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David Burgess

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This is to shock Roger.....

26 February 2014 - 06:46 AM

This is to horrify Roger, and anyone else who thinks necks should be trimmed to nearly final shape before gluing in. biggrin.gif


Photos to follow later today.


Freakin' sissies. smash.gif

Anything Worth Doing Can Be Done Better With a Sawzall

16 January 2014 - 08:52 AM

Anything worth doing can be done better (not to mention in a more manly fashion) with a Sawzall.


So there, Roger. :lol:



A new electronic thickness gauge from International Violin

07 June 2013 - 05:08 AM

From their sales flyer:


"T9605 Intro Price $338.80
NEW MAG-ic Probe V4.0 Electronic thickness Gauge This is an advanced and
convenient way to measure the thickness of instrument tops and backs without
disassembling your instrument! Downloadable software lets you record your measurements
directly to your computer on a photo or drawing of your instrument and
map out your graduations! Each MAG-ic Probe utilizes a wired sensing wand (the
probe) that electronically measures the distance to a magnetic ball. As the probe
samples the upper surface of an instrument top or back, the ball follows the sensor
on the inside surface, jumping over braces and tone bars. This provides a continuous
readout of the wood thickness in thousandths of an inch (mils) or millimeters,
accurate to 0.1mm. The effective range of measurement is 0.0" to 0.6" (0-
15mm). Two magnetic ball sizes are included, 3/8" for Violins, Violas, mandolins,
ukuleles and smaller instruments, and 1/2" for guitars or larger instruments."


That's all I know. Haven't tried one.


I Guess I'm Getting Old

26 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

Rough-hollowing out this maple cello back (to the point where I'll use small planes) took 63 minutes.


Bet I can still do a top in under ten minutes though. :P


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