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#1 sote23

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 05:57 PM

I was looking at the prices of a guitar and thought to myself, there has got to be a cheaper way to cut ganache. any ideas? i saw the thread on the do it yourself vibrating table, and was wondering if anyone out there has made their own guitar.

#2 Trishiad

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 06:55 PM

Some nice tech savy person may provide a link to one of the earlier guitar threads. In the meantime you may want to do a search here. One of the threads shows how to make your own.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:26 PM

it isn't very difficult at all, a hinged assembly, frame and some bolt tightened piano wire, the frame can even be made of heavy acrylic or delron plastic, you could go one step further, get a router and "bore' channels in a sub frame to cut right thru, but i would keep it simple, eighty percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search, you could save a couple of K.

Michael :wink:

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#4 sote23

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:48 PM

it isn't very difficult at all, a hinged assembly, frame and some bolt tightened piano wire, the frame can even be made of heavy acrylic or delron plastic, you could go one step further, get a router and "bore' channels in a sub frame to cut right thru, but i would keep it simple, eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search, you could save a couple of K.

Michael  :wink:

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i know i guy that can build anything. he should be able to whip one up.

#5 aidensnd

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:14 PM

...eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search...

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I'd keep an eye out for that pesky 72% also. It's out there somewhere...

#6 dejaq

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:30 AM

...eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search...

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I'd keep an eye out for that pesky 72% also. It's out there somewhere...

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whoops, see what happens, at eleven and small change at night, even I can make a boo boo, thanks for catching that...

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:00 AM

As a small scale chocolatier, I'd say that a guitar is one of the three most invaluable tools. Cutting sheets of ganache any other way will soon drive you to distraction.

The other two: air conditioning and antibacteria wipes!

Good luck with your DIY.

#8 stscam

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 10:10 AM

There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

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#9 Kerry Beal

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 10:42 AM

There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

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Here it is!!!
http://forums.egulle...ndpost&p=844161

#10 Kerry Beal

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:33 PM

There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

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www.previninc.com gets you Previn in PA. On an old thread I noticed someone said they paid $1200 for it.

#11 nicolekaplan

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 02:08 PM

i got mine from previn, in philly, and it was cheaper but i think i paid $2100 instead of $2500 and up. still a super bargain but i don't think there are any out there for less than that. but i must agree, if you are doing serious work you must just take the plunge.
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#12 mrose

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:37 PM

The cheapest one I have seen is from Bridge Kitchenware in NYC for $1200 (single cutter).

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#13 sote23

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:22 PM

There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

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Here it is!!!
http://forums.egulle...ndpost&p=844161

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thanks kerry

#14 sote23

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:35 PM

The cheapest one I have seen is from Bridge Kitchenware in NYC for $1200 (single cutter).

Bridge Kitchenware

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i looked on the site and could't find it. what is it located under?

#15 sote23

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:56 PM

what about buying the frames with the wires already on them, and making your own base?

#16 Trishiad

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 03:43 PM

the frame would be much more difficult to make, I think.

#17 mrose

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 03:55 PM

You might have to get their catalog p29. It cost $5 I think, it is in it.

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