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by Steve Rolig
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: GAL Convention
Replies: 33
Views: 16208

Re: GAL Convention

I like driving too Kathy, driving up from southern Colorado, with a short stop in Eugene to see my daughter. See you all in few days.
by Steve Rolig
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: GAL Convention
Replies: 33
Views: 16208

Re: GAL Convention

Jason, I'd be happy to check out your jigs for acoustic guitar work. So if its not too much trouble bring some.
by Steve Rolig
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: GAL Convention
Replies: 33
Views: 16208

Re: GAL Convention

Count me in. Very much looking forward to it and meeting some of the MIMF members. I will be displaying a few instruments and will be looking for as much feedback as possible. I last went to a GAL convention in 1990 just after starting to build guitars, its been up and down since then but I'm in dee...
by Steve Rolig
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build!
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: New Build!

The back wood really caught my eye as well. I've never built with primavera, what is it like?
by Steve Rolig
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Denver area guitar show
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Denver area guitar show

Its actually called the Douglas County Guitar Show and Luthiers Expo. Will be held June 28th just south of Denver. I'm not formally involved but will be showing a few instruments. I was there last year, pretty small then, but looks to be a bigger event this year. http://i62745.wix.com/2014-guitar-sh...
by Steve Rolig
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Joint --- Dovetail or Spanish Heel??
Replies: 22
Views: 7150

Re: Neck Joint --- Dovetail or Spanish Heel??

Sorry to have misinterpreted you pic Trevor.
by Steve Rolig
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Joint --- Dovetail or Spanish Heel??
Replies: 22
Views: 7150

Re: Neck Joint --- Dovetail or Spanish Heel??

My heels look just like Trevor's except I use furniture barrel bolts rather than the threaded inserts shown in the pic for the heel. I embed a simple nut in the fret board extension tenon before gluing on the fret board
by Steve Rolig
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Producing purfling - ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2858

Re: Producing purfling - ideas?

I put a fence on my oscillating spindle sander and slowly adjust the fence to get the thickness I need. No problem going down to .o6 inches.
by Steve Rolig
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Is my Engelmann Spruce ready?
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Re: Is my Engelmann Spruce ready?

Thanks for the feedback guys. I was out of town over the weekend (babysitting the grand kids) With no time for the internet.
I might try the baking idea, haven't decided yet. If I get the "little beads" perhaps not dry enough. Also, how long do you recommend baking a top set?
by Steve Rolig
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Is my Engelmann Spruce ready?
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Is my Engelmann Spruce ready?

In April of 2012 I was able to harvest some Engelmann Spruce. It was immediately split into wedges and de-barked. Starting a month (and up to 5 months) later it was re-split and squared up into billets 1 to 3 inches thick. Those billets have been in my shop since then, usually 30 - 45% humidity leve...
by Steve Rolig
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: dyed red veneer
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: dyed red veneer

I have purchased veneer from B & B Rare woods in Golden, Colorado. They have a wide selection of veneers in natural wood and dyed veneers. I bye veneer sheets and cut my own purfling strips. I'm currently working on a guitar using red purfling lines for the rosette and top, side and back purfling li...
by Steve Rolig
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Report: Seminar at Healdsburg Guitar Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Report: Seminar at Healdsburg Guitar Festival

Thanks for the report. I'm envious as I was scheduled to go to Healdsburg this year (been wanting to go for years) but issues at home prevented the trip.
More reports would be appreciated.
by Steve Rolig
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: fretboard/bridge woods
Replies: 25
Views: 14409

Re: fretboard/bridge woods

I've used Mexican Royal Ebony also know as Katakox (Is that the same as Texas ebony mentioned above?), its dark purple/brown with some subtle figure and I've used Cocobolo.
by Steve Rolig
Wed May 22, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Target EM2000wvx Finish?
Replies: 0
Views: 2780

Target EM2000wvx Finish?

Anyone out there have experience with this finish supplied by Stewmac? Particularly, any comparison with LMII's KTM water-based finish, which I have used successfully. I am planning to stick with a brushable water-based finish. Thanks for any opinions.
Steve
by Steve Rolig
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Inlays
Replies: 2
Views: 2226

Re: Inlays

Agreed, I always radius the fret board first.
by Steve Rolig
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: intonation
Replies: 31
Views: 10113

Re: intonation

Another vote for the red Snark tuner
by Steve Rolig
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Seeking Finishing Sevices
Replies: 6
Views: 3966

Re: Seeking Finishing Sevices

Agree with Michael with the exception of his comment on water based finishes. There are good non-toxic finishes you can use, shellac (french polish), True oil, and the water based "lacquers". I have been using LMIIs KTM-9, brushing it on, and have been satisfied with the results. One luthier at a fe...
by Steve Rolig
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: purfling ledge
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: purfling ledge

I also cut my own purfling strips from veneer, but don't use any special jig. I clamp a straight edge rule over the veneer and cut off narrow strips with an exacto knife. It takes a few passes but makes nice strips, as wide or narrow as you want. I'm in the 6 -10 guitars a year club now so spending ...
by Steve Rolig
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Adhesion issues with cocobolo
Replies: 17
Views: 8690

Re: Adhesion issues with cocobolo

Can't say I've had a lot of experience with cocobolo but on a recent guitar I used cocobolo for fret board, binding and bridge. I always glue the fret board with epoxy - no problems on this guitar and I use LMII instrument glue for bindings and bridge and also no problems with adhesion. I wipe with ...
by Steve Rolig
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Waterbased Laquer? - Poly? - Acrylic???
Replies: 9
Views: 5793

Re: Waterbased Laquer? - Poly? - Acrylic???

I've been satisfied with KTM-9 and it is still listed on the LMII site. When I displayed my guitars last year another builder thought it was Nitrocellulose. If the KTM-9 is truly discontinued I try the KTM-SV next.
Steve