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by Craig Bumgarner
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Doing the "crease" for a Selmer-Maccaferri model.
Replies: 59
Views: 25065

Re: Doing the "crease" for a Selmer-Maccaferri model.

... I suppose you start the rosette work after joining only.. and that a steady little push on the joined plate between the bridge and the rosette is enough to have the plates totally flat in the work area. I do the rosette after the pliage is bent and top joined. The top will be flat in the rosett...
by Craig Bumgarner
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Doing the "crease" for a Selmer-Maccaferri model.
Replies: 59
Views: 25065

Re: Doing the "crease" for a Selmer-Maccaferri model.

I make Selmer style guitars with the crease or "pliage" as the French call it. There a number of different ways of doing this and I think I tried most of them before arriving at the following very simple method. I heat the bend area of the thicknessed, unjoined top plates and clamp each to the bench...
by Craig Bumgarner
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap Tuning
Replies: 33
Views: 21344

Re: Tap Tuning

Sorry to be slow coming back on this, I've been traveling without a computer. Jason: I just test the bridge area, but surely testing elsewhere would be interesting. I've not seen David Hurd's book, so can't comment on his approach beyond saying it sounds like a good idea. It also sounds complicated,...
by Craig Bumgarner
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Regarding MIMF & MIMF-TNG discussions and overlap
Replies: 5
Views: 5125

Re: Regarding MIMF & MIMF-TNG discussions and overlap

Why is it that this TNG version has to be deleted as part of going live? Can't it just be rolled into the "real", warts and all? Seems there is already some good information here, why not just keep it going when the old MIMF site is shut down?
by Craig Bumgarner
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another Image Test Post ... or ... Lap Steels Rule :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 12290

Re: Another Image Test Post ... or ... Lap Steels Rule :-)

Nice work! Can I ask a question about images? The posted images here show without a boundary boxes and are not linked to a larger version. In a picture I recently posted elsewhere here, the image appears in reduced size in a boundary box, caption and is linked to the full size version (74kb). I used...
by Craig Bumgarner
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap Tuning
Replies: 33
Views: 21344

Re: Tap Tuning

I too have had little luck with tap tuning even though I am a tappin' fool and tap everything constantly during construction. Having built less than "100 guitars" though, I too have had a hard time drawing firm conclusions. I read Mr. Smirnoff's book but have not tried his method of tuning parts to ...
by Craig Bumgarner
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Image Post Test
Replies: 10
Views: 8629

Re: Image Post Test

I'm certainly not lobbying to have it removed. Quite the opposite, I favor links, signature tags, commercial or otherwise. I guess there must have been some problems here in the past, but of the 4-5 forums I frequent, this forum is by far the most concerned about things like this. Most forums seem p...
by Craig Bumgarner
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Image Post Test
Replies: 10
Views: 8629

Re: Image Post Test

Great looking Tele Mark Crenshaw! May I ask how Mark Swanson's signature which shows a logo and a link to his commercial website are compatible with the forum rules? I assume they are because Mr. Swanson signature says he is on the MiMF Staff, but rule #1 says "Participants may not post a URL or lin...