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  1. do you know what the body wood is? was the tuning correct (gotta ask the banal questions) ? Maybe you could use 8-32 inserts or the like or larger if you have to drill out the wrecked screw holes..send a picture or two... good luck.. Rob
  2. thanks for the info. I was wondering about the wisdom of it since on the table saw with a template and jig it's no big job. I'm just learning all the processes ie cad/cam at this stage. I'll play with the lines.. :o) Regards, Rob.
  3. Hi. I'm learning Rhino 3D. So I have a fretboard modelled, tapered radiused - compound no less - and all the fret positions for a number of scale lengths to hand. Do I make in modelling terms the fret line the centre of a .023" dado ie slot? Will the model programme go so low? Are there settings to be changed? workarounds? Thanks, Rob.
  4. Hi. I'm learning Rhino 3D. So I have a fretboard modelled, tapered radiused - compound no less - and all the fret positions for a number of scale lengths to hand. Do I make in modelling terms the fret line the centre of a .023" dado ie slot? Will the model programme go so low? Are there settings to be changed? workarounds? Thanks, Rob.
  5. Hi. I have worked up a model of a neck (non Fender) and was wondering how the cutting would be done on a CNC. Would the blank be scarf jointed and machined as a single unit or would the headstock and other part be done separately and glued together when finished? That would require some tricky gluing I think. Or do the headstock, glue up the scarf & do the neck proper? Thanks, Rob.
  6. just in case anyone reads this through idle curiosity...I couldn't get the boolean difference to work....I went back to the file with the neck pocket already cut, did the fillet edge command and made a shitload of handles around the neck pocket edges and reduced the radii to '0' and slowly increased them... and it worked...not only that the same method worked on the tummy cut and arm relief edges - - only I only reduced the radius to .125 no '0'. The boolean difference method worked well for me doing the tummy cut using konalure's method made a little more accurate by adding 3 points on the drawing's curve and a point on the edge at the depth there and the sphere through 4 point option. I used his method for the arm rest and again defined a point to get the designed depth on the edge/side. I'm just playing around here and trying not to head but the screen... I should've started with a TELE....
  7. Hi. I am learning Rhino and trying to work up a strat model. Everything went OK until I tried the top fillet. It goes haywire at the neck pocket. so I tried doing the fillet first bur now I don't know how to cut the neck pocket. Can anyone help please? How do I proceed from here? Thanks. Rob. forum question 02.tiff
  8. i think this is what you mean : http://home.asparagine.net/ant/blog/?cat=3 Scroll down to Sawdust Generator. Also IIRC there's a thread on this site but I forget where.
  9. exactly my thinking...but I wondered if I might be misunderstanding something...
  10. Hi, I have the LMII .023" blade and two .125" stiffeners. However the shank on my table saw accommodates one standard width blade. One stiffener by itself is thicker than the available width on the shank. I can't see how I can sandwich the blade between two stiffeners and attach them. I have posted two questions to LMII tech support and have not received a response. Has anyone here used this system, and if so - what am i missing? How is one supposed to use the system? Thanks.
  11. Hi. If you wet sand finer than 600 you pretty much have a matt finish. What I do for non gloss finish is wet sand to 600 and then rub with 0000 steel wool and wax. it turns out OK. Try it and see if you like it. You can always shine it more or rough it back a bit.
  12. I am hoping this is an appropriate forum. How do I use a solder wick to clean up messy drops of solder? I assumed it would be like a reverse solder - ie heat up the wick & the affected area & the solder would magically run up the wick. It hasn't happened. What is the correct way to use a wick to clean up messy soldering attempts? Thanks, Rob.
  13. Hi. I have had a lacquered ( Shellac cross linked ) body hanging for 3 months. When i took it down to start rubbing out I discovered a shallow ding about 10mm ( just under 1/2") across. the top is highly figured wood stained with water soluble dye, and I very much want to avoid attacking the area with steam. How would it look if I built up the depression with clear lacquer? Is there a better way or is steaming the way to go? Thanks, Rob.
  14. I have used a water slide decal undder shellac without any problems. Make sure you follow all the steps recommended by the decal supplier. IIRC Mine need spraying with some sort of fixer first...I mean it's not complicated it's in a spray can from the hobby shop.
  15. experiment a bit, but as I understand things, dye sits near the surface of the wood and certainly where darker dyes are, you can apply a lighter one over the top to lighten the colour. eg yellow over a darker amber looks yellow. So as a first step try dying some mahogany yellow and seeing how it looks.