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by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Looks great!
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Black Paint Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Black Paint Repair

That photo certainly looks better. You may be able to do a spot repair with the right materials and skills. I would assume that the original finish is nitro lacquer but you should confirm that. If so, then use some black lacquer and feather it in.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Black Paint Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Black Paint Repair

That is a mess. There is no way I would try a patch job. I would take the entire back down to bare wood and refinish it.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?

I think it is a good idea and have done the same. The only real complicating factor is handling different scale length. Also, the placement and angle of the saddle on the bridge will have to be standardized which might not be ideal. But I think these issues can be easily addressed.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Where to get vintage wood tuner pegs?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Where to get vintage wood tuner pegs?

You can use a photo processing app to reduce the size of your photos to a maximum of 150 KB.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I suggest you apply coats until you are happy with the results. If you want a full build that can be polished to a high gloss with no low spots, you may need to do a couple of dozen coats.

You should let it dry for a few days before you start handling it.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

The cedar is very adsorptive at first and soaks up the finish from the rag quickly. It will even out and get better as you apply more coats. Don't over sand it, just apply more thin coats. The top will be sealed by the 2nd or 3rd coat then things will go more smoothly.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

Glad it worked for you.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

Not that long. ;-)
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I used it one time to glue the fretboard of my first guitar. The next day I took off the clamps and the fretboard fell off the neck. Threw the glue in the trash and haven't used it since. That was 46 years ago.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

A caul that places pressure along the outside edges of the fretboard is a necessity. A board with a couple of 1/4" square strips glued along the edges to follow the outline of the fretboard will work. Or a radius sanding block that is as long as the fretboard will work great. A short radius block is...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

Different species of wood can glue together fine. One thing to be aware of is that when you put a water-based glue like Titebond on the fingerboard, the moisture will quickly soak into the thin piece of wood and cause it to curl up along the edges. This can cause a gap along each edge which seriousl...
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

Your neck looks REALLY rough. Gouges, nicks, and low spots do not glue properly. Need to work on your woodworking skills. Also, I see areas of heavy build up of glue. A tight joint will almost have no visible glue if the wood surfaces are smooth and flat. Solution is again woodworking skills as well...
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

How much above 55? The best joint are machined within minutes of getting glued. Glue that has been frozen will have a stringy texture and may separate into a watery layer.

Another question is how old is the glue?
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

How cold is your basement? How do you prepare your joints before glue up? Any chance that your glue got frozen in the past?

You need to compress your photos below 150 KB to post them. I use an app on my Mac called "Multiple Image Resizer" to compress photos.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tools I wish I never bought
Replies: 27
Views: 18015

Re: Tools I wish I never bought

Alan, your post was totally off topic and appears to be an effort to draw traffic to a website not related to musical instruments. Please don't do this again.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Mandolin - small archtop guitar or completely different?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Mandolin - small archtop guitar or completely different?

Building a flattop/flatback instrument first might give you a better understanding of how this size of a mandolin works before you commit to the fully carved one. A flat one is so much quicker to build.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: grounding individual bass bridge units
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: grounding individual bass bridge units

I think each of the 4 bridges needs to be grounded but I can only think of two ways. 1) Somehow run a wire to a mounting screw/bolt on each of the 4 units. 2) Make a base plate out of a conductive metal to go under the bridges. I thought of one more but it may be a bit hair-brained. Drill a small ho...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Hey Bob, what do you use as a grain filler under Tru Oil? ;)
by Barry Daniels
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I have not done this but read a description as follows: Apply the first few coats with a piece of sandpaper. As you move the sandpaper around a sawdust slurry is created which gets forced into the pores. After the pores are filled, start applying coats of Tru-Oil normally to build up a clear finish....