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by Bob Orr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Enlarging bass headstock
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Enlarging bass headstock

You could use splines or biscuits in the joints to strengthen them and put a one piece faceplate over the lot.
by Bob Orr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Truoil application
Replies: 6
Views: 3338

Re: Truoil application

I apply it with a rag like you with thin coats in a circular motion then finish with light strokes with the grain. I put on one coat a day and may be do 8 coats in total. As said above not much cutting back is needed and i use one of the fine Webrex pads wrapped around a wooden block to avoid tramli...
by Bob Orr
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?
Replies: 40
Views: 6560

Re: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?

A picture of the bridge would help. Could be lowering the bridge saddle has reduced the break angle of the base strings too much which could affect the volume of the base strings.
by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

some more pics
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by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

This is guitar number 3. I wanted to use local timer as much as I could and went with a celtic theme for the decoration. Scoop cutaway and arm bevel. I followed Hesh’s method of setting the neck angle and set up that he has posted on OLF Forum and it came out bang on first time around. Frets were pr...
by Bob Orr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

Re: We're back!

Yes loads much faster now, thanks!!!!
by Bob Orr
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Position Markers -- Drilling holes and tear-out
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Position Markers -- Drilling holes and tear-out

Yes brad point bits are much better.
by Bob Orr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Taking care of dust in the shop
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

Re: Taking care of dust in the shop

is the Thien design scaleable various diameters? What might be the minimum and maximum diameters, and how wide would the circumferential slot be? Yes it is adaptable. Google it and you will find instruction online and a youtube video. I scaled mine to fit a large plastic refuse bin I already had. T...
by Bob Orr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Steam generation
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Steam generation

I use one of those steam wallpaper strippers.
by Bob Orr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Taking care of dust in the shop
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

Re: Taking care of dust in the shop

[quote="Eric Baack"]I build a thein dust separator and it works amazing. It's built into a 50 gallon drum that I acquired. I use it primarily on my CNC but sometimes drag it around the garage to use with other tools as well.


+1 I made one too and it works great and is very compact.
by Bob Orr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: White Spots on Spruce Top
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: White Spots on Spruce Top

Another thought, why did you sand the top in the first place?
by Bob Orr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: White Spots on Spruce Top
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: White Spots on Spruce Top

The two darker spots look like you sanded through the top layer of spruce in the laminate. Also looks like the top has been coloured with stain or more likely tinted lacquer and the white areas are where you have sanded through the stain/lacquer to the bare wood. They could be touched up by re stain...
by Bob Orr
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 6 course renaissance lute
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: 6 course renaissance lute

Lovely! Do you hand cut/carve the rosette? What do you use as a backing ? Bob
by Bob Orr
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Hello!

Lovely work Jo! Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 6415

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

Steve Sawyer wrote:I realized today that I'm nearing completion of build #2 and I'm already becoming giddy about build #3 that only exists in my head and a rough drawing.

This is weird.

No don't be silly, it is much, much worse than that! Bob
by Bob Orr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Drawing curves
Replies: 16
Views: 3761

Re: Drawing curves

Use a two way straight rod?
by Bob Orr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sandpaper adhesive
Replies: 12
Views: 2120

Re: Sandpaper adhesive

I use wide double sided sticky tape or buy self adhesive sandpaper.
by Bob Orr
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway
Replies: 21
Views: 8631

Re: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway

Thanks for everything you do Charlie and happy 21st! Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu May 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Info requested on Gallotone archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Info requested on Gallotone archtop

Couple more pics:
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by Bob Orr
Thu May 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Info requested on Gallotone archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Info requested on Gallotone archtop

Hi. My friend manages a charity shop in Nailsea and this was recently handed in. He was told it is just like John Lennon used to play! Now I know Lennon played a Gallotone very early on but it was not like this I know. Tried doing some research online but could not find one like this. It appears to ...