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06-02-2012 05:11 PM

Rough lumber dimensions for musical instruments - 1 reply

question for you folks that build guitars…. I’ve built a few guitars in the past (electrics), and am currently working on a couple of acoustics. I’ve almost always bought ebay wood that’s been ‘good to go’. I barely had to process the wood before using it. It was dry, It was pre-planed, and sometimes alread...

05-25-2012 03:54 AM

Janka hardness testing for the 'wood challenged' - 0 replies

I posted about a week ago trying to figure out what kind of wood I had purchased…maple vs. hackberry, versus honey locust, etc. in this thread: Anyway, the question of wood type made me think that it would be cool to try and test out the hardness of some wood on my own, so I bought a Dillon 5000lb for...

05-25-2012 03:20 AM

Anyone interested in a custom brand for trade? - 7 replies

Hi, although im new to the site, i thought I’d toss this out there for people interested in stamping a logo on their work… I’m interested in trading for tools, wood, whatever. any cool figured wood that i could use in guitar building would be cool, or really figured pen blanks or knife/gun grip scales, etc. I machined som...

05-19-2012 04:22 AM

Makita 2040 roller adjustment argg! - 6 replies

Having trouble adjusting the rollers on a used 2040 makita I bought a year ago that I’ve had sitting around until i got around to replacing the roller that had fallen apart. - When feeding a piece of stock through the planer the blade doesn’t come close to making contact with the stock. -The cutter is adjusted correctly as desc...

05-12-2012 05:05 PM

Wood identification Soft/Hard maple? something else? - 10 replies

Hi Folks, longggggg time lurker… just joined the forum and hoped to tap your wood expertise. Just came across a bunch of 2” slabs (15-35” wide x ~8 foot) and was wondering what they were, I guess these things have been sitting in a container for decades (or so I was told). The growth rings vary from 1/32” to 1/4”...

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