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HuntinDoug last won the day on April 1 2014

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About HuntinDoug

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  • Birthday 03/03/1965

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  1. HuntinDoug


    Custom Build for Tim Hawkins
  2. From my perspective this one is easy to answer: Yes Yes
  3. Once you go Vac.. you'll never go back. Sorry... couldnt resist
  4. HuntinDoug

    Operation 6 string Santa

    The guitar I built for my brother-in-law for Christmas 2013
  5. Wasn't sure where to put this... I thought it would be cool for PG members to post some "tricks" that luthiers use to make builds & everyday stuff easier. Mostly simple stuff that anyone can do. I'll start: I'd say 99% of my builds have bound fingerboards with semi-hemispherical fret ends. It's a lot of up front work, but it's worth it in the end. Fretting a bound board means nipping the fret ends which produces small shards. I sometimes work on frets in the evenings as I watch TV. The last thing I need is the sharp off cut pieces flying around in my family room. The solution i
  6. HuntinDoug


    GOTM Nov. 2009. This was a prototype for an import run. The idea was to mimic a 55 gal drum of nuclear waste that has survived a disaster. I went with a heavily distressed finish. Ironically the import run was a clean finish.
  7. I have this spiral head jointer: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-X-46-Jointer-w-Spiral-Cutterhead/G0452Z I will never go back to a 3 blade machine!
  8. I knew I should have stayed awake in chemistry class
  9. I have a current student that is building a UK themed guitar. She wanted white dots with blue paw prints, and a white block on the 12th fret with "wildcats" in dark blue. We decided to use white acrylic etched in the laser. Normally I use epoxy for flood filled areas, but this time I opted to use dyed thin CA glue for the blue areas. I mixed in LMI brand blue alcohol soluble powdered aniline dye, filled the areas, removed the bubbles, and waited. I'm not a big fan of spray accelerator. When the CA glue flashed over, I noticed it smoked & bubbled up as if I sprayed it with accelerator.
  10. Thanks guys.... The move has been exciting. But, I'm ready to settle into a new routine. I still cant seem to find anything. The open house was definitely the cleanest the shop will ever be. I've been putting in a lot of extra hours trying to make up for lost time... However it seems like running in quicksand. I have 7 builds currently on the docket, I have a roughneck for Chris, and Mike has tried to call at least twice (I promise I'll call you back when I can ). I come home tired & covered in sawdust every day, and I couldnt be happier.
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