Monday, 13 March 2006
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We host approximately 4 shop tours per year for Timeless Instruments School of Lutherie. www.timelessinstruments.com The tours are on Saturdays and usually run 2-3 hours. I'll post the dates here as they come up. Any forum users that are going to be in the area are welcome to join in.
15 years ago
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We have a tour booked for this coming Saturday (05/20/06) 10:00 AM to noon. Anyone in the Saskatoon area is welcome to join in.
15 years ago
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I love the pics of the shop 8) .
15 years ago
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Thanks Sheldon, For posting pics of the shop and your crew. I have started a folder with nothing but all the pics I can find (Your Shop, Your Crew, DW Basses, DW Players). Just keep 'em commin'.
15 years ago
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Thanks, Sheldon. I've had pix the shop and various Dingwall basses/players on my screensaver slideshow for quite a while (I've saved nearly every picture of Dingwall-related stuff I've ever found). A buddy was over yesterday and saw the pix of the shop scrolling by and said, "Why do you have shots of that on your computer?" I replied, " You would have to own a Dingwall to understand." :wink: Mark
15 years ago
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Nice! I always enjoy this kind of stuff. There's no such thing as too much! Some of those tools look pretty interesting too. How many of them are custom builds?
15 years ago
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Importantly.... do you guys do any work? The place is clean. I don't see sawdust or shavings anywhere. Are you sure you don't take folks down into the basement where you set up a fake dingwall shop, that way you can show them what you want w/o giving away any trade secrets, plus you can hold them captive. i saw silence of the lambs- i know whats goin on.
15 years ago
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[quote="FrankM":o2m2ycki] i saw silence of the lambs- i know whats goin on.[/quote:o2m2ycki] (with a lisp) "Now it places the glue in the basket... put the *#@**#* glue in the basket !!!" Mark
15 years ago
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[quote="BurningSkies":5zowulhu]Nice! I always enjoy this kind of stuff. There's no such thing as too much! Some of those tools look pretty interesting too. How many of them are custom builds?[/quote:5zowulhu] Very few of the tools and machines are stock. We usually modify them to suit our purpose. Even our CNC had a custom table designed and built, custom router brackets etc. Some machines are single purpose, but most have been designed with enough flexibility to handle 2 or 3 processes.
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[quote="FrankM":34lldsoh]Importantly.... do you guys do any work? The place is clean. I don't see sawdust or shavings anywhere. Are you sure you don't take folks down into the basement where you set up a fake dingwall shop, that way you can show them what you want w/o giving away any trade secrets, plus you can hold them captive. i saw silence of the lambs- i know whats goin on.[/quote:34lldsoh] LOL. I would have taken more photos, but when I started looking at things from an outsiders perspective, I started noticing how much crap we had laying around. As far as the dust and wood chips, we've got 3 dust collectors, 3 shop vacs and a couple of brooms. We're finally starting to figure out what they're for.
15 years ago
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Excellent pictures! and I did notice a funky, funky chair in there :D
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[quote="jp ferreira":3jj2n0f8]Excellent pictures! and I did notice a funky, funky chair in there :D[/quote:3jj2n0f8] Yeah, that chair looks like it came out of my grandmother's kitchen in the 70's. :lol: There must be some special mojo that chair gives off and the person sitting in it transfers the coolness into the basses. :wink:
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[quote="jp ferreira":2e3nzfvn]Excellent pictures! and I did notice a funky, funky chair in there :D[/quote:2e3nzfvn] Can you believe they only wanted $5.00 for that? Garage sales and ebay are a luthier's best friend. :D
15 years ago
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Great pictures. It really gives an idea what the inside of a bass luthiers shop looks like. Nice to see all those basses in production as well. Really looks like there is alot of production going on. Sheldon I looked very hard at those basses in production and didn't seem to find my Prima Artist? How are we doing? Regards, David
15 years ago
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Sheldon- in your oiling rack photo- the very left most body appears to be something different. It looks almost like a rickenbacker body. Anything new and exciting to tell? Is it one of those Geetars Also the 3rd bass body in w/ the green tape on it. what a great color, it appears to be some sort of light purple burst. can you show that body? thanks frank
15 years ago
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Hi Frank, That far left body is Byron Olsen's 7-string. We buffed through the color on the binding a bit (about the size of a pin head) and need to touch it up and re-do the clear. The purplish looking body just looks that way because of the lighting and sanded finish. It's actually a 3-tone. David, your bass is in the wood room awaiting it's turn at bat.
15 years ago
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Hi Sheldon, It's great to know I'm in the line up. Do you know when my turn at bat is? HA! HA! David
15 years ago
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Shop tour Saturday November 18th @ 10:00 AM - 12:00. If you're in the area feel free to drop by.
15 years ago
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I wish I was going to be in the area. I would love to see the shop. Maybe someday. Please post some pics of the day.
15 years ago
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Is the shop tours open to anyone?
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