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  1. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Oh... @Triple Jim , I got one of those jewelers optics thingy. This one has a light on it and that really does help. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Good, I'm glad it helps. Whatever you're working on, you have to be able to see it clearly!
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    A metaphor for life...

     
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    He really is, isn’t he? I’m glad he’s pushing too.

    FYI I want one of these speakers. :)
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Work is killing me. I wind up with not much time these days to get to the projects I want to do. It is nice to be needed... but...

    At least I was able to secure some material for the cabinet. The folks that supplied the wood for the termite tele still had some. :)

    So the amp will match the guitar. How kewl is that! The bad news is my band saw is still in my neighbors barn and he has his own project going which makes it impossible to roll my band saw out for use. So there it stays, lonely and hungry.

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    The wood is 2in thick. It needs to be re-sawed and then planed.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Well last weekend I got the chance to use my band saw to re-saw these pieces of maple. It always fun to find out what is hidden on the inside. Some times a dud and some times something really nice and interesting. It took a little bit to get setup and replace the blade to a re-saw blade. Setup the fence, I have a tall re-saw fence on it. Make sure everything looks good and is tracking right. Set the guide height and spin it up. Re-sawing is one of those operations I do not take lightly. I always watch where my fingers are and they are not allowed to get closer than 6 inches. I have about 8 inches of blade exposed. It is a new blade and I would not feel it taking off my fingers. Enough of that let get to slicing these pieces down the middle. I do have to say, this is the first I have done a re-saw. It went very smooth. No blade jitter. The book matching went well and no blood was spilled.

    Today I had a client cancel their afternoon appointment so I knocked off early. Time to setup the surface planer and smooth out these pieces. The final target thickness was 3/4 inch. Setup, planing, and clean up took about an hour. I think the results are going to be good.

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    I think I well use the pair on the left above for the top of the cabinet. And the right pair will be the bottom.

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    These pairs will become the sides.

    I think there will be no mistaking that this amp will belong with the Termite Tele.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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