Bill Yacey

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About Bill Yacey

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    Creator of Fine Shavings

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    : St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

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  1. That top looks like it was literally clawed up; pretty rough looking. What instrument is this?
  2. A shame too, as it was a nice piece of wood.
  3. A flap-wheel sanding head in a power drill will make short order of softening those corners.
  4. I wouldn't use alcohol either, unless you want to strip off any french polishing it may have. I have used turpentine spirits, varsol / stoddard on occasion.
  5. Those clamps look like they use Unistrut for the beam.
  6. Around here we call them pipe clamps.
  7. The nice thing about these type of clamps is you can have different lengths of pipes for different needs. I have some short 18" pipes for gluing violin plates, and longer for cello, bass and cabinet work.
  8. I really like the controller on my glue pot; it's a set and forget situation, and I never have to worry about my glue temperature until I remove it from the pot.
  9. That looks exactly like the ones I have been purchasing.
  10. You could put the glue into a squeeze bottle and keep it warm in a water bath until you are ready to apply it. It's also better to plane it immediately when you are ready to glue it up. The wood moves and changes slightly even over a short period of time passes.
  11. I used a cheap PID controller to regulate my bending iron, and another for my glue pot.
  12. Houndstooth is very "in" this season, but what do I know? Ebony, rosewood and boxwood all go nicely with any typical varnish color.
  13. Sounds pretty good for a DIY home recording, and very nice playing. You might try renting an AKG C414 from Long & McQuade. A large diaphragm condenser has a sweeter, more natural sound to it compared to a small diaphragm. Move the mic in closer for more direct, dry sound, and further away to capture more of the room ambience.
  14. No offence Rue; I would rather the dust went further east to Manitoba. Personally, I didn't think it was a good idea to build an entire province between here and Manitoba.