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by Michael Baresi
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in Lacquer?
Replies: 5
Views: 4603

Re: Differences in Lacquer?

Good tip Clay. Thanks
Thats a good price too.
by Michael Baresi
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Re: Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?

I found a guy in Idaho that builds a nice jig for a reasonable price. (140)
It arrived yesterday and looks quite nice. Very well built.
If anyone is interested pm me and I'll send you the link
by Michael Baresi
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4941

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

Hi Guys
Waddy I sent you a pm. Did you get a chance to look? If you don't have them maybe I can buy yours David.
by Michael Baresi
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4941

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

thanks guys
I looked at the stewmac blades and they state "not compatible with other brands"
Went to Grizzly and tried about a half dozen different searches and they all came up with about 1000 products but nothing related to safety planes or.
by Michael Baresi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4941

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

thanks David
yeh they went out of bizz years ago
I saw that ebay post. If you read it all they say it does not fit wagner
Yeh sure looks like the right blade
by Michael Baresi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4941

Wagner Safety Planer

Does anyone know where I can get replacement blades for a Wagner brand safety planer?
All the blades I've found state they "do not fit Wagner brand"
by Michael Baresi
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair a spruce top.
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Repair a spruce top.

I've got this spruce top harmony and someone gouged out some wood when removing a bridge. Its not too deep. I'm guessing 1/32 or so. I've heard of people that put a spruce patch on damage like this. Does anyone know about that or have other ideas? If I don't fill it there will be a small gap under t...
by Michael Baresi
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in Lacquer?
Replies: 5
Views: 4603

Differences in Lacquer?

Whats the difference between nitrocellulose lacquer and the spray cans of lacquer they sell at the hardware?
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

Re: Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals - Update

The decals have been removed ! I used an amalgamator recommended by Frank Ford via a link posted by Barry Daniels (thanks) http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Finish/Lacquer/Amalgamator/amalgamator1.html As expected the amalgamator will take off not only the decal but also the lacquer....
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru-Oil & Perspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 13131

Re: Tru-Oil & Perspiration

Hey Waddy thanks for clearing that up for me. I do love the look of buffed wax.
by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru-Oil & Perspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 13131

Re: Tru-Oil & Perspiration

I've used truoil on a few guitars and I agree with the guys that say more coats. I think its a very thin finish.
re: waxing the guitar. Really? Seems to me wax is a sure way to dampen the sound.
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

Re: Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals

If they're on top of the finish I'd think you could soak them off with time under a damp cloth or paper towel, maybe use a hair dryer to heat them. Thank Peter. Tried it but didn't work for me I've also tried naptha and mineral spirits and neither worked. I could go at it with lacquer thinner but t...
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish

Barry Daniels wrote:Here it is. Frank Ford of course.

http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier ... ator1.html
Wow ! What talent.
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Re: Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?

Brian Evans wrote:I just made mine based on the pictures in the Benedetto archtop book.
I have that book. I better dig it out and take a look.
Right now I'm inclined to go with the Robbie O'Brien plans and build my own.
thanks
by Michael Baresi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish

Dave - finish is transparent on this one
Chuck - good question. Maybe someone else will know. As for me I'm torn between just leaving it and enjoying the history or attempting to make it look better. The only reason I consider touching it up is the side at the endpin is quite bad.
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by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Neck Mortise and Tenon Jig ?

Can anyone direct me to a good deal on a jig for routing m & t and dovetail joints?
I know stewmac has one but its a little too pricey for me.
by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish

I appreciate all the advice.
I do have to make one small correction.
SOME oil paints are opaque while others are transparent. Depends on the color.
by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

Best Way to Remove Waterslide Decals

I've got an old Harmony 1203 and someone put some waterslide decals on the spruce top to cover up some damage where the bridge was once removed.
Does anyone know a good tip to remove them without damaging the wood ?
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by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish

Yes very good advice ! As a fine art painter I have lots of brushes and colors. I'm wondering if I can use artists oil paints to color the brushing lacquer that I have? With oils I can match the color easily. Building the thickness has been a problem for me but I guess I just need to be more patient...
by Michael Baresi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Advice on Touching Up a 50's Flaking Finish

Thanks Barry thats just what I wanted to hear and a brush is my favorite tool.