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New build with Tabak box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Sep 15, 2018. 2 Replies

Just thought I would share a couple of pics of the build I'm currently working on.  I'm really liking this Tabak box.  I like how deep it is and how thick the wood is on all side pieces.  I'm also a…Continue

An inexpensive pickup option

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 15, 2018. 9 Replies

I'm building a CBG for a friend who plays P90's in all his normal guitars so I figured I would find an inexpensive P90 to use for his build.  I found a pair on Amazon for $13 shipped (prime): …Continue

 

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Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Building a basic bridge?
"The tailpiece is just a piece of this style of cabinet hinge.    Both pieces can be used for a complete (tailpiece/bridge) solution:"
Oct 16, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Building a basic bridge?
"You really just need it wide enough to accommodate the overall string width and the correct height for your desired action.  I initially make mine all a bit high and then will adjust them during setup (sand bottom and/or file deeper string…"
Oct 16, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Oak Fret Board Finish?
"I've used CA glue on mahogany and walnut guitar bodies and it does make an excellent grain filler; I apply with a razor blade FWIW.  CA glue also works extremely well to drop fill a ding.  With CBG's though, I'm never…"
Oct 13, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Oak Fret Board Finish?
"https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/techniques/finishing/finishing-oak-with-finesse?mode=step_by_step Personally, I use 2-3 coats of wipe-on poly and I don't bother grain filling. "
Oct 12, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Larry, I highly suggest doing exactly that.  I now build all of mine with the fretboard 1/4" above the top of the box AND with a neck tilt (1/8 - 1/4" higher at the bridge end of the box).  This gives your picking hand a lot of…"
Oct 3, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Drilling tuner holes
"Exactly, drilling the smaller hole first is a rookie mistake in woodworking.  We've probably all done it at some point; I know I have."
Oct 2, 2018
Webster Miller replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"From Popular Woodworking: The wood we know as poplar has many common names, such as tulip poplar, yellow poplar, tulipwood, yellow tulipwood, tulip tree, whitewood and canoewood. The “tulip” part of these names comes from the tulip-like…"
Sep 28, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Fret Slot filling?
"JMO - Just My Opinion"
Sep 26, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Fret Slot filling?
"JMO, but it would be easier to build a completely new neck.  If I remember correctly the bridge on this guitar is almost at the very end of the box.  If that's true then you won't be able to increase the scale length of the neck…"
Sep 26, 2018
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Sep 17, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"I've never had an issue with the fret spacing produced from that website.  I do have to make sure my printer's preferences are set to 'actual size' else it will scale the PDF to fit the page and everything will be out of…"
Sep 17, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"What scale length did you use?  I use the below website for laying out all my necks as it allows me to use whatever scale length I want and it produces a printable template.   http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/"
Sep 17, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Unfortunately, correct nut position is EXTREMELY important.  I would probably just ditch the bolt and go with a traditional style nut.  Corian is a good material, you can get samples for free at Home Depot and it comes in just about any…"
Sep 16, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"I might be 100% wrong, but to my eye it appears the nut might not be in the correct position.  The spacing btw the nut and 1st fret needs to be measured where the string leaves contact with the nut.  When using a threaded rod, or any other…"
Sep 16, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Not in my opinion.  1.5" is plenty wide for a 4 string.  A typical 6 string guitar is only 42mm (~1.65") at the nut.  With a 3/8" spacing, the strings will be wider at the nut than that of a 6 string guitar and only a…"
Sep 15, 2018
Keith Rearick liked Webster Miller's discussion New build with Tabak box
Sep 15, 2018

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