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by JC Whitney
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Washtub cello
Replies: 6
Views: 6142

Re: Washtub cello

That’s fantastic - especially like the f holes.
by JC Whitney
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bandsaw blade question
Replies: 28
Views: 19302

Re: bandsaw blade question

If you Google "Highland Woodworking bandsaw_blade_selection_guide.pdf" and choose the first .pdf result it's a very useful guide to blade selection and troubleshooting.
by JC Whitney
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bandsaw blade question
Replies: 28
Views: 19302

Re: bandsaw blade question

The rule of thumb I was taught for choosing tpi was to always have at least 3 teeth in contact with the material you're cutting, and it's served me well through the years.
by JC Whitney
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Oregon Scientific air quality monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 5451

Re: Oregon Scientific air quality monitor

I asked an MIT educated power engineer to weigh in on this. His take was that the lithium ion battery failed, perhaps due to an issue with the battery itself, or perhaps due to the circuitry controlling the charging. After looking up this unit’s battery spec, he added that after hover boards were al...
by JC Whitney
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 49085

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Ten or twenty years ago my answer would have been very different. These days, my "cheater" magnification glasses are the one tool I can't live (or see fine detail) without.
by JC Whitney
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Poor planning
Replies: 4
Views: 4166

Re: Poor planning

During a recent trip to Nashville, my plan to spend a leisurely afternoon in Gruhn Guitar's showroom went awry. I arrived only 30 minutes before closing on the day before I flew out, with just enough time for a brisk walk-around. In retrospect, that was likely a very, very, good thing.
by JC Whitney
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Repair of Zither (Harp Mandolin) ??????
Replies: 106
Views: 68755

Re: Repair of Zither (Harp Mandolin) ??????

You might not feel the need to fill in the gap in the graphics once all of the strings are on and obstructing the view a bit. Years of hand drafting experience way back when taught me that sometimes trying to infill a gap in printed material just ends up calling more attention to the area. If you le...
by JC Whitney
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Rocklite Bridge For Classical Guitar.
Replies: 2
Views: 4216

Re: Rocklite Bridge For Classical Guitar.

Hello Gilbert. There is a pretty extensive conversation on Talkbass.com re: ebony Rocklite, probably worth googling if you haven’t yet seen it.
by JC Whitney
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway
Replies: 21
Views: 15119

Re: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway

Count me in.
Looking forward to another 21 great years...
by JC Whitney
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Supplies and Services
Topic: Building an electric guitar.
Replies: 9
Views: 14218

Re: Building an electric guitar.

Hello Spencer. Jamie’s plans are excellent, but they’re not a step by step instruction manual. They and other plans assume a certain amount of knowledge about the process. Whether you are building your first from a kit or from scratch, I’d recommend first getting a copy of Make Your Own Electric Gui...
by JC Whitney
Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: electric guitar neck build
Replies: 19
Views: 12979

Re: electric guitar neck build

Hi Michael. When you rout the truss rod channel, is it flat bottomed or curved?
by JC Whitney
Fri May 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Is this carbon fiber unusually flexible? Low grade?
Replies: 6
Views: 11991

Re: Is this carbon fiber unusually flexible? Low grade?

A ratio of 6:1 depth to height makes it tough for a beam to resist Y axis bending, as it doesn’t have enough X axis material to resist buckling (I may have my axis swapped, but hopefully you get the idea). If you laminate several of those 1 mm strips together and can get closer to a 6:3 or 6:2 ratio...
by JC Whitney
Sat May 05, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: the Fishman/Fender PM preamp and electronics
Replies: 2
Views: 3927

Re: the Fishman/Fender PM preamp and electronics

Have you checked out the Fishman "Flex" series?... https://www.fishman.com/fishman-equipped/flex/
by JC Whitney
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Looking for amazing knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 16356

Re: Looking for amazing knobs

Small enameled purple ribbon lapel pins are available online for a couple of dollars. Perhaps you could Forstner bit or turn a recess into the top of a round knob, place the ribbon pin, and flow around it with black epoxy/filler?
by JC Whitney
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Looking for amazing knobs
Replies: 17
Views: 16356

Re: Looking for amazing knobs

The lungs body you made looks great. Perhaps you could inlay purple “cf awareness” ribbon shapes into flat tops of round wood knobs? Carve or CNC a recess into the knob top and infill with purple epoxy? They’d have the added benefit of acting as a visual indicator of what each knob is set/turned to.
by JC Whitney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)
Replies: 17
Views: 161740

Re: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)

I'm grateful for the opportunity - count me in.
by JC Whitney
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Oud?
Replies: 1
Views: 3482

Re: Oud?

Greg, maybe take a look at this... http://www.droud.com/products.html
by JC Whitney
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: mini tuners
Replies: 6
Views: 7004

Re: mini tuners

Try an Amazon search... for "grover ukelele tuners" or "ukelele tuning heads". You should see a number of options.
by JC Whitney
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What differences between Piano and Guitar make them sound different?
Replies: 7
Views: 9103

Re: What differences between Piano and Guitar make them sound different?

Amazon sells single piano bass strings for about $20... lots of potential for experimentation.