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by Randy Roberts
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Outdoor glue for deck railings
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Outdoor glue for deck railings

Bob,

Have you tried checking to see if there is an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) chapter near you? That might be a way of obtaining a smaller amount of resorcinol. I know the group here were very outgoing and helpful back when my wife had her RV-6.
by Randy Roberts
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Doing fret board and head stock binding -questions

Peter, This might be too much bother, especially for a one-off bound fretboard, but if you plan on binding them down the road also, may be worth the trouble of making the jigs. Using this method definitely has made fretting a bound fretboard much simpler and easier for me, leaves no tang exposed to ...
by Randy Roberts
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Chuck, That ended up just gorgeous! I also never noticed any bleed out until you brought it up and I discovered if you click on the picture it enlarges, but if you then click on it a second time it enlarges the picture even more... took the second blowing it up to find what on earth you were talking...
by Randy Roberts
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Honeycomb Tops
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Honeycomb Tops

Max, search "Nomex" in the libraries here. lots of information. for example: https://www.mimf.com/library/Randy_Reynolds_Healdsburg_Guitar_Festival_seminar_paper_on_double_top_guitar_soundboard_construction_using_thin_tonewood_outerlayers_and_and_a_nomex_core__with_discussion_of_construction_methods...
by Randy Roberts
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

WOW Chuck!!
That is going to look spectacular against the spruce.

And your fit sure looks amazing too. Can't wait to see it when done and finish on it. Is this for family?

Clear pick guard?
by Randy Roberts
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Chuck, I've a friend who has done extensive marquetry, and so I called him to see if he had any advice. He said he has been happiest just using regular DAP wood glue or you can use titebond. He said he has less problems with it than using HHG and hasn't had problems with shirinkage. If you do have s...
by Randy Roberts
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Chuck, Is there any chance you could use the technique of cutting an identical trough in polyethylene and in your top, like has been mentioned a few times here for laying up rosettes? That would let you take your time fitting your veneer pieces for minimal gaps, and then once the whole inlay is done...
by Randy Roberts
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tool chest/ Tool organization?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Tool chest/ Tool organization?

My favorite part of it was finding enough matching Brazilian Rosewood violin tuning knobs in a bunch of bins of old knobs at a friend's shop to use for drawer pulls
by Randy Roberts
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tool chest/ Tool organization?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Tool chest/ Tool organization?

Like Darrel, too many dovetails. Unlike Darrel, I don't have enough tools fill mine....have to work on that. I just got sick of going through boxes in the basement for two hours to find what I was going to use for 5 minutes. I'd only built guitars so It's the first rectangular object I had built and...
by Randy Roberts
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: First Cello Build
Replies: 52
Views: 27200

Re: First Cello Build

Tom, A couple other things: It may not be a factor with your project, but with the guitars, it's best to support the plate at the node lines, and drive the top with the speaker over an area of maximum movement. It looks from the picture that the plate is laying on top of the frame of the speaker whi...
by Randy Roberts
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: First Cello Build
Replies: 52
Views: 27200

Re: First Cello Build

Tom, Wonderful thread. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have never done a bowed instrument, but would a jeweler's saw using regular blades like you would use for cutting pearl work better for the sound holes? I've used them on wood for a lot of different things and they work well. I would think a 3-...
by Randy Roberts
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?
Replies: 40
Views: 16798

Re: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?

Kind of an old thread but this might help picturing the reason for all the advice of take any thinning of the braces slowly, as you get close to where you want to be, very small changes can have very big effects. Also demonstrates pretty clearly why to bridge across the junction of the X braces. htt...
by Randy Roberts
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 11422

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Charlie,
You are an unmitigated genius!
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"Go to "Internet Options" and then to "Content" and click on "Clear SSL state"." fixed it!

Don't know what any of what you said means, but thanks.
Randy
by Randy Roberts
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 11422

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Just tried again with windows 7 Pro [I know, but I hate 10 ] and Explorer and all searches hang up not returning anything back, just endlessly twiddling their thumbs in the ozone...
by Randy Roberts
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Choosing the correct router type
Replies: 14
Views: 7458

Re: Choosing the correct router type

Nick, I don't do electrics, but if DeWalt routers are available in NZ, I don't know how you could beat the 611 compact router. The depth adjustment is incredibly accurate, and has features that are really useful for guitar work. I do wonder about the Kauri for the body though. It may just have been ...
by Randy Roberts
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting
Replies: 23
Views: 11681

Re: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting

Thin CA here as well. The fumes are not toxic, but are highly irritant to mucous membranes. Setting a fan on low to blow across the work area at 90 degrees works well to avoid the eye burn, etc. of the fumes. I do pretty much as the others describe, with some variation. The tips I would add would be...
by Randy Roberts
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 11
Views: 5314

Re: We're back!

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone...
by Randy Roberts
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 11886

Re: Glue spreader applicator

Chuck,

Have you tried just letting the glue harden and then pull the dried glue off in one piece? Usually comes off easy that way.
by Randy Roberts
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: FP finish repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

FP finish repair

This is a replica of an 1840's Martin I made from a photo in a book. It was the prototype for a few I made quite a while ago. When I first finished it, I just did a quick French polish to somewhat protect it so I could take it around and show it to friends to see what they thought, then finish FPing...
by Randy Roberts
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 8811

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Nice job Chuck!

Also noticed you probably have the only garage in the US with sound baffles . Is that to block the sound of you working from leaking into the house? I would think the kids are old enough they have probably heard all those words before. Or is your playing the problem?