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by Chuck Tweedy
Mon May 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 60278

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

So you are going for it - this will be fun - I second Bryan's post.
Questions:
- Are you not removing the neck? if not, why not?
- What are you going to replace the FB with? Braz or other rosewood?
- You are such a nerd! that router DRO is awesome!! (not a question)
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon May 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 60278

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

Barry, those sides look pretty far gone to me.
After you get the black paint off, and fill the binding rout, and replace that crushed waist, AND replace the white-wood piece near the neck... there ain't gonna be nuthin' left.
I vote for new set of sides.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5053

Re: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019

The guitar has a top crack in the lower bout (between the eagle and the feather) that should have been taken care of before you painted. But that is water under the bridge now.
the pick worn spot will just get beat up again, but you put some finish there to slow down the future damage.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat May 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5053

Re: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019

Wow - to add to Bob's/ Excellent art - many of us are jealous of your ability to lay that down in 2 days. Looks great! Your "bad spot" needed to be sealed before you did the whole overcoat. Is it rough? Did the Minwax finish raise the grain of the spruce? The color does not look too bad, but the tex...
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri May 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal
Replies: 30
Views: 11953

Re: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal

Hey Bob - thanks for the tip - I was trying t understand the rationale for using CA between hide glue surfaces. I thought perhaps the CA expedited the alcohol effect or ?? I don't know, let go at a low temperature from the protein bond. I know I will find out sooner or later - this thing WILL be com...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed May 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal
Replies: 30
Views: 11953

Re: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal

I've re-attached the top with thinned hide glue - it's on there pretty good. Hope it's not too good. Alan - I wanted to ask the rational that Joe Curtin used for sticking hide-sized surfaces together with CA. It seems that if you are going to separate the hide glue anyway, then why not just use hide...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 14348

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

i agree - use a dark wood to make the contrast - you can see how it would look in your photo where the shadow is acting as a dark line
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Shaping the sides of a Selmer/Maccaferri guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: Shaping the sides of a Selmer/Maccaferri guitar

omg - nice press!
you may have to make your first guitar first to get a side template.
or find a very similar guitar in a shop, and trace the sides - ask first :-)
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5053

Re: Artist seeking expert advice! Projected deadline 4.27.2019

i'll bet that shellac would stick to sanded polyurethane. actually i think i tried french polish over endurovar (which is polyurethane) and it seems great. and because this is the top of the guitar, i think it would be rugged enough. Hannah, do you know how to French Polish? if not, it may be a bit ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal
Replies: 30
Views: 11953

Re: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal

David, first - i believe that "wood alcohol" refers to methanol - but yes. procedure: Stick tape down, then wipe down the non-sticky (showing) side with denatured alcohol (ethanol), let it dry, and then glue whatever to it. You get a bond that is as good as the tape. I've tried with fish glue, and t...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Workshop layout?
Replies: 11
Views: 4610

Re: Workshop layout?

your shop is the bomb steve.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal
Replies: 30
Views: 11953

Re: Need a method for easy/reliable top/back removal

ok - yea i did the tape-one-surface-glue-to-the-other thing. that was a week ago for the top to the rims. been fussing with other stuff since then prior to that i did a test fit with 2-sided masking/mount tape, and it is pretty obvious that i'm stupid and the eventual glue-up would not work, but i t...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: General Finishes Waterbase Topcoat - SM is pushing this - anyone tried it?
Replies: 230
Views: 194795

Re: General Finishes Waterbase Topcoat - SM is pushing this - anyone tried it?

Hey Hannah. You should probably start a new thread on this subject - although I started this thread, and have enjoyed all the discussion - that was 4 years ago :lol: If you look in the library there are a few discussion about covering signatures and maybe some on covering artwork. You will need to t...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10026

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

Clay & Gordon, the bag is short. That's the way it came, I have 5 of them so I figure I'm going to wait till it's full enough that I can tell how much I need to prop it up and I'll make something that will essentially be permanent - because 5 bags is a lifetime supply for me. Daryl, if I were to jus...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10026

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

David - it is a brand new felt bag from ShopFox - rated at 2.5 micron.

After seeing Steve's shop in that other thread I've aleady been dreaming of a better dust management system :roll:
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10026

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

took me a couple hours, but mostly back to normal.
used it all day without issue - both bags are held on with wire now.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Enduro Var and HVLP and LVLP
Replies: 4
Views: 4526

Re: Enduro Var and HVLP and LVLP

wow - i've got nothing as fancy as Brian.
I used a relatively generic HVLP gravity fed gun i got at Rocker. Small cup like a jamb gun.
I use the 1mm tip and the recommended pressure at the gun.

Worked great.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10026

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

What does that mean? That's right, Dustmageddon 2 opened last night for a special, one-night-only, engagement in my shop! I was there for the blow-out premier. holy-f-ing-$#!t - another saturday wasted I do not have enough 4-letter words for my friends at Shop-Fox who thought that cheap-ass plastic ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10026

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

Look! I've now got a matching set!