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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. It's not. When I said 'gigantor' in the GOTM entry thread I was refering to the size of the build pictorial (number of pictures, etc.), not the violin itself, which I just call 'violin'. I'd also like to thank everyone who has voted for me, looks like I may finally win a GOTM!
  2. It took me 8 months to the day, but I finally finished it! Here is my gigantor, 800+ photo pictorial of it being built, showing EVERY detail, even my screw-ups! http://s11.invisionfree.com/Stringed_Instr...owtopic=16&st=0 Here is a link to the finished photos: http://www.hobbyluthier2.8m.com/violin1.html Here are direct links to each picture: http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin/v784.jpg http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin/v785.jpg http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin/v786.jpg http://files.photojerk.com/mmaatt/violin/v787.jpg http://
  3. A bass, an acoustic, a semi-hollow, a cigar box, a solid body, and a mondolin - one of the most diverse months ever, you guys ROCK! It was a toss up between the mandolin and the acoustic, but I had to give my vote to the mandolin.
  4. But Brian won't be updating the main website until Dec 1 anyways, so it should just be left open. TGwaH makes a good point, too.
  5. Yeah, where did that come from? Great job to everyone! The bass got my vote!
  6. How wide are you making the neck at the nut, 1 1/8"? I gave my mandolin a 1 1/4" nut width and it was much easier to play, just a thought.
  7. Those are neat, but I would hate to have to setup the thing everytime I switch tools, especially if I'm going back and forth between two.
  8. There are definately some first class instruments being produced by people on this site. I'm amazed....had to vote for the bass thought, great job Phil!
  9. The only wood I've ever had issues with was Cocobolo. It stings my nose after awhile, however, I love working with it, particularly on the lathe making pens. Another wood I once had was Ipe. An extremely dense, stiff wood I thought would make good neck laminations, however, when I read on the net it causes dermatitis, some kind of skin reaction, it went in the trash. It's interesting to read some of my favorite woods like Mahogany and Pau Ferro could cause reactions.
  10. Some people seem to be missing the link, so here it is again: New Guitar Building Tools Page
  11. Ditto on the MDF workability. It's awesome stuff for templates. You must have used old, water damaged rotting stuff.
  12. THIS THREAD has some very good points as to why YOU NEED A TRUSS ROD.
  13. Any updates? Looking foreward to seeing this as it gets built.
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