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by Bob Orr
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Lovely work and like how the head inlay goes down the fingerboard. Lovely clean work. I am with you on the finish, I like wood to look like wood. Not a fan of the high gloss factory look finish though I know a lot of people like it and some customers expect it. Different strokes!
by Bob Orr
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Newbie build
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Newbie build

That looks great! Is it a craved top and back? Very ambitious for a first one and I bet it wont be your last! Once you have bitten the building bug its worse than crystal meth!!
by Bob Orr
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My second build, my own design
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: My second build, my own design

Ugly? some people have no taste and should be ignored ! I love it!
by Bob Orr
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Oops I've done it again! Didn't realise I had posted twice already!
by Bob Orr
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Barry Daniels wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Hey Bob, what do you use as a grain filler under Tru Oil? ;)

I use Zpoxy as a grain filler under Tru Oil. Robbie O'Brien has a tutorial on his YouTube channel
by Bob Orr
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I use Zpoxy as a grain filler under Tru Oil. Robbie O'Brien has a tutorial on his YouTube channel
by Bob Orr
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Thanks everybody for all the advice! As Barry said, my neck is mahogany, and so needs to have grain filled somehow. Now, when I've looked around, I've found a number of people who seem to think that tru oil does a decent job of filling grain itself, and they don't seem to use a separate grain fille...
by Bob Orr
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Thanks everybody for all the advice! As Barry said, my neck is mahogany, and so needs to have grain filled somehow. Now, when I've looked around, I've found a number of people who seem to think that tru oil does a decent job of filling grain itself, and they don't seem to use a separate grain fille...
by Bob Orr
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I apply Tru Oil with a rubber like french polishing. A cotton rag filled with a ball of cotton waste. Leaves a nice thin even film.
by Bob Orr
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

You do not need pore filler because cedar and cherry are "closed pore" species. I am not familiar with either of your two finish selections so I can't help you there. But I would recommend that you consider Tru-Oil which is a wipe-on varnish like product that is VERY user friendly. There are tons o...
by Bob Orr
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Outdoor glue for deck railings
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: Outdoor glue for deck railings

I repaired a beam on a gazebo, that got broken by a falling tree, with PU glue rather than replacing the beam. That was 12 years ago and its still good!
by Bob Orr
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: ? Strength of fiber veneer between fretboard and neck
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: ? Strength of fiber veneer between fretboard and neck

Why not rout a small recess in the bottom of the edge of the fingerboard, say 1/4 inch wide, and deep enough to take the veneer or fibre. glue it in at same time as you glue fingerboard. I did this on my last one and it works well
by Bob Orr
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Outdoor glue for deck railings
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: Outdoor glue for deck railings

Make sure and wear gloves. If you get it on your hands it turns black and you cant get it off. You have to wait on skin cells dying and falling off and it takes weeks. If it is still wet acetone may get it off. I once asked on a woodwork forum how to get this stuff off your hands once its dry and wa...
by Bob Orr
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 14
Views: 6658

Re: Bolt on issues

I made a couple of simple jigs to drill the holes in both the head block and the neck, making allowances for the top thickness. I drill them before installation. I use M6 bolts and cross dowel fitting. I drill the bolt holes at 7.5 mm in the head block and neck which gives me enough wiggle room when...
by Bob Orr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 7501

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Don't say it is only technology there is a skill, that I don't possess, in doing the CAD drawings etc to get the cutter to work in the first place.
by Bob Orr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 4368

Re: 3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas

What an excellent and generous idea. Well done!
by Bob Orr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Hide glue as a violin ground?
Replies: 5
Views: 4025

Re: Hide glue as a violin ground?

we seem to have some spam!
by Bob Orr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 3609

Re: falcate bracing

Biggest issue I have is, I don't fancy ever having to replace the bridge plate on one of these!
by Bob Orr
Wed May 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The clearest oil and what abour decalc or paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: The clearest oil and what abour decalc or paint

You could try Osmo polyx Raw oil but think it dries matte

https://www.osmouk.com/sitechapter.cfm? ... 2#PolyxRaw
by Bob Orr
Fri May 01, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Grizzly air filter making me crazy
Replies: 13
Views: 4182

Re: Grizzly air filter making me crazy

I had a problem like this with a shop vac. Turned out to be very fine dust in the switch. Could try giving the switches a blast of switch cleaner.