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by Roger Rosenberger
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: New shop lights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: New shop lights?

LEDs for sure. When I built my shop they were still kind of expensive and I'm cheap so I have two rows of the cheap porcelain keyless lamp holders with CFLs. I have 3 cheap T8 two bulb shop lights that hang over the table saw and two of the work benches. I thought as these begin to fail I'll replace...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Something for my Socially Distanced Woodworking Brothers & Sisters
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Something for my Socially Distanced Woodworking Brothers & Sisters

Iv'e been working my money making job from home going on 5 weeks now. But the bright side is I seem to have more time in the shop since the commute doesn't take much time at all. :)

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by Roger Rosenberger
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I'm waiting for new dremel bits to get here so I can refresh/re-cut the binding channels. I've been thinking about a jig that mounts to my grinder to remove fret tangs over the neck binding. Any ideas? Progress has been slow due to other home improvement projects that need to get done. Plus there ar...
by Roger Rosenberger
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I haven't posted for a while since there hasn''t been a lot of progress. I did find a local jeweler who repaired the cracked tail piece He said it was plated brass and took a lot more heat than he thought it would but it should hold. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49754120308_c48733596a_z.jpg 9...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Steam generation
Replies: 8
Views: 2880

Re: Steam generation

Here's mine. It's an old tea kettle I got from the Restore for 50 cents, some auto heater hoses, a couple reducing fittings and a ball valve needle. I use my camp stove for the heat source. It's kind of clunky but it works. Actually the curved radiator hose lets me set it over the back of the wind g...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Thanks for all the replys. I’ll try to solder the tailpiece. If it doesn’t work I’ll just get a replacement, I don’t have the original trapeze parts anyway. A three sided patch would be easier to fit but my concern is holding it altogether until the patch is glued in. I’ll have to think about that f...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I did get to talk with the owner for a while during Christmas. Full disclosure, he's my son-in-law who lives in Colorado and I'm in Illinois. So this is a not a job for profit but more of a challenge, but of course I still want to do a good job. We talked about finishes that might cover all the repa...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Now another issue has popped up. I want to reuse this part of the Frequensator but see there's about a 3/4" long crack in it. Would a good silver solder hold? I've done some welding and brazing but have not used solder other than for wiring. I see some of the silver solders claim a tensile strength ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Made a template that matched the arch so I could use my router and pattern bit to take out the majority of the top I want to replace. I didn't want to remove the bracing so I just shaved the top off of the bracing. Now I have some hand work to do making the ramps and fitting the patch. https://live....
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I added a hardwood dowel to fill that back in and reshaped the dovetail. It fits decent now but still needs a little more work.
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by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Just a quick update. I have it all apart and I see why they put a wood screw in the heel. Part of the dovetail was missing were it would be under the most pressure. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290346132_f7c54175a7.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49353355188_6d5f8f70ce_z.jpg https:/...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

So I finally got a little time to work on this. It's going to a long process since I only have a couple hours a week at the most to work on it. I took a closer look and noticed there was an oak dowel rod in the heel. It was what I was afraid it might be, somebody put a big wood screw in the heel. I ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I see my original pics are gone. Tinypic closed down. So here they are again. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48939670162_ab40374056_m.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48939481296_f990475447_m.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48939670387_8d4edcdd70_m.jpg https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

I don't understand the need to repair fretboard divots. For the most part they're harmless and only illustrate that the guitar was played. It takes a lot of playin to make these and usually only guitars that play well get them. If I'm handed a 25yr+ guitar with pristine frets, chances are that its ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer
Replies: 17
Views: 7119

Re: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer

Rodger, the OP was asking about using a JOINTER rather than a PLANER. I am just pointing this out in case someone else reads this thread in the distant future and gets the two confused. Using a jointer, you can't really stand back waiting for it to explode, you will be right over it with your hands...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer
Replies: 17
Views: 7119

Re: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer

I've done it a few times. I used good double stick tape and stuck it to another board otherwise I couldn't get as thin as I wanted in my planer. I will say I always stood off to the side when running it through the machine expecting it to blow up at any time. Never did though. It actually "seemed" s...
by Roger Rosenberger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?
Replies: 12
Views: 4858

Re: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?

I've built a half dozen guitars with bolt on necks and have always used the brass inserts with stainless steel machine bolts. I don't know of any of them coming loose.
by Roger Rosenberger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

To repair the holes in the top (if that is what is desired) you might consider patching in a piece in the center section of the top from the top edge of the body to a point under the bridge. I would make it just wide enough to eliminate the pickup cutouts in the top. I would scarf join the repair p...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri May 31, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

Brian- That’s it. That’s exactly what the tail piece looks like.

I will take it apart to repair the top and back as there are several small cracks plus the big split in the top.
by Roger Rosenberger
Thu May 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph
Replies: 43
Views: 21778

Re: Can this live again? 1941 Epiphone Triumph

What parts of the tail piece do you have? The part that is almost impossible to find is the bit that screws to the tail-block and the bails hook on to. That bit, with the correct engraving, is very hard to find. Modern reproductions are incorrect. But - the modern bails - the staggered length bits ...