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    I am also a Festool ETS 125 sander user and use...

    I am also a Festool ETS 125 sander user and use it every day. With the heap vacuum attached it helps save the lungs and is not that loud. You can turn it on and off on the sander head, vary the speed...
  2. I use the same reamer from Harbor freight, I...

    I use the same reamer from Harbor freight, I believe it is in the plumbing dept for reaming pipes. Anyway, to speed up the process of reaming your holes, once you have found the correct depth put...
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    Thanks, I am starting to think the same thing,...

    Thanks, I am starting to think the same thing, they all seem to sound pretty much the same with all the bracing variations, they sound like an ukulele. A well made instrument with different bracing...
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    Thank you for the information, and responding...

    Thank you for the information, and responding Sequoia.
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    Soundboard brace scalloping

    I have been trying to figure out the physics or reasoning behind how to scallop soundboard braces on x braces and Pete Pete Howlett’s V brace. Basing my method of scallop on fan bracing, then the...
  6. I have both the Colt and a Dremel and use them...

    I have both the Colt and a Dremel and use them for different things. I use the Dremel for small polishing jobs, and the Colt for cutting saddle slots and trimming off the excess on the top and backs...
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    Sorry to hear that, hope he gets well soon and...

    Sorry to hear that, hope he gets well soon and hope he is able to and desiring to get back in his workshop, he is an inspiration to us all.
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    In regard to Sequoia's question on the Gotoh...

    In regard to Sequoia's question on the Gotoh tuners, Lmii has them for $63. The sku is gunb. They just call them open back tuners, but the post height is adjustable. I tried them out once and they...
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    You are my most respected luthier because of the...

    You are my most respected luthier because of the variety and intricacies of what you build. I have seen these instruments in paintings in my European travels over the last 40 years and thought they...
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    Putting double sided tape on the bottom of the...

    Putting double sided tape on the bottom of the bridge while doing all the alignment and measurements helps keep it from moving by accident while fiddling around with it.
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    I have made a few Tenors and Baritones with POC...

    I have made a few Tenors and Baritones with POC necks. It is softer for carving, but sands out beautifully and easily. I have had no problems with stability so far without reinforcing. POC...
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    I use a Titan Flexspray fine finish sprayer. It...

    I use a Titan Flexspray fine finish sprayer. It is an HVLP air assisted sprayer with a cup gun which is easy to adjust for different viscosities and easy to clean up. It also is self contained in the...
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    I saw the video when it was available and was...

    I saw the video when it was available and was intrigued enough to try to duplicate your results. I assume you added a centerline patch to support the center joint on the top as one does on the back...
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    Thickness planer

    Any recommendations for a reasonably priced electric thickness planer?
  15. You could try getting in touch with Bruce at...

    You could try getting in touch with Bruce at Notablewoods.com. He may be able to cut something to spec for you.
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    Nice to know that the wood is that forgiving...

    Nice to know that the wood is that forgiving since we all make mistakes.
  17. I would also recommend the book Guitarmaking by...

    I would also recommend the book Guitarmaking by Cumpiano and Natelson originally published in 1987. Their book shows how build entirely with hand tools, but recommend a router and use a drill press...
  18. So far I only do Spanish heel construction. After...

    So far I only do Spanish heel construction. After watching both videos, the slight difference on where the cuts meet relative to the fret line is so minuscule as to be irrelevant. You are talking a...
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    I'm not sure of purpose of the tape, to join or...

    I'm not sure of purpose of the tape, to join or to keep one side clean, either way it is not the complete way to join halves. For joining and gluing you need to apply lateral pressure pressing the...
  20. Thread: spotty wood

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    126060Thanks Sequoia, I see the insert image icon...

    126060Thanks Sequoia, I see the insert image icon and tried that for an experiment. Lmii said in the product description that the wood came in pretty wet in 2012 and has been sitting in billets...
  21. Thread: spotty wood

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    better pictures

    The forum seems to always want to compress my 3mb picture files into 17kb thumbnails.
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    spotty wood

    I bought some Amazon Rosewood which during steam bending brought out a lot of spots, assuming tannins. This is not unusual, and they usually sand off. In this case they would not sand off as it seems...
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    Thank you, I researched more and see it is used...

    Thank you, I researched more and see it is used in boat building and steam bends well. Sound should be somewhere between maple and black walnut.
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    bending white ash

    Do any of you have any experience with bending white ash? I had a request to build a tenor with white ash back and sides.
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    you are what you do

    You are what you do. Some are better than others. I have been a professional house painter and faster and better than any one else, as recognized by other painters, and a licensed general contractor....
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