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by Al Dodson
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Posting pictures from the I-phone
Replies: 8
Views: 5824

Re: Posting pictures from the I-phone

Thanks John,
I haven't tried but I suspect it will offer some options like that. I guess I'll just have to try I think I'll post a picture of my Ahhh.... "monkey."
by Al Dodson
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Posting pictures from the I-phone
Replies: 8
Views: 5824

Posting pictures from the I-phone

Thanks to my special someone, I have a new I-phone 5. It is awesome and the camera is unbelievable. I would like to use it to post pictures directly to this forum without sending them to my computer but I have no idea what size they are. I would like to stay within the size limits of this forum and ...
by Al Dodson
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Seeking Finishing Sevices
Replies: 6
Views: 4009

Re: Seeking Finishing Sevices

How attached are you to this particular wife? Just saying....
by Al Dodson
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using Lathe for pickup winder
Replies: 7
Views: 5701

Re: Using Lathe for pickup winder

" I made a counter out of a calculator."

That is brilliant. I think I understand but could you please elaborate. Thanks
by Al Dodson
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Recycled materals into instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 4804

Re: Recycled materals into instruments

Thanks Dave, that's it.
by Al Dodson
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Recycled materals into instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 4804

Recycled materals into instruments

If you are a Facebook user, check out this video. Search for this: Dec 4, 2012 10:55pm. If any one knows how to put up a more useful link to this, please do so.
by Al Dodson
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Whacky, weird and wonderful wood.
Replies: 29
Views: 11833

Re: Whacky, weird and wonderful wood.

It's possible that the leaf is stationary and the tree is spinning. Just saying
by Al Dodson
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Whacky, weird and wonderful wood.
Replies: 29
Views: 11833

Re: Whacky, weird and wonderful wood.

Depending on what Margie looks like, she might disturb more than the air.
by Al Dodson
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: I Have Scum!
Replies: 21
Views: 16818

Re: I Have Scum!

Tom, just use the Goof-Off on yourself and you wont need the tub.
by Al Dodson
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Jointer question
Replies: 18
Views: 10491

Re: Jointer question

You want a Saf-T-Planer for that job and for many others. It is great for cutting the taper in the neck also. It's one of my favorite tools, I love using it.
by Al Dodson
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Wand-smithing
Replies: 10
Views: 6430

Re: Wand-smithing

Does the measurement include the handle or just the shaft? How about a bicycle grip and some way to change gears; kind of like setting your fazer on stun. Or, maybe it's time to move on to broomsticks!
by Al Dodson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: straightening a cupped half inch cap
Replies: 11
Views: 5674

Re: straightening a cupped half inch cap

I agree you can clamp it out but it raises an interesting question. Which side do you glue? The wood is cupped because there is more moisture on the convex side. If you use a water based glue, it will add more moisture to the wood. So, should you apply the glue to the convex side or do you think it ...
by Al Dodson
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

Re: Paint Stripper

I've got a better idea. Just trash the door and hang up a bunch of beads like we did back in the day.
by Al Dodson
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

Re: Paint Stripper

I prefer a heat gun for this type of work and leave the strippers for furniture. Stripper only seam to lift the paint one layer at a time; the heat gun will lift all the layers at once. Of course if it gets much hotter there, you won't even need a heat gun!
by Al Dodson
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Marble sanding beam for fret work?
Replies: 19
Views: 21477

Re: Marble sanding beam for fret work?

I am finding Several options for steel flat ground Stock 1/2" X 3/4 " X 18" for under $50. If that is within budget you can't do much better. This was just a quick check on the MSC website. It's possible places like online metals might be cheaper. We have a piece like this we call the preacher becau...
by Al Dodson
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Fancy figured woods...
Replies: 97
Views: 50636

Re: Wood porn...

This is supposed to be a family friendly sight, so I will make no comment on the above photo. Either you see it or you don't!
by Al Dodson
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tulip Poplar?
Replies: 21
Views: 9236

Re: Tulip Poplar?

Clay covers it very well; I would send it to the hairdresser too. Tulip Poplar, or yellow poplar, is a wonderful wood to work with. I think it makes great sides and backs. I would not use it for a neck however; it has a tendency to take a set or follow the string as bow makers would say. The lighter...
by Al Dodson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Amy Hopkins needs our help after open heart surgery!
Replies: 71
Views: 49830

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

Hello Clint, good to see you poking your head out of the hole. What are you up to these days? Great to see you guys heading up this effort for Amy.
by Al Dodson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Gold leaf?
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Gold leaf?

Poplar (yellow Poplar) is one of my favorite woods but it does have a green cast to it when finished natural. It doesn't need filling, and takes stain or paint well and is easy to bend and machine. It makes great sides and backs. That being said I wouldn't use it for a neck as it tends to 'follow th...
by Al Dodson
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: AutoCad help, Converting file formats
Replies: 4
Views: 3720

Re: AutoCad help, Converting file formats

Thanks J. C. the Autodesk download works well. A heads up though. It converted all my existing files to what is labeled .dwg True View format.If I click on the drawing now, it opens in True View and cannot be modified. I have to open my Auto Cad program first now and then open the files from there i...