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jmrentis

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  1. I believe Russ did a double neck where he did one with the fret numbers inlayed and the other neck with the notes inlayed. This would be a quick way to learn the notes really, lol. It was pretty interesting, the colors and such were not my taste but it was customer requested. Anyhow, I actually just mentioned doing this to one of my friends as I've liked the idea since I saw it. Ooh now I remember it was my buddy Dave who I spoke with it about as he is doing some roman numerals of 12 for the 12th fret inlay which looked really cool and I thought doing all the inlays as roman numerals would b
  2. I looked at the exact way of doing it on my dads miter saw as it was the only way to set the proper angle of degrees, however there was no way his would reach to cut a scarf, thats is why in my post I said with a sliding miter saw it is possible, but without I didn't see how it would work. Obviously the saw in the pictures is a lot bigger than what my dad had, but I don't know what the average is so maybe some people will be able to do this and some won't. Let us know how it works out for you. Best of luck. J
  3. Haha too funny, a few years ago here at PG I photoshopped a picture of a keyboard onto the neck of the guitar and thought it was a funny but cool idea. I can't recall what the subject was about now, but its funny to think back on the idea now. I've also had dreams of ideas that both worked out and some that never did, I always find getting the idea down on paper the toughest because I start forgetting the dream so quickly I end up not getting all of the details. Haven't had any cool dreams like this in a while though, most of my dream lately have been about me partying and smoking, I guess stu
  4. If by random chance you do need something larger than 15" cut send it off to another member with a larger saw. I'm sure someone would do it for little or nothing and it saves you waiting or spending a bunch of extra money you don't have. There are also certain types of shops that would have saws large enough for you that would cut it, you'd have to really search for one though. I would find out the length of the blade first and make sure it is a readily available size because you don't really want to have to have custom made blades or do it yourself, either way I think it'd cost you more and b
  5. Juze, we need some more information buddy. We have no idea how thick your neck blank is, what degree angle you want, which scarf way you want to use as there are two ways really or at least two orientations. We either need some very concrete details or pictures with some details, there is just no way to help without some specifics. Doing a few searches will bring up several great threads on scarf-joints, I remember a few from a while back, like a year or two and they were very detailed and helpful, but as I said we can help better with pictures and details, otherwise there is no way to know ex
  6. Same here Dave. As you know my current board has 24, but the extra bubinga board I have and my new ziricote one have 22. Next I want to play with scale lengths and see what I really prefer. I think the extra bubinga board I have is 25" 22 fret, look forward to using that one.
  7. Oops, yes, forgot about explaining that, thanks for pointing that out and working it out, perfect. An approximation in cans equivalent will work, if anyone doesn't want to bother figuring it out just post what you drink in any other increment size and I'll work the math later, no worries and again very much appreciated guys. J
  8. Hey Guys, Just need to collect a bit of data quickly for a statistical psychology course. The data is essentially irrelevant as soda has nothing to do with the psych portion of the course, but this is more of an exercise designed to practice testing our research and null hypothesis. So if you can help out that would be great, if you drink more than 15 in a week, check that option then if you can just quickly post the number you drink in a week and that would be fine. Thanks guys I really appreciate the help. I'll get rid of the post in a couple days, just want to see what data I can gr
  9. Hmm, interesting, I'll have to check this out as well. I have one right up the street and am there often usually. Its been a bit though since I was there so I'll have to go check it out. Do they just sell a couple guitars, a set of drums, and mic's or do they have accessories and everything else like? Seems strange really, but not an entirely bad idea, believe it or not a bought a fiction book from their store once, couldn't believe it as I found it on the way to the counter and for a great price.
  10. I'll have to try that motorcycle defogging stuff, I'm sure my brother has some around. Last time I was at Rockler I bought one of those soft dust masks dust-bee-gone mask. I had a gift certificate and it was on sale I think. I just didn't want to buy anymore sets of regular dust masks, plus wanted something that didn't fog up my glasses and these don't for the most part, you must make sure its adjusted right, but overall I really like the mask. I over estimated the size, so I still need to have my moms adjust it by sewing up some areas, but all in all I dig the mask a lot. Beats normal dust ma
  11. I have a can of that Sealcoat and it works fine for whatever you need really. Just be sure it's under three years old as it has a shelf life and you may want to thin it because it comes in a 2lb. cut which isn't that thin, especially for a wash coat. Its up to you though, honestly I tried that for a while and while it worked I found melting my own shellac flakes much better. You have more control over everything and its going to be as fresh as you can get, you also have a say in color which is not something you can control with the Sealcoat. Plus, I enjoy melting flakes, it doesn't take anythi
  12. Maybe you glued them up out of phase.
  13. I didn't use any water for the process, other than to check the temperature. Yea, I basically just got the pipe up to temp and just kept working the wood until it started bending. I just applied pressure as much as I felt comfortable with, it was figured flatsawn bubinga, so too much and it just cracks or snaps. I don't think working time is all that long, but others will be able to tell you more, I just used it for this headstock cap which was maybe 2mm or something thick. I just used my router on a couple rails to get the wood down to the proper thickness, I'm sure you could go thicker thoug
  14. I was desperate to find a better method to bend the plate for the back of my headstock as I kept cracking or warping the wood with other methods, so I scrounged around the garage and found a couple ghetto pieces to try this method and wow it worked wonders, bent the volute section on the back of my headstock near flawlessly and really quickly. I don't know about temperatures, but when researching I got a guestimation temp, which was figured by using water. Throw a drop on the pipe and when the water bounces around on the pipe, but doesn't burn off then its approximately warm enough. It seemed
  15. Orgmorg-Yeah, its quarter sawn. Love that stuff, and I know what you mean about having that same fleck as QS maple. I don't know with ziricote if this is a common trait or not, but I have seen it in quite a few pieces, but then again I've seen some without it. Beautiful stuff either way. If you saw the sap wood up close you would probably have a tough time distinguishing it from maple because it carries some of that same fleck and the color is very close. I always dig the woods you use and the projects you post here. That weathered Tupelo is awesome looking, I know that'll make for a kille
  16. Some Ziricote that I picked up and had some fretboards cut from. Gotta love ziricote. J
  17. Yea, I'm in the same boat now and its tough. I have a bandsaw over in the garage and with it I bought a shopfox which is like a set of wheels for it, so it can be stored in a corner, but wheeled out when needed. Obviously not the preferred method, but amazingly I get almost no vibration from that setup, of course while it use it has little feet that lift it off the wheels. Then I have a router table top that I bought from Rockler and its just the top, so I can store it anywhere very easily and can pull it out and setup it up very easily as well. I like the table too, not bad for the price I go
  18. One thing you may wanna look into is how you'll do the joint to extend the heel. I don't know what you're plan was for that, gluing an extra piece directly on with a butt joint won't really give you any additional strength in the neck joint, since it'd really be no different than just gluing it straight into the neck pocket. The thought that was playing around in my head was just do a scarf joint, much like you'd do for the neck/headstock. If your truss rod doesn't go all the way to the end of the neck, then you could cut a diagonal slice off from the bottom of the heel, then glue on another p
  19. You could always add a veneer to the headstock, like some black fiber veneer or ebony, it would cover the color discoloration on top and on bottom if you did both and would look nice with the inlay. Pearl in dark wood always looks sweet. The grain does match pretty nicely, good job on that, have you wetted the headstock to see how big of difference it looks when it will be finished. Sometimes once finished it'll look better or worse than it does dry. Check it out and see. Painted black is cool too, though if the coloration doesn't look bad I might be tempted to just add an ebony veneer on top
  20. Yea, some saws will need a riser kit, you'll need a decent resaw blade, a quality fence designed for resawing, good guides, and so on. Anyhow for many hobbyists I don't think they don't plan on cutting their own drop tops, most just want to be able to cut a body out. And for those who cannot afford certain tools or do not have the room for them, the quality of jigsaws these days will pretty much allow one to do everything they'd need and there are now so many places that sell tops that they can just purchase the top already cut, thicknessed, and ready to go. So these newer jigsaws really h
  21. As I mentioned above be careful of fretboard overhang because this will make everything different. If you look at Stewmacs website and their 22 fret necks, you'll see the 22nd fret is off the fretboard, it overhangs off the neck. If you had the 21 and 22 fret necks side by side they would be exactly the same except the 22 has an overhang of fretboard that allows for the 22nd fret. If this is the same case as the neck you order, ordering the 22fret neck would make no difference and give you no extra length, you must make sure the actual neck itself is longer, because the fretboard being longer
  22. Hey Mike, Not 100% sure I've figure this out yet, I mean your post. What my mind keeps telling me is that number you keep getting is just like a ratio of where the 21st fret is in the scale used. I can't find any way to give it any meaning in terms of this repair, but maybe I'm just not seeing it. I'm tired, so I'm probably missing something important here. But if it is what I think, it really doesn't translate because it remains constant and where you put the heal can be changed in many ways like having an overhang on the fretboard and such, the ratio will remain, but wouldn't be correct.
  23. Hmm, curious. Have you tried wiping it down with some acetone or anything? So long as its unfinished and not stained, you would be fine to try it. Just put some on a towel and wipe it on the stain see what happens. Sometimes things leak or spill or end up where they shouldn't and you can get random things in random places. I've had some funny strains occur from some adhesive getting stuck in some strange places and then picking up small dirt particles and end up looking like a stain, I've also had someone else spill some type of chemical, I think some type of insecticide on my neck blank and n
  24. I cannot recall where the information or tutorial is, maybe even on the main site here, I'll have to look, but there is a tutorial to rid your dremel of any sloppiness or vibration. Basically, you remove any gap between the tool and its cover and it really can make a good bit of difference especially if you do have vibration. I followed the tutorial and it make a good bit of difference for me, you basically wrap a bit of material around the bearing so when you close up the case it fits very snug. I think they used some heatshrink tubing, but I was out and make a similar piece from electrical t
  25. You're right though Walmslap, its tough to rid yourself of that feeling of wanting to figure it out and get justice. In this case I'd just want the stuff even if I couldn't figure it out, but as you I've been jacked a couple times for mostly replaceable stuff, but it still drives me nuts even now. I've had my car stereo system stolen out of my car a couple times and once many other valuables were stolen at the same time like most of my fishing gear. I think the low end estimate was $3 or $4k between my fishing gear and system just for the one theft and actually a lot of my fishing gear wasn't
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