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by tippie53
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: restoring an old Martin 2-17 pre 1867
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

restoring an old Martin 2-17 pre 1867

I just posted this of a repair that I did hope you find it educational
http://fretsnet.ning.com/profiles/blogs ... 17-restore
by tippie53
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: 1952 Martin top repair damage under bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

1952 Martin top repair damage under bridge

Here is a link to a restore of an old 52 martin. The top had a hole under the bridge foot print.
http://www.kitguitarsforum.com/board/vi ... =53&t=7181
by tippie53
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Glue

HHG
that is what the viloin makers have used for centuries it is hard to beat
by tippie53
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge Pin reamer (3 Degree) - Where to buy cheap?
Replies: 11
Views: 3978

Re: Bridge Pin reamer (3 Degree) - Where to buy cheap?

I used cut nails when I started out
get a larger one then grind to fit a drill the unit worked like a scraper and did fine for my first 10 guitars.
by tippie53
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Metalwork Department opened up this month
Replies: 28
Views: 14162

Re: Metalwork Department opened up this month

Nice work
these are actually pretty common and used for lots of layout applications. Your work was flawless , from one machinist to another great job.
by tippie53
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: new dovetail setting video
Replies: 2
Views: 2281

new dovetail setting video

We are always trying to get the tutorial videos updated. I hope you all enjoy this one
I hope it makes understanding a dovetail much easier for you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNcbA1P95KE
by tippie53
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Difficult Customers
Replies: 51
Views: 16033

Re: Difficult Customers

this is proof that God sometimes makes more horses asses than horses
by tippie53
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: did something different
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

did something different

Seems for what ever reason we do thing the way we do them more from habit. I changed my kerfed lining glue in technique on the last few guitars and it worked so well I want to share . I no longer apply the glue to the kerfing , I put the glue on the side of the guitar and then set in the linings. I ...
by tippie53
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: busy as usual
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: busy as usual

You can't get better info that when taking a class from a good teacher. In the long run it will save you a lot of money . You can learn a lot from others taking the class . Share your mistakes as well as successes. Sometimes learning what not to do is more important that learning what to do.
by tippie53
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret wire suppliers
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Re: Fret wire suppliers

I am a dealer for Jescar and if you guys want to do a group by I would love to help out. Buying by the lb is cheaper than per strip. They also have a number of available tangs. I can ship to one person and you can divide it up. This is the same wire CF Martin uses and there are a number of tang thin...
by tippie53
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Binding cutter moved
Replies: 15
Views: 5200

Re: Binding cutter moved

OK now you have a design enhancement opportunity. What I did to hide one of these , was A take the trim router and used it for target practice and got a good one. In your case I don't know what you had. I used a Harbor Freight ( cheap chinese junk) I now use the ridgid line. B recut to the depth of ...
by tippie53
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is this destined to fail?
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Re: Is this destined to fail?

this is going to be tough, the expansion rate , the weight. You would be better off to veneer this. As the top and back contract and expand you will see your sides fail. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. The top and back will expand across the grain, in typical guitars the grain on the sides is opp...
by tippie53
Fri May 23, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Richlite fretboards
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: Richlite fretboards

Found they work pretty well. I never had one split. I find they are a lot better than the mycarta that was used. I have seen people tell me they hate richlite and love the ebony that is on the new guitar they bought and it was in fact richlite.
by tippie53
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge position
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: Bridge position

The 14th fret had nothing to do with saddle position it is the 12th fret.
by tippie53
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge position
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: Bridge position

by tippie53
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Timber ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Timber ID

pussywillow???
by tippie53
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scorched Sides Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3746

Re: Scorched Sides Advice

what was your bending procedure?
by tippie53
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: voltage converters 240/120
Replies: 10
Views: 3250

voltage converters 240/120

what do you people use to convert 240 to 120 Vac? Is there something available locally? I supply many jigs to your country and would like to know if you have something that can save shipping cost and have good reliability
thanks
by tippie53
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nut placement
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: Nut placement

they can be both ways depending on who and how the neck was made. Trust the fretboard.
by tippie53
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood drying ovens
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Wood drying ovens

For a small unit you can make what gunsmiths use here in the states. Old chest freezers work well as they seal tight , are insulated and you can control the inside environment. You need to control air flow , RH and temp. They use dessicant beads. ( Salt will also work ) a small fan and a light bulb....
by tippie53
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood drying ovens
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Wood drying ovens

Drying wood takes time. I can tell you from running a wood kiln it takes about 30 days to run a cycle. The first part to drying is not to do it too fast , you can cause a lot of cracking and warping. Some kilns use a steam process to get the wood wet , then slowing remove the water. The kilns we use...
by tippie53
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Coloured Purflering and Binding
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

Re: Coloured Purflering and Binding

actually from a protection stand point plastic is more protective but wood does give options that are not available . Also wood will tend to have more open gaps that need to be addressed. You can use a dye and make your own. You should be able to find dyes over there. easy process.
by tippie53
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The most incredible woodworker.
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: The most incredible woodworker.

Remarkable
Next time you think you have problems , remember what he goes through. Attitude is everything.
by tippie53
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Drum sander vs scraping plane
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Re: Drum sander vs scraping plane

sanders can be very helpful on figured woods. Also they are hard to beat for thicknessing accuracy.