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by Ron Daves
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Problem with soundboard finish
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Problem with soundboard finish

This is my fifth build. I have had minor problems with the finish on all of them, but this one has me on the ropes. I tried wipe-on poly, which was not satisfactory and I stripped the soundboard. I then went to a woodcraft specialty store and was advised to apply a vinyl sanding sealer first. I test...
by Ron Daves
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: question on gluing titebond joint back together
Replies: 12
Views: 12343

question on gluing titebond joint back together

I have a partially failed titebond III glue joint. The easiest way I can think of to re-glue this joint is to spread glue under the failed area, apply pressure and let it dry. Can you re-glue a titebond joint in this manner and have it hold?
by Ron Daves
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

Why am I a frustrated Luthier wanna-be? Every stringed instrument project has disappointments and it is frustrating. I spend time on every build covering up mistakes and I can always see them when the build is done. Anyway, this guitar with the strange saddle and warped soundboard is now done. I man...
by Ron Daves
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

I adapted the bridge by working the footprint. This is just the opposite of what was suggested here. Anyway, that's what I did and I got the bridge more or less fitted. Today, I just decided to glue the bridge on and am including a picture here. I used HHG as suggested. Time will tell how successful...
by Ron Daves
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

Beate writes: "Back to the top: if You try to egalize that deformation on the top You will cut through the outer laminate layer" The bridge footprint is somewhat egalized after I sanded down to bare wood. I can put the bridge in place and it fits pretty well. Think I'll glue it down with HHG. What h...
by Ron Daves
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

I'm in the process of shimming the bridge so I can install a better saddle. I've tried to flatten the soundboard, especially in the area occupied by the bridge. When I place a 12" straight edge across the soundboard, spanning the area through the location where the bridge will be attached, I can see...
by Ron Daves
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

whoops! after feeling around inside, I found a bridge plate.
by Ron Daves
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Re: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

this guitar doesn't have a bridge plate. I'll put one in.
by Ron Daves
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo
Replies: 10
Views: 6623

Warped soundboard and strange bridge/saddle combo

As a favor, I've taken on the repair of a laminated guitar with a loose bridge. The Guitar is a "Carlos" model 240 made in Korea and besides having a problem with the top, the saddle is different and I need some help figuring it out. First question: how to I get the soundboard flattened out? Second ...
by Ron Daves
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Re: Need help understanding plane use

Last night, I tried my #62 with a 30-degree grind on my plane iron. No joy. I ground this blade to the 30-degree angle using a high speed grinder and finished up with japanese water stones. It was very sharp. I decided to try out my bailey # 4 1/2 with a 30-degree blade. I tried regrinding the 25-de...
by Ron Daves
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Re: Need help understanding plane use

I'm in trouble, again. I am trying to thin a Western Red Cedar Uke soundboard with my Stanley #62 plane and I'm getting tearout. The plane iron is sharpened to 25-degrees and I've sharpened another iron to 30-degrees thinking that this might eliminate the tear-out. I haven't yet used this 30, becaus...
by Ron Daves
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer problems
Replies: 20
Views: 20020

Re: Wagner Safety Planer problems

No Joy today. I built a new table for the drill press out of melamine. This table is larger than the one I built yesterday and I'm pretty sure the material is perfectly flat. However, when I planed a piece of scrap, the planer left grooves. So I'm thinking there's something wrong with the drill pres...
by Ron Daves
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer problems
Replies: 20
Views: 20020

Re: Wagner Safety Planer problems

It's been a long time since I gave mine away to an MIMF member. But I wonder if the scoring is caused by one or more cutters that are ground to a different thickness and/or diameter. I wonder if they should be ground on the bottom surface, and not in the gullet. The instructions that came with the ...
by Ron Daves
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer problems
Replies: 20
Views: 20020

Re: Wagner Safety Planer problems

What I thought were burn marks on the cutters were just deposits and polished out. I'll try sharpening again-all the way into the gullets.
by Ron Daves
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer problems
Replies: 20
Views: 20020

Wagner Safety Planer problems

Wagner cutter.jpg Wagner Sharpening jig.JPG Wagner cutting disk.JPG I sharpened my Wagner Safety Planer blades for the first time, but avoided grinding all the way into the gullet because the grinding wheel doesn't fit the gullets (see picture), It seems to me that when sharpening the cutters, they...
by Ron Daves
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Now, I'm using a wet grinder

I purchased an 8" Grizzly wet grinder. It runs slow and has a strop wheel on one side. Seems like you can set up your blade to be perfectly square to the mounting apparatus and this apparatus can be sighted to be square to the grinding wheel, but, because of some bias I am unconsciously applying, th...
by Ron Daves
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Re: Need help understanding plane use

i spent three days with Brian Burns in Fort Bragg a few years back. I wasn't sure if I should mention his name here. Since his name has now been mentioned, I have his book. I also have Ron Hock's book titled "The Perfect Edge". I've also read everything I could find on the internet. You would think ...
by Ron Daves
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Re: Need help understanding plane use

Derek Cohen has an excellent write-up on cambering bevel-up irons here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/TheSecretToCamberinBUPlaneBlades.html Much different animal than cambering bevel-down irons. Mark: The sides and back are butternut and the top is Western red cedar. I got the bac...
by Ron Daves
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Need help understanding plane use
Replies: 26
Views: 20707

Re: Need help understanding plane use

well, I'm in trouble, again. I got the Hock blades for my Bailey 4 1/2 and Stanley #62. They were nice and sharp and worked will for thinning the lumber of my current project. I decided to sharpen the #62 and to curve the cutting edge ever so slightly. In so doing, I've taken too much metal off the ...
by Ron Daves
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Don't understand Tenor Uke Side on Plan
Replies: 10
Views: 8929

Re: Don't understand Tenor Uke Side on Plan

Patrick
I ran into the same questions when I re-started this project and recalled that there was some good input here at the MIM. I'll try the mock-up idea in the next few days and report back.