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by Bob Howell
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

I slaughtered Haans name; its Haans Brentrup . Sorry about that. Beautiful stuff there.
by Bob Howell
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

number5Grellier2.jpg number 5 Gellier.jpg Two shots of another L-00; this one all curly maple and Sitka. I have collected a lot of figured maple over the years and last week I cut out 5-6 sets and have more to go. This one will be naturel white. Seems a lot of trouble to dye back and /or sides with...
by Bob Howell
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: HELP!! Side Bending
Replies: 17
Views: 12679

Re: HELP!! Side Bending

My original 2" pipe is still used sometimes and I am about to set up a 6" pipe some one brought me. All have uses.
by Bob Howell
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: HELP!! Side Bending
Replies: 17
Views: 12679

Re: HELP!! Side Bending

I learned this skill 18 months ago and found locating a pipe big enough the first hurdle. Made 3 before I got there. Finally found a 3" steel pipe in my basement from original construction 60 yrs ago. cut off 10" and flattened it to oval . Started with propane but then Heated it with charcoal starte...
by Bob Howell
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage orange
Replies: 11
Views: 8859

Re: Osage orange

I love aged cherry and was hopping it would look good with aged osage but you seem to be saying both are beautiful but would not look good together. Is that it. I see everyone matching sides and backs and find that limiting. But I know certain woods might not look good paired over time. Being slight...
by Bob Howell
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage orange
Replies: 11
Views: 8859

Re: Osage orange

That looks like cherry to me,but l am color blind in those shades. So I have a real problem there
by Bob Howell
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage orange
Replies: 11
Views: 8859

Re: Osage orange

PE_20170614165151.jpg [ I got this log section, 27" at big end and 24 at small end. 22" long, a real monster. Base section, so lots of stress wood, with curl showing in sides I have cut so far. Cut it up last June and then these sides . Wood is already fairly dry with no free moisture. I think it w...
by Bob Howell
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage orange
Replies: 11
Views: 8859

Osage orange

Cut a third of my Osage orange up today. Backs and fret board blank.
Must find or trade for sides. Any one have slab suitable for sides. I have 7 backs here and wood for 10 or more, but no sides.
Trade
by Bob Howell
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Finding figured maple supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 7932

Re: Finding figured maple supplier

curlymaple.com

might have what you want.
by Bob Howell
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Super Glue joint repair
Replies: 9
Views: 7005

Re: Super Glue joint repair

My hobby heating iron did the trick. Closed up the joint and wicked thin sg in after the wood cooled. I have used yellow glue to attack fb to neck but now think epoxy would give strength to insure durability here. I'm seeing builders mention it to keep water out of neck assembly.
by Bob Howell
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Super Glue joint repair
Replies: 9
Views: 7005

Re: Super Glue joint repair

My problem was using thick sg. I thought it would be stronger than thin wicked into the joint; no so. I will wick it into clamped joint in future. Tape seems best here.
by Bob Howell
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Super Glue joint repair
Replies: 9
Views: 7005

Super Glue joint repair

I glued two 3/32" maple and rosewood strips to sides of fretboard as bindings, with super glue. The joint did not close up in two places and I must make some repair. I can plane it off or repair joint. I watched Eric melt super glue with a hair drier in his roseate video. Amazing. Later read after d...
by Bob Howell
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a clothes steam iron for bending sides?
Replies: 19
Views: 13407

Re: Using a clothes steam iron for bending sides?

Charcoal starter with router speed controller powers my pipe. I always keep it on max so controller is not really needed. It has hot spots and cool spots. Saw it mentioned here 2 years ago and continue to see it mentioned as power source. I found an old 3" steel support post in my basement and cut o...
by Bob Howell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

I had installed the rosette located according to another set of plans, but when I traced out the location of the bracing I realized the sound hole must be 1/2" closer to neck. I think I moved the x brace 1/4" also and made it a 90 degree joint. Saw a youtube short that said that moving x brace 1/2" ...
by Bob Howell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

Here are more pictures. The bindings are cherry and neck will be also. The rosette is Cherry, maple, walnut, manzetta burls with holly, cherry, and black veneer mixed in. I went for random arrangement rather than symmetry. Back strip is More of same sandwich cut 1/8" thick with cocobolo block and sa...
by Bob Howell
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: an easy-to-build small cyclone system that might work out very well for the entire place
Replies: 17
Views: 18085

Re: an easy-to-build small cyclone system that might work out very well for the entire place

I want to add this is just the first step in dust control. Working out collection at each source of dust and the general air filtration is next, but box fans and furnace filters are simple and big help . 5 years ago I moved all sanding machines outside under cover because I could never collect all t...
by Bob Howell
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: an easy-to-build small cyclone system that might work out very well for the entire place
Replies: 17
Views: 18085

Re: an easy-to-build small cyclone system that might work out very well for the entire place

I found plans for this in "Shop Notes" Dec 1993 and built it so I could handle a thickness planer. Its just made of sheet metal found in HVAC dept at HD. I sure better plans are around but this was so easy. 1 1/2 hp fan on top. The bag was made from singed polyester bought by the yard from an indust...
by Bob Howell
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

Here are some of the perfling and materials I used to make them
Next sound board is shown. Another l-00.
by Bob Howell
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

I made one from a bunch of maple sliced off about 1/16-1/8 and various shades of brown, walnut, canary wood, santos rose wood and cherry veneer. Repeat every 2". Sliced off 1/32" with bs and glued up between VERY thin mahogany veneer, dyed black. Square, not angled. Worked out to be 5/64" wide. I ha...
by Bob Howell
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20963

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

I've installed the bindings and perfling. I made them both and cut off with 1/16" Cerf table saw blade