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by Dan Smith
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gluing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Gluing surfaces

I work with veneer a lot.
My veneer vendor suggested lightly scuffing Maple prior to gluing.
Not sure why, but it may pertain only to veneer Maple.
by Dan Smith
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fretboard Glue-up
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Fretboard Glue-up

Happens to me all the time. Can’t understand why. I use a flat clamping caul and glue the board to the neck when both pieces are still flat before radius and carving. I reckon glue could be the problem, such as expansion and shrinkage that happens when gluing veneer with Titebond. (i now use veneer ...
by Dan Smith
Sat May 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Holding bodies and necks during finishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Holding bodies and necks during finishing

I install an eyelet into the bottom where the strap lock will be.
I found hanging the guitar upside down easier to manipulate when spraying.
by Dan Smith
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Building a kit with my son
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

Re: Building a kit with my son

My son wants a Telecaster, and I've been looking at the StewMac kits, - particularly now as they are all on sale..... Tuners, mic's and stuff are easy to replace, but what is the quality of these kits, - particularly woods and neck accuracy... ? I saw a SM Tele kit someone posted in one of my group...
by Dan Smith
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lead Free Solder
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

Re: Lead Free Solder

^^^ I agree.
Lead-free can be a pain.
by Dan Smith
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What's going on everybody? July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: What's going on everybody? July 2018

Assembly started on electric #28. Three waiting for lacquer.
Hot as heck in Texas.
by Dan Smith
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sharkfin. Attempt on an ergonomic bass
Replies: 21
Views: 9091

Re: Sharkfin. Attempt on an ergonomic bass

I love your design!
Ergonomic and pleasing to the eye!
by Dan Smith
Sun May 27, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When to bind the body?
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: When to bind the body?

I sand the sides of the body before I cut the channels.
Seems obvious enough, just a reminder.
by Dan Smith
Wed May 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while
Replies: 24
Views: 10242

Re: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while

Me too. After 25 builds, I plan to make furniture instead.
by Dan Smith
Fri May 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 9080

Re: Venner supplies

Veneersuplies.com
You can email Joe directly.
by Dan Smith
Sat May 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bending Wood Bindings
Replies: 10
Views: 3607

Re: Bending Wood Bindings

I tried that with Mesquite, did not work. It fell apart and stained it. I soaked it in hot water, no go. I tried super-soft, failure. What worked for me was to lay a wet rag across my bending iron, mist the Mesquite with water, and use a strip of tin against the outside of the binding. It seems gett...
by Dan Smith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: fretboard dots
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: fretboard dots

Been there too.
Fairly easy to inlay a piece as suggested.
Dan
by Dan Smith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 27
Views: 11562

Re: New Guitar

Slick!
Nicely done!
by Dan Smith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making a FB choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4608

Re: Making a FB choice

Thanks Steve!
The body core and neck is curly Maple.
I concocted a turquoise dye.
Looks better in person.
Dan
by Dan Smith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making a FB choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4608

Re: Making a FB choice

Steve,
For what it’s worth, I just finished a build using a Jatoba fretboard.
I applied Howard’s wax n feed.
The body is African Mahogany.
My Jatoba plank was a light color similar to yours.
My fret board darkened quite a bit during the course of the build, which I like.
Dan
by Dan Smith
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support
Replies: 48
Views: 23430

Re: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support

.070 may be fine. You want to make sure the headstock surface is below the bottom of the nut slots.
by Dan Smith
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support
Replies: 48
Views: 23430

Re: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support

Gotcha Steve,
.070” is a good thickness for the head veneer.
I typically use .02” thin veneer and add the little ramp.
Yeah, I would not try to bend the veneer over an angle on the top. Sorry, I understand what you are doing now.
by Dan Smith
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support
Replies: 48
Views: 23430

Re: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support

Wow - that's an ugly situation. I'm having trouble picturing exactly what the cause of this separation is. It would seem that the FB or neck shaft would have to be warped, either of which could play hell with trying to get the action right and getting it playable. Would it be practical to make a sh...