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Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Monday. 2 Replies

I have a love hate relationship with my circular saw. It's the first one I bought. Used it for years. But the thing is flimsy. It has a  base with rounded ends. These rounded sides make it impossible…Continue

A change in job positions and how I got there.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Rose Mar 12. 3 Replies

Thinks are changing. And for me for the better. I’ll have to start this story off by going back a bit in time. And I’ll try to keep this all as short as a story covering 10+ years can get. Have to…Continue

ICE!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jan 16. 5 Replies

Snow is something you expect. Dangerous but can be dealt with using common sense and caution. Ice is something you can’t do anything about. The only common sense and caution you have is to stay off…Continue

Not all forums are created equal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 21. 14 Replies

I’ve belonged to many internet forums from the early 90’s on. Everything from science to Paranormal investigation. I think I can honestly say I’ve seen it all. Well, in this case, read it all.…Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Wayfinder's discussion Another Neck Strengthener
"Oily, freaking AWESOME. I forget the name of the violin but it has one or two strings it uses as a drone. Really has a cool sound. The chamber would have to go all the way into the box. With a bridge setup and separate tuners. Feed the strings threw…"
6 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mensh's discussion POD 2.0?
"I wouldn't recommend an all in one 'every kind of distortion' box. I've yet to hear on that is nothing more than variations on the same sound. Go on youtube and find a single box that gives the type of sound your looking for.…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Wayfinder's discussion Another Neck Strengthener
"Perhaps an alternative would be an aluminum U channel. If you route it out so the flat side is against the fretboard and the channel goes into the neck material. Both channel sides would be hard to bend. You would have to physically stretch the…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion New Martin D-200 Deluxe - BUY ONE NOW!!
"I watched an experiment on the effect or worth. They had set up a tasting table. Two exact same cakes. Same frosting. One was marked at what you would expect to pay at an in store baker shop. The other a specialty bakery. Everyone who took part in…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to default's discussion What to do with these odd boxes?
"Drop a piece of ply under the lid and make it electric only. Keep the look and jam on! Not sure what to do with the second one. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion New Martin D-200 Deluxe - BUY ONE NOW!!
"Kinda makes ya proud to sit back and play a CBG. And laugh at a few people... ; )  Another proverb "A fool and his money...." "
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.
"Happy new tool day. Use a tool instead of being a tool. ;)"
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Milt Haselmire replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.
"You can't really go wrong with Makita tools. I have lots of them that see a lot of use and they stand up really well. Some of them are 20 years old and just keep on ticking."
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Cause the Blue rat posted a discussion

Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.

I have a love hate relationship with my circular saw. It's the first one I bought. Used it for years. But the thing is flimsy. It has a  base with rounded ends. These rounded sides make it impossible to use a straight edge.  I'm lucky to get this thing with in 3/16 of an inch. And forget about a straight line. The other tool I had to replace. The rubber base on my 1/3 sheet sander had not only worn thin. It's fallen off. That replacement part is no longer available. Both these old tools are…See More
Mar 19
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Stretcher idea is a success!!!! I did a second sheet. Cut this one down by 1/4 inch on a long and short side. This gave plenty of room. The Arches 140 lb cold press paper was soaked for 10 minutes. Placed on the stretcher and allowed to dry. I then…"
Mar 19
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I know, it's not a guitar. But I made something!  It's a watercolor paper stricture for a 12 X 16 in sheet. This is actually my second try. First was a complete failure. There will have to be a third. Didn't take into account…"
Mar 19
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"WOW.. I jut keep hitting the replay button. "
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Derek Rose replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion A change in job positions and how I got there.
"Congratulations and best of luck with the new position."
Mar 12
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion A change in job positions and how I got there.
"Thanks Oily. I've done the job years ago. It'll be more brain work than I do now. I'll have to learn the operating system of two tempering ovens and the different physics that goes with each. One is very similar to the one I ran years…"
Mar 12
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion A change in job positions and how I got there.
"Rat, I hope this new position works out for you."
Mar 12

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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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