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Chuck_Chill-Out

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  1. Okay, Swim league is FINALLY done! Daughter swam her heart out and did well this year. Maybe I can get more shop time, now. I drilled through the heel of the neck, then through the body. I tried to fond a carriage bolt thin enough and long enough, but could not, at least not around the area (especially with the limited time I've had). I did find a regular bolt to fit. This is the neck glued up and clamped. I will add the nuts to the bolt and tighten it to help secure it. Actually, I will need my daughter's assistance - my hand will not fit in the sound hole.
  2. I will definitely look into that. To be honest, I never heard of one. Thanks for the information!
  3. Yep! That's how it was attached. I am planning on drilling through the heel of the neck and the body, and moving the strap nut to hide the bolt. Oh, and glue.
  4. I started by squeezing Titebond II under the fretboard and clamping it down. Uh, I should have taken a picture, but I never thought I would see glue squeeze out from some of the frets.
  5. Hello, everyone. It has been a while since I was here. I haven't had any time to work on anything since my accident in April, with recovery, work and announcing for my daughter's swim team. A friend of mine came to me with her 5 year old daughter's guitar. They got it for 5 bucks at a yard sale and she would play it daily. It fell off her bed and the neck snapped off. I thought it was going to be a quick fix, but not to be. The fretboard was coming off, and the tuning pegs were missing some screws. To me, the biggest issue is that the fret at the break is missing. I will have fun working on this (no power tools needed...)
  6. I was using a jointer to smooth out a piece of cherry. The wood kicked back and as I readjusted it, I focused on my right hand instead of my left, which was closest to the point of operation. My finger drifted off of the wood and laid alongside it, pushed the moveable guard away from the blades, and shaved off the tip. I should have used a planer. My hands would never have been close to the blades on it.
  7. Hi all, I haven't been on in a while. Life (12 year old daughter who swims 10 months out of the year) and work has cut into my build time. I had some time in April, so I decided to work on some cherry for the neck-through bass I am building. I was using a wood jointer for 20 minutes, and for a brief instant, I took my attention off of my left hand on the wood,... and took off 2/3-rds of my left pinkie. Yep, in a few seconds, it was gone. I was using the wrong tool for the job, I should have used a planer, plus I was not using push sticks. Ironically, I am a safety manager (imagine the grief I received at work). Please, please, PLEASE watch what you are doing. Amazingly, the hand surgeon is a builder also (he showed me his walnut burl topped telecaster at my surgical consult), so he empathized with me, and left as much of the tip of my finger as possible. I received the go ahead last week to start using it for playing, and it is slow going. This was a life lesson for me. Let my mistake be a reminder for ya. Keep building and playing. Cheers, Chuck.
  8. Scott, I have Titebond II, so that will work. As to clamping...that will be another adventure. Thanks.
  9. My wife inherited this wooden bowl years ago. We do not know what type wood it is, but this past week, it fell off of the counter at her pre-school and split in half. I am not thinking that Titebond would be the best glue. Would epoxy be the thing to put this together? Oh, the haves mate perfectly. I know that the one picture appears that there is a gap.
  10. Prostheta, I think I understand. I will mark out what I think I am understanding, then post on here. On the part on the left, I need to be careful of the point on the lower half, due to the tight grain, correct? Needless to say, I will be testing out on scrap wood.
  11. On a serious note, Pros I did run a magnet over the pieces...found a small sliver of a nail in one. Thanks for the reminder...I thought I caught all of them earlier.
  12. Okay, been away for a while, but now am back. My family took a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada and enjoyed it. That's my daughter in front of the falls. Now that we are back and trying to get some semblance of normalcy, I am able to get back to work. I have a little more shaping to do, but I have a question. Prostheta, I believe a long while ago, you had a post about routing the proper direction on edges to reduce tearout?
  13. I had a little time this evening in the shop, so I used my father's small band saw to rough cut the wings. Rough. Cut. Very rough, lol! I think I need to invest in a spindle sander, or turn my arms into Popeye's...
  14. Well, my daughter's swim meets are over, so I think I will have a few hours a week to work. I went to my friend's wood shop to plane down the hemlock, and Pros, I am being safe.
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