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MiKro

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  1. You know I was just gigging you. They are sound plans, While your abilities are where you question yourself. Kudos for knowing your limitations at this point in time. Your advancement will continue as you go. Mike
  2. Not really, many ways to attack that issue. You could just wick glue in it and good clamping. Not the best solution. You could do inlays or inset wood stringers on both sides so it looks planned and fixes the problem. You could cut off the end using a scarf joint and re-glue a new piece on and reshape the heel. There are other ways as well, just slow down and plan the attack, then make it so. MK
  3. I would have done a 30* Vcarve for the f-holes, then used a reverse vcarve inlay. Then done the actual f-hole cutout leaving some of the contrasting inlay as the border line That's just the way I would have approached it. LOL Looking good Mike!!! MK
  4. @Bizman62 is correct. YOU should spray poly in the way they advise on the can so as it is to stay somewhat wet without runs, it is a film type clear coat. It is unlike lacquer, which is a solvent type and will blend/etch itself chemically with the previous layer. Poly and 2k must dry if not adhering to the correct procedure. Then you have to sand it so there are scratches /sanding marks (tooth) for the next layer to adhere to. ( not the best method as it may peel later). mk
  5. Or use thick walled aluminum tubing. Brass would allow you solder to it if needed. mk
  6. No the tap should have instructions as to what size drill bit to use. If not then look it up. there are plenty of Tap to drill bit size charts on the net. Some wil list if wood vs metal. another option would be to insert a thick walled brass tube glued in then tap that. mk
  7. So looking through this thread, it is a cool idea. I wonder though if a Cockroft Walton Voltage multiplier would be a better choice for getting to the voltage needed instead of the transformer? It would save space and weight while accomplishing the same thing? By using the CWVM type of ladder whether half wave or full wave bridge rectification is used, you would have multiple points for lower voltages for heater filament or other needs. You could also gate it if needed as well using something like an IR2153 IC using half wave bridges. This would allow to invert the Vdc and also pu
  8. That appears to be more of what I would guess as stress/flex induced with mineral deposits? It runs with the grain of the wood. It looks as though it came from a large limb that moved a lot in the wind. It is not ambrosia stain, otherwise you would find small bug holes and they would be at many different angles. to any surface. Also the color is wrong for ambrosia stains. juts my 0.02cents worth. mk
  9. I get that, I have a large Pecan tree that I park under. The squirrels use my truck for target practice when they shit while they eat the pecans. Little bastards. MK
  10. Just remember to move the car or you may have over spray from the vent. mk
  11. Hi All, I'm playing around the idea of a CBG guitar. 3 string. Have started the neck design. Most do not use a truss rod. I am thinking about using a 1/4" carbon fiber rod inserted from the back side with a skunk stripe. I know over time even 3 strings will change the neck. What are your thoughts of putting the carbon fiber rod in with an arched/radius route that induces some back bow? How much arch or radius is where I am at currently? I am thinking somewhere in the 60 ft radius range similar to the back of an acoustic guitar. Any thoughts on this idea is appreciated.
  12. No I had one that was a silicone mat with little like half balls on the surface. I bought it from Woodcraft. It went into the trash after that problem showed itself. mk
  13. I don't like silicone for this reason. Years down the line it will discolor your wood. Silicone has oil in it and eventually it will creep to the surface. Years ago they made these little balls to space a cabinet door panel in the mortise edges. A few years later you could see where each ball was in the face frame of the door. They also made a silicone mat for wood working that had little nubs all over it to act as a stable surface for hand routing. Well I used one so as not to have a body slide around while hand routing ( Pre CNC days). When I applied a finish the spots showed up e
  14. I made this some years ago. Jet Jons Jag. Build here: SPECS: 3 piece Alder body Maple Neck, EIR Fretboard 34" scale Tele Headstock Jag bass redesign by my self. All redesign, cnc cut by me and finish work by hand. Finish was done with lacquer and 2 k clear coat. BadAss 2 bridge, EMG active pickups w/ three volumes and one master volume control Hipshot tuners, 1 is a Drop D Banjo Frets, (the harmonics on this are a beast) Sorry I lost many pictures in a HD Crash, so this is the best I have at present, had to get the owner to get
  15. I vote "NO". If it is 50 years old and well used it will show its character. Even then I have seen very old instruments that show very little wear because they were hardly used and properly stored. Adding relic or distress indications of ageing do nothing to enhance the instrument other than possibly inflating the ego of the player or owner. Just my 0.02 cents worth. Peace , mk .
  16. The green eyed jealous type she is huh!! Well, Wally must be on the watch for that to fire up now and again. LOL!!! Give her Red hair and then watch the fireworks. LMAO!!!! Just saying. mk
  17. Use a brass tube slightly oversize of the screw and make teeth in it so as to use it like a plug cutter/small hole saw
  18. At least you already have that Healthy Respect ingrained as you move forward. Mike
  19. Just remember that Tube amps have HIGH VOLTAGES. They can kill you. I'm sure you know the warnings though. Other than that it is looking good. MK
  20. I made this some years ago. Maybe this time is the charm? Jet Jons Jag. Build here: SPECS: 3 piece Alder body Maple Neck, EIR Fretboard 34" scale Tele Headstock Jag bass redesign by my self. All redesign, cnc cut by me and finish work by hand. Finish was done with lacquer and 2 k clear coat. BadAss 2 bridge, EMG active pickups w/ three volumes and one master volume control Hipshot tuners, 1 is a Drop D Banjo Frets, ( John likes them crisp as he places his fingers on the actual fret, the harmonics on this are a beast) Sorry I los
  21. Well I am done with it. started it up with my variac at 80VAC now at 100VAC and all looks good and I am able to plug it into an amp and it sounds great so far. A few more hours of variac time and bringing the voltage up to spec, then totally done and will do all final testing. YEAH!!! So far no magic smoke. MK
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