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by Bill Raymond
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Veneering guitar sides
Replies: 14
Views: 11558

Re: Veneering guitar sides

I would second a recommendation to build a LP Jr. unless you are overly enamored of the arched top of the LP. The arched top is a design feature that is really only for aesthetic reasons and was introduced to make the guitar more difficult for Gibson's competitors to copy! The LP Jr. would be easy t...
by Bill Raymond
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Veneering guitar sides
Replies: 14
Views: 11558

Re: Veneering guitar sides

Of course, gluing veneer around a solidbody's sides is a bit different from laminating sides. I doubt, though, that you should encounter any difficulty from wood movement; a good deal of the grain of the edge of a solid body (perhaps the majority?) is long grain and close-to-long grain. I can't be s...
by Bill Raymond
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 16977

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Charlie, the list is pretty well tamed now. There was a character who used to post inappropriate comments and profanity, but he was banned by the moderator who does try to keep things civil. That character used to post odd pseudo-philosophical ramblings, too under pseudonyms; possibly had some psych...
by Bill Raymond
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 16977

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Charlie, You may want to consider joining the University of Iowa HPSCHD-L list at http://list.uiowa.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=HPSCHD-L. They also have a Facebook page that can be subscribed to by list members. Expert harpsichord/clavichord/fortepiano makers and players contribute to the list and can ans...
by Bill Raymond
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Some pickup questions
Replies: 10
Views: 6411

Re: Some pickup questions

AlNiCo magnets "losing their magnetism over time" is subject of a lot of misunderstanding and "old wives' tales". If you were to do a little research you would find that AlNiCo can, in fact, be demagnetized by strong magnetic fields, but that otherwise it is fairly stable.
by Bill Raymond
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 16977

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Thanks Charlie.
by Bill Raymond
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 16977

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Charlie, have you compared the 2 editions? If so, what revisions have been made?
by Bill Raymond
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Anyone Building Spinets
Replies: 30
Views: 16977

Re: Anyone Building Spinets

Anyone interested in making a spinet should check out the late John Barnes' little book "Making a Spinet by Traditional Methods". It's not expensive, and is available from John's son, Peter Barnes at www.peterbarnesharpsichords.com and from other sources.
by Bill Raymond
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: undersaddle pickup would this work?
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Re: undersaddle pickup would this work?

Something you might consider: Gibson used to make a thin body classical guitar with standard classical braced top sans soundhole and hollowed slab body. Kirk Sand designed them and Chet Atkins brought the idea to Gibson. Kirk still makes them and you can take a look at his website for inspiration. I...
by Bill Raymond
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: RIP Scotty Moore
Replies: 0
Views: 4551

RIP Scotty Moore

Chet and Scotty were my earliest influences in the guitar. Scotty was 84 y.o.
by Bill Raymond
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: vises get no respect.
Replies: 6
Views: 4908

Re: vises get no respect.

Who has few vices deserves much respect.
by Bill Raymond
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Hand planes
Replies: 39
Views: 25839

Re: Hand planes

Chuck, I think you meant to "elicit", not "illicit", though I suppose some might say your posts border on the latter. <G>
by Bill Raymond
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help me put my bass guitar back together
Replies: 133
Views: 121864

Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

I wouldn't try to dampen one's enthusiasm, but do wonder whether this discussion of albums and covers might be more appropriate to the "Jam Session" section.
by Bill Raymond
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help me put my bass guitar back together
Replies: 133
Views: 121864

Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Your shield (ground) should be attached to terminal #1 (by your numbering system) and the signal (or "hot") lead should connect to terminal #3.
by Bill Raymond
Fri May 27, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Taxes and tonewood inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 12357

Re: Taxes and tonewood inventory

If you need to change your accounting method, you may be required to file Form 3119 with the IRS. I don't remember all the specifics, but if you look at the instructions to Form 3119, it will provide further information.
by Bill Raymond
Sun May 22, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Taxes and tonewood inventory
Replies: 14
Views: 12357

Re: Taxes and tonewood inventory

Go to www.irs.gov and download Pub. 334 and read it through. It has answers to most questions you will have as a small business owner reporting on Sched. C. If you don't completely understand everything in it, at least you will be able to ask informed questions of your accountant or tax preparer. I ...
by Bill Raymond
Mon May 16, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: question about knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 9193

Re: question about knobs

David Robinson's tutorial is excellent. However, he mentions that no release agent is needed when pouring the second half of a 2 part mold. That may be the case with the silicone rubber he is using, but generally, silicone will stick to silicone and a release agent is definitely needed. I used Oomoo...
by Bill Raymond
Sun May 15, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: question about knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 9193

Re: question about knobs

Thanks for your comments David; thus reassured I shall continue to go commando--insertless, that is. Should I decide I need inserts sometime in the future, they're easily made on my metal lathe, but I thank you for your offer, as well as for the link to the bushings. Unfortunately, living in the rur...
by Bill Raymond
Sat May 14, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: question about knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 9193

Re: question about knobs

I don't have any other photos of the process, just one of my pattern which isn't that interesting: I simply took a 1" diameter maple sphere, drilled part way thru the center, mounted it on a piece of scrap plywood with a dowel and cut it in half, leaving a half sphere with a hole part way thru from ...