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by Ron Belanger
Sat May 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Is this carbon fiber unusually flexible? Low grade?
Replies: 6
Views: 5325

Re: Is this carbon fiber unusually flexible? Low grade?

Josh House Canadian Lutherie Supply has 1/8 x 3/8 pultruded strips. I order mine directly from Allred (Dragon Plate). I usually order 6 or so 4 ft. lengths. Makes the shipping cost worthwhile.
by Ron Belanger
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Truss rod choice for OM build
Replies: 27
Views: 29270

Re: Truss rod choice for OM build

I'm with Alan. I've been using Blanchard rods for a few years now and I like the fact that I can order the exact length I need. For me it is well worth the extra expense.
by Ron Belanger
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Build Order and Carve
Replies: 15
Views: 21407

Re: Neck Build Order and Carve

I use a jig I found on Sylvan Wells site. Pictured here on anzlf.com http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?t=2169
by Ron Belanger
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: difficult side crack
Replies: 4
Views: 3505

Re: difficult side crack

Maybe just remove 3 or four pieces of lining and put in longer pieces to cleat the crack.
by Ron Belanger
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Got oh Tuning Machines
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

Re: Got oh Tuning Machines

Although JA Parts is in Vancouver everything is shipped from Japan. So it will ship direct from Japan to the US.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Brite-Tone water base lacquer
Replies: 15
Views: 11310

Re: Brite-Tone water base lacquer

I am using a Walcom STM with a 1.2 tip. It's the older version of the EGO offered at Wood Essence. I've used it for 3 or 4 instruments and like it so far. I don't know about US distributors, but I live in Canada so it works for me.
by Ron Belanger
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Brite-Tone water base lacquer
Replies: 15
Views: 11310

Re: Brite-Tone water base lacquer

I have begun using it and so far have sprayed a couple of test boards and one instrument. I like it so far. clear and hard and polishes and buffs to a high gloss. No blue tone. It uses fewer coats than KTM9 or SV and is ready to level sand and buff in 4 days. I get mine here -- http://www.woodessenc...
by Ron Belanger
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: tortoise celluloid sheets
Replies: 22
Views: 16765

Re: tortoise celluloid sheets

also try Bezdez ebay store
by Ron Belanger
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: tortoise celluloid sheets
Replies: 22
Views: 16765

Re: tortoise celluloid sheets

try Stewart Macdonald
by Ron Belanger
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 18211

Re: December Giveaway

ok me too
by Ron Belanger
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Affordable (cheap) dovetail template?
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Re: Affordable (cheap) dovetail template?

+1 for hanger bolts
by Ron Belanger
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Classical Guitar with bolt on neck
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Classical Guitar with bolt on neck

I am doing a classical, well somewhat of a hybrid as it's for a steel string player who wants a slightly narrower neck -1 15/16 - than a normal classical and a slight radius on the fretboard - 20 in. What do I need to consider regarding fretboard and neck to body geometry? I understand that those wh...
by Ron Belanger
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Single Coil mounting holes, I need a fix
Replies: 7
Views: 4387

Re: Single Coil mounting holes, I need a fix

You might try some CA in the hole until it fits. It should hold the threads ok.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac flakes slow to dissolve
Replies: 33
Views: 23179

Re: Shellac flakes slow to dissolve

Thanks a lot. Another technique to add to my arsenal.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac flakes slow to dissolve
Replies: 33
Views: 23179

Re: Shellac flakes slow to dissolve

Cutting alcohol with Acetone wouldn't be all that bad. Acetone is not very hazardous. As a matter of fact, the body produces Acetone. Plenty of denaturants would be worse. As a matter of fact plenty of folks add some acetone to the alcohol to get a faster build when using the "Wet Build" method of ...
by Ron Belanger
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Book on sharpening??
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Book on sharpening??

You can also check the Sharpening Book by Leonard Lee. I believe it is from Taunton Press.
by Ron Belanger
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Barnes and Noble Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Barnes and Noble Woes

Coming from a long career in being a publisher's rep to bookstores and retail, I am totally with you Chuck. It was painful to see some of the grand old independent bookstores fail and fade away. There are still a few left, but they are few and far between.