"I don't see where domestic wood would be a problem since the Lacey Act covers imported wood. But the whole thing is troubling. It almost makes me think someone has a personal vendetta against either someone at LMI or Gibson and they're…"
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"Gee, I didn't feel a thing here in California. Stay alert for the aftershooks. A 5.8 can do a real number on those old, eastern, brick buildings.
And I can confirm as a westcoast quake veteran -- the dogs do hear them…"
"The homemade 4" radius sanding block was for a 41.5" scale electric upright bass. I use a stew-mac 16" radius block for everything else. I like your idea, but in reverse. My new sign will read, "Will Sand For Beers.""
"You can resaw your thicker stock into ¼” by hand using a Japanese, Ryoba style pull saw. Make sure your stock is square, scratch off a ¼” groove all the way around with a marking gauge, start your cut in the corner…"
"I think Don has identified two issues that might be contributing to the problem. Try to isolate the issues to see how much each one is contributing. If it currently stays in tune when played, then you know that your neck join is solid.…"
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