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by Donald McMillan
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

UPDATE re: crack along the grain of a side board

I thought I would post to let my mentors know that I've made progress with my cracked sides. I did everything as suggested, using hot hide glue along the seam of the cracks, then compressing the area with clamps. After it dried and settled, I started planing the sides down to 2mm (ish). I did a lot ...
by Donald McMillan
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Re: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

Thanks very much for the advice, Todd. Your comments about the Spanish heel are noted. I'll stay with it this time, because I want to stay the course with the book and I already have neck built. But, I've already started thinking about my next one, and a bolt-on is definitely going to be the way I g...
by Donald McMillan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Re: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

You should have used clamps and closed that up. A glue filled gap has no strength and will always be ugly. But even if your crack falls onto the side, it will probably be removed when cutting your binding ledge. So plan and layout the parts accordingly. Thanks for the reminder about gluing, Barry. ...
by Donald McMillan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Re: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

I thought I would give my "unofficial" mentors a look at what I've done with the crack so far. As per advice, I mixed up a batch of HHG, and I basically slathered it on the crack area on each side. I didn't worry about being neat, since I knew I'd be planing it off. The crack is actually quite visib...
by Donald McMillan
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Re: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

Thanks again for the helpful advice...my first thought was to wick in some CA glue, too, but I wasn't sure how it would react to a bending iron. Somehow, using hot hide glue seems like a safe alternative, though. I'm going to try that tomorrow, and give it a full day for the hhg to set. Then, planin...
by Donald McMillan
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Re: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

Thank you, Bill and Chris, for your advice. I never thought of using hide glue for the crack, but that makes sense!

And the profiling will definitely get very close, if not totally, to removing the crack.

I guess that's what I'll try.. :D
by Donald McMillan
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question re: crack along the grain of a side board
Replies: 20
Views: 8996

Question re: crack along the grain of a side board

Good morning, folks! This is my first post to MIMF, and unfortunately I come with a question! I'm building my first guitar from scratch right now - a 000 with a cedar top, walnut back and sides. I have the top joined and braced, so now I'm working on the side preparation. The sides are currently 4-5...