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Zeb Camper

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  1. Thanks guys! You're too nice! I might be able to get started on the other side tomorrow or some over the weekend.
  2. Thanks! If by "sabering" you mean chipout, then yes there in those tight ribs I got a little chipping, then switched from the v chisel to a scalpel. The carving is my interpretation of the carvings on a ship in a museum in oslo Norway. They aren't an exact copy, and the design also got some inspiration from anglo Saxon carvings. Still need to clean it all up, so it should all get neater. Do you mean the blade seems thick?
  3. Here's where I left this! Got some carving done today.
  4. Hey Joshua! I used to be with you on that. Maybe I still am in a way. I get epiphanies on what's right and wrong pretty often. So long as the insight you express is your own I guess... I had a long conversation with a guy in sales marketing last weekend and came to some conclusion (right or not) its really what market you would prefer to appeal to I guess. My only line of thought on a knife with a defect is you can chase the "flaw" (in this case an uncertainty in design that maybe only you see), or you can let it go to someone who's gonna love it anyway. I did this with a sheath I had someone else make for me a while back. Sold the whole thing cheaper because of the sheath quality and apologized to the customer over and over, but when he got it; he saw absolutely no problems. He loved both knife and sheath.
  5. Doesn't look bad to me, but not the typical look I go for. And, the look I go for is just a copy of the makers that I admire. You're at a crossroads. If you intend to keep it; I would fix it how you want. If you're thinking of selling; you might just let it go. Overall, looking good!
  6. Gotta be pretty close to welding for that stuff. On my big broadsax I actually had to flux and weld the wrought spine back together while forging it to shape. It can be tricky stuff especially if its high P like what I got. You can always fold it over itself and draw it out a few times to refine it. Just weld it back together the best you can, forge it into flatbar, put a little water on the anvil, get your hammer wet, put the bar right in the puddle and hammer the scale off, wire brush and flux. Fold and weld. Repeat as needed.
  7. I drove an hour to buy another cheap guitar yesterday...Turned out to be a flop. The guitar buzzed really bad, and someone already did a bubba style fret level on it, so needs refretting, so I made some tools to pull the frets, on top of that the neck had a terrible S bow/warp that I was able to adjust with the truss rod and sanding with a beam. So the neck is just about perfect, and I got some of the frets made up and ready to go back in. The body is made of plywood. Something about the guitar lends it a very deep, hot , and heavy tone. I'm guessing the pickups and perhaps the plywood. I had to sand the whole neck down, just so it would match the new un-aged fretboard, and now I'm thinking the body could use the same treatment... Knowing what the guitar is, and having no centimental attachment or attraction to anything but its tone, I almost think I should embrace the ugly. What do you think? Matte black? Implement yellow? Olive drab green? Or a flashy color? Here's a screenshot of the same guitar.
  8. Looks awesome man!
  9. You're getting pretty hard core with the finitiob! I saw that video with the kitchen knife catching hairs. I'm like: "Dang!"
  10. Cool HT set up, Alan! Nice work Gerhard! Looks awesome Joël! We put together my nephew's strat today after I painted it yesterday. I know guitar stuff might not fit here, but I'm pretty stoked about it. $50 guitar with $50 in paint and some new parts, and it plays better than my strat. Got taller frets which I like a lot for lead stuff. Doesn't buzz at all. I'm low key (maybe blaitenly) jealous lol. It's got a killer tone, even with single coils. I think it's the basswood talking. Its clean, and punchy, but strangely warm, His is the blue one.
  11. I dont think your cross section you've drawn is right.... But I dont know a whole lot about Japanese stuff. I think you'll want "hira zukuri" (full flat or lenticular). This I think is sort of shinogi zukuri (is that the right word?) But even for that, your primary grind would be taller.
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