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by Paul E Buerk
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Delta Thickness sander?-Yea or Neigh?
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: Delta Thickness sander?-Yea or Neigh?

I have the 260X, purchased after a fairly long shopping period comparing various machines and considering building one myself. Overall, I'm happy with it as long as I use it for what it was designed for. The only thing I don't like about it is the height adjustment mechanism which consists of a toot...
by Paul E Buerk
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: FS: Pickup Winder
Replies: 1
Views: 3085

FS: Pickup Winder

This is a pickup winder based on Jason Lollar's book and includes the guts salvaged from a Singer sewing machine with the foot pedal. Equipped with an electronic counter to make it easy to see how many turns you've made in the coil. It has never wound a pickup, mainly because my situation changed ri...
by Paul E Buerk
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Smallest body size that works well for standard tuned guitar (steel or nylon)?
Replies: 16
Views: 7760

Re: Smallest body size that works well for standard tuned guitar (steel or nylon)?

I've been building several small acoustic guitars with a 25" scale that fits in a standard Strat gigbag. The neck join is at the 16th fret, and the body is 15"x12"x2.5". Not exactly a travel guitar, but still convenient for throwing in the car, taking to work, etc. They've been holding their own in ...
by Paul E Buerk
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

Re: 10 or 12 inch Jointer/Planer

I'm lucky enough to have a Robland 12" jointer/planer, but a 10" would have been sufficient. The one thing I like about the size is that I can move the fence and distribute some of the cutting time across the blades of the cutterhead. Not a huge deal, though. I've yet to make a guitar wider than 20"...
by Paul E Buerk
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Free CAD software for Windows 7?
Replies: 12
Views: 11436

Re: Free CAD software for Windows 7?

I've got DraftSight and have been kicking the tires for a bit. It is cross-platform so I can use it on the Mac in my home office and the Win7 machine on the bench, using DropBox to host the projects. It's OK, but I find it very non-intuitive compared to Rhino and Visio which I'd been using for 2D wo...
by Paul E Buerk
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Vacuum Clamping Bridges
Replies: 4
Views: 3531

Re: Vacuum Clamping Bridges

I'm using the Joe Woodworker Veneersupplies.com V2 venturi setup on top of a couple 5gal air tanks I picked up from Harbor Freight. The reservoir is probably overkill, but it certainly does help draw down the bags and vacuum frames quickly. Driving it is a oil-free Porter Cable compressor, and the f...