Black Eye Blues

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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby ricochet » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:47 pm

leftyguitarman wrote:The bone blank was $10, but it is wide enough for making two nuts.

Or a nut for an 8 or 10 string steel!
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby LesFromChicago » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:49 pm

Oh, $10. Is it all right angles, that you must shape yourself, or is there a sloping top-to back?
I might keep just making my own from scratch is most of the work still has to be done. The slots are the easy part.
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:42 am

It's all 90 degree angles. I sanded a round edge on the headstock side so it isn't "crummy" as that picture calls it. It wasn't a lot of work, but it took a good hour to an hour and a half.
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby LesFromChicago » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:41 pm

leftyguitarman wrote:It's all 90 degree angles. I sanded a round edge on the headstock side so it isn't "crummy" as that picture calls it. It wasn't a lot of work, but it took a good hour to an hour and a half.



You put a lot of work into it, but probably your $10 was well spent, as opposed to having to start from scratch with a randomly shaped and sized piece of bone or antler. Besides nuts, then, do you make your own bone saddles too?

After viewing your BRB profile, I find it very neat how the same hands are shaping a piece of bone and assembling electronic devices. Ancient and recent technologies on the same workbench, I love it.
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:01 am

I've never made a bone saddle, but I can't imagine it being too hard. This was the first time I've ever made any part for a guitar or done any work on one other than a basic setup and restring.

As for assembling electronic devices, I love it. I love sitting down to build a computer and getting it to work. I just wish I could do it more often, but it's an expensive hobby. I actually just love assembling anything. I just got done replacing a tail light in my car and it required tearing the whole trunk apart, taking off the horrible arrangements of screws that hold the lights on, then popping in a new bulb and reassembling all of it. I hate doing anything with cars, but I enjoyed that. I like to do that kind of stuff. Always have. :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby maxx england » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:30 am

Can you book a flight over here? I need a race bike building and I'm no bloody good at all at it :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Eye Blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:20 pm

I hate working with cars (and bikes). But buy me a ticket anyway and we'll jam. I've only ever been in England for a 4 hours.
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