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by Chuck Tweedy
Sat May 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: poor man's saddle mill
Replies: 20
Views: 2342

Re: poor man's saddle mill

its a beauty all right.
but Barry, i don't get the blocks with the big slits in them. On the opposite side of the unit from the X-stage. In line with the Z-stage.
what are those blocks for?
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat May 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Stripping off water based lacquer help
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Stripping off water based lacquer help

good luck getting denatured alcohol in CA now
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: simple veneer type rosette making
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: simple veneer type rosette making

Looks great Clay! I've done exactly the same thing in the past - works great!
Thanks for sharing
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac as sealer under nitro
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Shellac as sealer under nitro

that being said, the shellac will work fine as a sealcoat under nitro
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

Hey that's great! Build more.
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting
Replies: 23
Views: 9166

Re: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting

I usually use the CA method as well, but like using fish glue with simple binding (not a lot of purfling strips wagging around). The trick for me is to get the whole thing all fit dry - completely fit. Miters at the tail and everything. Then mark with a contrasting pencil clear lines that MUST line ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 9912

Re: Glue spreader applicator

Randy, I'm still figuring it out. First time i used it was with Titebond and I started cleaning it before dry all the way, and it left some glue way down deep in the bristles. Still cam out, but i had to dig. Next time was with fish glue, and i left it longer and had better success when dry. But fis...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 9912

Re: Glue spreader applicator

i got this silicone glue brush set for X-mass. it is pretty awesome. They are not as easy to clean as you might imagine, but they spread glue very easily and uniformly. And the clean-up spatula on the other end of each brush is PERFECT for hide glue once gelled. It gets flat on the surface and does ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: FP finish repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: FP finish repair

Randy - damn kids! Anyhow, there is no coming back from that other than to cover the whole area with a pickguard. I would seal the damage with shellac/FP first to generally protect, but that will not make it look much better. Then a tortoise or rosewood guard over that with an "artistic" shape can s...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Hey Randy, I got a boatload of free acoustic foam panels several years ago, and they have been providing a nice warm, quiet home for spiders and dust since then. :-)
Seriously, they really cut down the echo in the shop so i can hear the sound of the box (and the stereo) much better.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Hey all, i must have posted when the update was going on and it got lost. Basically, I have these units up by the ceiling because that is where i have space. I agree that collecting down by the floor would be more productive, but I'm trying to keep my lungs clear. The dust that is suspended in the a...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Follow-up:
System is complete. I have made 2 boxes, added Filtrete 1900 2nd-ary filters, hung them on the ceiling, and put them on remote control.
They are in opposite corners of the shop - pointing so they circulate the air in the room. It is real nice.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: about using an eggbeater drill
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

Re: about using an eggbeater drill

Mark says... "a large handled screwdriver with a keyless 3/8" drill chuck"

A macho pin vise, I like that!! I have all the parts, need to put that together!!
I use pin vises all the time for drilling small holes - that's really all i use to drill holes < 1/8" in wood.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

No, no binding, no rosettes. Much thanks for the back-handed compliments tho - appreciated and noted. I am, however, going to put them on remote control on/off. I will be building the second one ASAP, and will be adding Filtrete 1900 secondary filters. So everyone can breathe a little easier - i kno...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

And finally, just the back. So far the filter is just duct-taped on to the back of the box - which is designed to be the same OD as the filter. Here's the thing... Thanks for bringing up NordicPure, but I am NOT impressed with them. The filters are supposed to be MERV13, which should be filtering sm...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

The rear with the "guts" in view.
The guts are the blower, a 24 volt DC power supply, and the filter.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

I made progress on my filter units after the NordicPure filters showed up Friday. Below is the bid from the front. I made them from plywood material i have just laying around - The face piece has a purple plastic veneer. The 2 rectangular holes are where the air comes out - and boy, those blowers ca...
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Body vise
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Body vise

that is great!
what type of foam is it?
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: "Kelobre"?

Indeed, they are not the same duck, but they are very similar.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Shards and splinters
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Re: Shards and splinters

Second Bryan's question. I noted right away you said "The gorilla glue repair came apart also." as if it were a given. I would have expected that it was PU glue, which would have to be swan apart or "broken". Assuming it was PU - as Bryan said, Gorilla is a blanket brand now. Also, second the recomm...