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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: 272

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: 713

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: 591

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: 713

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: 970

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: 970

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: 794

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: 818

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: 17
Views: 3388

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: 2738

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: 1440

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: 7925

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: 2794

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: 2794

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 ...
by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: "Relic-ing" a Finish: Opinion Only
Replies: 8
Views: 5189

Re: "Relic-ing" a Finish: Opinion Only

I have never really got the relic thing."Fake News" as far as I am concerned.
by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Has anyone ever tried making their own strings?
Replies: 21
Views: 17754

Re: Has anyone ever tried making their own strings?

No I don't think so and for good reason. I think the tooling costs for a set up that would produce anything remotely usable would be prohibitively expensive unless you were going to sell thousands of them.
by Bob Orr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 10713

Re: Broken router collet. Why?

Just a thought but do you clean out the collet regularly. I lost a cutter once because the collet was all gummed up with fine dust and although it felt tight it was not gripping the shank properly. If it was gummed up perhaps that caused the collet to split|? Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Cold Bendable Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 6559

Re: Cold Bendable Wood

Had a look but wood is moist when shipped and must be moist to be cold bent. Would be concerned about movement when it dries out. Bob
by Bob Orr
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question about rubber hose
Replies: 17
Views: 13563

Re: question about rubber hose

I think you mean silicon surgical hose, I have seen that used. Here is a link to evilbay. Bob https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/140860748248?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=43978108057&rlsatarget=pla-349840072776&abcId=1128956&adtype=pla&merchantid=113689872&poi=&googleloc=9045620&device=c&campaignid=856935089&c...
by Bob Orr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 19105

Re: You know how it is...

I am in too. Just done the same thing with my hand drill!

Bob