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by Barry Daniels
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: This got me mad!
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: This got me mad!

Those old discussions are still accessible in the library. I bet that few people here now have ever searched this virtual treasure trove.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Using Kevlar instead of cleats for crack repair.
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Using Kevlar instead of cleats for crack repair.

Kevlar would have little bending resistance so an applied pressure could still cause a crack.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Maple log
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Maple log

Please tell us the full crazy request.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Maple log
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Maple log

Is this an April fool's joke?

I am willing to take on some pretty risky projects, but I wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot hollow pole.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Another Gibson/Kasha encounter in less than a year?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Another Gibson/Kasha encounter in less than a year?

At the time these were made, they were advertised as the next great innovation in guitar design. However, Kasha was scientist (acoustics) but not a builder. Richard Schneider, a well known builder, made the first prototypes and worked with Gibson to come up with their version. The top bracing was th...
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: twisted neck
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: twisted neck

They won't tell you what kind of glue they used? Not very customer friendly, Warmoth!
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: twisted neck
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: twisted neck

Once, I got the Gibson neck apart and straight I let it sit for a month to verify that the un-reinforced wood neck would hold its shape. It did. And this verified for me that the problem was not the wood but external forces. In my case it was severe over-torqueing of the truss rod. Taking a fretboar...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: twisted neck
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: twisted neck

Have you seen this? https://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5637&hilit=gibson+j45 My approach consisted of taking off the fretboard and taking out the truss rod. Once I had the bare neck, I straightened it with heat, clamped it in place to let it cool, and then rebuilt the neck with an approp...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple plate carving
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Maple plate carving

It is always good to have a nice archtop that you can study to see how it all flows together.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

I found a 1/4" tool holder to fit my Taig. I have never used insert tooling before so I am not sure what to do with it. So, the carbide inserts are not used on steel?
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?

If a neck is already separated from the body, I usually do most of the work while it is off. Also, it is better to have a straight neck first so you can determine if any angle adjustment is necessary on the dovetail.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Hide glue as a violin ground?
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: Hide glue as a violin ground?

I deleted it.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?

Holy cow that is a twisted neck. Similar to my J-45. That is going to be a challenge. Not using an adjustable truss rod is only going to make your job more difficult. I rebuilt an early 30's martin and added 3 carbon fiber bars in lieu of an adjustable truss rod. It can be done, but I would only do ...
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola Build - Tailpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Electric Viola Build - Tailpiece

I was sitting here looking at the tailpiece again. And I had a thought; from a geometric standpoint, shouldn't the holes on the outside edges be spaced a little farther apart in order to keep equidistant string spacing.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?

Here is the link:viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5637&hilit=gibson+J+45

With the fingerboard off you should definitely install an adjustable truss rod. So if you install carbon you do a pair on either side of the truss rod.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola Build - Tailpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Electric Viola Build - Tailpiece

That looks perfect, Eric. And I love the grain in that piece.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Vintage archtop guitar, neck backbow - the right way to go fixing it?

I like to take necks off guitars and do stuff with them. Whether the fretboard will come off easily or not depends on the state of the glue joint. An iron on the fretboard and a hot knife are your friends. If you can get the fretboard off cleanly, then all options are open. At that point, the neck w...
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple plate carving
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Maple plate carving

Nice looking plates, Alan. Can you tell me why you leave the lip around the perimeter?
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

It depends. If you are going to turning a bunch of steel parts then oily metal slag mixed with uncontrolled saw dust may be a reality. I have a really small metal lathe (Taig) that lives in my shop sitting on my Performax and it has been nothing but a joy. I avoid the conflict by keeping sawdust and...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple plate carving
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Maple plate carving

What kind of maple? Any figure? How much do you need to remove? What tools you got?