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by Tom Morici
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Dennis,

After reading your detailed response to my concern of the bottom adjusting bolt. I feel much better :D You sure did your homework.
Sounds, like it will work fine. Keep us updated.

Great job on refining my simple wedge body drawing.
To allow fretboard end, truss rod adjusting. :lol:

Tom
by Tom Morici
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Dennis, Nice looking design, and of course I always like looking at drawings. Glad to see your progress with real parts. I guess we are like minded on not wanting the truss rod adjustment at the peghead. Sure it is the simple solution, but it looks like we both enjoy the challege of "If there's a wi...
by Tom Morici
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Size 5 terz complete - Pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 9565

Allen,

That little guitar looks great. Nice work!
I agree with others is has a nice vintage look.
Glad to see the adjustable neck in a real build.
I am a fan of Dragonflys also, so I like your Inlay.
Way to go!

Tom
by Tom Morici
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First violin finished
Replies: 21
Views: 5745

Colin,

Stunning work!

To have someone with the impressive background, that your
wife has, aprove it, must be the ultimate complement.
All I can say is Wow and bravo!

Tom
by Tom Morici
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finished my L-00
Replies: 19
Views: 4495

Dave

That is one fine looking guitar, just tune er up and play it.
I bet that little bugger rocks.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Latest Classical Guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 7207

Nice looking wood selection, and a great looking build.

Any comments on tone from this wood combo?

Tom
by Tom Morici
Mon May 12, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Signing Out From Heshtone
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Hesh,

Good luck with the move.
Pic's of shop setup progress would still be interesting.
Im curious how you use all that new space.

Be well!

Tom
by Tom Morici
Wed May 07, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Weissenborn Lap Slide
Replies: 96
Views: 38045

Alan,

I am enjoying seeing the progress of your build, looks good!

And as a fan of the blues, your playing and singing rocks!

Great stuff!

Tom
by Tom Morici
Wed May 07, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: This guy shouldnt own a Stradivarius
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

A blunder like that and as a reward he gives tickets to one of his concerts.
What a guy!!!
Our news reported it was on loan to him. This makes leaving it in a taxi
worst.
So how many think someone would never leave a $5000 guitar in a trunk
on a hot day.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Other things we have built
Replies: 17
Views: 5140

Serge, That is a cozy looking deck you built, and a nice little shed. Sebastiaan, I like the little robots, if I had the time I would like to try that. I like woodturning also, nice looking work. I have also made some bamboo flutes years ago, I sucked at playing them so I gave them to those that cou...
by Tom Morici
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Queensland Walnut-Engelman PJ
Replies: 14
Views: 5495

Allen,

Another great looking guitar!

What are the fretboard dots made of, I sure like the look of them.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Other things we have built
Replies: 17
Views: 5140

Other things we have built

With so many talented people here I thought it might be fun to see some of the other things we have built over the years. This is just a small sample of my various work. This is a rowing skiff I built, 16' long, 70 lbs. http://www.anzlf.com/phpBB2/userpix/46_Boat_1.jpg This bridge was a contract bui...
by Tom Morici
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Dave, Increasing the angle of drop on the upper bout was my first thought, (my standard drop of the upper bout is 1-1/4 deg.) I will admit In my mind I did not think I would care for the look. But! after seeing the pic of your guitar and Howards guitar I think that it looks fine. Last night I came u...
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12, 13,14, Cutaway?
Replies: 12
Views: 3710

Dave, Good point about adding lenght at the upper bout. There are plenty examples of standard 12 fret models that have longer bodies then there 14 fret models of the same style One example is the Martin D18s a 12 fret Dred. My statement about moving the bridge was based on using a standard body size...
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Howdy, M8s!
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Welcome, Tim and waddy.

Great bunch here, glad you joined us.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Dennis,

Yes I did see that pic, I assumed it was a archtop guitar and it had a floating bridge. It would be easy on an archtop with a tall bridge.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Grant,Dave,Allen, Thanks for the replys. What I would like to do is "float" the fretboard and the extention over the soundboard, allowing the full size of the soundboard to be free to vibrate. In order to do this Rick's design has the adj. at the peghead end and this is the simple solution. I guess ...
by Tom Morici
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Grant, Im still in the thought process, I have not settled on any one design. I am tied up with mandolin builds at present, so It will be awhile until I can play with real working models of adjustable necks. I like the simplicity of your clever design and I like the way Rick's design allows more use...
by Tom Morici
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12, 13,14, Cutaway?
Replies: 12
Views: 3710

Jeff, Several things come to mind for me, first would be the body style, I prefer a medium size for my playing comfort. I don't build copys of common builds, so for the sake of discussin let's use the 000 or 0M martin style as a example. You could still use the 14th fret as the body joint. I would e...
by Tom Morici
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Howdy, M8s!
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Eben,

Welcome to the forum. We can always use another yank.

Tom
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Allen, You said: I must say that I'm of two minds when it comes to the adjustment mechanism. For a guitar that I'm going to keep myself, I like the idea of making it easily adjustable, but one that is going to go to someone else, I'm thinking "Out of sight, out of mind". Who knows what a chronic twe...
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Hi Grant, Welcome to the forum, Im glad you are here. I like your neck joint method, I agree the best design is not what you add but what you can take away or remove. Less is more. Your design is clever and well thought out. I still like the adjustment screws as pivots, this is not to make up for a ...
by Tom Morici
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Hi Dennis, When you said this: What I meant about CNC was that if a luthier is carving necks and especially curved neck heels by hand, then they will all be a bit different. If the neck heels have slightly different shapes, the jig for the pocket will not work. perhaps you missed my comment that it ...
by Tom Morici
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ANZLF Adjustable Neck Joint Group Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 86315

Craig, I think your heel with the 2 ferrules look great! In regards to mortising a straight or stilleto shaped heel into the neck end of the body I would use a router and a fixture to do it. A CNC should not be needed to make an accurate fixture, if you stuff your first attemp just do it again. I ad...
by Tom Morici
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: PJ Qld. Walnut - Australia Red Cedar
Replies: 18
Views: 8258

Allen,

That is one right smart looking guitar. Great looking woods, nice combo
It all looks good, you sure have some great wood to work with in your part of the world. I just love that body shape!

I can't wait to see your next one.

Tom