# ooten2

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1. ## Cnc "roughnecks"

I'm interested in the 2 mahogany necks. Sending PM.
2. ## Neck Angle Equation

Using Perry's diagram for the neck angle, trigonometry can be used to calculate it. When dealing with a right triangle, the tangent of an angle is equal to the length of the opposite side divided by the length of the adjacent side. In this case, the right triangle is formed from the bridge, the bottom of the fretboard where the body joins, and the guitar top under the bridge. The right angle is at the bridge, and the angle you want to find is at the fretboard. The legs of the triangle are the bridge height and the length from bridge to FB, and the hypotenuse is the length from the FB to th
3. ## Two New Projects

Awesome stuff, as usual! I really like that tele body shape, very inspirational. I might have to make something like that one of these days!
4. ## Les Paul Style Build

LMI carries ziricote fretboards, that's where I usually get mine. http://www.lmii.com/CartTwo/thirdproducts....ote+Fingerboard
5. ## Les Paul Style Build

Ziricote is a really great fretboard match for limba...
6. ## Shortening Saddle Height Screws

I had this same problem on a build a while back, the set screws stick up out of the bridge and scratch the heel of your hand. My solution was to take a saddle to lowes and find a screw that matched the diameter and thread count. (Of course, Lowe's doesn't have any set screws short enough) Then go to McMaster Carr and order some set screws that are sized the same diameter and thread count, and are shorter than the original ones. Problem solved, and very cheap, too. http://www.mcmaster.com
7. ## Having A Play With Some Silver Leaf

Good stuff! I've used some copper based paint and a chemical patina that looks pretty good, but never tried the leafing. Also, pickguards and truss rod covers made from copper with an aged patina finish look very cool! Good job as usual!
8. ## Drak, The Afterburner

Thanks for posting that top bend. I've read about the process, but as the saying goes, pics are worth a thousand words. Great stuff there. I might get the courage to try it now. Thanks!
9. ## Fooling Around (with Serious Work)

I really like the zebrawood top. Cool stuff there. How about bocote for the fretboard on that one?
10. ## Republican Wah

So I guess you have a crybaby on your crybaby!
11. ## Cocobolo Problems Anyone Else?

+1 I've sealed a cocobolo neck with shellac and then finished with several coats of tru oil with great success. But I'm not sure if shellac and poly go well together.
12. ## Green Burst And Shellac Vid?

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/Ski...e.aspx?id=30182
13. ## Gibson Les Paul Firebrand

I had a 335S Firebrand back in about 1981 or so, bought it brand new. It had a TOM, and was very similar to the Pauls, only it was a double cutaway. PSW is exactly right on everything, it was a brownish wood finish, and the main thing I remember about that guitar, it smelled like smoke. Seriously, there was a smokey smell to the finish. It was a great guitar, with a great tone and it played very nice. I sold it to a buddy for \$500 back in the late 80's because I had too many guitars and needed the cash. It's one of those guitars that now I wish I had held on to.
14. ## Talk Box

Wow, somebody else besides me remembers Stillwater? Cool. I always liked Joe Walsh's talkbox stuff. "Those Shoes" comes to mind. Butt out... Butt out...
15. ## What I Have Been Up To Lately

Great work as always Rich!
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