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by Jason Rodgers
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru-Oil & Perspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 11062

Re: Tru-Oil & Perspiration

Wow, 4-1/2 years later I’m searching the interwebs for information on OSMO Polyx and Renaissance Wax and I find my way back here. Long live the MIMF!
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: water borne lacquer waiting time plus an interesting site
Replies: 21
Views: 15575

Re: water borne lacquer waiting time plus an interesting site

I've watched most of this video (about 30-some minutes left), and I really like it. It's good information that gives you a good sense of the time it takes to do a finish well, and presented quite humbly. I mean, he DROPS the guitar, and instead of starting the filming all over he tells us about it a...
by Jason Rodgers
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sand-through with water borne lacquer
Replies: 31
Views: 26489

Re: Sand-through with water borne lacquer

Regarding dry sanding the General High Performance: I found it sanded easily up to 400, then loaded the paper (boogers, corns, whatever you call em) quickly at 600+. This led to backing up grits and oversanding, which caused sand-throughs. I took it all off and started over. The second time, I level...
by Jason Rodgers
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Luthierist Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

The Luthierist Podcast

Hello, MIMF friends! Many of you know that longtime MIMF member Paul Rhoney has been producing a podcast called The Luthierist over the past few years. Paul has interviewed some of the most well-respected luthiers from around the world, as well as up-and-coming guitar builders. Recently, I've begun ...
by Jason Rodgers
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: walnut semi hollow body
Replies: 19
Views: 18495

Re: walnut semi hollow body

Jim Hepler wrote:Jason, I wrap the fingerboard blank in aluminum foil and bake it in the oven at 350 F for several hours until I like the colour.
Oh, that sounds familiar. Maybe you gave that info in a discussion a while back. Thanks!
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: walnut semi hollow body
Replies: 19
Views: 18495

Re: walnut semi hollow body

Great work, Jim! That top is beautiful.

BTW, I'm a big fan of Osage. How did you "cook" the fretboard?
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New build: The Alligatrix Stinger solid body electric
Replies: 28
Views: 21591

Re: New build: The Alligatrix Stinger solid body electric

Hmm, so taller than a standard humbucker bobbin, huh? Isn't this what a Wide Range is, or a Travis Bean? I've seen a couple other folks follow this path, and I've wound a few tall P-90s, as well. I think throwing neos in the mix creates yet another tonal option. Super cool stuff!
by Jason Rodgers
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New build: The Alligatrix Stinger solid body electric
Replies: 28
Views: 21591

Re: New build: The Alligatrix Stinger solid body electric

Back in the saddle, and cranking em out! Another great guitar, Markku!

Are you just using 42awg for those pickups? And they're steel slugs with the 1/8" thick neo buttons on the bottom? I've had good luck with the neo powered pickups I've made.
by Jason Rodgers
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20092

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

Looking good! That back and side wood is going to be beautiful under finish. Please give some closeups of your rosette and binding/perf scheme.

Back to your original post: why was it you shifted the soundhole and bracing? Will you do the same on the next, or follow the plans directly?
by Jason Rodgers
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Brite-Tone water base lacquer
Replies: 15
Views: 12000

Re: Brite-Tone water base lacquer

Any updates on the use of Brite Tone? Looks like it is about the same price as the General High Performance and EnduroVar ($45-$50 per quart). I like the idea of more solids giving a quicker build with fewer coats. Anybody used both the General and CrystaLac products for a comparison?
by Jason Rodgers
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Endurovar repair
Replies: 7
Views: 6256

Re: Endurovar repair

What about a CA dropfill?
by Jason Rodgers
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method
Replies: 15
Views: 17224

Re: Finishing with Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane - Detailed Method

The problem with EnduroVar wet sanding using water is that it shows witness lines on buff-out. DAMHIKT. There might be enough differences with the High Performance finish that there aren't witness lines, but StewMac recommends wet sanding in their instructions for waterbased finishes. http://www.st...
by Jason Rodgers
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding
Replies: 14
Views: 9309

Re: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding

The aforementioned friend... 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 ho...
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding
Replies: 14
Views: 9309

Re: Protecting the "holes" during wet-sanding

Just picked this tip up from a friend: fill holes with a dollop of finishing paste wax.
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Benchtop Drill Press Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

Benchtop Drill Press Recommendations

Hi, folks. I'm doing some tool upgrades and I need some recommendations for a good benchtop drill press. I have a 17" pedestal Jet, and it's great, but I can do with a smaller unit. As for requirements, I do most of the usual electric guitar builder things on the drill press: accurate holes, hogging...
by Jason Rodgers
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New build: The Saltire Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 18667

Re: New build: The Saltire Bass

I have a bass build finishing up with some interesting blade style pickups using neos. Another two guitars have neos on the slug side of some hybrid humbuckers. I'm liking the sound of the neos under the hood.
by Jason Rodgers
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New build: The Saltire Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 18667

Re: New build: The Saltire Bass

Markku, you've been missed! Sorry to hear of the CTS woes, but I'm glad you're in the shop again. Fun first showing on your return. Can't wait to see the others.
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Five string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 7819

Re: Five string bass

What is it with you bassists and your gratuitous use of knobs?!

This is looking good. Your accuracy of cuts/holes is excellent. BTW, what pickups are you using, and what will all those knobs eventually do?
by Jason Rodgers
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Guitar vise
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: Guitar vise

This is excellent. Good thinkin'!