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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Jock MacHinery Jun 16, 2020. 12 Replies

Newby

Started by David Tarry. Last reply by David Bowes May 11, 2020. 7 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

Started by Alex Rigby Mar 25, 2019. 0 Replies

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Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on May 8, 2021 at 6:59am

David

They will deliver.

Spent yesterday planing the ones I bought they look great

Comment by David Bowes on May 7, 2021 at 3:05pm

Michael

Thanks, look good, I will see if they deliver

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on May 6, 2021 at 11:56am

Just bought these ebony fingerboard blanks, some shakes and small holes, but for three quid a piece!

From sales@luthierswarehouse.com contact Mark they are at Shotton Colliery, Durham.

Comment by David Bowes on April 6, 2021 at 2:48pm
Comment by David Bowes on April 5, 2021 at 6:08am

Michael

Thanks for the advice, I was thinking of purchasing a square section of aluminium for that purpose, I will give the level a go.

Decided to de-fret and fill the slots with contracting wood filler. I can play and intend to try some Shane Speel lessons.

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on April 4, 2021 at 9:19am

Yes David so all the frets are levelled in a few strokes. The level I use is about a foot long 

Comment by David Bowes on April 4, 2021 at 8:11am

Michael

It was the top frets that were the problem. The only thing which worked was raising the nut but that raised the action too much.

Are you using the level as levelling block, along the length of the guitar neck?

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on April 4, 2021 at 7:17am

David,seems a shame to defret (?) your guitar, I mark the tops of the frets with a felt pen then use a spirit level with a strip of abrasive glued to one edge to level the frets, when there is a bright line across all the frets they are level. Finish of by crowning, I use a tool  from Chris Alsop. Again use the marker then the crowning tool until there is only a fine black line along the top if each fret then polish.

Comment by David Bowes on April 4, 2021 at 5:19am

Reg, Michael

Hello good to hear from you, it has been quiet on the forum. I have not built much since December.  Modifying my last build to fretless, as no matter what I did I could not eliminate the fret buzz.

Nice build Michael. I do miss the Pub!.

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on March 26, 2021 at 8:17am

Greetings from north of the waal !

It's amazing what you get done when you can't go to the pub, new cladding on the garage, replace the leaking felt on the shed with lightweight tiles (should see me out).

Gallery where I normally sell my guitars closed so resorted to Etsy with some success.

A pal has pestered me for a while to him a replica of Joe Strummer's Tele, even got around to that, built from a Beaton kit (Amazon 55 quid brilliant value for money, now 60 odd).

Played around modifying some older builds (ones that were "too nice to sell", it's like selling your kids for medical research anyway)

 

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Small box woes?

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FX rigs and recommendations

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Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

Started by Rick D. Last reply by Tony Dec 14, 2017. 5 Replies

My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

My CBG

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Sep 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Some of my songs

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jun 7, 2017. 2 Replies

School project

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Feb 5, 2017. 8 Replies

Old Timers

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by David L. Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Looking to get started

Started by Hubert Knight. Last reply by Hubert Knight Oct 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

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Help with parts please

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Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

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