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by Steve Senseney
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: 100 year old piano
Replies: 8
Views: 4985

Re: 100 year old piano

I have worked on pianos some, and currently, I am in the middle of a repair. Are you doing to do the work Ryan? Prices on new pianos have dropped from what there were in the past. Getting a piano tech to work on a piano is generally pretty expensive. The one good thing you mention is that this is an...
by Steve Senseney
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Trim silicone heating blanket?
Replies: 8
Views: 3965

Re: Trim silicone heating blanket?

Can you fold the edge over rather than cut it?
by Steve Senseney
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Martin X neck joint
Replies: 18
Views: 14169

Re: Martin X neck joint

The painting, on top of the formica, degrade the value of this instrument instead of increase the value.
by Steve Senseney
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Help needed - hinges?
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Help needed - hinges?

google SOSS invisible hinge
by Steve Senseney
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: cracked finish
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: cracked finish

My guess is that the guitar got cold, and the finish cracked as it shrank more than the wood underneath.

It would be important to know what finish was used.

I
by Steve Senseney
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: drying out after a flood
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: drying out after a flood

The website for Amour All wax indicates no silicone.

I don't know about the canola cooking spray.
by Steve Senseney
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My Mini Archtop.
Replies: 7
Views: 4742

Re: My Mini Archtop.

I really like the appearance.

I hope the tone can be improved with the suggestions others have made.
by Steve Senseney
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: vacuum holder marks my finish
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Re: vacuum holder marks my finish

Another thought, would there be a plasticizer leaching out of the rubber holder that is causing the ring?

Especially if the finish has dried for a month.
by Steve Senseney
Fri May 30, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Improving a cheap ukulele?
Replies: 5
Views: 4427

Re: Improving a cheap ukulele?

With the skills you have, build another couple of instruments. Use what ever woods you have available, and modify or adjust any details to personalize them for you, the builder, or for you kids. Working on a lower quality instrument will be harder work than making a new instrument. After doing lots ...
by Steve Senseney
Tue May 27, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Vihuela de mano by Patrick Degreve
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: Vihuela de mano by Patrick Degreve

I like it. Looks very nice.
by Steve Senseney
Sun May 18, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Electric ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 5009

Re: Electric ukulele

Toothpicks!!

Inventive, and looks good for what you had to work with.
by Steve Senseney
Thu May 15, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ding in Watco Danish Oiled mahogany
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Re: Ding in Watco Danish Oiled mahogany

I am sure steam will raise the dent.

I have no idea what will happen to your finish, or if it can be repaired after steaming.

You might practice on scrap first.
by Steve Senseney
Thu May 15, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Ocarina- hole design and placement
Replies: 9
Views: 10716

Re: Ocarina- hole design and placement

I respect and appreciate your comments and help.
by Steve Senseney
Thu May 15, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Ocarina- hole design and placement
Replies: 9
Views: 10716

Re: Ocarina- hole design and placement

Thanks Yuri!!

I have looked at your site.

I could find some old deer bones, but I don't think I could do such nice carving!

I see sites talking about 4 or more holes.

Which do you recommend?
by Steve Senseney
Fri May 02, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wooden planes
Replies: 11
Views: 4856

Re: Wooden planes

NIce!
by Steve Senseney
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wooden planes
Replies: 11
Views: 4856

Re: Wooden planes

Where are the Pictures!?

I also like wooden planes. They are fun to make.
by Steve Senseney
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Ocarina- hole design and placement
Replies: 9
Views: 10716

Ocarina- hole design and placement

I want to make some wooden ocarinas. I was planning on a simple windway, and fipple design, with a square box (rather than curved or carved) for the body. I see designs for 4 hole, 6 hole, 8 hole and more than 8 hole designs. These are for my grand children to amuse them selves with, rather than for...
by Steve Senseney
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: "Unstaining" a strat
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: "Unstaining" a strat

Painting is a real option. Sanding will lighten the color. You can try a bleaching agent. This might help. End grain will absorb more of the stain, and it will be hard to get out of the end grain in an even manner. This might be a "burst" type of finish option. Of course, practice on scrap first!
by Steve Senseney
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: invisible repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 6101

Re: invisible repair.

I love the inlay on the violin!
by Steve Senseney
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Buffalo horn for saddles and nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 3935

Re: Buffalo horn for saddles and nuts

Is this a material that could cause problems if it ran into some of the restrictions on transport across international (or even state) borders?

I am not against using horn, but I suspect we have adequate or better materials available.