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  1. I have a full rack of Harbor Freight clamps. When it came to dovetails, I went with the big boy Bessy clamps. We use a piece of wax paper across the dovetails with a clamping board, side to side in your photo, to keep the joints flush. We also use Harbor Freight clamps, top to bottom in your photo, to tighten up the joint fit. If you need longer open time, Tite Bond makes a hyde glue with just that. If you get a rectangular box (4 right angles) and flat across the open face, you've alleviated the largest aw-shits first time out! Nice Job!
  2. The 150, 575 and Eagle all have different widths. It appears this new one is again different from those three.
  3. Haven't they created 3 different sized headstocks?
  4. Perhaps not as formidable as a full Marshall stack, however, if anybody can make it sing, it's the Gitfiddler! Congrats! May you play in good health.
  5. Possibly somebody handy with a bandsaw.
  6. I bought a couple Timmys; a V2 and a V3. They're fun but honestly I don't know squat about pedals. I purchased them exclusively because Cochrane designed them. Gary @cobra48168has a V2 Timmy that sounded really good on his board. Quite honestly, I don't use them that often; I'm just as happy with the guitar straight to amp sound. I'd enjoy hearing Glenn's creation. Knowing him, it's probably better than the original. The next Centaur?
  7. Glen does an excellent job with pedals. His homemade effects got that Twin singing. That sound sill haunts me!
  8. What is this Custom Core of which you speak?
  9. The Harbor Freight jig was the one that taught me about pressure varying the fit. After a week of trial and error, my wood shop mate couldn't get it to work while I could. Once we got that sorted out we went ahead and made a number of cabinets. You can make "corners" like the top right (white) ones in the examples above with the HF jig. It almost doubles the effort and increases the chance of producing nothing more than scrap. Leigh has a reasonably priced jig that lays flat on the router table. It alleviates the pressure issue but creates a new set of challenges. The Best investmen
  10. I started out with a Harbor Freight $40 fixture. It's quite good considering the price. I used it on multiple projects with a 1/4" 14 degree bit. Pine (there's that four-letter word again) splinters and splits Real easy especially when freshly milled and dried. I'm sure you'll have much better success with hardwoods. Maple is an economical wood that machines well - especially if it's NOT curly (flamed). You do know that every dovetail bit has a few depths that work. The depth is based on how far apart the jig's fingers are. Should you find it necessary to buy a Leigh 24" jig,
  11. Dovetails are gorgeous! There's one reason for their unique look; they are an absolute terror to create. Precision is key, you'll want a commercial jig. Even then watch out! The first jig I used took days to tune in the bit height. 0.001" height difference is enough to change a tight fit to a sloppy fit. Too loose with the router collet and the bit will move, too tight and the collet will fail; you need to be right in the sweet spot (i.e., experience). I also learned - the hard way - that the pressure you place on the router will change the joint's fit. IIRC, you worked in home remodel
  12. If you butt-joint your cab, get a 3/4" or 1" square rectangles, glue and screw them in the corners. Lesson you pick up the cab and watch it fall apart on you!
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