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by Dick Hutchings
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 13
Views: 2176

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I'm guessing less than 1 year. It may have been too cold, I'm not sure but the paste cured me of wanting to use it again. So now I'm onboard with the majority even though I have proved to myself that it can work very well.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 13
Views: 2176

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I think I was a little over the top on that post. I'll never get rid of my glue pot and hide glue but save it for the right moments in building and repair. I actually have a couple of heat lamps in my Amazon wish list for this purpose. My Titebond hide glue has turned to paste already so I won't be ...
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II
Replies: 20
Views: 1370

Re: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II

Hmm, in one breath you say Barry makes a lot of sense and in the next you say this "Very thin and easy to heat with torch".

I also think Barry makes a lot of sense and will never heat my spatula :-)
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 24
Views: 9008

Re: Bolt on issues

And if there's a way to screw it up, I'll find it.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 12408

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Congratulations!!
by Dick Hutchings
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 24
Views: 9008

Re: Bolt on issues

This thread is scaring me away from ever trying a bolt on.
by Dick Hutchings
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: A 'Harlequin' fiddle
Replies: 16
Views: 1383

Re: A 'Harlequin' fiddle

Would I love to be playing something like that! OMG, beautiful.
by Dick Hutchings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Yamaha neck reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Yamaha neck reset

I'm sufficiently scared off. I offered to shave the bridge and move on.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Yamaha neck reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Yamaha neck reset

Thanks Barry, that was a good read.
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Yamaha neck reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Yamaha neck reset

Thanks Barry, I'll let you know. It's funny, we just had a discussion on removing epoxied fretboard and it was easy. Why do you think it's impossible to remove the neck the same way? I'm sure you tried it, I'm not questioning that. I'd like to get at the root of the problem. Damn Yamaha and their fa...
by Dick Hutchings
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Yamaha neck reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Yamaha neck reset

After repairing the headstock I was asked to do the neck reset. I'm pretty sure it's epoxied in. I think I would like to try the dry method with a solder iron. Does anyone here have experience to share? I don't want to saw it off.
by Dick Hutchings
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Headstock repair
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Headstock repair

Well after getting on my bench and applying what I considered, a lot of pressure, the crack didn't budge. I used super thin CA all along the crack and then kept drop filling the area where the finish was gone. The end result is very smooth and you can't tell where the CA and the finish meet. I wish ...
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF News & a giveaway
Replies: 33
Views: 12408

Re: MIMF News & a giveaway

Count me in!
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Headstock repair
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Headstock repair

I have a 1980s Yamaha acoustic with a broken headstock. It appears to be cracked all the way through yet I can't get it to open by hand. I'm going to try to open it up with some clamps on the bench. Once I get it glued and clamped there's the finish touchup. Any idea what was used on these?
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Bone direct from India?
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: Bone direct from India?

I prefer unbleached myself and have used it on a few mandolins. I never had a problem and it looks so much better to me. The bleached ones tend to look like plastic by the time I get them buffed up.
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Rookie Bending Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: Rookie Bending Questions

Bending like you are doing is exactly how I do it and so far I haven't had any issue sanding out any irregularities. Once I started building guitars, I have only built mandolins with very curly maple sides, I found that rosewood is the easiest wood to bend so far for me. I haven't tried walnut. I'm ...
by Dick Hutchings
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: New board heading?
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: New board heading?

Cool. I have plans of getting into that next year.
by Dick Hutchings
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: removing epoxied fretboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: removing epoxied fretboard

Makes me wonder if this wouldn't be the ideal glue for neck to body since only heat is required for removal.