I have a couple of guitars that I tinker with every now and then.
The one I have been working on is a 62 Fender Jaguar.
It was a basket case when I got it back in the mid 80's so I stripped it and refinished it back then and got it wired and working but not top notch.
A couple of years ago I drug it out of the back of the closet and started working on it again.
I bought new pots and pickups.
It had string buzz that I guess is common so I watched some videos and shopped around for parts.
A thing called a buzz stop was around $40 and a bridge that looked interesting was $175 and up so being the frugal (cheap) person I am I said I can make that.
For the buzz stop I used some stainless steel I had on hand so it only cost me time and some electricity for lath work, cutting out on band saw.
I had to ask my wife for a few bucks for some screws and springs for the bridge but the rest was material (stainless) on hand and my time.
I came in under twenty bucks not counting the broken "E" string.
The guitar sounds even better and the wife says it looks great but there are some things I don't like so want to redo the saddles.
We live in a modest 1200 sq’ home with one floor furnace to heat the place. During our comparitively mild winters I would still hear some whining from the wife and kids about how it would be nice to have a clothes warmer.
So I whipped this up from some 1/2” tubing I had laying around.
Don’t know why the image loaded sideways? We live on top of a faultline, but it’s not THAT bad!
Got the second half of my order from Hoosier Profiles on Friday. First box came with the upper wheel, lower cradle, adjuster, and hardware. Second box came with lower anvils and lifter for the top wheel. Now I have to work on finalizing my frame design.