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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-22-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,745
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
for the target finish, did you use the cross...

for the target finish, did you use the cross linker to get additional durability or the extender? I have used the white pigment version to spray ******* cabinets and wonder how the clear works.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-12-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
it seems to me that installing a roller nut would...

it seems to me that installing a roller nut would require you to shave off the first few millimeters of the fret board so that the end of nut is in the proper location. otherwise, you have shifted...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
maybe this will talk you out of this idea. KISS...

maybe this will talk you out of this idea. KISS did this with ink for their comic books.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
It is not exactly like the rasp you can get at...

It is not exactly like the rasp you can get at home depot. they hold their edge longer and leave a smoother surface. Is it overkill for what he needs, yes. but they are not the same. Just as the buck...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
someone did this on project guitar. here is his...

someone did this on project guitar. here is his second verison i think. look around there.
http://www.projectguitar.com/topic/45957-improved-fret-slotting-system/
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Rusty_Chisel
Stew Mac at one time rented the truss rod repair...

Stew Mac at one time rented the truss rod repair kit since they knew it was a one time use for many people. you may want to check on the site further to see if they still do.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
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: 833
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: 562
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: 562
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: 486
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: 486
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: 490
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: 351
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: 979
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: 319
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: 19
Views: 1,393
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: 19
Views: 1,393
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: 2,003
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: 678
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: 1,554
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: 656
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: 656
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: 665
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 04-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
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: 534
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: 971
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: 626
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: 1,207
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: 508
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...
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