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Posts made in November, 2008

The Sharpest Knife

Posted by on Nov 17, 2008 in Articles & Tutorials, Product Images

I have finally gotten my hands on some prototype fulcrum knives for the tremolo! They are made from stainless spring steel, which is hardened to a degree. Too hard, and it becomes brittle and breaks. Also important, the stainless steel it looks nice and comes in a 1 mm thickness so does not require so much machining. As you can see in the image above, I have not yet finished the base plates since I was eager to test them but I will send some off for finishing later in the week. The stainless steel will work out fine, although it did get some marks after a few hours of abuse. One additional benefit of my design is that the fulcrum will be replaceable. Note also the new...

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Box of 6

Posted by on Nov 1, 2008 in Articles & Tutorials, Product Images

I have been working on packaging for a bit. It didn’t turn out anyway near the way that I had imagined it from the beginning, but that’s improvisation for you. I have been in touch with STFI-Packforsk and they have graciously offered to let me use their prototype lab to work out a more tailored packaging for future series. It’s almost as fun as building guitars – honest! The picture below is of a prototype made at home with limited means and not in the...

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