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by Bob Gramann
Thu May 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

Email them. They try very hard to please their customers.
by Bob Gramann
Thu May 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

LMII will sell you another set of Sapele sides. Sapele is eager to crack when bending, so replacing sides alone isn’t uncommon. You still get to practice bending with the sides you have. I like my sides to end up in the .076 to .083” range, lower in the range for Sapele. Sometimes, if I’m doing a re...
by Bob Gramann
Sun May 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Oh! Those ends! Have you heard of “snipe?” Look at this and see if it helps: https://thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/d ... ner-snipe/
by Bob Gramann
Sun May 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Help request with my drum sander

If you commonly run stuff through in the center, the sandpaper will be more worn in that area and won’t cut as aggressively as in the unworn areas. Often, you can feel the difference on the sandpaper with your finger (while the drum is not spinning). Do you have the problem right after you change th...
by Bob Gramann
Mon May 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?

If it’s going to be outdoors all the time, white oak, black locust, or osage orange would be good choices.
by Bob Gramann
Mon May 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

Andrew, stop in and see me when you come through. I’m always happy to talk to other builders. (Let me know in advance when you are coming).
by Bob Gramann
Mon May 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

I haven’t been doing laminations, but my necks have three joints: the heel block to the plank, the peghead scarf joint, and the fingerboard to the neck. I stopped using Titiebond and other PVA glues for the heel block joint and the fingerboard because I had detectable creeping over time. I still use...
by Bob Gramann
Sun May 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Stripping off water based lacquer help
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Stripping off water based lacquer help

Alcohol dissolves EM6000. I use Everclear so I don’t poison myself with the denatured stuff, but if you wear gloves and take it outside while you rub the finish off with an alcohol wet rag, you should be fine. If alcohol doesn’t dull it pretty fast, then it’s not straight EM6000.
by Bob Gramann
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Congratulations. Nice rosette.
by Bob Gramann
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: reattatch plastic bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2149

Re: reattatch plastic bridge

Peter got in before I did with the same solution: Why not screw it back on (with a nut and washer on the inside, if necessary) and make her a proper bridge and attach it appropriately when you can get back together?
by Bob Gramann
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

Woohoo! Apparently fixed on both browsers. So, my links were crossed between http and https. Making sure I was on https and clearing the cookies seems to have worked for both browsers, so far. Thank you.
by Bob Gramann
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

You can attach the existing template to a new board and cut just the perimeter with the existing template leaving the tongue on the new piece, now, the new template.
by Bob Gramann
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

I did. I tried. It didn’t work for me. But, thank you.
by Bob Gramann
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

Not the issue here, but I hadn’t noticed the switch to https. All of my connections up to this minute were to http. Thank you for making that change.
by Bob Gramann
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

That worked with the initial upgrade, then with the last, the new keep me logged in problems started. I tried deleting the cookies again after the new upgrade and it didn’t help. This afternoon, I deleted the cookies again. I’ve now been logged in with Safari for several hours. Thank you. However, a...
by Bob Gramann
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

How about making a template with a central tongue that you can screw into the middle of the area to be removed. Once the perimeter of the pocket is cleanly cut, you can remove the template and carefully free hand the cutting out of the center. Or, then make a template that fits the pocket with the c...
by Bob Gramann
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

That was for a different version of ios, but a google search found the switch for me. It wasn’t and hasn’t been on. My browser has never been in private mode (some of the fields went dark when I switched it on—I’ve never seen that before).
by Bob Gramann
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

I have “prevent cross-site” tracking set. On Barry’s suggestion, I tried turning it off, but it didn’t make any difference. I can’t find a switch for private browsing.
by Bob Gramann
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 22
Views: 9097

Re: “Keep me logged in”

Safari on a iPad is not keeping me logged in for more than about an hour. Firefox on the same iPad works a bit longer, but to view unread posts on the forum a few times a day requires that I log in each time. The upgrade did not fix that.
by Bob Gramann
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mysterious Nut Job
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Mysterious Nut Job

Have you asked Martin? If they don’t have it or can’t direct you, why not just replace the jack with a standard one?