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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 566
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: 375
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: 375
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: 325
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: 334
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: 354
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: 368
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: 445
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: 392
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: 684
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: 330
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: 684
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: 333
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: 222
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: 222
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: 222
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.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
letting us know what you have available would help

letting us know what you have available would help
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
you HAVE to do a level and crown when you put in...

you HAVE to do a level and crown when you put in new frets. all of your frets will be different heights.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
i would recommend a jointer an a planner. While...

i would recommend a jointer an a planner. While there are some rather nice jigs that can replace the jointer to some degree, once you use one, you don't know how you ever worked without one. That and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I think the carve will make it a nightmare or...

I think the carve will make it a nightmare or even impossible with sandbags. I don't even know if the vacuum press will work for that.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
I think the Titebond II and III have a higher...

I think the Titebond II and III have a higher creep factor. Also, if it was not a clean break and you are missing large splinter, I would consider using an epoxy due it its better gap filling...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,085
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
how did it die? my Bosch router needs to be taken...

how did it die? my Bosch router needs to be taken apart every now and then to clean out the switch. good engineer design to not seal the switch on something that generates so much fine dust.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
what type of bridge? If you have springs on the...

what type of bridge? If you have springs on the screw the saddle threads into, I have cut the springs to get more room to move back.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
It could be due to the weather. There is no...

It could be due to the weather. There is no moisture in the air where I live (wake up w/ a nose bleed each morning) and my neck has shifted some.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
You may also want to look at Carvin. I think this...

You may also want to look at Carvin. I think this kit may be a better starting point for you. If you are planning on a natural finish, the bodies may be better suited for that.
It also seems to offer...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-14-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
Just to add to the Harbor Freight comments, there...

Just to add to the Harbor Freight comments, there are a number of power tools that have been well received on various woodworking forums. A good search term is "harbor freight gems".

If what you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
If the neck holes don't line up, you can always...

If the neck holes don't line up, you can always put dowels in the holes and red drill. Why not use a left handed bridge so the screws line up. The only differencenbetween left and right handed...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-15-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
give us some picture. Also, you need to make sure...

give us some picture. Also, you need to make sure that your sanding does not result in the neck pocket shifting to one side if you have already drilled the holes for your bridge.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-27-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
if you have access to a dremel, I would use one...

if you have access to a dremel, I would use one of the grinding stones. trying to drill metal when there is already a hole will be difficult. It will also be much smoother with a stone. if you don't...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
As long as you can use one of the holes as is, go...

As long as you can use one of the holes as is, go ahead and widen the other 5 like the wilkensen. Just make sure that your reference hole is correctly spaced. I would pick a hole that looks close...
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