38 drum sander
Replies: 4
Views: 3709

Re: SuperMax 19/38 drum sander

Thanks.
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: SuperMax 19/38 drum sander
Replies: 4
Views: 3709

SuperMax 19/38 drum sander

Title should be Supermax 19/38! Sorry. I am looking at purchasing a drum sander. I have read great reviews of the Jet 16/32 (which bought out Performax). I just found the SuperMax, and it is not much more than the Jet. SuperMax got started by the same folks that started Performax. After Jet bought t...
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic guitar finish
Replies: 26
Views: 14685

Re: Acoustic guitar finish

You can also brush the Target Coatings EM6000 water based lacquer. Use a very fine brush designed for water based finishes (or a very soft artists brush). As with the nitro, get the retarder. Very little smell. You can buy matte, or just buy the gloss and finish up to whatever level of matte you wan...
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gearing up
Replies: 16
Views: 13162

Re: Gearing up

How did you like the Unger class? I took a weekend workshop with Bob Benedetto down in Savannah. It was not a hands on class, but demonstration and question and answer. A great class, in my opinion.