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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Hard to tell, maybe redwood-ish? Is it soft, but not as soft as cedar?
Man, it's a wormhole. Not hard, just lots of research regarding what size and type of system is right for you. Honestly the best thing you can do when you are ready is hit the googles with "diy nickel plating". I have an electroplating system. There is also electro-less nickel plating. It's really awesome to be able to do this in house I have to say! The fumes are not that bad at all. You just need a ventilated space. My system has zero waste. I top up my tanks with distilled water as it evaporates and use the same degreaser in the cleaning tank and electrolyte in the plating tank. It's actually very low impact on my environment. Chrome plating requires much more power and generates far more impactful consequences for the environment. Still...I wear big yellow rubber gloves and keep the fans on when I am running the system. I highly encourage you to jump in!!!
Sure looks like Redwood to me! In fact I would be shocked if it was anything but...
2 votes for redwood .
I'll go with that . there is not a lot of it around here
My new dado stack arrives tomorrow, and I need a new throat plate for it. This is for a Dewalt job saw. I copied all the fussy milling on the Lee Valley I use for every day work.
Fits so nice, I'll feel bad cutting a big hole in it tomorrow.
Nice job, moosie. That’s good looking work.
If I could, I’d make up a bunch of them while jigged up for it-all kinds of zero clearance opportunities arise. But my stupid Delta hybrid saw has such thin steel throat plates, you can’t make custom zero clearance or others for it, without a full metal shop. Wood plates would be too thin. The saw did come with a dado throat plate, but the hole in it is so big a small family could fall through the slop on both sides and both ends. I attribute a good bit of annoying tear out to this sad fact.
Thanks. It took longer to make than it should have. The plate is 1/2" poplar. I don't have a planer, and I should have thicknessed it with a router sled. But I forgot about that (until I needed to cut those squirrelly rabbets). I can confirm that my bandsaw resaw setup actually works. It didn't take too long with a hand plane to clean it up. Good thing I'm not paid by the hour.
After I got about halfway through the project, I realized I should have made a bunch. At least next time I know how!
I have made worse resaws
I think my little Grizzly saw would keel right over if I came at it with that slab!
I want to see the rig.
How’d you go about resawwing that demonic slab? It’s gorgeous
The slab measured roughly 2 1/2" x 4 ' x 26"
Cut it down to 48" x 13" My planer and my bandsaw both will just do 13" . Joint the cut edge,
Plane the slabs a little , run straight edge through 10" table saw , set up resaw guide at 1 1/8 " , Run through bandsaw
and there you be I love this new Rikon
The slab measured 2 1/2" x 26" x 48 "
Cut it in half lengthwise , joint , plane a little ,10 " table saw , 14" Rikon
I love my new bandsaw
Band saw and planer do 13"
Back to this one while I wait on the finish guy to...um, well...finish a body and neck. Picked up a Lollar Chicago Steel and made a matching koa surround for it.
with a lefty neck even more, reversed headstock ;-)
Even after 6 or so months of not only figuring this out by ear, but getting up to (~80%) speed, I’ve never tired of it:
Working on the shiny/not shiny sheen. The surface texture is tightening up as the lacquer cures. This is a walk away vintage style finish right out of the gun. 1930’s Martin finish texture is what I’m shooting for. A glass flat perfect finish is not the goal here. BTW .0023” film thickness!!!
To put that in perspective, that’s just a touch thinner than 42AWG single build magnet wire diameter most pups are wound with!
Oops, I think I dropped this into the wrong thread. Sorry folks.
Bud did you learn it while sitting on your bench? I think we might be able to keep you in. Great work, BTW!
For the most part, yes.