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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: 4636

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: 2274

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: 3733

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: 3084

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: 1660

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: 1022

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: 2824

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.
by Bob Orr
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 8484

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

what is the blue stuff on your ceiling and walls? Cancel that just seen the post above!!
by Bob Orr
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cutting purfling after gluing
Replies: 26
Views: 4369

Re: Cutting purfling after gluing

I presume you have made extra wide purfling and bent it and now trying to cut them down to width? That is why people cut them before they bend them! Almost impossible to support the waist area however you cut it.
by Bob Orr
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: New shop lights?
Replies: 17
Views: 4622

Re: New shop lights?

+1 for LEDS replaced mine last year and wish I had done it sooner.
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: 5
Views: 1698

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: 7022

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: 16559

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 5180

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: 2774

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: 4634

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: 3523

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: 4634

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.