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Forum: The Pit 03-05-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9,871
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Posted By dave293
Take logs of both sides 2xlne=ln7 2x=ln7 x=ln7/2

Take logs of both sides

2xlne=ln7
2x=ln7
x=ln7/2
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By dave293
Some Holly is pretty close to white.

Some Holly is pretty close to white.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-24-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By dave293
I wouldn't. Adding binding won't be all that...

I wouldn't.

Adding binding won't be all that straight forward. Acoustic guitar tops have a slight radius, so when cutting the binding rabbet the router cannot ride on the top or the depth of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-14-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By dave293
I've been busy with stuff but I still check in...

I've been busy with stuff but I still check in here for a lurk often.


The Wd-40 containing silicone is a common myth though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-14-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By dave293
WD-40 doesn't contain any silicone. But i...

WD-40 doesn't contain any silicone. But i wouldn't use it for cleaning screws anyway.

I doubt anything is going to do much for the screws, much easy to just get some new ones tbh.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 28,559
Posted By dave293
Looking good. If haven't decided yet I think a...

Looking good.

If haven't decided yet I think a headstock veneer would look best.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By dave293
I'd keep with drill the hole, looks much neater....

I'd keep with drill the hole, looks much neater. Anyway if you did route all the way through the rod wouldn't fall out if installed correctly.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,228
Posted By dave293
Sorry guys, no updates on this one. I've been...

Sorry guys, no updates on this one. I've been busying with finishing up school and saving to go to the Galloup school of Lutherie next (well that was the plan until to aus dollar plummeted).

This...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-11-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By dave293
.........?

.........?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-09-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By dave293
I think what you will find after your costs in...

I think what you will find after your costs in setting up, prototyping, R&D, etc Stewmacs prices will look pretty reasonable.

Dave
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-04-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By dave293
Allparts has 70's style strat necks with the...

Allparts has 70's style strat necks with the bullet truss rod which can have a mircotilt retofitted.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-03-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By dave293
The neck blank you already have is fine. There is...

The neck blank you already have is fine. There is nothing at all wrong with using flatsawn maple for a neck. Many awesome guitars use it, including fender for 50 or so years.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-12-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By dave293
I haven't done the mod. But I don't think the...

I haven't done the mod.

But I don't think the main advantage of threaded inserts is the strength, bolts are ample. I think where threaded inserts would shine is when you are going to be removing the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-02-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,411
Posted By dave293
A cheap bolt on, maybe. But a properly done bolt...

A cheap bolt on, maybe. But a properly done bolt is a snug fit and practically allines itself. They are no less precise than any other neck joint, it all depends on the maker.

I also disagree about...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-30-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By dave293
http://www.inlaceonline.com/ That's one brand of...

http://www.inlaceonline.com/

That's one brand of the stuff. But alot of different stuff can be used. Ormsbys used metal shavings on a guitar if I remember right. I've also heard of people using...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-27-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By dave293
Tim at Australian tonewoods does a weissenborn...

Tim at Australian tonewoods does a weissenborn kit. Looks to be exactly what your after.

http://www.australiantonewoods.com/weissenborn_kits.htm
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-24-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By dave293
Both those books are good, the Melyvn Hiscock...

Both those books are good, the Melyvn Hiscock book is the better of the two IMO. But both contain useful information.

Another book I'd look at is "The guitar player repair guide" By Dan Erlewine. It...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-23-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By dave293
Colour coding, it will be fine.

Colour coding, it will be fine.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By dave293
True, learning in a production environment would...

True, learning in a production environment would be the ideal way to go. But, a luthier is unlikely to hire a apprentice with no experience, as they can't afford to be wasting time completely...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-22-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By dave293
http://reranch.com/basics.htm

http://reranch.com/basics.htm
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By dave293
haha, thanks mate. That tele is ready for...

haha, thanks mate.

That tele is ready for finish, along with the other one, which I'm going to finish in a batch along with some other. But I'm not sure I am going to bother finishing that one in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By dave293
Thanks The actual bender was pretty cheap, it's...

Thanks

The actual bender was pretty cheap, it's just made from stuff you can get at Bunnings. The heat blanket and controller weren't cheap, but I plan on getting quite a bit of use out of them. I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By dave293
Some updates: I've just started this build up...

Some updates:

I've just started this build up again. I've built most of the jigs I'm going to need (bender, dishes, molds)

Anyway, the sides are bent and I will be starting on bracing soon, weather...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,982
Posted By dave293
Here's my workspace, recently totally...

Here's my workspace, recently totally reoganised/new tools. Needs abit of a cleanup

"Clean" work, repair, glue up, etc
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/dave293/shop43005.jpg
Another...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By dave293
Nice site, I love the way violins, etc are made....

Nice site, I love the way violins, etc are made. I'm want to build one in the future even though I can't play one. :p:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By dave293
This top is pretty solid, it only had a few...

This top is pretty solid, it only had a few cracks i had to repair before joining. Apart from that it's been pretty easy to work with.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By dave293
don't bolt it on whatever you do. It's hard to...

don't bolt it on whatever you do.

It's hard to say how to glue it or what glue to use without seeing the break.

IMO leave it alone until you have the money to fix it, a failed attempt at fixing it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By dave293
Some pictures would help.

Some pictures would help.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By dave293
Some...

Some updates:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/dave293/7892.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/dave293/789.jpg

Still need to route electronics cavity deeper and cut recess for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-07-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By dave293
I use a straight but I'd imagine all three could...

I use a straight but I'd imagine all three could be used. The straight does have the advantage of being easier to sharpen.
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