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  1. Oil carries away the sanding swarf, that's it.

    Oil carries away the sanding swarf, that's it.
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    I use dial and digital. Dial is always ready to...

    I use dial and digital. Dial is always ready to play. No regrets.
  3. Whatever. Chartruse. Clear coat it. Let it rust....

    Whatever. Chartruse. Clear coat it. Let it rust. Just use it.
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    Up to 36" moving BSs is childs play. Seriously, a...

    Up to 36" moving BSs is childs play. Seriously, a one man job.
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    Yup

    Our lawyers are every bit as sh!ty as yours. These are hobbiest machines,none of them will knock your socks off but they may just work - buy local so that you can walk into a store and demand...
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    Lots of pressure means that you are rushing the...

    Lots of pressure means that you are rushing the stone. Soak it, soak it long and try a nagura to prep it.
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    Used rasps? A path fraught with danger. Pay the...

    Used rasps? A path fraught with danger. Pay the money and get some good quality rasps. Muriatic acid and slightly used quality rasps may save you a penny or two but likely not.
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    What's the grade? Is it off a band mill waned...

    What's the grade? Is it off a band mill waned edge or... Or how good is this cherry and how important is this relationship to you? This is a personal question and only you know the answer and you...
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    Really? I don't think that you'll ever be a happy...

    Really? I don't think that you'll ever be a happy person. You missed the boat by ten years and now the problem is Delta's? Wow.
  10. Mills and Drills I find that Poland and Czeck pump out alot of...

    I find that Poland and Czeck pump out alot of quality HSS tooling. Can't go wrong.
  11. Cane rod builders

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    Easy there George! Cane rod builders formulas for heat treating Tonkin are myriad, infact cane rod builders are about the only craftsmen who are as supersticious as instrument builders! Having...
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    Having done this on several occasions I can say...

    Having done this on several occasions I can say that contact cement works very well. I've been lucky enough to have a spray set up. Quick and efficient. No lumps...
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    This would be my bet

    I think that this is the likeliest scenario. If you hit steel, there would be no guessing about it.

    I have used hammer drills successfully and many times with bits up to .75" in diameter, through...
  14. Coffee table talk

    It would be interesting to know about the heat generated at the cutting edge when machining wood but boy would that be difficult to truly quantify. In metal working they say that a properly set up...
  15. Lost soul

    I may have but it wasn't to build the perfect guitar!

    If you use the classic materials and build well your guitar will sound great and as anticipated. I don't doubt that you've done so already!
  16. This is the kind of thinking, if done by 25...

    This is the kind of thinking, if done by 25 people or more that makes conferences that move the guitar as a stringed forward by zero. This is the kind of speculation that creates experts who have no...
  17. I don't understand the reasoning behind making I...

    I don't understand the reasoning behind making I beams in the core. Overly complicated, harder to build, introduces the potential for more error and really adds nothing to the torsion box but...
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    ding ding ding

    This is it. Or two sided tape.
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    Years ago when I made guitars on a regular basis...

    Years ago when I made guitars on a regular basis I hand drafted all of my models in full scale. Those drawings impress me more than the guitars when I stumble across then and look them over. I think...
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    "Pays for material..." It ends there for me....

    "Pays for material..."

    It ends there for me. There's always some "benefactor" offering this hollow oppportunity to a budding or hobby luthier. Ususally an up and coming recording artist no doubt....
  21. And once again the Neanders have managed to take...

    And once again the Neanders have managed to take a simple process and mask it in highly technical and mysterious/controversial tooling and processes. Why?

    Take the time to visit some heritage...
  22. Thanks for correcting my quote Shawn. I mix up...

    Thanks for correcting my quote Shawn. I mix up Newton's "giants" and Descartes "good book.." quotes all of the time. Shame.

    Lowell, I can see that my post could be interpreted as an attack on a...
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    Belt sanders are hot. Check out some metal...

    Belt sanders are hot. Check out some metal fabricating forums where heating the metal is not good, belt sanders run hot reduction for reduction vs other methods. I have a belt sander and it must be...
  24. The message is:

    You've changed your post Lowell, I'm responding to your first cut. The message, my message with zero bitterness is learn the basics and understand the fundamental principals of our craft and you will...
  25. Derek, Just what I wanted: "conjuring tricks"...

    Derek,

    Just what I wanted: "conjuring tricks" to show me what is possible. No good teacher, especially "virtual" as in "web based" as in "lost in translation 'cause we ain't face to face" is doing...
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