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by JC Whitney
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shopmade router jack
Replies: 17
Views: 11389

Re: Shopmade router jack

Nope, if I understand correctly it is indeed a jack. Slip this gizmo between the bottom of the router and the cabinet below, release the router's lock, and turn the screw... up/down she goes! Just like my trusty old scissor jack.
by JC Whitney
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Repair near Lebanon NJ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4206

Re: Repair near Lebanon NJ?

Thanks all. Sorry about not following up sooner... got buried with work (which these days is something to be grateful for).
Mark - I'll pass along your contact info to the owner.
by JC Whitney
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Repair near Lebanon NJ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4206

Repair near Lebanon NJ?

I have an old friend in Lebanon NJ who bought a Mexican Fender Strat about three years ago. He's played the bass since the early 80's, and now that he's getting good on those six tiny strings it's become clear that that pesky buzzing sound isn't due to driver error - it's a fret that wasn't fully se...
by JC Whitney
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Guy on Forum -- Shop Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: New Guy on Forum -- Shop Pics

I particularly like your long horizontal storage above the wall cabinets. Clever...
by JC Whitney
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

+1 on Thomas' comment. Given the variety of types and styles of instruments that the Official MIMF Logo might grace in the future, I'd say that Dan's #2 is the best bet (not that I get a vote, but if I did...)
by JC Whitney
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Re: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners

Try a Google image searh for "1950 Magnatone Leilani". The first result is a nice flat front on shot, just ripe for tracing and scaling up.
by JC Whitney
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

I liked DT's sketch a lot and Dave's even more, so it's with apologies to both that I post this...
Yes, it's a lame solution - mightily so. But sometimes that's what floats the boat.
mimf10.2.JPG
... waiting for the <whap> ...
by JC Whitney
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

I'm certainly guilty as charged re: the (in)feasibilty of inlaying my earlier posts with wood or shell. I'm not a huge fan of CNC'ing inlays, but I think that would have to be the method of choice. Rodger's "Here's another idea..." post has really grown on me, especially its stealthiness. Once you s...
by JC Whitney
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

Not having the strings run out to the F was a carryover from this earlier attempt:
F MIMF.JPG
by JC Whitney
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

Bob - here it is with the nut backed off to the F...
MIMF Logo 2.jpg
by JC Whitney
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

Ha! But wouldn't the fanned fret version have to be in italics?
by JC Whitney
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

It's a bit lonely around here thus far, I've got my fingers crossed for a flood of last minute submissions.
by JC Whitney
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: An Old Pearloid Guitar Body
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

Re: An Old Pearloid Guitar Body

That's a beauty. Check this out (about 50+ seconds into the video): Weltmeister acordion factory - softened celluloid application, then scraping and buffing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYsSifiDapo&NR=1
Looks like fun, but my lungs and eyes hurt just thinking about the working conditions...
by JC Whitney
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26025

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

Ok, I'll bite. Had fun doodling this out in good old Autocad...
by JC Whitney
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?
Replies: 5
Views: 3858

Re: Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Alas Tom, we're on the Big Island only. Packing up today and headed home tomorrow... Mahalo though.
by JC Whitney
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?
Replies: 5
Views: 3858

Re: Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Thanks Mark - I got in touch with Bob. Nice guy. I was originally thinking I'd pick up a bit of koa, but after looking at the Pegasus web site I fell for spalted mango. Bob's shop is way out in the sticks so stopping by wasn't really in the cards (but if anyone is in the market, check out his web si...
by JC Whitney
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?
Replies: 5
Views: 3858

Koa shopping on the Big Island of Hawaii?

I'm on the Big Island of Hawaii for a few days, and it occurred to me that it might be fun to try to track down a nice piece of Koa. Any recommendations for a place to "shop"? I'm not in the market for AAA/master quality, just a funky chunk or two.

Thanks ~
by JC Whitney
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Re: Pecky Tele

The straight-on front shots just don't do it justice - too 2D. The swiss cheese end/below shots are just awesome - love at first sight once I saw those. Great use of that wood and coordinating the hardware. Some little tiny part of my brain wishes there was a tortiseshell pickguard on there, but it ...