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drum sander feed belt

Hi guys. I have a Grizzly 12" drum sander, and the feed belt is a little thicker where the belt is joined. If I run a back or side and it h…

Started by David Newton

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Dave Fox

Question for Frank Ford

Frank, on your site you have a picture of a Martin 1943 Dread top showing the bracing. What was the top thickness on this old geez…

Started by Rick Matei

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

Guild mortise/tenon neck reset

Hello all, I'm the luthier for Maple Street Guitars in Atlanta and have been stealing Frank's web info for years. ( I think it's time to m…

Started by jeff henry

16 Sep 2, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Neck re-set help!!!

OK guys,a little feedback required here.As you can hopefully see in the pics attached heres a project I've been putting off for a long time…

Started by David Connolly

1 Sep 1, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

Heat checks and possible remedys

Just purchased a 92 earl scruggs standard with a minor straight heat check on resonator. While this in no way alters the fine sound of this…

Started by Doc House

2 Sep 1, 2008
Reply by Mike Kolb

Thicker than I thought - sides & backs

Oh Learned Luthiers: I now have my wood and I'm ready to start my first guitar, but already I'm wondering if I bit off more than I can che…

Started by Doug Collins

16 Aug 30, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

A Further Beginners Question About Bindings

My plans have arrived and I am about to begin building my first guitar. The one thing that puzzles and frightens me is the routing of the t…

Started by Doug Collins

3 Aug 28, 2008
Reply by Richard Smith

“Treble Bleed Mods”

Have you ever experimented with them, and if so any good suggestions?

Started by Frank Medina

4 Aug 28, 2008
Reply by .Simcha Delft

Gibson non-tapered neck dovetails...Aaargh!

Hi Frank, I'm a full-time instrument maker/repairer and amp tech working in New Zealand. I've found much interest and help in your…

Started by .Simcha Delft

5 Aug 24, 2008
Reply by C Herb Hickman

Guitar Finishers

I am looking for a guitar finisher I met at the 2007 Healdsgurg Festival. I believe he used to work for Santa Cruz but is now doing finish…

Started by Joel Nowland

3 Aug 22, 2008
Reply by Joel Nowland


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