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East Carolina Luthiers

Website: http://www.eastcarolinaluthiers.com
Location: Morehead City NC
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2010

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Hello fellow American Luthiers!Glad to be alive and here!  I have a walnut log that is about 2 ft in diam.and was curious if anyone has any info on how to tell the sawmill guy how to cut it besides…Continue

Started by Davey C Schrock. Last reply by David Galyon Jan 30, 2010.

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Comment by Gary Beckert on March 3, 2010 at 1:43am
The videos from John Hall are GREAT. Thanks for the tip.
Comment by David Galyon on March 2, 2010 at 4:50am
Welcome Gary. I started with a bending iron and really suck at it. Talk about a stressful event LOL It got to the point where I really was not having fun any more LOL -- So I had a bright idea and ordered plans to build my own bending machine. Ha what a fantasy that was. Finding time just to get things done in a day is a thought at best. I do not know about the light bulb precess because I have not tried one however if your time is limited as mine is the investment in a bender is well worth it. I have the bender from blues greek guitars -- AKA John Hall. This complete system with the heating blanket is truly a wonderful thing. This thing is fast and easy as it could ever get. I love this thing and now am living stress free again LOL As stubborn as I am sometimes I still have side breaking contest with my bending iron not willing to give it up just yet. Hope this helps.
Happy Trails
Comment by Gary Beckert on March 2, 2010 at 12:38am
I'm interested in bending sides - which method each luthier uses & why. I have had the last four sets of side bent the supplies. Is the heating iron , heat blankets or the mold with 300 watt bulbs good? send me some of your thoughts, please.
Comment by Mike Lawrence on February 3, 2010 at 8:17pm
Dave that's a very nice looking cutaway you have there. Looks like you have a pretty good set up in your shop there. You must be making a lot of guitars. Are those guitars in your music room ones you've made? What's the purpose of the music room? Trying out guitars, lessons or just playing?
Comment by David Galyon on February 2, 2010 at 7:04pm
Tonewood and the cost of such. Share your stories and experiance as we search the world over for material to work with.
Comment by David Galyon on January 30, 2010 at 10:12am

Mike I sure know what you mean about set up. That is where I learn patients LOL Here is a pic of our music room and a cut away I have had on the bench for sometime.

Comment by Mike Lawrence on January 30, 2010 at 8:16am
Thanks for the welcome Dave. The cutaway is coming along slow but sure. At present I'm working on trying to get that dovetail joint set up for future use. I carved the last one by hand but I'm using a router for this one. Unbelieveably getting the router set up to right is more time consuming than simply carving it!
Comment by David Galyon on January 30, 2010 at 6:36am
Welcome Davey C Schrock. Hope you may find some good info here as we grow.
Comment by David Galyon on January 30, 2010 at 1:56am
Welcome Mike Lawrence. Here we may share ideas, tips & techniques in our building adventures. That cutaway is looking great!
 

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