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by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Separated finish
Replies: 8
Views: 209

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: 11
Views: 274

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: 248

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: 209

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: 248

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: 1611

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: 2333

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: 1611

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: 807

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: 1611

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...
by Barry Daniels
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Electric Viola - Done! (Almost)

I think you need a pre-amp between the piezo pickup and the amp.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II
Replies: 20
Views: 1611

Re: Les Paul Gold Top Shattered Neck II

Before any glue comes out, you need to see if all the pieces can be re-aligned and how to clamp it. You may have to remove the fingerboard first.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair
Replies: 40
Views: 9091

Re: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair

Thanks Paul. The repaired back cracks are almost invisible. The finish repairs along the bindings did not turn out quite as nice, but are not too bad. In the end, I am very happy with the TJ Thompson back crack repair kit.
by Barry Daniels
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair
Replies: 40
Views: 9091

Re: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair

Photo of face-on of the back, close up of the re-glued binding on the side, and repair on the top. Finish touchups with Glu-Boost CA.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair
Replies: 40
Views: 9091

Re: Martin N-20 Folk Guitar repair

It took me awhile to complete the repair but need to close with some final pictures. The finish polished up pretty nice, but I didn't want a full gloss because the neck was left in its natural state. So I sanded up to 6000 grit then hit it with a lambswool buffing pad and some caranuba paste floor w...
by Barry Daniels
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: The Pixelele
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: The Pixelele

The headstock looks real but the body appears to exist in an imaginary universe.