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by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

I just ordered ebonized Pear wood (black) from John Bogdanovich, same size and price than LMI but, hopefully better quality than Poplar. Shipping is less than $4. I couldn't see long sheets in woodcraft.

Thanks every one!

Manel
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

Bob Gramann wrote:To make my veneer, I slice it as thin as I can and then sand it between a flat block on the belt sander. I never make a very big piece and make it uniform by eye. Measuring would probably disappoint me.
:lol: thanks!
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

Thanks Barry, I didn't find what I'm looking for in ebay this time. I'll keep an eye on it. Bob, I have never used the fiber sheets. I guess once on hands I would know about its weakness. I'll probably avoid them altogether. I always scrape veneers when structurally strength is need it. I had a back...
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

For domestic wood like maple or walnut, I just go to Woodcraft and by the packs of sheets (usually 36” by 8” or so). I buy the colored stuff (black or white for me) and the exotics from LMI. Woodcraft’s price on the colored stuff isn’t any better than LMI. I forgot! Do you buy the wood or the fiber...
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

For domestic wood like maple or walnut, I just go to Woodcraft and by the packs of sheets (usually 36” by 8” or so). I buy the colored stuff (black or white for me) and the exotics from LMI. Woodcraft’s price on the colored stuff isn’t any better than LMI. I bought there 12" long, but I didn't see ...
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Re: Venner supplies

What thickness are you after? Figured grain, or just different colors of wood? Hi Brian, Plain natural maple or any other white wood, and dyed black wood, at around 0.5 mm thick ( I guess 0.020 of a inch) and I’m open to other natural colors. I build classical guitars so I need quite a bit of it fo...
by Manel Liria
Thu May 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 10287

Venner supplies

Hi everyone, I'm wondering where people here get their veneer for purfling, rosettes, etc. I just can't find it affordable. I may be spoiled, but I expect to get a square meter of natural maple or black at $20 or less. I used to get it from madinter or maderas barber, but I can't wait several weeks....
by Manel Liria
Fri May 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Worm holes in rosewood backs
Replies: 10
Views: 7183

Re: Worm holes in rosewood backs

Bill Raymond wrote:Bryan, perhaps you're thinking of Chuck Tweedy's April Fools Day post.
That is a good one :lol:

Seriously, I have a small stack of wood in south Spain, and last time I went for vacations I found a cocobolo set full of worms holes. So I'd say its a real concern at least in warm weather areas.
by Manel Liria
Thu May 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Worm holes in rosewood backs
Replies: 10
Views: 7183

Re: Worm holes in rosewood backs

I’ve seen it a few times in rosewood I’ve purchased. Rosewood is very forgiving for this type of thing. If you sand around it to pack some dust in the hole and put a drop of CA glue on it, you’ll have a hard time finding it again after you sand the repair. If you think that it actually happened in ...
by Manel Liria
Thu May 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Worm holes in rosewood backs
Replies: 10
Views: 7183

Worm holes in rosewood backs

Hi! I just discovered some annoying worm holes in two sets of Indian rosewood, and I wonder if that happened in my shop or before. I live in south Maine, and never had this problem before. I thought I didn't have to worry about, but now I am :? Do you guys take special precautions regarding insects ...
by Manel Liria
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Reglue plastic bindings. What glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 7463

Re: Reglue plastic bindings. What glue?

Thanks Paul for you detailed explanation. I will use that information in the future for sure, this one I decided to send it to a accredited repair shop. I am busy making classical guitars, so no need to get in trouble :)

And yes, it is on waist area were came loose.

Manuel
by Manel Liria
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Reglue plastic bindings. What glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 7463

Reglue plastic bindings. What glue?

Hi there,

I have a Martin guitar with loose plastic bindings for repair. I know there is some cement for that use, but I'm afraid to damage the finish.
Any other options?

And the bindings are short now, so what is the solution, heat, new bindings?

Thanks.
by Manel Liria
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck removal, unusual joint
Replies: 20
Views: 5335

Re: Neck removal, unusual joint

Thanks Greg and Clay, I had no idea that those tools were so common and cheap.

Manel
by Manel Liria
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck removal, unusual joint
Replies: 20
Views: 5335

Re: Neck removal, unusual joint

Maybe you can borrow a saw like this one:

http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier ... nesaw.html

Just curious, would do the Job?

Manel
by Manel Liria
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: tape melted in lacquer finish
Replies: 12
Views: 5847

Re: tape melted in lacquer finish

Thanks Clay to give me more options.

Here's a picture of the problem.
by Manel Liria
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: tape melted in lacquer finish
Replies: 12
Views: 5847

Re: tape melted in lacquer finish

Yes, It was blue tape, and the heat was minimal, it barely heated anything.

Thanks Bob.
by Manel Liria
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: tape melted in lacquer finish
Replies: 12
Views: 5847

Re: tape melted in lacquer finish

Mario, You are probably thinking on average thickness, but mine is super thin because I was afraid to choke the guitar. (it's a lattice braced classical guitar) My plan was spray more if necessary after trying the guitar. So my hesitation now is sand the whole top or spray more after a light sanding...
by Manel Liria
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: tape melted in lacquer finish
Replies: 12
Views: 5847

tape melted in lacquer finish

Hi folks I'm finishing a guitar top with lacquer for the first time, but I just screw it up while gluing the bridge. I usually glue down my bridges on a white top, but this time I decided to change, thinking that lacquer is harder that shellac. I don't know what I was thinking, but I heated a bit th...
by Manel Liria
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Gun for water based lacquer
Replies: 17
Views: 8620

Re: Gun for water based lacquer

Hi Manel, You may want to do some test pieces to see how well the waterborne lacquer adheres to the shellac. If it doesn't bind with it well it may show scratches even more. I guess you mean cracks rather than scratches. Anyways...I bought the gun and made some tests. I don't think I'm going to lik...
by Manel Liria
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Plaster of paris for mold making?
Replies: 15
Views: 9549

Re: Plaster of paris for mold making?

Plaster of Paris has been used for many kind of molds. I have seen people making molds using PP to make fiber glass part for cars. As well used for cast in arms legs etc. So it shouldn't shrink much IMO