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by Jim Bonnell
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: What's the best gram strength hide glue to use for a set neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 3902

What's the best gram strength hide glue to use for a set neck?

I'm getting ready to try using hide glue for a set neck on an electric build. I bought some BT&E 315 gram strength High Stress granules at Woodcraft. When I got home I got to thinking I might have bought some from LMI six to eight years ago. After digging around for awhile I found it. I don't believ...
by Jim Bonnell
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

Re: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck

Hi Mark, good to be back. I drop in and look every once in awhile but just haven't posted anything. The reason I ask about mixing is because I was unable to find a burnt umber dye and assumed you had mixed it from Transtint or other brand colors. Thanks everyone for your help.
by Jim Bonnell
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

Re: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck

Thanks for all the great tips. Mario, any suggestions for mixing burnt umber? I'm not sure what colors of tint to mix to get it.
by Jim Bonnell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck

I just finished up a mahogany neck for an electric guitar and it's too light in color for my taste. I've tried a variety of brown Transtint colors mixed in alcohol on scrap but haven't found anything I like yet. Does anyone have a color of dye they've used on mahogany that worked well. I know this i...
by Jim Bonnell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 27
Views: 13822

Re: New Guitar

Very nice job. Love the burst.
by Jim Bonnell
Wed May 31, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Problem with 8" Grizzly jointer
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: Problem with 8" Grizzly jointer

Thanks for the tips guys. I have White's book and was hoping I could get by with my 4' straight edge and not have to build his master bar. I guess I need to re think that. David, I already have a spiral cutter and am not having trouble getting clean cuts. Just having problems with a length wise tape...
by Jim Bonnell
Tue May 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Problem with 8" Grizzly jointer
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Problem with 8" Grizzly jointer

I'm having a problem with my jointer tapering boards. The end fed into the cutter first gets more taken off than the other end. After a few passes the board gets a noticeable taper from one end to the other. I have a book on machine set up but no mention of this in the book or the owners manual. I d...
by Jim Bonnell
Wed May 24, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Smoked lacquer finish
Replies: 10
Views: 5219

Re: Smoked lacquer finish

Thanks Steve. I use waterborne lacquer so it won't be flammable. It will most likely be awhile till I get around to testing. I have four other builds I'm trying to finish up.
by Jim Bonnell
Wed May 24, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Smoked lacquer finish
Replies: 10
Views: 5219

Re: Smoked lacquer finish

Thank Barry.
by Jim Bonnell
Wed May 24, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Smoked lacquer finish
Replies: 10
Views: 5219

Re: Smoked lacquer finish

Thanks Jason. That's pretty much the process I was thinking. Just not sure how to generate the sooty type smoke. Here is an example of the finish. http://www.harvesterguitars.com/completed/bavarian-tv/ You can find more on Instagram under Harvester Guitars.
by Jim Bonnell
Thu May 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Smoked lacquer finish
Replies: 10
Views: 5219

Smoked lacquer finish

Is anyone familiar with a finish called "Smoked Lacquer" or "Candled Lacquer? I believe it was used on Wandre Guitars. I'm trying to find out how it was done if anyone knows. It looks like swirls of dark smoke is layered into the finish. Very cool looking. Thanks.
by Jim Bonnell
Mon May 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New model by Jason Rodgers
Replies: 15
Views: 10034

Re: New model by Jason Rodgers

You're really doing some extremely nice work Jason. Very unique. Love the stepped bevel. Always wanted to do that but couldn't quite figure out how it's done. Great design on the bridge and pickups too. Looking forward to seeing you at the convention.
by Jim Bonnell
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple SG
Replies: 11
Views: 7711

Re: Maple SG

Thanks Mark. Good to be back. It seems if I don't login for a few weeks I get dropped from post notices. I get busy and just forget to check in and see what's going on.
by Jim Bonnell
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chuck Tweedy's adventure on the dark side
Replies: 49
Views: 30197

Re: Chuck Tweedy's adventure on the dark side

I'm late to the game here but I want to say nice job. Great looking build Chuck.
by Jim Bonnell
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple SG
Replies: 11
Views: 7711

Re: Maple SG

Beautiful job!
by Jim Bonnell
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jason's #3: Walnut over spalted maple 6-string
Replies: 21
Views: 21578

Re: Jason's #3: Walnut over spalted maple 6-string

Very nice job Jason. Love the overall look. Clever idea on the switch. Did you make the pickup covers? I like the way they look. You really have been knocking them out. Excellent work!
by Jim Bonnell
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Experience with "Tried & True" finishes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

Re: Experience with "Tried & True" finishes?

I haven't tried that product, but I recently used Osmo an oil product that David King suggested. I applied it to a body and it gave it a very nice satin smooth finish that feels great. Just a thought. A little pricey but easy to use and doesn't require many coats.
by Jim Bonnell
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Need advice on using TransTint Dye on curly maple
Replies: 22
Views: 22393

Re: Need advice on using TransTint Dye on curly maple

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm trying to highlight the grain more. My plan was to wipe on a more concentrated coat and let it dry then sand back and apply a less concentrated coat like PRS does. Can I do that with it mixed in the finish and get the same effect?