Metalwork Department opened up this month

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Metalwork Department opened up this month

Post by timbuck » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:47 am

Seeing as the UK winter is setting in .. I've started up the metal work department of the shed again..This time making a couple of string spacing gauges.
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Post by simonm » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:29 am

Very nice. Could come in very handy.

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Post by Allen » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:08 am

They work a treat. I use mine for laying out the nut on every instrument. Makes the job for students a lot easier too.
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Post by simso » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Looks very nice, what have you put in place to allow for string thickness compensation
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Post by Kim Strode » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:11 pm

Do you sell these?
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Post by timbuck » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:20 pm

simso wrote:Looks very nice, what have you put in place to allow for string thickness compensation
I get asked this quite a lot..You have to remember that if you space out the strings at the bass end of the nut you have to cramp up the strings at the treble end ..I don't do this co's finger tips press down on the centre line of the string..But!! if you want to compensate this is how you do it with the gauge.
I have sold a few of these and I didn't have instructions printed out on how to set for compensation ...so they weren't included..so here it is in a picture ...You just release the M3 grubscrews holding the pins and reset them at an angle.
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Post by simso » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:30 am

Nice
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Post by timbuck » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:17 am

These will handle anyting that requires equal pitches.. bridge pins, headstocks tail pieces..whatever...My Mrs uses one for un-picking stitches when shes dressmaking :D
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Post by demonx » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:18 pm

I can see this would be very handy, great work!

What are these tools called?

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Post by timbuck » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:55 am

Still looking for a good name for e'm :idea:

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Post by Nick » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:30 am

timbuck wrote:Still looking for a good name for e'm :idea:
Scissor marker? or how about Pointy Adjustable Things (or PAT for short)?
Joking aside, nice bit of kit Tim.
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Post by Dekka » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:10 pm

How about :- "Multi mark" ......"Multi scribe" ......"Space trace"
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Post by charangohabsburg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:45 pm

It's a porcupine. :wink:

PAT, the porcupine.
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Post by demonx » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:17 am

I just read that you are selling these little gems.

Would I please be able to place an order for one of these, but with seven marking pins?

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Post by timbuck » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:28 am

I just started making e'm again..They are now on ebay in the UK selling world wide. :D

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Post by Nick » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:25 am

What did you end up calling them Ken? EBay's a big place if you don't know what you are looking for specifically :wink:
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Post by timbuck » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:30 am

Nick wrote:What did you end up calling them Ken? EBay's a big place if you don't know what you are looking for specifically :wink:
I call e'm "string spacing gauge" But we've got to come up with a good name one day..."Nut Scratcher" was one suggestion :(

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Post by Nick » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:32 am

It's OK, I found it! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luthier-tools-6 ... 3f3e3b837e for anybody interested (by me posting the link you can't be accused of self promotion :wink: ).
Hmmmm I like the nut scratcher idea, it appeals to our antipodean ways :lol:
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Post by Kamusur » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:34 pm

Hope you sell dozens of em Tim. Can the compensation (set at the angle a la your sketch) be adjusted on them all?

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Post by Kim » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:34 pm

I reckon since Tim first joined us a few years back, he's clearly demonstrated his intent is to bring more to the craft than he will ever take...Please feel free to post relevant links and prices for your products Tim...especially if you offer our members a quid or two off... 8)

Seriously,..feel free to post your links Tim. The ANZLF's seemingly firm rules concerning commercial promotion have always been about sparing our members the hard-sell and to encouraging confidence in the credibility of our discussions via the removal of incentives for people to join our group solely for their own personal gain and your definitely not one of 'them' mate.. :D

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Post by timbuck » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:39 am

Kim wrote:I reckon since Tim first joined us a few years back, he's clearly demonstrated his intent is to bring more to the craft than he will ever take...Please feel free to post relevant links and prices for your products Tim...especially if you offer our members a quid or two off... 8)

Seriously,..feel free to post your links Tim. The ANZLF's seemingly firm rules concerning commercial promotion have always been about sparing our members the hard-sell and to encouraging confidence in the credibility of our discussions via the removal of incentives for people to join our group solely for their own personal gain and your definitely not one of 'them' mate.. :D

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Well! thanks for that vote of confidence Kim ...You're right I don't do this for money..I'm retired now and i'm 75 in a couple of months and the mortgage is paid off...and I do all this stuff mainly for fun.

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Post by tippie53 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:58 am

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.
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Post by Ormsby Guitars » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:23 am

Damn.

I bought one of these AGES ago, and this thread reminded me. Need to use it. The apprentice spend three hours laying out machinehead holes the other day :(

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Post by timbuck » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:26 pm

I made a video of the assembly procedure of one of these 6 point gauges ... 41 components to put together in total.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6HP8vQHWr4

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Post by Nick » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:29 am

Nice little Vid Ken, think if I ever decided to go this route, even though I'm a Tool and Diemaker myself, I'd buy one from you! Repetitive tasks such as assembling just one of these and I would be a cot case. Well done but can you suggest a way I can now erase that bloody backing tune from my internal playlist! It's similar to the first tune that pops into your head upon waking....It takes until lunchtime for the damn thing to fall out of your head! :wink:
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