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Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"It only works well on soft woods. Harder woods it's wanting to bog down. But I think I need to had some larger washers to stabilize the blade. I would use a newer mini saw that has decent power and won't bog down. I'll probably redo…"
Feb 1, 2016
Ted Crocker commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Awesome project Ray.   Got final pics and a review? HHHHmmmm giving me an idea to make one using my Harbor Freight mini chop saw  http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini-bench-top-cut-off-saw-62136.html"
Jan 31, 2016
jedmynr commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Awesome Idea!! I have been brainstorming myself to reengineer tools to make things work better."
Jan 31, 2016
Jord Mosselman commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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IMAG1101

"NICE!!!! Good job man!"
Mar 9, 2015
Gregory Einar Turner commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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IMAG1103

"Funny. Very funny."
Mar 8, 2015
Ray Kessinger III left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted for the Bday digi cake !!! Merry Christmas !!!"
Dec 17, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on jim's photo
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snake dulcimer 4

"nice I like that. good job."
Nov 23, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Sorry the pics ended up in the wrong order with first being last. Should have planned it better. But looking at them you;ll get the idea of how it goes."
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Test run of a couple of slots to check depth. Looks good to me. I think this will work nicely. In all, this build will allow me to use the router table to make the necks in multiples, then switch over to allow multiple fretboards to be cut as…"
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Mini saw and crosscut sled all in one. I used an aggressive tooth 4" blade to cut the running grove. The will use that to line up with the .023 blade."
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"All cut apart, wires lengthened as needed. refitting to plate."
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"I had issues with gettting the depth just right when the whole thing was inserted into place. The battery/handle didn't allow me to get in and out well, and the handle was hitting the edge of the table edging. So cutting it was best option for…"
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Ray Kessinger III's photo
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Mini fret saw

"Found on ebay 4"x.023x310T jewelers saw for less than $5.00. that will cut the perfect fret slot. Saves me $90 of a StewMac blade."
Sep 21, 2014
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Mini fret saw

The plan is to convert this mini circular saw into a mini table saw for fret slot cutting. Unsure how to add the other pics in series, so I will load them in order in the comments below. ThX for looking. RKIII
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on JoJo's group Art Gallery
"A photo op prop I made a couple of years ago for a haunted attraction I play at...Stands 7' tall."
Sep 21, 2014
Ray Kessinger III commented on Tim LaFave's video
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How Great Thou Art

"I like this too. Awesome !!!"
Sep 21, 2014

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
From CigarBoxNation and Ted Crocker
What instruments are you building or playing?
CBG's and License plate guitars, and once set up also NAF (Native American Flutes), and might try some Irish tin whistles

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At 11:25am on December 14, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

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At 5:16pm on April 15, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Ray, welcome to the Clubhouse!  

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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