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  1. RobStark

    Help with this 100 year old piece of Ebony!

    Thank you all for the responses so far, here are some pics with a ruler showing it's scale though.. just incase this changes anyones opinions of the matter..
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    Help with this 100 year old piece of Ebony!

    Dang, I suspected so.. thanks for the reply
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    Help with this 100 year old piece of Ebony!

    Hi, I have this very old piece of Ebony that belonged to my great grandfather and I would very much like to try and get 1 or 2 fretboards out of it. I am unsure how to approach this however, with my limited wood working experience, especially working with real hard woods such as ebony. My...
  4. RobStark

    16" Archtop Guitar Restoration: 1938 Cromwell G4 By Gibson Relic

    This is truly amazing! Sigh.. so depressing when I see the talent of repair/builders out there knowing I have such a long way to go.. but also inspiring! More inspiring than depressing, so I didn't mean to be all negative, haha. Great job man, love this thread.
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    nut file

    Ok I thought o had better pics of cross sections but I couldn't find what I originally wanted to share, but here is a cross section view of stew Mac file. While it looks V-shaped, the tip is actually rounded. If you had the time in your hand you would see/feel it is rounded to give the slot a...
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    nut file

    Actually I do have a cross section pic, let me try and dig it up
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    nut file

    Read this post before making your final decision. Cheap(er) Nut Files? - Telecaster Guitar Forum Look at the pictures the guy took. He compares all sorts of files plus feeler gauges and welder tip cleaners.
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    nut file

    I would seriously stay clear of welder tip cleaners, feeler guages, or any other tool that you have to modify or any tool that is not meant for the job filing nuts, even if its just taking it down a few thousanths is something that needs to be pretty darn precise or else it can affect tone...
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    Guitar-Making Template Tip

    OK thank you all for resoomding . one less thing I'm a noob at. At this rate ill be a pro in no time
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    Guitar-Making Template Tip

    Ok, i'm a moron. A quick google search just told me that CA glue is just your common Super Glue. D'oh!! Now I feel extra dumb than I already feel on a day to day basis. However my question above still stands, what is a general/approximate ratio for diluting your glue? Thanks for putting up...
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    Guitar-Making Template Tip

    This is such a noob question, but then again, I am a noob and then some... but are you thinning the CA glue yourself with water or is does this product come as "water thinned CA glue"? I've never even heard of CA glue until joining this forum so excuse my ignorance on the topic. If you dilute...
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    Another boring build thread

    Ohh thank you! I keep hearing about these mythical Bartlett plans... it is obvious to me now that I must purchase a copy. Reaching for my credit card now and i've never been more excited for an online purchase. P.s Nuance, i saw your build thread, holy cow, 6 builds at the same time. That...
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    Another boring build thread

    Where did you get those neck plans may I ask?
  14. RobStark

    Burst Replica: Pete's next build.

    I was just about to comment on the same issue. There are actually quite a few build pages that I get excited about reading only to discover pics are all blank. One of the Bartlett builds are like this (I believe its one of his earlier ones). Any chance those can be revived somehow?
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    ExNihilo Vintage Burst Build

    Thanks to all for the replies. Helpful!
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    Top Thickness Question

    Thank you all for the replies
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    ExNihilo Vintage Burst Build

    Can someone please help me understand? I keep hearing that you start your pickup plane where the fretboard ends but how do you know where the fretboard will end exactly as this stage in the build? I mean, sure I know that the fretboard meets the body around the 16th fret, but just placing the...
  18. RobStark

    Box Jig

    How do you set your angle on this box to such a precise angle such as a 4.2 or 4.4 angle for the neck plane? Do you just keep inching it up by placing blocks (or whatever you use to raise it) underneath until a digital level reads the proper angle? Or do you have a more consistent way of...
  19. RobStark

    Shake it off...

    Hey there Frankie, I tried replying to your private message about the RIGID but it says "you cannot accept incoming messages"
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    Template Making advice please

    I think this is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you. I think it's my OCD and while maybe that can come in handy at times I think for the most part it will hinder me and hold me back. I purchased the ROSS and while it definitely helped and sped things up, I still ended up hand sanding and...

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