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    LMI carries lacquer and thinner. It's in Northern...

    LMI carries lacquer and thinner. It's in Northern CA. There is no problem with that but at times I have had people worry that the lacquer finish I have been using (Cardinal) isn't as bomb proof as...
  2. I recently made a fingerboard from some terrified...

    I recently made a fingerboard from some terrified maple I got from an LMI open house sale a couple years ago. It made a very beautiful deep brown fretboard that is almost the color of finger grime so...
  3. Thanks for that video Beau. Very comprehensive.

    Thanks for that video Beau. Very comprehensive.
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    I'm pretty sure it is not. Range is limited to...

    I'm pretty sure it is not. Range is limited to the Senora Desert The Southeast tip of CA, South West Corner of Arizona and Easter Baja.

    ronwood (Olneya tesota)

    Ironwood is a flowering tree from...
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    I was trying to post Senora Desert. Desert...

    I was trying to post Senora Desert. Desert Ironwood is a member of the pea family of trees. There was a pretty good sized pile of it at a BLM campground I stayed at way back when. I see what the...
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    For some strange reason my post is getting cut in...

    For some strange reason my post is getting cut in half. The rest should say.

    Se
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    Highly prized for knife handles and such. I have...

    Highly prized for knife handles and such. I have wanted to use it for bridge and fingerboards in an attempt to make an all US wood instrument with a desert theme inlay. I wasn't able to find pieces...
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    I try to stick with one system for these small...

    I try to stick with one system for these small tools. Seems like all companies are making these mini electric saws. This is one of the smaller ones. I could see using it up in a tree but as others I...
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    Drill a 1/4" pilot hole in the tail and use a...

    Drill a 1/4" pilot hole in the tail and use a 1/2" step bit to finish the job.
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    I could see a very useful tool for ukulele...

    I could see a very useful tool for ukulele building that ran three of these at once doing what a planer will without the risk of tear out.
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    No issues.
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    Poormans CNC

    As requested, this is a rough drawing of my Poorman"s CNC. This process works best for inlays you might do over and over like the chicken on my logo. It takes me about an hour to do that inlay. I do...
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    Poormans CNC

    Sorry double post
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    Having trouble with the Image. I'll work on it...

    Having trouble with the Image. I'll work on it tonight.
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    Starting new thread.

    Starting new thread.
  16. The one I have the aluminum pot is 5" diameter 3"...

    The one I have the aluminum pot is 5" diameter 3" deep. For glue I fill with water for a water bath but you could probably go direct if you do a lot of glue or wax.131224
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    There are a few more pictures in the archives of...

    There are a few more pictures in the archives of this forum. Search" Poormans cnc" I did draw up a simple plan for someone at one point. If I can find it I will send it to you. You also need a scroll...
  18. I have one of those wax warmers used for bikini...

    I have one of those wax warmers used for bikini waxing. It is the perfect temperature. I keep the HHG in a small squeeze bottle. The advantage is I can put the small red cap back on the bottle and...
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    This has been my exact experience as well. ...

    This has been my exact experience as well.

    When a MISi or Baggs sounds just right they can't be beat but so often one of the strings will be weak and can take a lot of messing with. If you get it...
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    I'm sure they use some kind of 2K finish. You...

    I'm sure they use some kind of 2K finish. You could get a automotive clear coat touch up kit off eBay and build it up level buff and the whole bit. They cost about 12 bucks.
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    I'm at one very impressed and horrified when I...

    I'm at one very impressed and horrified when I see homemade power tools.
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    I have found aqua coat to be a terrible pore...

    I have found aqua coat to be a terrible pore filler. The only way I have used it successfully is to pore fill about half way through a lacquer finish when you have enough coats on so you don't sand...
  23. Nice work Beau. Sounds a little like a dulcimer.

    Nice work Beau. Sounds a little like a dulcimer.
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    I have the dewalt in the last image. It's a very...

    I have the dewalt in the last image. It's a very nice tool. Not really of use in instrument building in my opinion. I used mine for location work for finishing high end homes.
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    I have a really curly piece of hickory I have...

    I have a really curly piece of hickory I have been making binding from. It makes great binding and bends nicely.
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