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by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: FP finish repair
Replies: 3
Views: 286

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 13
Views: 849

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 21
Views: 1332

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: 736

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: 1016

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: 403

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...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 22912

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

Awesome job Barry.
That was a very educational thread for me. Thanks.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: "Kelobre"?

I used Parota for a furniture project recently, and it seemed like it would be a great lutherie wood - very low density, but stiff, with great color.
Let us know how this turns out
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

David, thanks for pointing me to nordicpure - they have just what i'm looking for. you just made my boxes much smaller and easier to make.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Still on Youtube buddy.
Now i can count the years more easily. Oh boy.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 1344

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Stuck the needle in the hole, and easily injected 1ml into both locations. Rattle is gone. After injecting, i cleaned up the fret slots and replaced the old frets. Going on vacation tomorrow, so leveling and re-setup will have to wait a week. It was an easy job. Thanks for the advise everyone, this ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 1344

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Put my 100% silicone in a 3ml syringe with a 17 gage needle (i think - it has a 1/16" OD)
I was shocked at how easy it was to pass the silicone through the needle.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 1344

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Did the geometry to find out how to drill down to the rod under the steel bar.
I chose to drill at 45 degrees, and needed to be offset from the center by a bit more than 3/8".
Pulled the 5th and 10th fret and, marked the spot with yellow tape and carefully drilled in with a 1/16" bit in a pin vise.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 1344

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

So, good thing i built this instrument in the first place so i knew what type of rod it was and what the geometry is.