Evan Smith

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  1. Certainly a lot of core to the sound, doesn't seem to disappear throughout the entire register. The crunch of the bow is an interesting feature and says a lot to me, it possibly says more to the player.
  2. I always size the blocks, especially the neck block, untill they will not drink up any more glue, letting it dry in between each coat. I use a hair dryer to speed it up if i'm in a hurry, (always), that is if I can keep it away from my wife and daughters, (it's supposed to be MINE!) At that point a thin coat of thin glue will be just fine if the joint is good and flat. Another thing to consider is that if the blocks are sized and there is dried glue in the wood and you are real fast at getting the fresh glue in the joint and clamped, the old glue will not have time to soften and the joint at that point will pop apart easier than normal, much easier. So I always run a bit of hot water into a sized joint first if I really want to be assured that it will hold tite. Cake icing spreaders can be long and thin, made out of stainless steel and available anywhere women live.
  3. Ken, You get a couple of the filters like the ones in the OP,,, I ordered mine from home depot online, 120.00 each delivered,, do yourself a favor. After I got mine I felt like a moron for not having them years ago!! Just do it,, they work,, no joke!
  4. Do your set up so you plane in front of one of these air filters, you won't get any dust to breathe,
  5. I put them on their side all the time, it should work perfect. The one consideration might be a tiny quiet fan to circulate the air in the room, the design of the unit is,,,, air in one side and out the other so it circulates the air as it filters. I will sometimes run a small fan on the other side of the room directed along the wall to stir things up so the filter will catch it.
  6. I have two of these same ones in a 900 sq ft air tight shop. It was difficult to imagine how fast these things cleared the air. I was surprised. I have a small room dedicated to grinding iron, one for wood power tools ,, one for hand work. So I just move them around where needed, I place them near the work to keep the dust out of the air,,, from spreading around the room in the first place, I set them on their side or bottom, or roll them around on wheels. When using things that make a lot of dust I throw a tea towel across the front to catch the big chunks and keep them out of the filter, and it does the rest. The filters blow out easily with compressed air, and are inexpensive to boot Also these are very quiet, just a humming, much quieter than a fan. I've had them a couple of years at $120.00 usd Evan Dustless
  7. Some have the ribs "let" into the back.
  8. Alignment pins are Truth, Fact, Judge and Jury. No guess work, no doubt, no shadow cast, no run out. If I'm about to be charged with a crime, guilt is only implied with out the presence of law, the establishment of the standard of righteousness. With the pins, I start out confidently that this is exactly the right position of the plate, and any stretching and pulling to get the over hang even, is in the right starting place. At times a pin might need to be left out of the final gluing. But it will be close to the pin spot,,, just no cigar. That way I won't spend a lot of time tugging around, only to find out later, that the entire plate is shifted. I glue size the plate and ribs, then I let the glue dry and clamp the ribs to the plate. Then when it looks right I remove a few clamps at a time and glue that section. I move around the entire plate that way. To not use pins automatically introduces a variable in the methodology that will always be a possible source of inconsistencies. This becomes more evident as one ages and the workmanship starts to lose it's youthful vigor. At that point it can take on a relaxed softness, and that can start looking a bit a bit unnecessarily sloppy, but using pins eliminate a certain aspect of that. Things can be a wee bit out of shape, but with pins the out of shapeliness has a form of balance.
  9. I wouldn't wipe it with anything rag like or paper towels or anything of the such. That will total it for good. Get something like this,,,,,,,https://www.amazon.com/Libman-Hand-and-Nail-Brush/dp/B001G5O08G/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=libman+fingernail+brush&qid=1565056667&s=gateway&sr=8-1 and sprinkle some thinner on the back and proceed to loosen it back up. Don't wipe the brush on any thing or touch it with anything. just hit it flat on a large brown paper bag or such as the like and keep brushing, knock out the excess and brush,, repete,,,, add just enough thinner don't over do it, slow steady strokes, a few drops of thinner, watch carefully,, not even a challenge to fix this, nothing to fix really just spread it out in a reasonably intelligent manner. go from the neck to the button,,, the neck to the button, knock out the excess and go again. as soon as it is removed to the proper amount and it is level stop. Use a tooth brush to tidy it up using the same long strokes and it will be perfect. As you feel the tooth brush start to grab, then you might try light fast strokes with the fingers to finish it off. I finish them this way and after they are dry, no sanding or polishing necessary, it will get sticky but a fast lite stroke will smooth it out and polish it ready to dry. I know that it can't be done that way and it can't possibility work but I do it all the time...
  10. Me too, I've got a box of old odd knife blades, I looked and these are no longer in there, and being that I would never give junk to another maker, I probably used them in a welding project or made curtain rod holders out of them or something useful. It is possible that I just threw them in the recycle, just don't remember. What I do remember is,,,,, Junk.
  11. This is a typical Ed Campbell bass bar shape, including the flat upper and lower block areas. I don't do either anymore, maybe I should revisit?
  12. Lyrics: Well the man's name is Sunshine And he come up from the town Said he bring a proposition For a man when he's down Gonna buy me an aeroplane Gonna teach me how to fly Gonna take me to America Gonna make Mama cry And when I hear that lonesome train whistle blow Then I know it's time for me to go I been round this cold hard town too long There's so many roads a man could go Roads that glisten in the night like diamonds Oh how I long to be Living the mystery Living the mystery Well the phone keep on ringin' But the man's never home Ain't nobody at this address.. Will you people move along!' Well I'm a sure fire addict For a world up in the stars Turn a new sod over C'est la vie, au revoir And when I hear that lonesome train whistle blow Then I know it's time for me to go I been round this cold hard town too long There's so many roads a man could go Roads that echo in the night, I hear them Calling to you and me to keep on Living the mystery, Living the mystery Well I'm a sure fire addict For a world up in the stars Turn a new sod over C'est la vie, au revoir C'est la vie, au revoir Living the mystery
  13. It's hard to replicate anothers experience,, and/or a really great teacher with that experience. It's so much faster to listen and be teachable.