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by Jake Horner
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar

Thanks for the replies! I had already decided against a compression refret. Given that the neck likely does not have a truss rod, a compression refret that looks good now might lead to a back bow in a few years. Also, I'm uncertain that the neck angle is correct even if the fretboard is straight. I'...
by Jake Horner
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar

Hiya, I picked up a 1930's Regal parlor guitar on Craigslist for $25 and have been slowly restoring it. I've cleaned it, repaired cracks on the top and back, reglued the braces, and reglued the top and back to the sides so far. The last hindrance to finishing it up is 1/16"+ neck relief. Because of ...
by Jake Horner
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Resawing Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Re: Resawing Corian

Lungs? We don't need to stinkin' lungs.. Yeah, I pretty much always wear protection when I am machining. Yeah. Carbide tipped tools last a lot longer. But like I said, I'd like to avoid the expense of a carbide tipped BS blade. I've been a woodworker all of my adult life and built 6-7 guitars, but I...
by Jake Horner
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Resawing Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Re: Resawing Corian

Great. I'll start with a steel blade and see how it goes. And, yes, I like my fingers just the way they are : )
by Jake Horner
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Resawing Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Re: Resawing Corian

Thanks for the quick reply!

I use Lennox 3/4", 3 hook teeth/inch bimetal blades for resawing wood. Do you think that will be too coarse for the corian?
by Jake Horner
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Resawing Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Resawing Corian

Hiya Hiya,

I need to resaw some 5x8x1/2 corian for some inlays. Is a 1/2 by (reasonably fine toothed) bandsaw blade going to be adequate? Or am I going to have to spring for a carbide tipped blade (Hoping not)? My plan is to get three 1/16" thicknesses from each blank.
by Jake Horner
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Closing the Box and Humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 12656

Re: Closing the Box and Humidity

HA! I didn't know that cool air holds more humidity than warm air. I thought it was the opposite.

It's not terribly cool in the summer. But I'm going to try a dehumidifier first, before the AC.

I thought it was important to get the relative humidity down to around 10% for instrument making.
by Jake Horner
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Closing the Box and Humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 12656

Re: Closing the Box and Humidity

Hiya Hiya, I'm facing the same problem, and I'm wondering how things are working out in your shop(s). My shop is in a Pennsylvania basement with sandstone walls. It gets VERY humid in there during the summer---walk in and immediately start sweating humid. There is a window so an AC unit next summer ...