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Hollow construction?

Anyone ever build that way? Sort of an all-wood  version of those Fouke Industrial designs (rail style)?  The Woodcraft store near me has s…

Started by James Pobog

4 10 minutes ago
Reply by Taffy Evans

my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,

a few bit's of a kitchen unit, piece of flat bar, bit of MDF board and a circular hand saw plus a few g-clamp's, work's a treat,

Started by GARAGE HERMIT

1 46 minutes ago
Reply by Taffy Evans

What is the optimum nut height and bridge height combination. What are the best materials to use?

I have been building and experimenting for a couple of years now.    1) I am curious for peoples thoughts on the best set up heights for th…

Started by BUGGY (C)

21 5 hours ago
Reply by Tom T

Sigh........

You see the  crap  I have to  put up with  being  me? My brain has  not  turned off  for several weeks  now, and  constantly  produces  thi…

Started by James Pobog

3 7 hours ago
Reply by Poorness Studios

Info please.

Yeah, I know, build #2 ain't done yet and already I'm thinking of #3.BUT since my planning process is a long one, at least a couple weeks,…

Started by James Pobog

10 7 hours ago
Reply by Tom T

Sigh........

You see the  crap  I have to  put up with  being  me? My brain has  not  turned off  for several weeks  now, and  constantly  produces  thi…

Started by James Pobog

2 yesterday
Reply by James Pobog

Nuts

If/when I build a baritone out of nice wood, I think I'd like to upgrade the nut from all-thread, but since it is a steel guitar, I need mo…

Started by James Pobog

6 yesterday
Reply by BrianQ.

Another idea...

Please tell me if i'm crazy, I need a reason to not go down this road...That Fouke industrial baritone lap vid gave me an idea. How a bout…

Started by James Pobog

3 yesterday
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

Can't find it now...

I know I've seen it, but now I can't find itI'm looking for a route template for a headstock, that sort of stepped A-shape that is hollowed…

Started by James Pobog

2 yesterday
Reply by James Pobog

Logo using tracing paper

Just posting a quick tip on how I have added logos printed on to paper  Here I have printed a logo on plain paper and tracing paper. The p…

Started by Titch the Clown

4 yesterday
Reply by Amir Sagi

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Hollow construction?

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Sigh........

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Sigh........

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Nuts

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Another idea...

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Yeah, OK,...

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Shovel guitar and sizes

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Taffy Evans replied to James Pobog's discussion Hollow construction?
"Hi, if it's got pickups you can use anything you like as a build material. Here's an…"
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James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hollow construction?
"That's what I thought about the thickness...My vision is for something like a Fouke rail but…"
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Taffy Evans replied to James Pobog's discussion Hollow construction?
" Hi James, I did not understand your question at first, until I read BrianQ's response…"
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Taffy Evans replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,
"Hi GH, yep bin there done that. And believe it or not 45 years later my son [who lives interstate]…"
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my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,

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