Thanks, Frank. Gather from reading around the edges that you're recovering from a quad bypass? Heal well, and thanks for taking the time. Missed you at the GAL, saw Alex there and talked about Tru Oil and finishes w him.
You may notice that I also posted in the forum -- I asked you first, and then, reading others posts on your page, concluded that you could easily still be recovering from surgery, so I posted in the forum as well. Thanks again.
I haven't visited Frets for some considerable time and two nights ago recommended it to a friend. I thought I'd check it out again myself and find it has all changed! I became a member hoping I would be able to read all those wonderful gems of luthier advice which were in list form and easy to navigate. Do they still exist and can I view them?
Is the rotary planer you referred to as the "chucker" happen to be the Craftsman carbide tipped rotary planer for radial arm saws ( model # 9 29513) ? I have had one for many years and never had a problem with it. I did modify the cutter to make it safer, more precise, and repeatable. Are you familiar with this tool?
I hope you are doing well.
Thank You for making my daily life more interesting.
You make an excellent point of the disparities in tension when alternate tuning is used. I also figure that the first four strings are the ones that get pulled the most, and perhaps it can even out the tension with the bass E,A.
I'll check in at Gryphon to see if I can get the guitar tweeked (re-set-up)while I shop, and or do lunch in your neighborhood. The B string is off a bit off.
Hi Frank, Just joined frets.net yesterday. Would you have any info on a gibson A series mandolin circa 1904 No 3267 as this mandolin may have passed through your hands possibly as a repair job. I would like to know if any work has been done to this mandolin and its approx value as it has been offered to me for sale.
I like your site and have been playing mandoline for over 30 years, currently playing a Fylde Lucetta. please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice to finally meet you or not meet but you get the picture. I just wanna say thank you for createing this page where i live i am the only young luthier in my small town theres one more but he didnt provide the info i wanted. I discovered you page and form thanks to Mr Erlewines book. I love haveing so many friendly luthiers help me out and set me on the right track. thank you for makeing this page in a small town its hard to belive theres so many of us out there. But thank you and hope you heal up well.
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A few years ago, I came upon Frets.com while building cigar box guitars. Since then, I have come back to your luthiers tips over and over to glean some really great ideas and instruction on guitar building.
This Kay archtop project guitar of mine has be going back to your pages more and more to learn the howto's I need to fix this beauty.I'm having to reference neck removal and reseating, fretting (more than I know already), repair and finishing. I am confident that this Kay will come out stunning if I keep in mind what you wrote.
Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge.
Hi Frank, I am trying to put together an 'air harness' to prevent finish damage when steaming off a neck. Your description on the Frets. Com site(using adjustable cooling hoses) is very helpful. That rig uses compressed air, but I seem to remember your posting a description using a shop vac for the air supply- is that correct, and, if so, where can I find that description?
Thanks for two great sites, Dave Richard, Corinth, VT
No real description needed - I just made a little adapter from 1-1/2" PVC pipe to use as a manifold and connected those flexible hoses to it. The flow from the output of my shop vac gives more CFM, so it works better than the air compressor.
After a good night's sleep & rest, may I ask you to disregard my request for de-registration?
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I'm working with my physician to manage my ailment. It's especially frustrating as it's onset happened so quickly. I went from 60 to 0 in a matter of weeks. Oh well, so goes life(:
I'm very sorry to hear about your recent health & driving issues. My "day job' career was in the public sector traffic safety field. What you experienced is pretty common AND can be overcome. The heck with the machinery; I'm happy to hear you're doing well now.
Thank you again, sincerely. I'm going to be ultra selective about my responses from now on.
With the utmost respect & appreciation,
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