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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 09-19-2009 11:21 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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09-19-2009 11:21 PM

I just wanted to express my gratitude to all who offered tips in my earlier topic “Calling All Luthiers”.

I replaced the first three frets on my old Alvarez guitar, and everything went off without a hitch, thanks to a little help from my friends and a bit of internet research. What would have been a fairly expensive professional job ended up costing a grand total of less than $20, and that includes a new set of strings! The guitar plays so well I could kick myself for not having taken this on a long time ago.

Thanks again, guys!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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GMman

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#1 posted 09-19-2009 11:26 PM

Charlie…I am glad for you I couldn’t help I don’t know anything about musical instruments but I love listening to music.

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patron

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 12:03 AM

charlie ,

i had nothing to do with this ,
but you are welcome !

you deserve to play better ,
and we want to hear better .
maybe a video with your next project ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 12:14 AM

YAHOO!
Let’s hear some picn-n-grinnin.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 09-20-2009 12:16 AM

Great news Charlie, I can stop fretting about your plight now.
That calls for a drink.
Cheers!

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 09-20-2009 12:38 AM

Bravo. I hope I was able to help out a bit.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 09-20-2009 02:07 AM

Craftsman, your advice was very valuable. I taped around the frets before I pulled them out, and had no tear-out at all.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Karson

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#7 posted 09-20-2009 02:23 AM

I hope that my suggestions were also helpful. Wait I think I told you to forget it. Wait I’m not sure that’s what I said at all.

Ah forget it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 09-20-2009 02:40 AM

if there’s no picture – it never happened!

glad you had it worked through. lumberjocks to the rescue – once more!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 09-20-2009 04:27 AM

Okay, Sharon…you asked for it…..


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-20-2009 04:38 AM

Beautiful!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#11 posted 09-20-2009 04:45 AM

You know the drill Charlie. No pictures, (Didn’t happen) I seemed to have forgotten it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 09-20-2009 05:56 AM

Charlie!

You also did a great job of concealing the hinges.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PurpLev

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#13 posted 09-20-2009 05:59 AM

fantastic! thanks for the prompt pic post!

cant tell the fix! good job

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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woodsmithshop

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#14 posted 09-20-2009 06:12 AM

let us know when the video on CMT plays

-- Smitty!!!

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 09-20-2009 03:09 PM

Thanks, guys.

Dick, you really are a nut. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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