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Frank D.

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Frank D. last won the day on August 23 2012

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  1. So I guess I need to have 15 posts to use the PM system...This is number 15!
  2. Wow...really love the carve on the front and back. Awesome work!
  3. I've gone ahead and modded my 1/2 arbor press to accept the stewmac fret press caul. I'll be fretting an neck sometime this week. I'll take some pics and post them.
  4. Wow, that's a really nice score. Especially considering that you got 5 timberwolf blades and the riser kit. Enjoy it!
  5. I just used scrapers for the firs time tonight while profiling a neck. It worked great. First I used a rasp to rough it out and the scrapers cleaned it up nicely. I've also used them for binding too now that I think of it. They are a really helpful tool to have in the shop. I got a pack of three from my local Rockler for like 17 bucks. It contains a straight one, a swan neck one, and a radius one. I don't recall the thicknesses though.
  6. Hey Steve, I can't quite figure out how to send a PM, so I thought I'd just reply. I'd be happy to pay for shipping if you wouldn't mind sending me some of those dental burs. Let me know what I'd need to do to make it happen. Thanks, Frank No problem, send me your address and I'll send you some. Steve I appreciate that Steve. Some real funky stuff is going on with my account. I emailed the mods about it. I know you sent me a PM, but it says I'm not allowed to use the PM system. Maybe I need a certain amount of posts or some kind of seniority or something? Who knows. Well if you see this, my email is deluca.fg at gmail.com. Again Steve I appreciate your willingness to share!! Frank
  7. Hey Steve, I can't quite figure out how to send a PM, so I thought I'd just reply. I'd be happy to pay for shipping if you wouldn't mind sending me some of those dental burs. Let me know what I'd need to do to make it happen. Thanks, Frank
  8. I bought the Harbor Freight 1 ton Arbor press, Drilled the hole for the Stew Mac Fret press caul holder in the ram, you really have to use a drill press for this because you need to make sure that the hole you drill into the end of the arbor is parallel to the sides so the set-up on the drill press takes some time. (clamp everything securely) I also drilled into the face of the ram and tapped it for a 1/4 - 20 set screw to hold the caul holder from falling out or twisting. I have a really stuffed shop wit no room to work efficiently and the whole job took about 2 hours. I'm sure a more organized person could do it in an hour or less. The whole set-up works great. Could you perhaps post a picture of what you did? I've been wanting to this for quite some time. A couple things I was worried about of course was drilling a completely centered hole and I wasn't sure how to not have it fall out. Also, the base where the neck would rest while pressing the frets is pretty blunt with sharp edges, did you modify it so that your neck can fit snugly so that it won't dent? Thanks! I'd love to see this
  9. govtmule...have you got any more than you can spare??? I would be very appreciative of this!!
  10. Hey Frank. I'm actually not far from Malden - on Washington St, up towards the fellsway. But I'm also from England - been in the US (and Melrose) just over 2 years. That's awesome!!! I know exactly where that is! I live on Madison St which is right off of Main St in Malden. I've been a lurker around here for quite sometime but today was my first post. Your PRS type build is very impressive! I'm also working on a similar build. Schecter/PRS inspired with some original details and such. Coming along slowly but surely...
  11. Hey Tom, I can't help you, but I noticed you're from Melrose. Pretty cool. I live in Malden.
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