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When you need an odd length wood screw.

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 24. 2 Replies

it happens all the time. You need a screw or six to fasten the lid on the box, or want a screw to go almost but not quite through a piece, and the only ones you have are big honking screws twice as…Continue

Low bridge, uh oh, a buzz. Put feet on it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Feb 8. 2 Replies

In the never ending quest for the perfect action height, when you’ve gone as far as you dare with filing the nut, and you start attacking the bridge.AND—- BUZZ!  Yup, D string fretted at second fret,…Continue

Back bow, how much is too much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Jan 12. 2 Replies

I just received a nice scarf jointed maple neck blank, but it has what to me looks like a scary amount of back bow. I laid the factory fret board, confirmed as straight, on edge atop the neck, held…Continue

Melody or chords first for a beginner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Nov 14, 2018. 4 Replies

As a someone who never played guitar, I’m teaching myself three string. Playing fretted at the moment. Ive been working on melody, playing about twenty of the simple tunes in CB GITTY’s song book…Continue

 

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François replied to Bruce Young's discussion When you need an odd length wood screw.
"That would definitely re-do a screw tip. What I usually do is screw the too long screw in as deep as I need it to in order to do a thread, remove it, grind it to size and screw it back in the hole... works most of the time but it's a pain to…"
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"nice tip. (pun intended)"
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When you need an odd length wood screw.

it happens all the time. You need a screw or six to fasten the lid on the box, or want a screw to go almost but not quite through a piece, and the only ones you have are big honking screws twice as long as required. Try cutting off a screw, often as not you end up with a wood mangler that has no holding power once you force it into the pilot hole. It’s drill motor and dremel time. Chuck the screw point in a drill motor, and spin the screw while grinding away the screw at an angle with a dremel…See More
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inspired by a video of a bass made out of a shovel, I decided to make a slide CBG for my son, the family musician, to expand his horizons. I had enough fun building it, I decided to add a piezo pickup and build an amp. Initially I housed the amp in a small shoebox style box temporarily, then thought what would be better than a tin can amp? For a little added bling I covered the speaker grille end with a plate made out of a cork standoff and an old hard drive disc. The other end of the can features a similar set up on a pivot, allowing battery access and a different sound when left open.  On deck is a paint can three string kit, delayed when it arrived with the wrong hardware.  Though kinda basic stuff from a homemade engineering point of view, these are among my first projects attempted since losing much of my vision over the last few years. Soldering and kerfing a recess with a circular saw with the guard tied back while 90% blind are, shall we say, interesting. But I’m having fun.

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