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by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

I learned in engineering school that the strength of bolts is much less than the full cross sectional area. The bolt will fail first by having the threads strip off which is a smaller area to consider. Not really relevant to the discussion, but all the same.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

I assumed that Andrew was talking about an 8-32, which is a small bolt (.164" diameter) with 32 threads per inch. That is half the diameter of a 1/4" bolt and a lot weaker.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

I think that is way to small. I use 1/4". If you only use two bolts, in reality, all the load is carried on the bottom bolt. It better be strong.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?

Ibex rules are notoriously inaccurate and not straight.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thicknessing Binding.
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Thicknessing Binding.

Titebond II or III will work, but not the Original.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thicknessing Binding.
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Thicknessing Binding.

I finally got the MacRostie Binding Trimmer and it is nothing short of amazing but is a bit pricey. It is like a tiny thickness planer with 0.001" accuracy. It will do plastic or wood binding. Much more even results than a drum sander.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Viola damage repair question
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Viola damage repair question

I agree with Clay's approach. It is probably not what a traditional violin repairman would do, but it will be the easiest approach to stabilize the loose fibers and seal the area. Just be careful that the CA doesn't run into non damaged areas.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Looks great!
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Black Paint Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Black Paint Repair

That photo certainly looks better. You may be able to do a spot repair with the right materials and skills. I would assume that the original finish is nitro lacquer but you should confirm that. If so, then use some black lacquer and feather it in.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Black Paint Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Black Paint Repair

That is a mess. There is no way I would try a patch job. I would take the entire back down to bare wood and refinish it.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?

I think it is a good idea and have done the same. The only real complicating factor is handling different scale length. Also, the placement and angle of the saddle on the bridge will have to be standardized which might not be ideal. But I think these issues can be easily addressed.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Where to get vintage wood tuner pegs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Where to get vintage wood tuner pegs?

You can use a photo processing app to reduce the size of your photos to a maximum of 150 KB.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I suggest you apply coats until you are happy with the results. If you want a full build that can be polished to a high gloss with no low spots, you may need to do a couple of dozen coats.

You should let it dry for a few days before you start handling it.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

The cedar is very adsorptive at first and soaks up the finish from the rag quickly. It will even out and get better as you apply more coats. Don't over sand it, just apply more thin coats. The top will be sealed by the 2nd or 3rd coat then things will go more smoothly.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

Glad it worked for you.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

Not that long. ;-)
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I used it one time to glue the fretboard of my first guitar. The next day I took off the clamps and the fretboard fell off the neck. Threw the glue in the trash and haven't used it since. That was 46 years ago.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

A caul that places pressure along the outside edges of the fretboard is a necessity. A board with a couple of 1/4" square strips glued along the edges to follow the outline of the fretboard will work. Or a radius sanding block that is as long as the fretboard will work great. A short radius block is...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

Different species of wood can glue together fine. One thing to be aware of is that when you put a water-based glue like Titebond on the fingerboard, the moisture will quickly soak into the thin piece of wood and cause it to curl up along the edges. This can cause a gap along each edge which seriousl...
by Barry Daniels
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

Your neck looks REALLY rough. Gouges, nicks, and low spots do not glue properly. Need to work on your woodworking skills. Also, I see areas of heavy build up of glue. A tight joint will almost have no visible glue if the wood surfaces are smooth and flat. Solution is again woodworking skills as well...