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Radiusing a fretboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crimson Toad May 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi all, short of using a radius sanding block, how do you experienced builders radius your fretboards? I am saving up for a Stew Mac order for a bunch of tools, but what can I do until then?

My vintage fret saw and a little trick I stumbled upon using it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson May 12, 2012. 10 Replies

Hi all, just showing off the old school saw that I use to cut fret slots with. It isn't the sharpest tool in the shed (alot like myself) but until I break down and buy a new one it is the best I…Continue

Beveling the fret slots.... Your opinions please.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart May 3, 2012. 10 Replies

Hi all, just taking a break to let my frustrations subside and I thought I might discuss my problem with my peers. I have fretted over 20 necks, the first few were a pain, but I finally figured out a…Continue

Need some more experienced advice please..

Started this discussion. Last reply by JUJU Mar 29, 2012. 8 Replies

Current reso build, I am liking the way its turning out. I know that I can leave it as is and enjoy the full moon reso look, and afterwards if I choose to do so, I could drill some holes in the…Continue

 

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At 5:40pm on July 18, 2013, Dave Lynas said…
Sounds good Turkeychicken. Love your pleasant style and voice. Thanks
At 7:23pm on June 20, 2013, darryl kernaghan said…

pleased to accept tc,love the lost city

At 6:56am on May 19, 2013, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Turkeychicken, that Mike Mulligan vid is awesome. I love the blue light in the cap. He's a good player and a good band. Sure is gratifying to see and hear your work played. Thanks for the show....
At 4:45pm on September 25, 2012, Tom said…

Yes sir reee...INSPIRING !! Already got me a teak wood salad bowl for my version of yours.

Now the shiny part, but then the work/fun begins :)

 

Great job. Nice looking and sounds good as well, Thanks for the post !

At 9:00pm on September 7, 2012, Dave Lynas said…

Hey hey Turkeychicken, your videos are nifty. I love the sound out of your VW build. It really projects. Both sound nice. Good job.

At 9:16pm on June 28, 2012, pete linch said…

Did not know that You are in Kokomo. There is a small group of here that build.

At 8:33pm on June 26, 2012, Dave Lynas said…

I got interupted by a lady come to buy a ukulele. She went off with a nice old Silvertone baritone from the 50s. The string spacing on a lap steel is usually wider than standard 6 string. Some players don't like that. I do however. If you are used to 3 and 4 string you will like the wider spacing. Fitting the dots on the pup is what's important. You can get a cool Gretsch pup on ebay for low prices that is made for lap steels. It's Chinese, but i like them. Hope that helps... Oh, and a wood neck is just fine. A lot of the old metal Nationals have wood necks. ... Dave

At 8:16pm on June 26, 2012, Dave Lynas said…

Hey Turkeychicken, I got my body blanked out today up at the garden. I'll post photos tonight. A lap steel's just like a reso guitar only usually shorter. 23" scale or so. I have about 5 relics and 3 i've made laying around. Each has a different scale length. I just use one as a model to take measurements from. You could use any standard length however. The action is real high as a heavy bar is used. No frets needed, just markers of some sort. You have to see them clearly. I tune to a g tuning for country and old time. and I use an A6 tuning for Hawaiian: E,C#,A,F#,E,C# (from high to low). There are usually at least 24 fret markers. The pup is almost alway a bridge pup. Single coil would be old time lap steel. 

At 7:17am on May 11, 2012, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Tc,

Do what you gotta do, man. No reason you can't bring in a bud. Turn him on to Townes!
At 1:19pm on May 10, 2012, Harvey Thompson said…

Aiiight!!   (Not on FB, but will be watching for more vids!)

 
 
 

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