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That's impressive. :thumbup:
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:lol: Jesus, that's seriously impressive!
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I know nothing about guitars and even less about cigars but that my friend is a truly impressive bit of work. :thumbup:
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Jesus. I'd say bloody good effort, but it's not an effort - it's a bloody good job!
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:lol: :lol:

that's fantastic. i feel so useless.
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Thanks Guys, really appreciate the compliments.

I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out - it's actually a prototype as I was given a really nice box to work with and I didn't want to use it on my 1st attempt. Luckily I had a decent box to use anyway, it's actually a cake box from the Hotel Sacha in Vienna - they make a famous cake called a Sacha Torte.

Learned a helluva lot from the build which I will put into my next effort - into which I'll also incorporate a single coil pick up etc..

Eventually I hope to progress to a proper electric guitar - but that's some way off yet.

I've still got plenty of oak left over from the Window Replacements - so I could build quite a few. I've got some other ideas/variants in mind.
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How do you work out the fret placement/measurement to get the right pitch?
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J Man wrote:How do you work out the fret placement/measurement to get the right pitch?
There's a calculator on the Stewmac website. 12th fret is always at the half way point on the total scale nut to bridge. I used a zero fret as the nut, made from a brass bolt filed down to be just a little higher than the fret wire I used.

Sawing the fret slots is the tricky bit - getting it very accurate and square is the challenge. A process best done very slowly.
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globus wrote:In truth, I'm quite jealous. That looks a lovely vessel. With a history. If I head your way, I'd be privileged to have trip in her.

What are you naming the lady? My two yachts have been named Mimosa I and II. It's a lovely flower and is the colour of my first Triumph Spitfire.
It bears already the name "Moro Marieto II" - don't think to change it since "renaming boats is calling bad luck". :smug:

Will join the other boats that we use to row Padua channels, teach the venetian rowing and do nice things like the "Fresco" an old tradition, in summer evenings , a boat big enough to set some bench and tables, food, wine and someone that plays music.

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Topo maps app for my phone. Quite detailed, fudge knows how to use it though.
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Two nights in this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Then off to Barcelona for 4 nights. Don't think I have ever spent more than £200 per night on a hotel and I really doubt that this place will live up to the price. :(

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BlackMac wrote:Two nights in this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Then off to Barcelona for 4 nights. Don't think I have ever spent more than £200 per night on a hotel and I really doubt that this place will live up to the price. :(

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To make it an extra special weekend put an unlimited mobile contract in an envelope on the pillow for her.
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ovalball wrote:Not so much a purchase really - a cigar box guitar I made, mostly from reclaimed materials. Total spend was £13. The neck was made from some oak I salvaged when we had our windows replaced - it took an age to shape, put all the frets in and level everything. Surprisingly the action is excellent - low with no fret buzz. Intonation wanders a bit after the 14th fret but not too bad. Sounds a bit banjoish with its' 22" scale. Has a piezo pick up for amplification.

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Picking it up today.
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My first cattle grid.

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A Qantas ticket :uhoh:
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ovalball wrote:
J Man wrote:How do you work out the fret placement/measurement to get the right pitch?
There's a calculator on the Stewmac website. 12th fret is always at the half way point on the total scale nut to bridge. I used a zero fret as the nut, made from a brass bolt filed down to be just a little higher than the fret wire I used.

Sawing the fret slots is the tricky bit - getting it very accurate and square is the challenge. A process best done very slowly.
Try a trimming router with a jig.

Seriously impressive
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Game changer :lol:
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Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
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PRPX wrote:Image

Picking it up today.
Are you a DJ
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PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
Does not fall . Worse it got was stuck.

I have wood floor / tiles and some short carpet

in my work room there is a bit of carpet where I have the Chair
it does both smoothly
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fatcat wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Two nights in this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Then off to Barcelona for 4 nights. Don't think I have ever spent more than £200 per night on a hotel and I really doubt that this place will live up to the price. :(

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To make it an extra special weekend put an unlimited mobile contract in an envelope on the pillow for her.
Wrong Scotsman!! :x
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Anonymous. wrote:
PRPX wrote:Image

Picking it up today.
Are you a DJ

yes.

But in my spare time I grill, smoke and bbq a great deal.
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Laurent wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
Does not fall . Worse it got was stuck.

I have wood floor / tiles and some short carpet

in my work room there is a bit of carpet where I have the Chair
it does both smoothly
I'm in.
thanks.
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PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
Does not fall . Worse it got was stuck.

I have wood floor / tiles and some short carpet

in my work room there is a bit of carpet where I have the Chair
it does both smoothly
I'm in.
thanks.
Can it go over thresholds between hard floored rooms? We have tile in the kitchen, hardwood in the hallway and stone in the porch. How does it handle the transitions, do you know? Upstairs is fine as the hardwood is continuous between all bedrooms. If it works well, it might be worth thinking about...
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pjm1 wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
Does not fall . Worse it got was stuck.

I have wood floor / tiles and some short carpet

in my work room there is a bit of carpet where I have the Chair
it does both smoothly
I'm in.
thanks.
Can it go over thresholds between hard floored rooms? We have tile in the kitchen, hardwood in the hallway and stone in the porch. How does it handle the transitions, do you know? Upstairs is fine as the hardwood is continuous between all bedrooms. If it works well, it might be worth thinking about...
I did not try that

I have low ones in the top that it went over

Ground floor has one high ish one but I closed the door
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pjm1 wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:
PRPX wrote:
Laurent wrote:Image

Game changer :lol:
Seriously?
Cuz I'm really leaning toward one.
Recently installed some very dark hardwood and it shows every speck of dust.

How does it handle the transition from wood to rug & how would I stop it from not plummeting down the stairs?
Does not fall . Worse it got was stuck.

I have wood floor / tiles and some short carpet

in my work room there is a bit of carpet where I have the Chair
it does both smoothly
I'm in.
thanks.
Can it go over thresholds between hard floored rooms? We have tile in the kitchen, hardwood in the hallway and stone in the porch. How does it handle the transitions, do you know? Upstairs is fine as the hardwood is continuous between all bedrooms. If it works well, it might be worth thinking about...
I've had a Roomba for years - It works happily from one surface to another. They are brilliant but don't expect it to clean as well as a big upright. The advantage is you can just put them on every day so it never has too much to do.

Ours returns to the charger when it's done and we have an electonic barrier if we want to stop it moving the cat's food bowl around.

You do need to spen a little time making sure you don't let the brushes get clogged - otherwise you'll burn the motor out (eventually) if you're not careful.

Ours is on its' 2nd battery now - reckon they last 2-3 years, so it's probably not far from needing a new one.
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BlackMac wrote:
fatcat wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Two nights in this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Then off to Barcelona for 4 nights. Don't think I have ever spent more than £200 per night on a hotel and I really doubt that this place will live up to the price. :(

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To make it an extra special weekend put an unlimited mobile contract in an envelope on the pillow for her.
Wrong Scotsman!! :x

Oh yeah, sorry! :lol:




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fatcat wrote:
BlackMac wrote:
fatcat wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Two nights in this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Then off to Barcelona for 4 nights. Don't think I have ever spent more than £200 per night on a hotel and I really doubt that this place will live up to the price. :(

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To make it an extra special weekend put an unlimited mobile contract in an envelope on the pillow for her.
Wrong Scotsman!! :x

Oh yeah, sorry! :lol:




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That's racist
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Try that line with me again and I'll fudge you up you English c*nt.
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fatcat wrote:Try that line with me again and I'll f**k you up you English c*nt.
Oh. Are you Welsh again??
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This as a normal mouse is giving me grief on a standup desk:

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Vacuum cleaners? Pffft, ya bloody hairdressers:

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New parts for your compressor does not seem a lot more exciting than a vacuum cleaner...

SilverGrin wrote:Vacuum cleaners? Pffft, ya bloody hairdressers:

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Garmin Vivoactive HR - 50% off via Vitality Health.

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Killer Rabbit wrote:New parts for your compressor does not seem a lot more exciting than a vacuum cleaner...

SilverGrin wrote:Vacuum cleaners? Pffft, ya bloody hairdressers:
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They're more commonly referred to as tractors.
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Not exciting, but six of these in differing sizes to fit all of my Nikon fit lenses

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I've finally been converted to realising the impact on quality and even lens flare is basically nil. And with lenses being worth considerably more than nil, it's a bit of no-brainer.
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rusted wrote:Garmin Vivoactive HR - 50% off via Vitality Health.

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Let me know about that Rusted.

I've been pestered by Fitbit. I have three Garmins for sailing and they all perform brilliantly on the water but I cannot use them on land as they are keyed to a chart system.

I've got a Polar for the gym, but it doesn't have GPS.
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