Thomas Coleman

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    Grayslake, IL
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    Guitarmaking, LuteMaking, ViolinMaking,TaiChi, Hiking, Cycling

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  1. TBSmithy knife

    I've purchased many many things from Etsy vendors. I actually don't care if you buy it or not. Just trying to help you. Sorry.
  2. TBSmithy knife

    If you click the "ask a question" button you will start a conversation with the owners of that Etsy store.
  3. Mold Material

    Bingo.
  4. Mold Material

    "I saw the form in the marble and carved until I set it free"
  5. Mold Material

    Except for marble, don't use marble
  6. Neck Overstand

    Curious. What thread?
  7. Bass Bar Clamps

    Thanks Koo Young. I think it's a cool idea. If I do make some I'll let you know how they go.
  8. Mold Material

    baltic or finnish birch plywood. No Cons.
  9. Files??

    Grobet crossing file 0 and 2 cut Grobet hand file 0 and 1 cut
  10. Input needed colophony + nitrocellulose?

    Just for cohesion
  11. Bass Bar Clamps

    Will you post drawings please? Seems like a nice idea.
  12. Dimensions and shape/profile of linings

    I don't mind making collapsible forms at all. I have never used anything else, and I don't plan on re-learning. My forms are simpler IMHO than the above and work very well
  13. Elements of construction and responsiveness

    This is just speculation on my part but I would think that the thickness in the channel would be much more responsible for the responsiveness or overall timbre Aof an instrument than the edge thickness. Again, just speculation but I wouldn't be surprised if the edge itself is, for all intent and purposes, acoustically "dead".
  14. Bending Iron

    I have not used nor have I seen this bending iron. Some things to consider are the shape of the iron and how fast it heats up. If the heating elements are low wattage it might take a LONG time to heat up. I personally think the digital readout is useless. A drop of water on the iron will tell you all that you need to know. If the drop beads up and jumps off the iron is probably too hot. If it just sits and slowly bubbles it's probably too cold. Sitting on the surface and boiling is close to just right. With all of that said, I understand the desire to not spend alot of money if it's your first go at an instrument. There are ways to use a pipe and a torch or other heating element. I used a squashed aluminum pipe and an electric charcoal igniter for my first several guitars. Google will help.
  15. Dimensions and shape/profile of linings

    Same as ribs.