I have a habit of doing photoessays of much of the stuff around me shop for Facebook. It is actually quite rewarding, and of course Frank Ford's FRETS site never existed (along with digital cameras, and easy uploading and myriad other things) I would never do them. I always get great response on Facebook from the Luthiers and friends of mine, and never get comments at all over on the hoytie- toytie Collings Forum... ( I love all those folks,and post there daily, but commenting on stuff like this is just a big no-no for some reason once you have several 5k axes in your house! I have no clue why encouraging me in this is something those folks are almost totally incapable of! After all, I AM a sweetheart of a guy!)
Anyway, maybe 3 times a year, I need to slot a bridge saddle, and the jig that I had was pretty dicey, made of wood, and was super difficult to use at the best of times .(it involved a screwgun and robertson screws. Enough said, as I can hear you chuckling...)
I hope to have it finished today. I gotta say that working with acrylic to make jigs, is both quite rewarding and super difficult. It is mindblowing how easy it is to acetone 100% true pieces together, and so difficult to get them 100% true! And the static electricity coming off the tools makes for some snow storms of white powder particulate!
As of last night, I have about 14 hours into this project, and a few more to go. It would have been WAY easier to just fork out the cash and buy this tool, and maybe if photoessays and my ego were not so important to me, I would have bought it. I do love learning though!
Kerry buddy I'm glad that I don't own a Collings so that I can remain an encouraging sort.... ;) As much as I wanna heap praise on ya for your saddle slotting jig efforts the link to facebook does not work. Would love to see what you are working on since I am thinking of upgrading my Stew-Mac jig to a shop made one with some improvements. Any chance of posting some pics directly here?
PS: I completely agree with ya regarding photo essays or "toots" as some of us call them. Nothing helps me learn a subject matter more comprehensively then having to document the process for others. Good stuff!
It works for me, and a few other people Hesh...Maybe try this one?
Thanks Kerry but still no success with your facebook links. It could be that since I never bought into Zuckerberg's ideas for social networking (not a facebook member) that I lack the cookies to view a FB site.
Sorry... but no one of the urls is working.
worked for me........
and they work for me as well... and that's going through Google Chrome
...You know guys... I don't like facebook... maybe they know!
Both links tell me that the pages are unavailable. I tried them last night too and got the same thing.
Links didn't work.
It is going to be your browsers folks. How incredibly frustrating...
The first time I tried, it gave me a "Content Unavailable" message.
After I first logged-in to my FB page, I used the same link and it took me right in.
I'm using the latest version of Firefox as my browser.
Hope this info helps somebody(-:
Do you need have a Facebook account? Worked for me.