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by Bob Gleason
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Spray with the neck on
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Spray with the neck on

Like most builders these days, I finish my necks and bodies separately. I spray nitro. There are times though, when I need to do some spraying with the neck on. As anyone knows, doing the sanding and polishing around the fretboard extension and the neck heel is extremely difficult. Getting those are...
by Bob Gleason
Tue May 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the Yonico FB radius bits
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Using the Yonico FB radius bits

Steve-Thanks. Maybe I'll have another go at the bits.--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Mon May 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the Yonico FB radius bits
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Using the Yonico FB radius bits

Steve- That's a great detailed explanation. You lost me in the translation, but I assume it works for you. I saw mention of these bits a few years ago on an Aussie forum. I bought a couple of radius ones, but they did not work in my attempts. Even though I ran them on a fence, attached to a straight...
by Bob Gleason
Sat May 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A neck shaping jig
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: A neck shaping jig

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This is really interesting to see how similar Steve's jig is to mine. Almost like we built then together. Mine has a T-Track in the center to adjust the hold downs.
by Bob Gleason
Mon May 11, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 35
Views: 16871

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Bryan- Great combination of otherwise uncommon materials. I compliment you as much for the nice guitar project as for your generosity and ethical choice in helping those in need. Very special. Stay safe!-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Re: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

Here is another example of a uke from reclaimed wood. Redwood top, back, and sides from a redwood deck on an oceanside house that was overrun with lava last year. Most of the the rest of the deck I made into a new front door for my house and garden bed planter boxes
by Bob Gleason
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele (or guitar) Scarf Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Ukulele (or guitar) Scarf Joints

First of all, thanks to Charlie and the MIMF for adding an ukulele section to the board index. Worth a try. Hopefully we'll get interest.I make a few guitars, but mostly ukes. These days I have the time to improve some of my jigs. Here is one I re-made in the last few days for cutting headstock scar...
by Bob Gleason
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Board index additions
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Board index additions

Charlie- I see your point about the index growing if you had to give each instrument equal time. From the outside looking in I don't think about issues like that, but I clearly see your point. The MIMF looks like it is doing great as is. Maybe good things are best left alone. Thanks for your work.-A...
by Bob Gleason
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Board index additions
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Board index additions

Charlie- Thanks. I guess deciding what , where, or if to do a uke group depends on the philosophy of the MIMF. You could tuck it away in the "Builder's Groups" and minimize input or start an actual group in the Board Index and maybe get more input than you want. Like I said before, this may not be t...
by Bob Gleason
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Board index additions
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Board index additions

I suppose silence is the answer to my question. In these times that would be expected. No one needs extra work right now. Everyone take care, be safe, and enjoy your building.-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Board index additions
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Board index additions

Some years ago, after meeting Mark Swanson and Amy Hopkins, I participated in the MIMF a fair amount. Over the years my guitar building became more ukulele building and I drifted off to ukulele oriented groups.The main ukulele group seems to be the Ukulele Underground, and it is undergoing some stre...
by Bob Gleason
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: Renaissance Wax

Thanks Chuck.--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Renaissance Wax

I've used Renaissance Wax for many years in my work.A couple of coats of shellac and a coat of Renaissance wax is standard practice before gluing on a bridge. Sometime I like to put a little more on the bridge after gluing. I've always been careful to keep it off a lacquer finish, especially a new o...
by Bob Gleason
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lap steel string spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Re: Lap steel string spacing

Thanks for the replies. That 1.3 is about what I use on my 6's, but wondered if the 8's are a bit tighter or not.
by Bob Gleason
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lap steel string spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Lap steel string spacing

I don't see a place to put this question, so here it is. I've made a lot of 6 string lap steels and now want to try some 8's. Looking for nut and saddle string spacing info. For either parallel or tapered style. Thanks, Bob
by Bob Gleason
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickguard adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 5058

Re: Pickguard adhesive

I've used that adhesive for many years. It is available on Amazon in lots of sizes. Extremely useful around the shop wherever a thin strong adhesive is needed. I use it a lot for holding inlay pieces and for applying labels to instruments. It never lets go, at least not in the 35+ years I've used it.
by Bob Gleason
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 8 string lap steel string spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Re: 8 string lap steel string spacing

Peter-Thanks! I think I'll be in about the same predicament with 8 strings, but it looks worth a try. Enjoy your music.--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 8 string lap steel string spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

8 string lap steel string spacing

I make some 6 string lap steels and want to try an 8. Lots of different string spacings on these creatures. If you have one, would appreciate knowing the outside string spacing at the nut and bridge. Some converge at the nut and some are parallel. If you have an opinion on that, let me know too. Tha...