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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
one issue you may have with taking a fretboard...

one issue you may have with taking a fretboard from a neck is whether the donor fretboard taper will be the same as your recipient neck.

Just get a pre-slotted board and fit it to your neck....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-14-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
If you are painting it, you do not need to remove...

If you are painting it, you do not need to remove the paint. you just need to scuff sand it so that the paint will have some mechanical adhesion.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-23-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
if you increase the tilt of the neck, you will...

if you increase the tilt of the neck, you will absolutely move the end of the fretboard away from bridge. this is simple geometry. It sounds like the poster needs significant shimming to get the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
as you keep shimming the neck, the increased...

as you keep shimming the neck, the increased angle is going to move the bottom of the fret board further and further away from the bridge. This will change the scale. Compensation will become an...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
you're right. eyes are tired and they looked...

you're right. eyes are tired and they looked tapered to me originally.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
nice. Is that dovetailed plexiglass and did you...

nice. Is that dovetailed plexiglass and did you cut it yourself?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
pictures would help. Is your bridge a TOM and if...

pictures would help. Is your bridge a TOM and if so, did you account for the neck angle?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
get a long drill bit. drill through the neck to...

get a long drill bit. drill through the neck to the neck pickup cavity. continue drilling from neck to bridge cavity.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I would just try to find a toy acoustic if it is...

I would just try to find a toy acoustic if it is just for effect.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
The thing I like the best is how the dye stops at...

The thing I like the best is how the dye stops at the bottom of the slight roundover. nice attention to detail.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
its another forum. they have more professional...

its another forum. they have more professional luthiers there. exploerbuiler posts on there alot. I lurk.

of course, if I built something that was played by robert plant, I would post it on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
ok, who let the guy that really knows what he is...

ok, who let the guy that really knows what he is doing on here?

As if having a really nice finished product was not enough, you got feedback from one of the most important musicians ever.

that is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
are those bearings on the fret bender? If so,...

are those bearings on the fret bender? If so, nice. I went cheap and just cut some round wood knobs with my circle cutter and then put it in the drill press to cut a groove with a chisel.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
the guys that take down trees typically only have...

the guys that take down trees typically only have chainsaws. I am not sure they would be able to really give you anything that allow them to really dimension anything unless the guy was a wizard with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 796
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
""People always want to try to find...

""People always want to try to find some new unthought of idea" because without those people you wouldn't have a flush toilet, a cell phone, food, clothing or a computer to make those statements on....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
may want to use a woodburner instead of open...

may want to use a woodburner instead of open flame for more control.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
wouldn't the scalloped fretboard address the...

wouldn't the scalloped fretboard address the durability issues?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
Sorry to add on but what is the point to the...

Sorry to add on but what is the point to the ground wire to the post in a TOM?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I use a water based finish from LMI and just use...

I use a water based finish from LMI and just use a $0.79 foam brush, brush on and then use the brush to knock down any bubbles. A couple of minutes with 400 grit sand paper knocks of any brush marks...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
see if the fret moves when you push down on it....

see if the fret moves when you push down on it. if so, try the hammer and use a piece of wood as a caul. if that does not work, use some sand paper like 800 grit. since you are trying to get it to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I have seen variable bindings done by some...

I have seen variable bindings done by some professional luthiers. However, I do think it looks off. Their variable also seems to be going from the standard width on most of the body to a thicker...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
MR. Flibble, I am blown away at the thought and...

MR. Flibble, I am blown away at the thought and effort that went into that post. No sarcasm, very impressed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
liking it. I am completing wood bindings now. I...

liking it. I am completing wood bindings now. I soaked the wood and then used successively narrower hot pipes to bend it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
binding it will be very difficult with the...

binding it will be very difficult with the forearm curve.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I think you need to continue to crown them. The...

I think you need to continue to crown them. The tops appear flat in the pictures. Also, even on the pictures in your ealier posts, I think even the left side needed to be done again. I go for a line...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I would try to get a orbital sander or palm...

I would try to get a orbital sander or palm sander instead of a belt sander. A belt sander is very aggressive and you may end up with a lot of low spots and otherwise messing up you contours.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
instead of taking out the pickups, just put...

instead of taking out the pickups, just put masking tape over the pickups and the space between the pickups and pickup rings/pickguard.

I would suggest the 600 since it will take more time to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I actually use water to get it to lay flat. no...

I actually use water to get it to lay flat. no glue.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
Nice write up. One thing I like to do to avoid...

Nice write up. One thing I like to do to avoid having to deal with flattening the stone is to use high grit sandpaper on something flat like my table saw or even MDF after checking it with a straight...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
if you tape off the inlays, you will have low...

if you tape off the inlays, you will have low spots when you take of the tape. you would then have to clear over these low spots otherwise the strings will get stuck when you do bends.
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