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by Bob Orr
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Tumbling block Tele body
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Tumbling block Tele body

That looks gret!
by Bob Orr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair
Replies: 40
Views: 9091

Re: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair

Very interesting, enjoyed following this. Lovely work.
by Bob Orr
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Brazilian rosewood square piano lid
Replies: 20
Views: 3151

Re: Brazilian rosewood square piano lid

Glad to hear it has found a new home.
by Bob Orr
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 13618

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Add me to the list please.
by Bob Orr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Homemade flush cut/ veneer saw
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Homemade flush cut/ veneer saw

neat, could be useful for trimming brace ends too.
by Bob Orr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Brazilian rosewood square piano lid
Replies: 20
Views: 3151

Re: Brazilian rosewood square piano lid

Not sure if the top is solid. There appears to be edge banding of crosscut veneers which would be unusual on a solid top. Could very well be wrong but better to double check before you start cutting it up.
by Bob Orr
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 6368

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: 5091

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: 5
Views: 1725

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 6368

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: 3333

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: 2771

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: 3333

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...