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Cut Metal

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"Make sure the wood is cut straight and lays flat before you draw plans on it. BTW I forgot to you will need fast drying lacquer/acrylic."
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Blueprints Bridge Side

"Thanks Darryl, I really hope I don't have that problem. I saw someone with an electric guitar with the wing nut system and and they were happy with it even after several years. I hope I have his luck. "
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3 String Good to be KING

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Jord Mosselman replied to Jord Mosselman's discussion 3 string resonator in the group Reso Nation
"Someone told me not long ago that the top of the soundbox looks just like a front of an speakercabinet. Well, he is right! Thats exactly wat it is. Once the front and strings in place it will make sound if you strum the strings, just like a…"
darryl.kernaghan commented on Gregory Einar Turner's photo

Blueprints Bridge Side

"Great stuff Greg,but keep in mind the problem you MIGHT have using 1/4,or6 mm thread as your tuning regime,not being geared it an be a little difficult to tune/maintain tune,i'm going through the same issue a.t.m,so thought i'd give you a…"
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The Coalhouse Project

"Great line-up of fabuleus looking guitars, very nice work Ted!!!"




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