I'm going to be taking a vacation in Europe this summer and was wondering if anyone can suggest or knows of any must see CBG/music/related sights and happenings that are going on that I might be able…Continue
Anybody have a favorite and reliable soldering iron they'd recommend? I've gone through several pencil irons in the past couple years and am tired of buying one and then soon thereafter tossing it…Continue
Found an excuse to do a second build! Giving this one as a gift to a friend. Decided to build it the same as the first since that one worked out so well so I wanted to make sure that the gift would work out well. The experiments and dodgy craftsmanship I keep for myself. This one is built just about exactly like the first except it's a bit sturdier. With the first one, remove one screw and the whole thing will literally fall apart. This one, the lid is glued to the neck and then secured to the… Continue
Thank you KaptnKen for your comment. I am sorry for putting tempation in your path. ebay is definitely a double edge sword. Items you thought you would never find...purchasing things you really don't need. You gotta take the good with the bad. Enjoy???
Yep, and part of the fun was going to Harbor Freight Tools to pick out a couple of planes and a little jewelers hammer for fretting. I'm taking my time with fitting the neck-through (is that a term?) to the box. I don't have too much experience with fine fitting wood like that. But, it's going well... used a box I didn't care too much about, so I'll probably start a second one after this one with a nicer box. Photos to come...
Hey KaptnKen, I enjoyed our conversation at the fest in York last week. You gave me some good advice about diving right in without overthinking my first build. I started yesterday and it's starting to come together... slow but sure...
Well Ken - whilst my children who know everything may disagree, I beleive there aint no substitute for experience. Enjoy the day my friend. Sure the weathers fine in Virginia but its a Bit cold here in UK ! (this is our summer)
Hey there Kaptn! ...the piece I used for the bridge is a Turnbuckle - Saddle bolt. It comes with an eyebolt and a hook. Also found ones without the dip or "saddle", gonna try one of those next. Hope all is well.