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02-03-2010 05:47 AM

What to do with thousands of acres of logs??? - 7 replies

I wasn’t sure which forum topic to post this under…wasn’t really anything in the presets, so I guess this is as good a coffee lounge topic as any… Anyone living close to MO probably knows of the massive inland hurricane that flattened much of our timber last spring- that combined with construction being nearly nothing,...

02-04-2009 06:40 PM

laminate glue source - 1 reply

I am getting ready to vacuum bag a bent part-11”x7’x4plys, and was getting ready to order Better Bond Ultra-CAT PPR veneer glue from VeneerSupplies, but they are out of stock- at first it was till this Friday, but now they have bumped it another week…I’m anxious and afraid they may just keep bumping dates! Does anyone kno...

03-24-2008 07:54 PM

laminated bending springback - 12 replies

This is sort of directed at GaryK, as he is the resident harpsichord expert, but someone else may have an answer, too. I’m starting a new instrument that will use some harpsichord costruction techniques, and will have a German double bent (s-shaped) side about 5 or 6 foot long. I am building it out of poplar, and will laminate 3 quar...

01-09-2008 09:14 PM

old time wire frets for dulcimer (or anything fretted) - 13 replies

I often wondered how luthiers of old found their fret wire…I mean, even now it’s not something you can usually hop down to the corner market and pick up, so how did they build those dulcimers in the backwoods where you had to scratch build just about all of it? Real fret wire has sort of a capital “T” cross section…...

01-09-2008 12:07 AM

Dulcimer Jig - 7 replies

After making a couple of dulcimers, I decided it would save me a lot of time and produce better results if I invested just a little time in a build board . I made a grid with a centerline to set the head and tail on, then after you get one side bent to a curve you like, it’s easy to duplicate it on the opposite side. I use simple blocks...

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