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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Sweet Marcus, thought it looked a bit different.

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Funny, this weekend I had planned on doing some more shop stuff outside of my usual repairs and posting about it in this thread. But then Saturday my son was born so that put a damper on things.

For those curious, he was 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. Everything went well and we are not getting sleep as per the norm. But he's pretty cute so it's worth it in the end.



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DanKirkland wrote:
Funny, this weekend I had planned on doing some more shop stuff outside of my usual repairs and posting about it in this thread. But then Saturday my son was born so that put a damper on things.

For those curious, he was 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. Everything went well and we are not getting sleep as per the norm. But he's pretty cute so it's worth it in the end.


Congratulations!

I take it this is a reason you don’t have any shop activity to report, rather than a really, really interesting shop report. “So there I was, driving the bus on a set of rims, when all of a sudden my wife’s water broke over by the go bar deck, and before I knew it, we were wrapping Junior in the old t-shirts I use for French Polishing.”


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Congatulations Dan.

Cheers to a healthy happy boy!

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Man! Something always gets in the way of getting work done doesn't it :D


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Thank you gentlemen!

My current view. His name is Luke
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Watching that archtop build with MUCH interest.

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Welcome to the world Luke and congrats dad!

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He looks pretty good for being 3 days old! My daughter came out sort of roughed up, like she had been in a fistfight (and lost).


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Congratulations! Handsome fella. Take a lot of pics they’re gone before you blink.


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Congratulations Dan. What a good looking boy you got there!

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Crap on a cracker! Did the bit come loose?


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Crap on a cracker! Did the bit come loose?
Yep. I replaced my old Bosch Colt with a Ridgid 2401 on my Wells-Karol jig. Looks like the collet doesn't grab as well. Also ruined the collet adapter I've used for the last 10 years. I may get a DeWalt 611 and a Precise Bits collet. Oh well, at least I can fix it but it will cost an hour or two.

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Ok, so once is enough. Just ordered a DW 611 and the Precise Bits collet set.

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Are these some special collets Steve?

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Are these some special collets Steve?
They make precision 1/4" and 1/8" collets for the DeWalt 611 (and some others). They should minimize run-out but more important for me is to have a true 1/8" collet in the laminate trimmer instead of a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter.

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i've had problems lately but i'm back in action.

what's happening?

- finish up a small thing that looks like a washburn rover, sitka and hon hog, i call it a rambler. (priority).
- shave and refinish the neck on a traveler bass guitar. (next priority)
- perfect my wipe-on oil varnish and get started on my home brew shellac.
- back to work on the 0-18 in cedar and primavera
- finish wiring up an ibanez bass with fender p/j pickups (sort of priority)
- re-crown frets and install an emg 81-7 on a schecter revenger
- back to work on the 000-12 in adi and walnut
- organize the wood pile, flush out the spiders, throw out the junk.


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gregorio wrote:
Are these some special collets Steve?
They make precision 1/4" and 1/8" collets for the DeWalt 611 (and some others). They should minimize run-out but more important for me is to have a true 1/8" collet in the laminate trimmer instead of a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter.


I've only used their collets for Porter Cable and Bosch but I've had good luck these guys, less expensive than those from Precise Bits and at least as good as any OEM collet I've used.
https://elairecorp.com/dewaltroutercollets.html


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Well at least it didn't put a big hole in the side of your guitar like it did Brads! :)

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Dan, he's a beauty!

Steve, I think you can salvage that top. Rather than using three small braces around the sound hole, substitute a full triangular patch of wood - ala Lowden and a few other builders. No one will ever see the mistake, and I think the affect on tone will be minimal. You could probably account for the difference by a bit of extra mass off of the upper arms of the X.

Good luck.

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