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by Dick Hutchings
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

If it works for me, it will work for anyone willing to do as I did. Go to the hardware store and check the dates on it. If it's well under a year old like mine is then it's good. I tested it and it dried glass hard just like HHG. I guess it's easier to know it's fresh when you make it yourself in a ...
by Dick Hutchings
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I believed all this "malarkey and switched to HHG for many years. I've recently switched back. If you buy fresh, look at the date, it works fine long term. I have a violin I reattached the top with it 30+ years ago. I still play it and there have been zero problems. It's hide glue and so much easier...
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 5122

Re: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar

Awesome, you just gave me an idea for some cracked EIR. A tele is on my list and an EIR top would be perfect for it.
by Dick Hutchings
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Making fretboard inlay dots

I don't think I would try any of that with shell. Got me thinking about turning wooden ones on the lathe and slicing them off. Use some nice figured wood.
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: No bubbles or brush marks with water borne finishes
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: No bubbles or brush marks with water borne finishes

Very interesting and thanks for sharing your experience.
by Dick Hutchings
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Blank thickness for glue up
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Blank thickness for glue up

This is where a nice thickness sander comes into play. I find I use mine quite a bit and bringing a guitar top or back from 1/4 to 1/8 is no issue at all. I tried doing it with hand planes because I love using them but for backs and tops, my thickness sander is my favorite tool.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the LMI/O’Brien neck mortise jig
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

Re: Using the LMI/O’Brien neck mortise jig

You can always remove some material from it and add it back on with tape in the future if you found it doesn't work. Personally I can't imagine working that precise and would prefer to leave some wood for adjustment. I have always cut mine with a hand saw so I really don't know a thing about doing i...
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: New Build for Myself

I can't get past the tool wall. There's a guitar?
by Dick Hutchings
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple plate carving
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

Re: Maple plate carving

I spent some time doing the math and cutting a circle from cardboard and making a hole about 3/8" from the center. Low and behold, I've drawn a nice arch. Thank you. In the past I've used templates or just eyeballed my mandolin tops. I'll give this a try next time and see how it lines up with my tem...
by Dick Hutchings
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack repair
Replies: 8
Views: 5957

Crack repair

I made this repair with thin CA. As much as I wanted to use something else, this crack was just to tight. My question is, would you go further in an attempt to hide the line.? I obviously did a better job of aligning the wood towards the lower bout. Tint some CA?
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by Dick Hutchings
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Body vise
Replies: 8
Views: 4249

Re: Body vise

Whoa, I love this. Thanks so much for sharing your design.
by Dick Hutchings
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Electric Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 4354

Re: First Electric Guitar

Well worth the time. That's a beauty.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Mandolin
Replies: 10
Views: 4631

Re: New Mandolin

I agree with Barry. But, I have no experience with electric mandolins and you are probably partial to that bridge after all the work you did. Make one and change it and see.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Color Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 5090

Re: Color Theory

I really like the outcome. You have me thinking :idea:
by Dick Hutchings
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 11750

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

I find buying luthier tools and wood to be like crack. I have a rather large order coming from SM today. I'm so excited!!
by Dick Hutchings
Wed May 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: William Cumpiano Interview
Replies: 24
Views: 55050

Re: William Cumpiano Interview

Brent, where can I see your tops? I would love to buy some based solely on tone as you select it. I don't need any right now but hopefully I'll get to guitar number 3 someday.
by Dick Hutchings
Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars
Replies: 16
Views: 9084

Re: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars

IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and...
by Dick Hutchings
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hand planing thin wood
Replies: 23
Views: 15458

Re: Hand planing thin wood

Well, since I started this thread, a lot has changed. Screw the hand tools, I bought a bandsaw and a Supermax 19-38 drum sander. Got the sander on sale while it was out of stock and now it's 150.00 more. Yay for me. But I'm still waiting for it.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hand planing thin wood
Replies: 23
Views: 15458

Re: Hand planing thin wood

I've done it a time or two :lol:
by Dick Hutchings
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hand planing thin wood
Replies: 23
Views: 15458

Re: Hand planing thin wood

And this has what to do with hand-planing? :lol:

I no longer own a thickness planer and hope I never do again. I'm now finding it so easy to do with hand planes and I derive a lot of pleasure from the dust and noise free environment. Of course I still have and use a tablesaw. :lol: