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by John DeMarce
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: is this maple usable?
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: is this maple usable?

If you can find a place that carries it and sells to individuals, Quick-Carve is a handy shortcut for making custom cauls to clamp curves. Wrap the curved work in cling wrap to protect it, mold QC to the curve and set a flat piece of scrap into the QC to give the clamp purchase, and let it set up.
by John DeMarce
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: is this maple usable?
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: is this maple usable?

Thanks, all. I can't detect any difference in hardness between the clean and gray areas. Just wanted make sure this isn't something that will continue to worsen under indoor humidity once the piece is finished. I have some years of woodworking experience, and I'm well aware that I've let myself in f...
by John DeMarce
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: is this maple usable?
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

is this maple usable?

Hi all, long-time reader and first-time poster here. I'm looking at cleaning up a hard maple Strat-style electric guitar body blank that a friend started work on many years ago, then stored in a shed since. The wood moved a bit and the glue joints failed while in storage, so it's essentially back to...