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  1. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    Honestly why does this matter. I’m in the camp the fewer then better. I have had less than a turn before with no issues. I prefer about 1-1.5 it works for me. Do what works for you. If you have...
  2. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    I only get more than a wrap when I mess up. I do a locking wrap wih the strong pulled up a bit and the hole for the tuner at an able from about 7-1 on one side and 11-5 on the other. I think it has...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Is that from the stash you got from the lady in the other side of the mountain! The violin guy who passed? That’s what one my OldWave Oval A. Best choice O made was when you asked me if I wanted you...
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    Re: Neck thickness??

    Interesting. I was looking at some pro builders websites and noticed some necks were thinner and got thicker. I just thought that was normal.
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    Re: Neck thickness??

    I might give an even neck a try or the same or experimentation. Thanks guys!
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    Re: Devastating floods in Kentucky

    Be safe! You're doing the work of an angel.
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    Neck thickness??

    I havenít tried yet but as an exercise and because I am wondering what is the negative effect on a player of having a thicker neck at the first fret? I was had a neck on a 10 string I made that had...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I used to fix medical equipment. So, how did that 3D printer work out? That was what you were assembling wasn’t it?
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    Re: Gal

    I was thinking of trying to make a channel in some HDPE or UHMW line it wit silver or gold foil then fill it with two part clear epoxy and the turquoise. Hope fly pop it out then sand it flush the...
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    Re: Gal

    That is my plan sadly I see two volumes that are sold out.
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    Re: Gal

    Thanks Marty! I have a few ideas now if I chose to do something like that. I should have started this portion as a separate thread. I was just happy I finally got the subscription. Now Iím saving for...
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    Re: Gal

    It has been brought to my attention that other materials are as hard as well, shells and other traditional inlay material. So it isn’t anything new to have to deal with trying to level a hard...
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    Re: Gal

    Just in case I wasn’t clear I am not trying to say this isn’t a valid technique. I just like understanding why someone would choose one technique over another. If I can understand the reasons why the...
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    Re: Gal

    The man would use turquoise bits and do inlay with it. But they were very small and needed to be level sanded which was apparently difficult because of how hard it was compared to the instrument...
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    Re: Gal

    I ask because some of the materials used in the inlay are much harder to sand and level so do it separate and when it’s ready inlay as usual as with a solid piece.
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    Re: Gal

    Ok, I started in on an article about wet inlay. My question is why, why do that on the instrument, why not do it on a sacrificial piece then transfer over the completed dried piece to the actual...
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    Gal

    Finally got my membership and started digging around in there website. Any suggestions on where to start? There is a lot of material in there. Thanks!
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    Thanks you everyone for your input. For better or worse I am going to order the excel 5 kit and go from there. I already have some ideas on how it will help me out. Thanks again!
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    Their excel5 pump is the one I am contemplating. Some of the equipment I work on at work uses Venturi evacuation but I don’t want to go that route. Did you use one of their kits or build your own?...
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    The double sided tape I have works great but it is not cheap. I have mostly used a combination of tape and clamping. I saw the pump I was thinking about online as well at joewoodworker. I’ll go look...
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    The little pump I was looking at is only 5cfm. I need to pull up the specs on my shop vac and compare them. The pump is an excel5 my vac is a ct26 older but running great. Wow I found the vac specs...
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    I figured there would be but had to ask. I didn't realize that was a glamour shot!
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    Do you use a wicking mesh of some sort to help evacuate the air out more evenly? I didn’t notice any in the picture.
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    I actually already checked McMaster care for sheets of UHMW! I have been giving this serious thought a few days now. Reading all I can. Hurt my back this weekend so I’m kind of down hard for a few...
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    Re: Vacuum clamping

    That looks great! My desire is an easier way to hold items I am using a shaper origin to engrave and for hand planning and sanding. Some is quite thin. I have used double sided tape but it isn’t...
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