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HuntinDoug last won the day on April 1 2014

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  1. HuntinDoug


    Custom Build for Tim Hawkins
  2. That has got to be the coolest volute/headstock anywhere. Definitely a signature look.
  3. From my perspective this one is easy to answer: Yes Yes
  4. Once you go Vac.. you'll never go back. Sorry... couldnt resist
  5. HuntinDoug

    Operation 6 string Santa

    The guitar I built for my brother-in-law for Christmas 2013
  6. Wasn't sure where to put this... I thought it would be cool for PG members to post some "tricks" that luthiers use to make builds & everyday stuff easier. Mostly simple stuff that anyone can do. I'll start: I'd say 99% of my builds have bound fingerboards with semi-hemispherical fret ends. It's a lot of up front work, but it's worth it in the end. Fretting a bound board means nipping the fret ends which produces small shards. I sometimes work on frets in the evenings as I watch TV. The last thing I need is the sharp off cut pieces flying around in my family room. The solution is a couple of rare earth magnets placed near the exit shoot of the tang nippers, or under the clipper. It catches almost all of the off cut pieces. After about a dozen frets, I just scrape them off into the trash... Works well.
  7. HuntinDoug


    GOTM Nov. 2009. This was a prototype for an import run. The idea was to mimic a 55 gal drum of nuclear waste that has survived a disaster. I went with a heavily distressed finish. Ironically the import run was a clean finish.
  8. I have this spiral head jointer: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-X-46-Jointer-w-Spiral-Cutterhead/G0452Z I will never go back to a 3 blade machine!
  9. I knew I should have stayed awake in chemistry class
  10. I have a current student that is building a UK themed guitar. She wanted white dots with blue paw prints, and a white block on the 12th fret with "wildcats" in dark blue. We decided to use white acrylic etched in the laser. Normally I use epoxy for flood filled areas, but this time I opted to use dyed thin CA glue for the blue areas. I mixed in LMI brand blue alcohol soluble powdered aniline dye, filled the areas, removed the bubbles, and waited. I'm not a big fan of spray accelerator. When the CA glue flashed over, I noticed it smoked & bubbled up as if I sprayed it with accelerator. My mad scientist side got the best of me, so I ran a few experiments with varying amounts of dye. I found that if you mix approx. 4 parts (volume) of thin CA with 1 part powdered aniline dye, you get approx. 90 seconds before it fully activates. When it activates, it's slower than when you use a spray. Also, the less dye you add, the more time you have.
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