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by John E Giarrizzo
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in batches of Hide Glue
Replies: 34
Views: 16432

Re: Differences in batches of Hide Glue

Thanks, Waddy. They have the high clarity, and also what they call "Marquetry". They say that the Marquetry, which I assume is "normal" HG, has a longer working time than the high clarity, and that the high clarity is more "tacky" (whatever that means) More working time appeals to me. Is the high cl...
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in batches of Hide Glue
Replies: 34
Views: 16432

Re: Differences in batches of Hide Glue

Thanks, Mario.

I emailed the company and yes, their minimum order is 50 pounds, way too much for my use. But they sent me a list of distributors of small quantities.
by John E Giarrizzo
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in batches of Hide Glue
Replies: 34
Views: 16432

Re: Differences in batches of Hide Glue

I purchased the first batch from International Luthiers, when they were still around. Second from my local woodcraft. I knew exactly how the first batch behaved, now I have to learn all over. Oh well, I guess I just have to adapt and be flexible. I do miss that sweet smell, though. :D Mario, you're ...
by John E Giarrizzo
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in batches of Hide Glue
Replies: 34
Views: 16432

Re: Differences in batches of Hide Glue

Thanks, Bob. I'll adjust the water ratio and do some test peices. I did use the thinner mix to glue in some purfling. High strength isn't really needed there (I think), so I'm not too worried. The difference in smell had me concerned. The old stuff was really sweet. Because the new stuff had a sour ...
by John E Giarrizzo
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Differences in batches of Hide Glue
Replies: 34
Views: 16432

Differences in batches of Hide Glue

In approximately in 2000, I purchased Behlen hide glue L940-00255B 1/97. Just used up the last of it. Using it for violin making. Purchased a new can, B940-00255, Lot #:629608 Q211. First thing I noticed is that the smell is different. The previous can had a sweet smell. The new, a more sour smell. ...
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

Oops --- Just read the forum section definitions. I posted this in the wrong section. Sorry about that Charlie. Should have been in Repair section. But you guys were kind enough to answer anyway.
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

Is a complete stripping and refinish required?

Or if someone knew what they were doing --- could just those areas be touched up? Which would be beyond my abilities.

Thanks again for the help.
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

Thanks for the replies.

Refinishing I think I could do. Fixing the cracks? That may be a job for a pro. Can the they be fixed without taking the top off?
by John E Giarrizzo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

P.S.

The guy bought his lacquer in bulk, and poured some in a plain glass jar for me, which is why I don't know what brand or type. It thinned and cleaned up with lacquer thinner.
by John E Giarrizzo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

All I know is that it was a "guitar lacquer" that I purchased from a local guitar repair shop. It was definitely a lacquer.
by John E Giarrizzo
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Cracked Lacquer Finish Repair?

I did a restoration on my Dad's guitar about twenty years ago. It was in pretty bad shape. Neck was separating. Finish really bad. Frets worn and falling out. Tuning knobs crumbling. I think this was the one he carried around when serving in WWII. Went through The Battle of the Bulge. Some of my ear...
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How wet should ebony binding be for hot-pipe bending?
Replies: 23
Views: 7449

Re: How wet should ebony binding be for hot-pipe bending?

Ebony binding is definitely tricky to bend. Some bits co-operate and bend easily enough but other strips will snap when you look at them. That's been my experience. In bending solid ebony violin purfling. The first time I did, bent easily. Got a new batch of ebony, nothing I could do would bend it ...
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's NOT about the nail!
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

Re: It's NOT about the nail!

Been married 45 years. I've learned when to keep my mouth shut.
by John E Giarrizzo
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?
Replies: 19
Views: 9516

Re: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?

Mario --- Trying to understand this procedure. Can this be done without removing the top? The only way I can see would be to taper the amount trimmed from the sides, tilting them out towards the back, decreasing the circumference on the back edge only. If not, then the top would have to removed, tri...
by John E Giarrizzo
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?
Replies: 19
Views: 9516

Re: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?

Thanks guys. The picture posted was shown without the clamps in place. The two Philips screws act as a push pull clamp. The blocks are attached to the bottom with screws (attached drawing doesn't show these screws). The wood is not tapped, metal inserts are used. The pictures are in the "Other strin...
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?
Replies: 19
Views: 9516

Re: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?

Thanks, Mark --- as usual, this forum helped me to do this.
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What kind of Instrument is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 5491

Re: What kind of Instrument is this?

Thanks, Jon.

Yes, go ahead and do yours. It is enjoyable giving new life to an old instrument like this.
by John E Giarrizzo
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?
Replies: 19
Views: 9516

Re: Technique to align and reattach guitar back?

Thanks, Mark. What I ended up doing was using the fixture to align and glue as best as possible, but still slightly misaligned. I then chamferd the edge as in the sketch, stained it and done. I kept the amount taken off the side even, so even though it shows, doesn't look bad. I posted pictures in t...
by John E Giarrizzo
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What kind of Instrument is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 5491

Re: What kind of Instrument is this?

Thanks to all for the info. I finally finished it. My Dad had given this instrument to me many years ago. He picked it up at a garage sale --- probably for $2. I didn't think it had much hope --- but --- I am thrilled with how it turned out. Not only looks pretty good, but the sound!!! Bright, rich,...