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by Bob Shanklin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Removing a Walden neck.
Replies: 2
Views: 3093

Re: Removing a Walden neck.

Contact Charles Fox at http://www.charlesfoxguitars.com , as he was a co-owner of Walden.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question about rubber hose
Replies: 17
Views: 15170

Re: question about rubber hose

Ryan, if you want to use rubber banding, use the stuff the physiotherapists make exercise bands from. https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Exercise-Physical/dp/B0042PS9ES/ref=sr_1_20_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509598205&sr=8-20-spons&keywords=theraband&th=1 Stuff works great, and glue doe...
by Bob Shanklin
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Radius Dish Help
Replies: 38
Views: 27004

Re: Radius Dish Help

Lee Valley posted a new catalogue that I received today. Lee Valley Luthier Tools and Supplies. They are selling radius dishes.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Radius Dish Help
Replies: 38
Views: 27004

Re: Radius Dish Help

I have decided to try turnibg the dish on my lathe. I have the radius dish pdf print out from the library with measurements. Don't have it to scale but plan to draw it out and cut on bs. Its on a legal sheet and I don't see a way to determine the length embedded in the drawing. 28 units across whic...
by Bob Shanklin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 21580

Re: You know how it is...

Count me in, I'll cover shipping to Canada.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Radius Dish Help
Replies: 38
Views: 27004

Re: Radius Dish Help

This was the setup I used to make dishes. Blank mounted on a Lazy-Susan bearing on sheet of plywood, rails that router rides on mounted inside frame that also holds dust collection at each end. The router bit spins the dish while cutting the radius, so you only need to go to the center. Took on aver...
by Bob Shanklin
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Red Tip Photina wood
Replies: 20
Views: 14840

Re: Red Tip Photina wood

Try fuming it in a closed container with a small dish of ammonia added. It should darken it considerably.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Sat May 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (closed)
Replies: 22
Views: 20814

Re: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (open)

Count me in Charlie, I will cover shipping to Canada.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements
Replies: 9
Views: 7295

Re: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements

I like the improvements, especially the strap. Great idea.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Adding set to a table saw blade
Replies: 22
Views: 16059

Re: Adding set to a table saw blade

I have the Stew-Mac blade and use it in my Delta cabinet saw. Cuts like a charm for medium(.023") fret wire.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6 (closed)
Replies: 31
Views: 34217

Re: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6

That one is on my list also, count me in. I will pay shipping to Canada.

Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bending purpleheart
Replies: 4
Views: 3691

Re: Bending purpleheart

If bending sides, try a sandwich of wood at about .080" spritzed with water, wrapped in craft paper, wrapped in foil shinny side in, blanket on top, metal slats top and bottom. Bend at 300*ish F . You might want to watch Grant Golz vid on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jr124qCNkw . I have ...
by Bob Shanklin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut back and sides question
Replies: 34
Views: 21830

Re: Walnut back and sides question

She pointed out that there can be a stress riser at the end of a brace. If you stop the brace short of the liner most of the stress if it gets hit will be concentrated at the end, and the side can crack right along the edge of the liner: just where it's hardest to fix. Side braces have to be inlet ...
by Bob Shanklin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Graphite composite source
Replies: 9
Views: 5967

Re: Graphite composite source

Goodwind Kites. https://goodwinds.com/ for carbon fiber flats for neck stiffeners. Inexpensive with cheap shipping to the states but expensive shipping to Canada. Great prices on fiberglass rods for go-bars as well.
Bob
by Bob Shanklin
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: hide glue vs bone glue?
Replies: 18
Views: 15315

Re: hide glue vs bone glue?

Gordon, I bought from LeeValley the first time I used HHG, then found a vendor on ebay for Milligan & Higgins 192g strength high clarity. Only thing I would use the LeeValley stuff for now is glueing bridges.

Bob