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Going to fast to get one last one ready for fair

Started by Shawn Jun 24, 2015. 0 Replies

Well I finally did it. I thought yah I got time to build two diddle bows before this weekends fair. Both turned out nice looking and sound nice well except this one.opps got my fret count wrong on…Continue

I'd love to say I did this While doing something important...

Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies

I was cleaning up my shop ... cutting up bits too big for my wood stove... Evidently ran past the pusher on my angle gilhooley... hit the thumb pretty square...  never touched the nail...

The mess I'm (trying) to work in.

Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies

Not sure about the rest of ya'll, but every once in a while I'll try to clear up enough space to set down a box almost kill myself falling into the mess my shop has become. …Continue

Pushing the envelope until it explodes

Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

I was making a 3 string for a VERY small lady, so I tried to make a very low profile neck for her tiny hands. All was going well until I tested the rigidity and discovered I had made a pretty good…Continue

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Comment by mark "mudcat" quigley on February 20, 2011 at 4:35pm
wish i  could say it was a manly tool like a table saw, but it was the drive wheel of a belt sander
Comment by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) on February 20, 2011 at 4:23pm
Damn.  Yer supposed to cut the wood, bro.
Comment by mark "mudcat" quigley on February 20, 2011 at 3:10pm
nuff said
Comment by mark "mudcat" quigley on February 20, 2011 at 3:10pm
Comment by colin mcgrath on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am
well I would have to say that if I were to try a radius fingerboard any time soon, the hall of shame board here would be full with my post. And I am looking for cheap and easy to handle. And I would need to get the hang of fretting before attempting to use a scroll saw for it.
Comment by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) on February 4, 2011 at 10:26am
Scroll saw works great for a flat fingerboard.  Probably don't want to try it for a radiused fingerboard.  If you cut the slots before you add the radius, you just have to pick the slot edges up again later.  If you do it after the radius is added, you'll have trouble keeping an even depth on both sides.
Comment by Wichita Sam on February 4, 2011 at 9:56am

Harb or Freight has a "Flush Cut Saw" that is a pull saw that is the right kerf for fretwork.  I find it an acceptable alternative, although a little flexible.  If you are going to do more than 2 or 3 fretted CBG, think about getting a scroll saw. It makes a great, fast way of cutting the frets (I can cut the frets in a typical neck in a couple minutes, where by hand it is a 15-30 minute job that is less uniform.)

 

Daddy MoJo has a youtube how to on the subject....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idnY9Y4Zvx0

 

hope this helps,

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Comment by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) on February 4, 2011 at 9:05am
The Dovetail Saw alternative meets specs on standard fret saw in all categories except that it cuts on the push stroke.  A real fret saw cuts on the pull stroke.  Makes it much easier to cut accurately.
Comment by Jon Pruett on February 4, 2011 at 8:34am
I'm using the normal gauge fretwire from CB Gitty with that saw and it's a perfect press in fit.
Comment by Wichita Sam on February 4, 2011 at 8:19am

Josh,

 

Slip on decal????? Wow!!!! looks great...

 

thanks,

 

Sam

 

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I'd love to say I did this While doing something important...

Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies

The mess I'm (trying) to work in.

Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies

Pushing the envelope until it explodes

Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

What NOT to do!

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Bluesheart May 30, 2011. 5 Replies

first six string

Started by mark "mudcat" quigley. Last reply by mark "mudcat" quigley Mar 23, 2011. 4 Replies

pick ups & the top of the box

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