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Truss rods in lap steel?

Hey Good People, the question is fairly simple: does a lap steel need a truss rod or can it be worked out by using sufficiently rigid mater…

Started by Henrik Jørgensen

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The Doctor method for applying a neat, even layer of glue to small parts

Call%20the%20Doctor%21.pdf I use this method to apply glue to small parts like braces, bridges and such. Much neater than using a brush, an…

Started by Mark Bowen

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Frets and fretboard

Do you install your frets before or after you glue it onto the neck? Why? Inquiring minds want to know!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

9 yesterday
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Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?

I want to buy a quality built CBG and I noticed Lace now has their own line of CBGs. Anyone own one and can comment on build quality and so…

Started by Eliah Holiday

14 yesterday
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Trueing up fingerboard timber

Hi, My last batch of ebony fingerboard blanks had a couple amongst them that had warped while I was storing them. They were perfectly flat…

Started by Taffy Evans

0 yesterday

What Neck Shape do u use or like?

Do you like the round feel on the neck ?or the squair feel? The most common you see passing by on the nation is 2x4 ! Neck shaping do we d…

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Perma grit sandpaper

Back when I built RC scale tugboats. I also wrote articles for a British based model magazine(Traplet I think), from time to time they woul…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

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A pair of tambourleles!

All, It's been a couple of years since I built my own tambourine-based banjolele. Since then I've fended off several requests to build copi…

Started by Tim Hooper

0 on Sunday

Fret Sides Dressing

Any other methods or tools recommended besides the cbgitty 35' angle beveling tool for clean edges?

Started by Brent Kasl

8 on Friday
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Slide off decals

Oh baby! As many of you well know I've been looking for volume knob decals for my builds. I was looking for Wet slide off decals, but the o…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

10 on Friday
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Truss rods in lap steel?

Started by Henrik Jørgensen in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Henrik Jørgensen 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Frets and fretboard

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan yesterday. 9 Replies

Perma grit sandpaper

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Sunday. 4 Replies

Fret Sides Dressing

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Friday. 8 Replies

Slide off decals

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Friday. 10 Replies

30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 20 Replies

Break angle for bridge

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