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by Bob Hammond
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: a nifty little (diameter) gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 3384

Re: a nifty little (diameter) gauge

Bill, woodturning is a genre of woodworking that can be very enjoyable to learn and practice. It has its own Zen of sorts, and is adaptable to situations when/where time is tight. It's possible to start and finish a beautiful item in one single session, or one can plan very elaborate projects. If a ...
by Bob Hammond
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Is it customary for a repair-person to inscribe their mark & the date of repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 4214

Is it customary for a repair-person to inscribe their mark & the date of repair?

I'm doing a repair on one of my own, and so I need not ponder what the maker might think of my bodged-up repairwork. But I've been thinking about the Dad of my best friend from high school. He was a highly skilled watchmaker/repairman, who worked on many timepieces over the decades. I might see some...
by Bob Hammond
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?
Replies: 7
Views: 4003

Re: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?

Scarfing the joints is an excellent idea. I'll try it. I went through 4 or 5 pieces before I got a bending technique down. Bending the grenadillo was much easier after I soaked it in water for a half-hour or so, and occasionally wetted it while ironing it down. I bent the waist curve first over a sm...
by Bob Hammond
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?
Replies: 7
Views: 4003

Re: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?

Thanks Bob. I've been away for some time, so I know that products have changed, and I've forgotten or never learned many other things. I prebent the moldings around a 3/4" MDF form that I traced around the body -- the body that has handbent sides that are very asymmetrical, in both planes. It's a lo...
by Bob Hammond
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?
Replies: 7
Views: 4003

Re: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?

I forgot to mention the other important item/issue, the tape that is used to hold the binding in place. I like the plain old tan 3M tape. Are there any other brands & types that should be considered?
by Bob Hammond
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?
Replies: 7
Views: 4003

Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue for wood bindings?

Are there advantages or disadvantages to using Titebond Molding & Trim 'No-run, No-drip' wood glue? It supposedly has a hign initial tack but has enough open time to arrange things. I generally like to use hot hide glue, but I think HHG sets too fast for gluing wood bindings because it might take mo...
by Bob Hammond
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: a nifty little (diameter) gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 3384

a nifty little (diameter) gauge

It's a pleasure to make a tool that is reasonably accurate and precise. A woodturner by the name of David Reed Smith posted an online article about how to make a Direct Reading Caliper. It's meant to be a woodturner's diameter gauge of 0-1" capacity, but it works for measuring the thickness of plana...
by Bob Hammond
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?
Replies: 12
Views: 5393

Re: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?

If memory is correct, when making up a 4 piece top, using offcuts from the waist to make up the width of the lower bout, then the offcut pieces must be exchanged to the other side, and then flipped over, so that the chayotance of the offcuts matches the main halves. Did I get that right? It means th...
by Bob Hammond
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Amy Hopkins needs our help after open heart surgery!
Replies: 71
Views: 48599

Re: Amy Hopkins needs our help after open heart surgery!

My best wishes to Amy. We've never met or corresponded, but I have always admired her generosity of spirit and personal effort. I'm glad that it was possible for Amy to go to Johns Hopkins, and if all goes as I hope and think it might, then I think you'll see her up and about soon, and feeling good....