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by Paul Rhoney
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 9612

Re: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

Absolutely right Ed, I've been messing with it, and found this to be the case. Still, trying to make it work.
by Paul Rhoney
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 9612

Re: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

So the Great Stuff spray foam seems like the perfect thing. I covered parts of the bike with cling wrap, and sprayed the Great Stuff on there. The next day it's ready to carve. But boy, is it messy! It's raining and without a dry shop to do this in, the mess is too much. I'll have to get back to it ...
by Paul Rhoney
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 9612

Re: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

Spray foam seems possible, though potentially messy. My thought was to wrap practically the entire bike in cellophane (cling wrap), and then I could spray the foam on top. If I'm getting the Great Stuff ready to spray cans, which one do I get to give me the most carving density to work with? David, ...
by Paul Rhoney
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 9612

Like a foam, or a plaster, or a... imaginary magic space filler... thing.

I have a project that is not actually guitar-related, but I thought you guys might still have some suggestions, being the rad bunch that you are. Say you have a negative space, of a particularly odd shape, and you need to fill it. Not just fill it, but sort of overfill it, so that you can carve and ...
by Paul Rhoney
Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Can a 3 turbine HVLP gun spray clear without OP?
Replies: 16
Views: 6673

Re: Can a 3 turbine HVLP gun spray clear without OP?

In my experience just about any finish sprayed through just about any gun turbine or otherwise can lay down nicely with little to no orange peel. There are exceptions of course, but primarily what it comes down to is getting to know your spray setup and the product you're using. However even then, y...
by Paul Rhoney
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while
Replies: 24
Views: 12201

Re: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while

This thread is really hitting home for me. For those that don't know, I had a marginally successful electric guitar business for seven years, did the NAMM show, had a guitar on the cover of Premier Guitar Magazine, and a few famous artists playing my guitars to some massive audiences. And I still ho...
by Paul Rhoney
Thu May 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Archtop
Replies: 22
Views: 12294

Re: New Archtop

Fantastic work John, it's beautiful.
by Paul Rhoney
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: what scale for drop A??
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: what scale for drop A??

I'm gonna go a little against the grain here and say that for a stoner band, and I assume we're talking about doom metal here, you actually probably want to just stick with 24-3/4" scale length. I think a huge part of the sound of that music is the Gibson Les Pauls that all those guys seem to play, ...
by Paul Rhoney
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Luthierist Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 4212

Re: The Luthierist Podcast

Bump for this week's episode, because Jason and I had a lot of fun recording it!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-79v4d-8e5bfd
by Paul Rhoney
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support
Replies: 48
Views: 26799

Re: Neck joint - LP body, flat (not carved) top, neck angle and FB support

Regarding the idea of using wedges, I don't see any reason why you would have to do it on both sides of the neck on an LP shape body. You could just do it on the treble side, and keep the bass side full-width. Less wedges to make, and the grain will look better on the side that the player sees the m...
by Paul Rhoney
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sparkly guitar, with weird pickups!
Replies: 17
Views: 15320

Re: Sparkly guitar, with weird pickups!

Really love what you did with the pickguard.
by Paul Rhoney
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)
Replies: 17
Views: 154193

Re: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)

Yay! I can post here! Count me in, and thanks!
by Paul Rhoney
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Can't enter giveaways?
Replies: 3
Views: 6915

Can't enter giveaways?

I'd like to enter the current giveaway, but I don't have a reply button when I enter the thread. Am I not verified yet or something? I thought y'all knew me. ;) :D
by Paul Rhoney
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Acrylic Templates
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

Re: Acrylic Templates

Not sure what you're looking for, but you might try these guys.

https://store.factionguitars.com/
by Paul Rhoney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Synthetic Fret Boards
Replies: 14
Views: 13195

Re: Synthetic Fret Boards

Interesting. Whatever tests you do, must be done on real ebony also. Hardness. Tap test. Flexibility. Workability. Thanks Gordon, all points well-taken. And from all that I've heard Indian Rosewood is actually fairly well maintained and sustainable, but of course CITES will have to be changed to al...
by Paul Rhoney
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Synthetic Fret Boards
Replies: 14
Views: 13195

Re: Synthetic Fret Boards

My shop partner is currently in the process of acquiring sample synthetic fretboards for some testing. Currently we have Richlite, but we want to get Rocklite as well. We want to also document all of our testing on video, so any suggestions on what kind of tests you would like us to do for the great...
by Paul Rhoney
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Aqua Coat Grain Filler
Replies: 5
Views: 3691

Re: Aqua Coat Grain Filler

My application process starts with a wash coat of whatever type you're using, then one of the Gork's opaque grain fillers, wipe the excess off with a damp paper towel, then another wash coat (a little heavier this time), then the clear grain filler, wipe again, then sealer until it's level. So even ...
by Paul Rhoney
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Aqua Coat Grain Filler
Replies: 5
Views: 3691

Re: Aqua Coat Grain Filler

I've tried it and had similar experiences. Gork's GoodFilla is pretty much the only grain filler I ever use anymore these days, and they now offer a clear.
by Paul Rhoney
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding
Replies: 14
Views: 10031

Re: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding

Get a can of paste finishing wax, there's a few brands that make it, Minwax and Trewax for example. Just fill the holes with that stuff after finishing, and it blocks the water from going in. When you're done, you can leave it in and it lubricates screws. Or in larger holes, or holes that you need t...