Friday, 29 April 2011

New Dot Markers

George is a 'Man Of ROCK' - as a result he has problems seeing his position markers at dark gigs.
 His bass is black and the markers small, not a good combination.





So when he brought his bass in with a broken headstock (I told you he's rock'n' roll) I took the opportunity to replace the side dot markers with slightly larger ones.
 I've decided on 3.2mm white plastic markers.
 I custom make dot's using the drill press.
 The first stage is to grind the butt end of a 3.2mm drill bit flat.


I clamp a block of mild steel to the drill press base and drill a hole in it using the drill bit.






Then without moving the steel block I take the drill bit out and turn it around so the butt end is facing down.





 The drill is an exact fit in the hole and lines up perfectly. You can see I've used this block before.
 I've made a press to punch out dots.





I use an old piece of pickguard material. While I'm about it I punch out 50 or so - won't need to do this job again for a while.





I enlarge the existing holes in the guitar and glue the dots in with superglue gel.





When the glue's dry I shave it flush with a sharp chisel and the job's done.

With any luck he'll be able to see what he's doing now.

George also runs The Killingroom rehersal space here in Auckland - www.thekillingroom.com - my band uses it, why don't you?


Cheers
    Glyn



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