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Wen drill press?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris F May 17, 2018. 9 Replies

I'm thinking about buying a bench top drill press, mostly for doing tuner holes. Have used a hand drill up till now, with varying results. I'm leaning towards the 8 inch Wen, 75$ - + . Anybody have…Continue

 

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jeff weins replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Outside the box neck reinforcement
"I usually add these shaped 1/4'' thick pieces to built boxes and cigar boxes"
Dec 2, 2018
jeff weins replied to Bruce Young's discussion A method for grounding strings without metal bridge or tailpiece
"or this"
Oct 26, 2018
jeff weins replied to Bruce Young's discussion A method for grounding strings without metal bridge or tailpiece
"I usually do a variation on this."
Oct 26, 2018
jeff weins replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: DIY Dobro Ideas... from Mailboxes to Paint Lids!
"John, my current project, acoustic tin can resonator, using a hammered #10 can lid. jeff"
Oct 20, 2018
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"Very nice, original builds, Mardi"
Oct 9, 2018
jeff weins replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"nice looking instrument, I like the different colors you can find with poplar"
Sep 28, 2018
jeff weins replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"I used HD poplar for necks on a bunch of guitars, I was happy with the results, If I perceived a slight curve, I would aim that curve downward. A while back I switched to HD maple. I went to HD the other day to get 1/4 x 1.5'' poplar that…"
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JIMMY DRIFTWOOD playing on his famous homemade guitar

"He and the guitar sure are players!"
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"Hi, I like that looks very neat good work. Taff"
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"Thanks Jeff, that was excellent! Nice comments Silent Jim, makes you think!"
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6 string lap steel

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

A little while back I made a 4 string lap steel, I recently finished a 6 string  version trying to refine the design(thank you National New Yorker).

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2 pickups 2 vol pots #2

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 4:14pm 1 Comment

This is my 2nd try at using 2 pick ups and 2 vol pots. This time I used a mini humbucker(10k) at the neck with a 500k pot and a single coil(9k) at the bridge with a 250k pot…

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soundboard wood

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 4:50pm 4 Comments

I was looking for a more resonate wood for my next project. Found this company Luthiers Mercantile International. They describe the wood as low grade soundboards, that you can use for practicing inlays or joining. For what we do the stuff is really nice, and 20$ for 5 bookmatched sets it was worth a try.              …

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2 pickups 2 volume pots

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 14 Comments

I recently finished a 3 stringer with 2 pickups controlled by 2 volume pots,instead of a 3 way switch.Thanks to David L.for telling me about this idea (Stracciatella Mod). I used the coils from 2 Gitty Gold Foil pickups.Diodes are soldered between each pot and the jack. Instead of soldering my grounds to the back of the pots, I flattened a piece "tin" from a can and mounted the pots thru the metal and tied all the grounds together with a bolt. It made a nice clean connection.

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