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by Waddy Thomson
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Dark spot in sap wood
Replies: 17
Views: 4322

Re: Dark spot in sap wood

I have some of that wood. No one has complained. A stain of some kind. Does not come out, but hey, it's wood. Wood has all kinds of anomalies. I built one spec guitar with it, and another on commission where he requested that wood and particularly liked the stain. IMG_1295 (Small).jpeg DSC00613_zpsa...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

I have them! PM sent.
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

My bad! I forgot. Got caught up in working and totally didn't look. I will look tonight and let you know! I got your message.I put a reminder on my phone!
by Waddy Thomson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: black poly touch up
Replies: 9
Views: 4111

Re: black poly touch up

Glu Boost is the only CA I can use without going into an asthmatic funk for 3 or 4 days. For normal use, i.e., small repairs, gap fills, etc., I don't need a respirator. I have used it for pore filling, and for that I wear one due to the excessive amount of fumes. Also, the accelerator is pretty ben...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

I'll look when I get to my shop tonight. I might have a set. I think I remember buying a replacement set some years ago when they were getting scarce. If I have them I'll be glad to sell them to you. I rarely use the safety planer, and doubt if I'll ever use up the blades on it before I die, or quit...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner Safety Planer
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Wagner Safety Planer

Have you asked the folks at StewMac if their blades will fit the Original? Theirs looks quite similar.
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: black poly touch up
Replies: 9
Views: 4111

Re: black poly touch up

There is the black Glu Boost tint, and there is also a black gluBoost CA. Not sure off the top of my head if it's Fill n Finish or Thin.
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru-Oil & Perspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 12255

Re: Tru-Oil & Perspiration

Wax does not dampen the sound. It's too thin to do much of anything except put in a tiny layer of protection. It makes a nice final finish that is a softer sheen than polished look. Also, when it dulls off, which it will in wear areas, you can hand buff it right back up. It's also quite easy to touc...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Odorless mineral spirits as lubricant for French Polish
Replies: 32
Views: 11300

Re: Odorless mineral spirits as lubricant for French Polish

For what it's worth, Walnut Oil does not go rancid. The hard part is keeping it from drying, over a 30 year period.
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 35
Views: 18937

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

I love the stuff. I have been using it since it came out, and have had good results with it as well. It does take a little getting used to, but modifies well. I have even tried mixing 1/2 & 1/2 with acetone for the build coats. Dries in minutes for re-coating. I usually put on about 7 or 8 wet coats...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Wood storage, tonewood storage - ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: Wood storage, tonewood storage - ideas?

I use Howard Klepper's file sorter method. Backs and sides vertically, on long edge, between the wire separators. Each wire file sorter section holds a back and side set, if you are storing sets. Each sorter holds 11 sets. These are the ones I bought - https://ibuyofficesupply.com/fellowesr-wire-des...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri May 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Venner supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 11027

Re: Venner supplies

There are several places that offer various veneer options. Veneersupplies.com is a good source and I have also bought a fair amount from http://www.constantines.com/flitch.aspx. Constantines has a pretty good selection, and lots of species to give variation in color with natural woods.
by Waddy Thomson
Tue May 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Reverse Kerfing
Replies: 8
Views: 6062

Re: Reverse Kerfing

This may be laziness on my part, but I just love the A-4 Kerfing that Ryan sells. It's laser cut, bends in every direction and looks great. The only weakness I've found with it is that it is somewhat brittle, so has to be handled with some care. I do stiffen in the lower bout against the top with an...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri May 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Cutting rosettes by hand?
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: Cutting rosettes by hand?

For what it's worth, here are a few pics of my tool. I made it when I built my first guitar, which I did with all hand tools, so I could learn how to use them. I did buy a 10" band saw because I failed miserably doing some things by hand. I already had a radial arm saw. I still use this tool for cle...
by Waddy Thomson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wagner safety planer and Gilbert disk dust control?
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Re: Wagner safety planer and Gilbert disk dust control?

I use the Gilbert Sanding disk for much of my thicknessing of sides, backs, purflings, nuts, saddles and almost anything else that needs thicknessing. What I do is to clamp a vacuum hose, which goes through a Dust Deputy, to the left back edge of the drill press table about 1" from the disk. It pick...
by Waddy Thomson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Spanish solera question
Replies: 16
Views: 19231

Re: Spanish solera question

I believe the keyhole shaped dogs are for tying the binding or the back down with elastic or whatever one might use.
by Waddy Thomson
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Proulx side bender?
Replies: 30
Views: 27581

Re: Proulx side bender?

It was your video that made me realize I didn't need a bunch of stuff. Bent my first 13 with a pipe. Loved it. Then I had a piece of Brazilian that would not cooperate. Kept twisting. Flattened it out and got out the stuff I already had, and set it up. I'll never go back.

Thank you!
by Waddy Thomson
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Proulx side bender?
Replies: 30
Views: 27581

Re: Proulx side bender?

My less sophisticated version. 3 pieces of 2x4, one rounded to fit the waist, 6 quick grip clamps, stainless slats, blanket, mdf solid form, vise, router speed controller, gloves. Done in minutes, except for the baking & cooling part.
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by Waddy Thomson
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Wax for French polish
Replies: 5
Views: 4081

Re: Wax for French polish

Tre-Wax works just great. I just used it on a Royal-Lac finished guitar that I bkuffed off with 0000 steel wool and then waxed. Makes for a nice soft gloss.
by Waddy Thomson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: light colored pencils
Replies: 8
Views: 4455

Re: light colored pencils

Quilters pencils from sewing stores or big hobby stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. The lead is soft, but it's silver, and easy to see on dark woods. They sharpen best with hand sharpeners vs crank ones.