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by Barry Daniels
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: We're back!

The forum is much faster for me. Cool!
by Barry Daniels
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: We're back!

Man, I was having withdrawal symptoms.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mobile CNC Router
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Mobile CNC Router

I just saw this tool on the PBS show, Ask This Old House. It is an interesting approach to a CNC router that is used freehand with the tool making the fine adjustments. It is very expensive, but it may have some guitar applications.

https://www.shapertools.com/en-us/
by Barry Daniels
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: touching up poly finishes
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: touching up poly finishes

CA is the best thing for this. I use Glu Boost which also has tints for coloring. They do have a black tint.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bass guitar design advice
Replies: 45
Views: 5499

Re: Bass guitar design advice

That 3D tool is pretty cool, Steve. Nice guitar design too.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

I'm a contrarian so I put my filter on the floor. I figured that dust settles so may as well put the filter where the most dust is.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: CE marking for electric guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: CE marking for electric guitar

We don't need no stinking certifamaction in 'merica. ;-)
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Position Markers -- Drilling holes and tear-out
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Position Markers -- Drilling holes and tear-out

Place a thin, scrap piece of hardwood on top. In practice, drill through the scrap first and leave it on your drill bit but move it up a bit. Then place your drill bit on the fretboard where you want the hole. Now push the scrap wood down flush with the fretboard and hold it down tight while you dri...
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Gypsy Pliage jig
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Gypsy Pliage jig

Cool. Looks a bit like a sheet metal brake.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack repair
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Crack repair

Glu-Boost with vintage tint kit would be my choice.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: "Kelobre"?

Nice looking rosette. Looks really deep.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Are you going to put some binding on it? ;-)
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 40
Views: 7417

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I once used regular old lead/tin solder to make an extra wide jack plate out of two jack plates. It has suprisingly held up for several years.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Peg shaver idea
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Peg shaver idea

Jim, my post was wrong. I made the blade tangential to the peg. My jig was not sufficiently rigid. It worked but not that well.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Peg shaver idea
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Peg shaver idea

Shaving an ebony peg that is maybe 2 inches long would take a lot more strength than a cedar pencil with a 1/2" long tip. I made a peg shaver similar to the commercial version that uses a single blade set at a 90 degree angle to do a scraping cut. My home made version didn't work that well.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 22914

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

Thanks Dennis. My client is really enjoying the guitar and he has already gotten several offers.

I too am glad to see Michael here again.
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fixing separated neck laminations, any tricks out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Fixing separated neck laminations, any tricks out there?

Any way to drill a hole and install a wood dowel that crosses over the laminations?

When I use CA for a tight crack, I first apply a little bit of thin CA because it wicks further into the crack, and then I quickly follow up with medium CA to make sure the wider parts of the crack are filled up.
by Barry Daniels
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 40
Views: 7417

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Very clever router sled there. The silver solder should be up to the task if you can get a good joint. Sometimes it is hard to get it to flow out in an old crusty crack like that. You should open it up so that you can file/sand the edges of the break and then use some flux. I am not sure about the s...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need help with unusual wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Need help with unusual wiring

Will, are you coming up with these schematics on your own? Do you have any experience in electronics? Not trying to denigrate you, but just asking based on my experience. I have been building and repairing for over 40 years. I am an engineer (not electrical, but civil) and have built amps and electr...
by Barry Daniels
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Bolt on issues

It's not just you Bob. That is always going to happen unless you have some type of guide bushing setup.

I also use the sharpened bolts like you described.