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Old 07-28-2020, 10:51 AM
mhw48 mhw48 is offline
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At the end of a conversation about tuner possibilities — we’ve settled on Schaller GrandTunes, nickel with ebony buttons — Nick was about to start working and he remarked that he builds guitars Monday through Friday, but reserves his weekends for working on his inventions.
I’m not sure what inventions Nick is working on at the moment, but if they're anything like one of his earlier ones -- which he joked is his “proprietary” neck set machine -- they are bound to be cool! The neck set machine is quite ingenious, so I thought I'd include some photos of it that Nick sent, and a description:
It is constructed out of an old belt sander that he rescued from the garbage. He made a platen with a radius that matches the radius of the top of his guitars, and installed the platen on the surface of the belt sander, underneath the sand paper. He then constructed a vertical unit that holds the neck blank. It is adjustable on both the x and y axis. He then is able to sand the heel of the neck to fit precisely against the body.
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