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by Thomas Dooher
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: James Taylor lesson vids
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: James Taylor lesson vids

Hmmm... I was unaware that he had lessons out there. Maybe check it out. I went to one JT concert in the late 80's. I was kind of bummed that my seats were against the back wall of the Universal Studios Ampitheater, but as the show went on, I realized he was an incredibly boring performer, visually....
by Thomas Dooher
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26090

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

The last Dan Sharp is what I saw in my head orignally, running up the headstock ala Paul Reed Smith...
by Thomas Dooher
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finish in violet transparent
Replies: 7
Views: 4321

Re: Finish in violet transparent

Before you apply the tinted finish, first seal with clear. If you are going to use tinted lacquer, I would seal with vinyl sealer or shellac. This will keep all of the colored finish on top of the guitar and not allow it to soak into the grain which can cause uneven color. Unless you are going for ...
by Thomas Dooher
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Saving an autograph in a new finish
Replies: 7
Views: 3892

Re: Saving an autograph in a new finish

It's either a silver Sharpie or a paint pen (like they sell in craft and model stores). Suggest getting one of each, testing the volatility of the signature media with the finishes you've looked at, and experiment with others. I read someplace (pretty sure it wasnt' here) that using the clear coat t...
by Thomas Dooher
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 3841

Re: Paint Stripper

I used to use what was called Naval Jelly on things that had durable surfaces. Not sure if there's a version for wood, or even if they still sell that stuff. It would get down through all layers of paint in minutes, and be scraped off with a putty knife.
by Thomas Dooher
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A Parlor Guitar by Mark Swanson
Replies: 20
Views: 9462

Re: A Parlor Guitar by Mark Swanson

Very pretty...a sweet, little guitar....
by Thomas Dooher
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: My OTHER stringed passion...
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

My OTHER stringed passion...

Seems I can't get away from things with strings... :D . Over the last few years, my interest in archery has been renewed, to the point of getting certified to run Cub Scout Archery at Day Camp in my district. I was involved in archery in my late teens/early 20's, but kind of lost the 'bug', so to sp...
by Thomas Dooher
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?
Replies: 43
Views: 26090

Re: Designs for an MIMF headstock logo?

I like the string concept above. I always thought MIMF would be a flowing script kind of thing...
by Thomas Dooher
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul Rhoney's Meazzi Zodiac clone
Replies: 27
Views: 22266

Re: Paul Rhoney's Meazzi Zodiac clone

Hmmm....Bacon....Bacon and Guitars....Bacon Guitars! Bulb lit up! A guitar made out of Bacon and Butcher's block...The CarnoCaster! Man, I miss Ellie at moments like this.....
by Thomas Dooher
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 13769

Re: Pecky Tele

Holey pecky wood, Batman! That looks like a lot of fun and sounds fun, too! :mrgreen:
by Thomas Dooher
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Amy Hopkins needs our help after open heart surgery!
Replies: 71
Views: 49676

Re: Amy Hopkins needs our help after open heart surgery!

Wow..I go away to camp and get caught up in work when I come back, and find out a lot has happened in our MIMF world. I was relieved to see Amy is out and about. Best wishes from my family. I will send something to the Searcy PP account to help.

Tom
by Thomas Dooher
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: When do you decide to simply buy an instrument?
Replies: 25
Views: 18388

Re: When do you decide to simply buy an instrument?

I bought an old Yamaha FG312 a while back, somewhat for nostalgic reasons, and the fact that it's taking me way too long to work on what I have already, and I probably would not get to doing a 12'er for years. Some you build, some you buy...
by Thomas Dooher
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: US west coast places of interest (guitar, mandolin, fiddle...)?
Replies: 16
Views: 12930

Re: US west coast places of interest (guitar, mandolin, fiddle...)?

May be too late to mention, but the Santa Cruz Guitar Company has the occational tour...at least they used to.
by Thomas Dooher
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Bargain find...
Replies: 10
Views: 7061

Re: Bargain find...

I am happy with it, baseball bat neck and all! :) :)
by Thomas Dooher
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: EKO Ranger 12 String
Replies: 3
Views: 2759

Re: EKO Ranger 12 String

Yeah, all the people who copied those Gibby adjustables didn't realize it was a poorly designed concept....I had, back in the day, inlaid the same wood and cut a traditional saddle slot. Saw probably 8 or 9 come through the shop after word got around.