Gluing up a build, and it needs planing to thickness. Don't have a planer. Ideas about where I can go and have it run through a shops machine?Also, have seen split vibratos on lap steels. Where are…Continue
"I call that 'staring at goats.'...
When tackling an unusual project, I recommend a "subconscious" method of design (I use this regularly in many areas): sit down with the item in front of you, clear your mind of…"
"One string at a time, but I’m sure you can use them both if you know your way around a lap steel? B- benders are an advanced technique used to replicate pedal steel licks without the use of knee & foot levers. I have seen a regular…"
"vvv THIS vvv Do these just affect single strings, or can it be 3 and 3? As for the thickness, I'd say 1/16-ish each side. I could do it with my belt sander, but my skill level gives me .... less than flat sometimes."
"If they’re operated by hand, you’re talking about a B- bender? If they’re operated by your knee or foot then it’s a pedal steel, if that’s it then they’re called knee/foot levers? How much thickness do you…"
"Thanks, Ted. The camera hides many flaws. As far as these builds go, I consider myself a 'talented hack'. These are nowhere near factory quality, but on the other hand, I think they are probably better quality than 90-95% of the gen pop…"
Gluing up a build, and it needs planing to thickness. Don't have a planer. Ideas about where I can go and have it run through a shops machine?Also, have seen split vibratos on lap steels. Where are those available and what are they called?See More
#5 (in development) = similar, but inspired by the industrials of Chris Fouke (check this https://youtu.be/0zYnr6PuoVw). It will be hollow, aluminum rail construction, top a piece of wood (actually a shelf) I've had since the middle 60's, given to parents, memory tells me it's mahogany. Dark reddish-brown. VERY heavy and dense.
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