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by Barry Daniels
Wed May 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes
Replies: 60
Views: 9327

Re: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes

I hear what you are saying about lacquer. It is a lot more technical and gear intensive than a brushed finish. And there is no reason that a brushed finish can't look great. But personally, I would rather see a well done clear finish instead of blotchy dye applied directly to wood.
by Barry Daniels
Wed May 26, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes
Replies: 60
Views: 9327

Re: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes

One can pull off a "factory" level finish fairly easily but only with the right tools and techniques. That usually means spraying tinted and clear lacquer. There are plenty of tutorials out there to get you started.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Additional transverse bracing in x bracing
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Additional transverse bracing in x bracing

I thought that his suggestion for an upper transverse brace was to prevent the headblock from rotating due to string pressure. That part of the guitar adds little tonally so the effect should be minimal.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: ES 175 rosewood bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: ES 175 rosewood bridge

Get one of the available bridges, plug it with a hardwood dowel, then re-drill and thread to the size you need.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Really bugged
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Really bugged

A few years ago I restored a Martin that had mold growing inside. I cleaned it up initially using a glove bag to contain all the grossness.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 8
Views: 2057

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

Like Clay, my experience with music store "repairmen" is very sketchy and I would not recommend someone go that route blindly.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 8
Views: 2057

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

Since you are new to this repair stuff I would recommend you use Titebond Original Wood Glue, but that is assuming that you can get the crack to close up completely.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 8
Views: 2057

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

It's a long break so it should glue up easily and will be quite strong when done.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Separated finish
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Separated finish

You don't want to inject the CA. That could lead to it squirting everywhere. Place small drops on the open fracture and let it seep in. Try not to get glue on the entire length of the fracture as that will seal it off and prevent the air from escaping, which it must do in order to allow the CA to pe...
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: american chestnut
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: american chestnut

Welcome to the MIMF, James!
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Looking for ultra low tension plunger dial indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Looking for ultra low tension plunger dial ndicator

Stew-Mac does sell an new digital indicator, for this jig, separately.

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-a ... gauge.html
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Separated finish
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Separated finish

I would definitely try some water thin CA glue. It might seep in and make it disappear. Not much to lose trying this. When you put the CA on, if it does not seep in all the way, wipe off the surface then press on the area with your finger to try to pump the CA a bit more.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Looking for ultra low tension plunger dial indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Looking for ultra low tension plunger dial ndicator

I am not aware of low pressure indicators, but if I had 6 indicators standing around, I would sacrifice one and take it apart to see if I could unwind or stretch the spring and lesson the tension. It might work.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

Re: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II

A small piece of metal like an artist's spatula holds very little heat. It is kind of like aluminum foil that has been in a hot oven. You can take it out of the oven and touch it immediately because there is no heat sink effect to the thin foil. The artist's spatula is also too thin to provide much ...
by Barry Daniels
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 13
Views: 5033

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

How long have you had that bottle of glue?
by Barry Daniels
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

Re: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II

I hate to go against established convention (and my old friend Clay), but I don't think that a spatula effectively applies heat to a fretboard joint. If the spatula is in the joint then that section is already separated and the heat is not needed there. The heat needs to be applied to the tight join...
by Barry Daniels
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Drying cabinet plans or photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2218

Re: Drying cabinet plans or photos

A lot of cabinets use a simple lightbulb to control humidity. I am not sure a dehumidifier locked up in a small cabinet would be a good idea. They can put out a lot of heat in addition to the dry air. That might be too much for such a small space. There are a lot of older discussions on drying cabin...
by Barry Daniels
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

Re: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II

Try to keep the heat more concentrated in the center of the fretboard and don't let it touch the plastic. You might be able to remove the fretboard with the binding still attached and undamaged. You don't really have any other options on this neck. Keep the temperature moderate. Hot enough to soften...