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by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

well, i'm glad you brought it up - I know i'm not alone. :-)
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

thanks Barry - but I'm over it. I need to crack-on. If the client is un-happy, I'll give them a discount. I actually have another commission on the heels of this, so ... crack-on.
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

good thing it is on the fuzzy edge of a fuzzy flower. so, yea. thanks.

And, Alan, it is so funny that you mentioned exactly what happened - you are Mr. Experience.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Alan, you know I love ya buddy, but I do wish you were not late to this party. :-) I had some bleed - even through a shellac seal - which must have been too thin and wet at this point. I did not expect the epoxy to cary the dye. Like I said, I did the inlay soon after sealing, so i think this flower...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hey Barry, the T-88 will cure with an amber tint, and I'm good with that for this application. Its about the color of most hide glue.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

I finally got everything together and fit. Been a lot of distractions since I started... Oye! The second picture is the complete inlay, all installed and the epoxy is setting as I type. I test fit everything before sealing, then again after and had to fix a few too-tight pieces. Once the epoxy was i...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Rosewood / redwood acoustic
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Rosewood / redwood acoustic

Beautiful!
Is the top arched more than a usual flat-top (1/8"-ish dome)? From the reflections it looks that it might be more. Or is it the curl and shadows?
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Another Gibson/Kasha encounter in less than a year?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Another Gibson/Kasha encounter in less than a year?

That is super cool! I'd guess that the sticker is indicating some variation that this specific test instrument represented. They were probably moving braces around or something to get it "right" for production and this one is the "Top .6 YMT" version. I want to know how your customer came to have th...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Thanks for the offer Barry, but I'm not ready to go on that yet. Need to go back to the Luddite shop to finish this build.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

See now, I saw the text and read "circuit" CNC - I thought it was a machine for printed circuit boards. Got it now, that is cute. It would make a clean edge, but it would not work on my 1mm thick veneer. I discussed CNC routing the cavities with people at work, and that is definitely the way to go. ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hey Guys, I'm back from the weekend. Ok, some specifics. Buckle-up-buttercup - here we go into TLA soup... My daughter drew the original image on paper with pen - she is the art-eest. I took that image and scanned it to a digital format (PNG), and imported that into CAD so that it was 1:1 in the dra...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

OK - now i'm just trolling for compliments. Thanks guys - you are too kind. Randy, this guitar is for a young lady in the Bay Area who commissioned it - how _dare_ you imply that i only make guitars for family and friends!! OK her father-in-law was my best friend in middle school :-) The design (dra...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

I may get some of those spores - they are available on Amazon :-)
As you can see from my image, things are going reasonably well. I have all the leaves & buds fit. 3 more flowers to go.
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Wow! I would say that he knows what he is doing.
I'm definitely a rank amateur relative to that.
thanks for asking him, i will definitely consider that - i'll have to do a glue-off test
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hey guys, thanks for all the advise, but the train has left the barn, the cow has sailed, and the barn door is flappin' in the breeze. :-) I'll share the finished product some time soon, but suffice it to say that all the cutting, cussing, and consternation has come to a crescendo, and I'm near read...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Replacing bandsaw tires on Delta 14".
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Replacing bandsaw tires on Delta 14".

I replaced my Grizzly 17" tires a couple years ago with Sulphur Grove orange urethane tires, and DANG that was hard to do!
My experience was virtually identical to yours, I would only need to find-replace brands in your text and it would be spot-on.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hey Marshall, I don't think I'll be doing that here. Sounds like a shellac stick type fix to me.
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Marshall - i agree - there is no way to fill spruce.
My only defense is to cut the cavity as clean as possible, and to fill any bo-bo-s with wood (so far only one bo-bo)
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Re: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

"What ... do you mean like laundry?" - Yes, Bob, I know about shrinkage, and that's what was pointing me to epoxy. I think Barry & I see eye-to-eye on this. Your description, Barry, is pretty much what i had in mind, and I think I will do one test inlay to try and calibrate my "tint" filler. Peter, ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top
Replies: 48
Views: 3033

Glue for colored veneer marquetry in spruce top

Hey guys, I'm doing a rather elaborate marquetry inlay in the spruce top of an acoustic guitar. It is composed of many pieces of dyed veneer that is 1mm thick. things are going very well so far. I need to determine the best glue to use that will hide slight gaps, and hold all these bits in there. I ...