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So what's going on in Kingma's shop...?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jkingma, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Haha, nice. I did a ninja edit on my above post but I wasn't fast enough. How many watts is the blanket? I bet a dimmer switch would work to control it.
     

  2. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure we'll be building more than a couple.
     

  3. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's pretty rigid. In fact I think we should thin down our next test piece a bit more.

    As far as your other inquiries... I really haven't a clue... yet. But I will keep you posted.
     

  4. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure... I will see if I can get that clarified.

    As far as a dimmer switch... I think that should work just fine, and I wish I thought of that before I bought the controller from Rockler.
     

  5. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Slow progress on the acoustics.

    Other things keep getting in the way.

    The oldest son and his sweetheart just moved into a bigger apartment and now need a few more pieces of furniture so that needs to be done... while everything else is happening as well.

    Anyway... the 2 tops and backs have been glued together. I should have taken more pictures to explain this a bit but pictures seem to be a back burner thing for me lately. We used the go-bar deck to do a set at a time.

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    We have also done another "test" bend but we haven't taken it out of the bender yet. It does look a bit better than the first attempt as far as how well it has formed to the template.

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  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    When I was at Charles Fox's back in 1980, the work area needed to be pretty efficient for the size of the group. The Gobar decks were the individual workbenches with an overhead shelf that doubled as the top support for the struts. That was pretty ingenious. Regarding the faux- fox benders you have... are they only for one body style?
     

  7. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Very interesting to watch!!!! Very pretty benders.
     

  8. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, for the time being...

    If/when we decide to do another style we can make a new set of forms and switch the clamps, etc. over to them.
     

  9. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks.

    Now that my son is home from college we should be able to get moving on these a bit.
     

  10. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Rainy weekend... good time to get some shop work done. Both backs got braced up. Looking good. My son is happy that after all the hours we've spent cutting and prepping wood things are finally starting to look like guitars.

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  11. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 15, 2005
    Chicago 'Burbs
    It always feels good to see actual progress. Looking great!
     

  12. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    That's very nice. I'm working on another Walnut parlor myself. I wish it weren't so humid though. I found I had most of the major pieces made already except the neck, so I figured it would be a nice change of pace.
     

  13. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I love working with Walnut. Its workability as fantastic and it smells nice as well.

    We're using Peruvian Walnut.
     

  14. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    All the walnut I had used up until this one was some Ozark Walnut I resawed myself from a quartersawn board I bought on ebay. This time it is an LMII plain black walnut set I bought years ago.
     

  15. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Things are starting to "take shape" with the acoustics... pun intended...

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  16. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Four guitar projects are currently on the backburner.

    Recently finished this TV Stand for my son and daughter-in-law.

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  17. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Now I'm about to start a couple wall units for our living room. My wife has been wanting me to do this for quite a while. I'd like to get back to the guitars... but if I don't get these done first she'll get half of my tools in the settlement.
     

  18. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Guess you'll be doing guitars in 2017 eh? :)
     

  19. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There will be at least 1 guitar project completed in 2016.
     

  20. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And this could be it... ;)

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