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by Bob Gleason
Mon May 22, 2023 2:11 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Side Port Binding Progress
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Side Port Binding Progress

Looks great. I'm interested too. Thanks for sharing!-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Sun May 14, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Binding Side Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: Binding Side Ports

I use the "brass inlay router bit templates" that are in all the router bit catalogs, combined with my cordless Makita compact router.Wonderful tools.I do the soundport ring glue-up before I bend, using Titebond 3 which takes heat O.K. I have also used CA. Doing something like a simple koa...
by Bob Gleason
Tue Feb 14, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Cracked Corsair smooth plane
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Cracked Corsair smooth plane

I would also vote for J.B.Weld. I have used it to repair pitted cast iron on several old tools, and it has held up just fine.-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Sun Feb 12, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Counter clockwise cutting router bits
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Counter clockwise cutting router bits

A friend of mine has a nice old Star brand duplicator that does a great job carving necks. It is a hand me down from a guitar company. His is only the 2 bit model, with one bit spining clockwise and the other bit spinning counter clockwise to accommodate duplicate carving with and against the grain....
by Bob Gleason
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Elevate Dovetail Jig For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2486

Elevate Dovetail Jig For Sale

I have an almost new (purchased in late 2022) current model Elevate dovetail jig in peefect condition for sale. Currently set up for dovetails, but can do MT if you buy the extra parts from Elevate. Free Priority Mail shipping included. $250.00. $20.00 donation to MIMF if you mention you saw it here...
by Bob Gleason
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:45 pm
Forum: Support the MIMF
Topic: Please support the MIMF
Replies: 4
Views: 17301

Re: Use the Amazon link, Luke

Karl, Thanks. I did not see that donation button at the top of the page before. Easy to do.-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: We're Still Using Wood
Replies: 18
Views: 3328

Re: We're Still Using Wood

Clay- Except for the sapwood, it's pretty nice. Just kidding! It's just gorgeous.Nice work!=Bob
by Bob Gleason
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Support the MIMF
Topic: Please support the MIMF
Replies: 4
Views: 17301

Re: Use the Amazon link, Luke

Charlie- Why not add a direct appeal for $ to support the MIMF in addition to the suggestion that we use the Amazon link. Actually, you get very little from Amazon and you might get a lot more by direct begging! My Amazon is keyed to help for Ukraine and Doctors Without Borders, but I'd be happy to ...
by Bob Gleason
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: We're Still Using Wood
Replies: 18
Views: 3328

Re: We're Still Using Wood

Randy- Cool story. I have also been lucky to spend a lot of time on the private ranches over the past 40 years. It is an amazing island. Happy New Year!-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Tue Dec 27, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: We're Still Using Wood
Replies: 18
Views: 3328

Re: We're Still Using Wood

When I came to Hawaii around 1982, I was buying koa at 19 cents a BF. That was koa I cut myself. It was left over logging operation stumpage, not lumber. Lumber, curly lumber, sold for the princely sum of about $3 a BF. That was an outrageous price, and milled boards were beyond my budget. Today, qu...
by Bob Gleason
Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Clear pick guard on FP'd top
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Re: Clear pick guard on FP'd top

You can pay SM $25.00 for 4 sheets of .005 self adhesive, or you can buy 2 sheet packs of it in a stationary store for less than $5.00. I bought a case of it years ago, so I don't know the price these days, but I bet it's still out there.-Bob
by Bob Gleason
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: African Ebony & Indian Rosewood Uke Bridge Blanks ks
Replies: 0
Views: 8154

African Ebony & Indian Rosewood Uke Bridge Blanks ks

I'm working on thinning out 45 years of hoarding wood scraps. I don't care if I make $ on it, but don't want to just toss it out either. I have hundreds of African ebony and Indian rosewood uke bridge blanks. Same price for either. 8-9mm thick x 2"-3" wide, by 5 1/2" + long that need ...
by Bob Gleason
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Builders' Supplies and Services
Topic: Paua for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 10636

Re: Paua for sale

I have some medium size pieces of Paua shell slabs for sale. Random mix of ,050 and .060 thickness. Photo shows an average ounce. $35.00/ounce. Add $3.00 per ounce for mail to the Mainland, and Hawaii State residents will have State Sales Tax added. Payment through PayPal. Contact Bob at pegasusguit...
by Bob Gleason
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Builders' Supplies and Services
Topic: Paua for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 10636

Paua for sale

I have some medium size pieces of Paua shell slabs for sale. Random mix of ,050 and .060 thickness. Photo shows an average ounce. $35.00/ounce. Add $3.00 per ounce for mail to the Mainland, and Hawaii State residents will have State Sales Taxadded. Payment through PayPal. Contact Bob at pegasusguita...
by Bob Gleason
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 7154

Re: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

I make a lot of dust in my shop, and simple throw covers over my lathe and mill have worked just fine. Living in Hawaii, rust is my enemy!--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville
Replies: 7
Views: 7154

Re: Adding a Metalworking Lathe into Sawdust-Ville

I have a mini-lathe too and it is really great for making knobs and handles. I long to learn how to thread on it. Metal work , especially with the softer stuff like aluminum is a lot of fun. A good tip is never to use air to clean up your mess unless you like metal flake finishes.--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Baritone ukulele
Replies: 9
Views: 12960

Re: Baritone ukulele

Very nice , clean looking bari.--Bob
by Bob Gleason
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Spray with the neck on
Replies: 2
Views: 4833

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: 6298

Re: Using the Yonico FB radius bits

Steve-Thanks. Maybe I'll have another go at the bits.--Bob

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