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M_A_T_T

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About M_A_T_T

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    Formerly Lex Luthier
  • Birthday 01/18/1984

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    49° 6'N 122° 39'W
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    Collecting, working on and making stringed musical instruments, not only guitars, but other instruments as well, such as instruments of the violin family.

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  1. Co'mon +1 Sorry I offended everyone so much. MODS please close this stupid thread.
  2. A £500 saw will be huge, probably. A 'small' bandsaw will sit on a workbench and have a capacity of at least 8" wide and 3" thick, and will cost maybe £100, but I'm not sure exactly how much british pounds are or what the market is like over there.
  3. Thanks for all the replys. The car I'm interested in is a 2006 Toyota Yaris, that will be used for short trips in town (work, hardware stores, etc) 99% of the time. I'm may try out the stick, but it may just be best to go with an auto.
  4. I guess I'll start off with the first build progress, Violin #2. Will be constructed from European Maple & Spruce. I start off with the Cedar blocks. They are cut 1mm longer than needed, and lightly glued to the mold: http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin2/v001.jpg After the glue has dried I use a sanding board to completely level everything off, and add a 2mm taper toward the neck, for a finished thickness of 32mm and 30mm, respectively. Once that is done I shape the blocks to accept the ribs: http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin2/v002.jpg After selecting bookmatc
  5. Here is a classic Gibson with 'mustache' bridge: https://store.bluebookinc.com/Images/PhotoG...onAcoustic1.jpg
  6. Hills are ok, just don't stop on them. The car is practically in neutral when out of gear, right?
  7. Jehle, that's cool. I notice the latch on the side of the body, did you leave the lid un-glued so you can open it up? Might make it easier to repair. PS - Hitone, you need to water your grass!
  8. This is what a reviewer on Canadian Driver said about the car I'm looking at...another reason I may want a manual.
  9. Maybe .50 cents per. hour for every guitar you have completed. That may be a bit high depending on how many of a particular style you have completed. If you have built 50 Strats, you would be hard pressed to ask $25 per. hr. for an acoustic. If you have completed 4 guitars you may be worth $2 per. hr.,but then again if you can't at least build a guitar that is as clean as a $200 budget guitar(you probably shouldn't charge for your time). Peace,Rich Do people selling custom made guitars really look at hours put into it? To me the price of guitars is too regulated, with all the factory g
  10. Looking into a buying new car this summer. Manuals seem to be about $1000 cheaper for the car I like. So I was wondering how difficult it is to go from 3 1/2 years driving an automatic to a manual. I learned on a auto, but my dad drives a manual and could probably teach me.
  11. I know! A friend owned one of those up until last week when he flipped it five times and landed upside down in a ditch...walked away without a scratch! Anyways, where is the actual thread to start posting in?
  12. I recieved it today but the cool BLUE/BLACK handle scales are on backorder so I won't be able to finish it for a while.
  13. If you want to see another violin being made I may be in. I'm already working on it, but I'm only taking one photo per day I work on it, so it isn't a terribly detailed account.
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