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Old 01-02-2012, 06:02 AM
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How about Giggity?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:26 AM
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How about Giggity?
Nah, she is to be a unique voice. The inside joke folks is, Neil brings over a varied collection of CD's to play while we build. On oh... the 4th Reggie song or whenever whatever music gets to eating my brain I start singing Family Guys / Quagmires Giggity song. Next disc? Yep, next disc. Lol

Quagmire would be a cool name. But, the Dictionary definition sucks.


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Old 01-02-2012, 09:17 AM
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Okay, in all seriousness how about "grasshopper?"
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:56 PM
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Okay, in all seriousness how about "grasshopper?"
Too Chinese. Walk the rice paper......

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You're too hard to pleaded, you know that? How about "cricket" then?
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When is your birthday? You could name it Gemini Cricket. (Hey, I don't claim to be a writer.)
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July. You can use the name Cancer Cricket. No Thanks LOL
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:04 AM
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We just got back from a mini vacation. We had a ball at a noisy indoor waterpark, it was sooooo nice to get back to the quiet of the shop for a few hours before bed.
Since the last post:
A few days ago; I cleaned up the Neck Block slot. My first and I missed the sizing pretty bad. Never again will I make me reslot a neck slot on the body! That vow goes on the F file!




Started fitting the neck.


There. Done....NOT

I got the Fret Board cut out of some stunning BLACK Ebony. Saving all the dust I could.

I pulled out the small collection of Inlay I have and decided on this theme.

So small are the pieces I had to rubber cement them down to draw in their location. I did the math. But, I wanted to eyeball it also.

Then a date with a Dremel and some 3x glasses
Also, I started roughing out the Floating Bridge. Hey! There is a confounded Bridge!


Then this dude dropped by and took over the shop till Midnight!



After Neil left the last thing I did the other day was sand down most of the saddle. MAN THAT STINKS like a Mad Dentists office! Happy to leave the shop after that.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:16 AM
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So, last night the Soul of the guitar reviled its self while sanding. I got the back down to a smooth 400. I wiped off the dust. My little Nikon was down at the house so I snapped a picture with my iPhone. The images on the phone are more contrasty than real life and staring at the screen I saw a face. Then another, then another. I had my wife come in the shop. Bam she saw a face without me saying why I asked her up. But, she saw a completely different face. We both agree its a Guy.
At first the face looked to me like Dudley DoRight, or Bruce Campell. Then I saw a full face and a Mane. A Lion Mane. Can you see it?

Or, what do you see?
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:24 AM
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Had to leave the face post to its own.

After a coat of Shellac and a bump of contrast in Photoshop.

The bridge is tiny.

Now even smaller.....

I was inspired at the last moment.
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Then this dude dropped by and took over the shop till Midnight!



After Neil left the last thing I did the other day was sand down most of the saddle. MAN THAT STINKS like a Mad Dentists office! Happy to leave the shop after that.
Aw man, you covered over the aromatic experience of western red cedar chips that I spewed all over the back wall? Oh well, I have to do 3 more channels anyway.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:39 AM
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Default Builders DO NOT order the Tenor Trapeze off of eBay!

I looked and looked for a 4 string Trapeze. I was kinda steered away from Banjo Trapezes as a possible lack of strength. So, I ordered the ONE that was on eBay (or anywhere for that matter) ITS FREAKIN HUGE. I bought some Brass bar stock today. I guess I will make my own. Metal working tips are welcome!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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Welp. Here is my first metal work in years.......


Drawing of right size with the Monster I bought.
I saw another period trapeze on a Regal Tenor where the string mount was below the bout line. So, I came up with my own design stealing ideas from both.


Here are the holes

I started cutting the shape with Dremel cutters. But, I only had 2 and they died quick. So, I cut the rest of the shape with using the drill to connect holes.






Done but before buffing




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I'm dense. I'm trying to understand what we just saw.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:27 PM
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Whatcha mean Mary?
I bought a wrong description ebay item. I needed a part no one had. So, I made the darn thing.
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