Any experience/ ideas welcome. Drill and rout is the only plan I've come up with.Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Henning Hojen Oct 30, 2017.
Anyone come across this? Called Washburn but, "tech guy is on vacation". (sounds nice)…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Claus Holm Jensen Jul 12, 2017.
I saw a photo of someone doing it and wondered if others are. Sure would be a time saver when just doing a neck touchup. Masking a body with paper often feels like the longest part of a repair.At…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Vance Jul 2, 2017.
Usually I use a long drill bit to clear clamps that are holding a backing piece.Today I needed a different smaller size hole so I cross drilled the bottom stud on my bridge clamps for a 3/32" Hex…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Parker Jan 11, 2017.
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How is the repair going of the chewed up top? Im always interested to hear what people come up with for that one.
Hi David, thanks for the 'friend-add'! Yes, I've used that steam rig once and it seems to work alright, maybe a B- for a grade.
I was hoping it'd totally evaporate the escaping steam (and it seems to do some of that) but it also blows a lot of it around on the guitar surface, which makes for a lot of quick mopping-up with a rag while it's working.
It became necessary to add some additional air-venting on the main manifold, simply because the vacuum-cleaner (in reverse) was throwing out too much air pressure... as indicated by the vacuum motor sounding really "backed-up" and more high-pitched than when it's running with a normal load, if that makes any sense? Perhaps using larger hose (1/2" instead of the 1/4" I'm using now) would alleviate that, but I don't think so.
At any rate, "I've got what I've got" now, and am looking-forward to suing it again to see what sort of fine-tuning can be done.
Keep me up-to-date on yours, OK? I'd be curious what sort of changes you'll make and the ensuing results. Have a ball.... /// Mike
Hi David, you're up early! I think what I'd like to do is understand how to calculate the radius progression. I think I get the idea of how you make them from your recent post. I also have a brother in law that is a member of a machine shop co op here in Chandler AZ so I believe I have access to CNC, drill presses, lathes, etc... So, if I can understand how to calculate the radius and progression, I think I could "bond" with brother in law and fill in the gaps with the cauls I don't have and need. Thanks again for taking your time in helping me with this!
Hi David, thanks for sending the formulas! I'm still digesting the info. I've been sidetracked with a shower repair so I will get back with you when I am able to formulate coherent questions. Thank-you for taking your time to help me understand.
Hello again David! I believe I am on the right track in making replacement cauls. The question I have at this time is related to the pic. Do you cut the arc in #1 first then #2? Or do you cut both at the same time? I'm looking at the pic you posted earlier of the template and the ball drill bit and at first view it would seem that you're cutting both at the same time.
Thanks again for your time in responding!
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