dave farmiloe

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takamine bridge

    a recent repair involved lowering the bridge on a japanese made takamine, you can see here the exposed metal grounding strip in the saddle slot which sits on top of 6 hefty peizo elements that in turn sit in a cast aluminium housing retained by the two small domed head bolts.

gretsch chet atkins

  this one came in for a general set up

les paul

hot off the bench is this US custom made LP. I made a replacement neck together with some refinishing, completed to customers requirement. took some time but worth the wait.

the windmills of your A14

further actitivities along the A14 corridor with the erection of 9 new enormous windmills near the workshop at burton wold windfarm. its a revelation to watch these go up so fast, and for me they have a fascinating sculptural beauty.

now thats a bandsaw blade

Looking for some english walnut led me to visit Nigel Fleckney at English Hardwoods, at nearby Geddington. Couldn’t help but notice this giant bandsaw blade. I wouldn’t like to be around when this one breaks. My bandsaw blade is a tiddly little effort with 7 teeth per inch, this one is nearer seven per foot. …

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