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by Barry Daniels
Thu May 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help w cracked to repair from drop
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Help w cracked to repair from drop

That is a cross-grain break along the edge of the kerfing. This will be very challenging to repair so that it has sufficient structural integrity. How much experience do you have with guitar repair? It might be best to see if it is covered under warranty or even send it back to Taylor for a pay repa...
by Barry Daniels
Tue May 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

Darrel, no I wasn't directing the comment to you. It was more like hollering into the night. I have no beef with poly glue, however, I don't use it due to a negative experience with it.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Infinity Mega Flush Trim Router Bits
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Infinity Mega Flush Trim Router Bits

Wow, those are cool. I would think you would want a hefty table mounted router to drive those bits.
by Barry Daniels
Sun May 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

They won't crack. They will be fine. One thing you should have learned from this experience is that thin sides bend easily.
by Barry Daniels
Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

David, do you ever get the feeling that people put less faith in those with real experience that those with unfounded "theories"?
by Barry Daniels
Sat May 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A neck shaping jig
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: A neck shaping jig

I like both of them.
by Barry Daniels
Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Carl, glad you came up with a solution. I think my suggestion should have been more directed to Enrico.
by Barry Daniels
Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Carl, that is interesting. My old 16-32 does not have pressure rollers. I also do not get a thickness variation like that. You might consider ditching the pressure rollers.
by Barry Daniels
Tue May 19, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge placement (electric bass)
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Bridge placement (electric bass)

Setting intonation ALWAYS moves the saddles, starting at the scale length, away from the nut. So your bridge adjustment zone should be centered on your scale length plus the compensation, which can be calculated with one of the online compensation calculators. I like the one on Stem-Mac's site. If d...
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: New shop lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: New shop lights?

I think the advertised long life of LEDs is based on theory and not history.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Help request with my drum sander

To me, this doesn't sound like snipe. Snipe is not gradual. It usually looks like a semicircular divot in the last half inch of the board. It is caused by the board tilting upwards as the end runs under the sanding drum. The gradual taper Enrico describes is more likely a flexing of the sander's fra...
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 26
Views: 6623

Re: Searching for a good respirator

The exhaust valve makes a big difference in comfort too. Without one, you re-breathe mostly hot, moist air from your exhalation. And the inside of your respirator's filter will get saturated, which reduces it's effectiveness. The only reason they don't put exhaust valves on surgical respirators is t...
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Help request with my drum sander

The varying thickness as described suggests that something is loose in the frame. Check that all the hardware is tight. Also make sure the frame is not cracked.
by Barry Daniels
Sun May 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Are you taking light cuts?
by Barry Daniels
Sun May 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 26
Views: 6623

Re: Searching for a good respirator

If your mask has an exhaust valve then oxygen should not be minimized nearly as much as it is if you don't have an exhaust valve, like all surgical N95 masks. Other that catching dust at the source, you can also install a full shop air cleaner. The most protective solution is a PAPR (powered air pur...
by Barry Daniels
Wed May 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Double bass neck - restoration and refinish.
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Double bass neck - restoration and refinish.

Why not just scrape away what you can and then use sandpaper to get down to fresh wood?
by Barry Daniels
Tue May 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Best finish for paint and stain
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Best finish for paint and stain

Sounds like you have a compatible top coat and that you have done a test piece. That should be sufficient to start finishing the guitars.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: poor man's saddle mill
Replies: 20
Views: 2386

Re: poor man's saddle mill

Thanks Clay, Chuck and David! Can you tell that I like making jigs even more than guitars?
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: First Cello Build
Replies: 44
Views: 17381

Re: First Cello Build

Yep, you are right. I think you have 30 minutes to edit a post, then the concrete sets up.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: First Cello Build
Replies: 44
Views: 17381

Re: First Cello Build

Tom, you can edit your post by clicking on the pencil icon at the top.