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by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Custom 45 Style
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Custom 45 Style

love the walnut - and the rest.
dig it!
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tool chest/ Tool organization?
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Tool chest/ Tool organization?

Wow, Randy. I think I've seen that before, but it is very impressive every time i see it! :-)
Darrel's is jealousy inducing as well.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: This got me mad!
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: This got me mad!

Hey Max - 'nuther geezer here! Glad to see you.
Have you heard anything from Dave Higham?
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Spray with the neck on
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Spray with the neck on

Hey Bob, Hey Barry.
I recently completed a Spanish style build so had to finish around the heel (PITA!)
I used THIS stuff and it worked great dry.
Stew Mac also sells it.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

that's the hard part - i almost never check Jam, and i only check-in every few weeks or so. :-/
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

THIS is the wood - FYI. MAN! 7 years ago. Peter, I was looking for a better picture of the headstock to show the veneer lines, but i really don't have one - :-( Clay, they are Gilbert tuners - Very nice. They were spec'ed by the client. Neck is Spanish Cedar - with an 1/8" x 3/8" carbon fiber rod. ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Barry, THIS is a decent shot of the rosette. It is the first classical rosette I've ever made from scratch. I'm very happy with it. I'm a fan of simple but bold classical rosettes. Peter, the black/white stripes you see are the interruption of the headstock veneers on the ramp. I have a sandwich of ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Hey Guys. I finished this classical and thought I'd share. It is Englemann spruce over black walnut. Randy Roberts will recognize this wood. In general, pretty much everything went right with this build *GASP*, when does that ever happen!? It sounds good, feels good, looks good - its a winner. Thank...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat May 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: poor man's saddle mill
Replies: 20
Views: 5635

Re: poor man's saddle mill

its a beauty all right.
but Barry, i don't get the blocks with the big slits in them. On the opposite side of the unit from the X-stage. In line with the Z-stage.
what are those blocks for?
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat May 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Stripping off water based lacquer help
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Stripping off water based lacquer help

good luck getting denatured alcohol in CA now
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: simple veneer type rosette making
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: simple veneer type rosette making

Looks great Clay! I've done exactly the same thing in the past - works great!
Thanks for sharing
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac as sealer under nitro
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Shellac as sealer under nitro

that being said, the shellac will work fine as a sealcoat under nitro
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000
Replies: 4
Views: 2943

Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

Hey that's great! Build more.
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting
Replies: 23
Views: 12281

Re: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting

I usually use the CA method as well, but like using fish glue with simple binding (not a lot of purfling strips wagging around). The trick for me is to get the whole thing all fit dry - completely fit. Miters at the tail and everything. Then mark with a contrasting pencil clear lines that MUST line ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 12334

Re: Glue spreader applicator

Randy, I'm still figuring it out. First time i used it was with Titebond and I started cleaning it before dry all the way, and it left some glue way down deep in the bristles. Still cam out, but i had to dig. Next time was with fish glue, and i left it longer and had better success when dry. But fis...
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 12334

Re: Glue spreader applicator

i got this silicone glue brush set for X-mass. it is pretty awesome. They are not as easy to clean as you might imagine, but they spread glue very easily and uniformly. And the clean-up spatula on the other end of each brush is PERFECT for hide glue once gelled. It gets flat on the surface and does ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: FP finish repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: FP finish repair

Randy - damn kids! Anyhow, there is no coming back from that other than to cover the whole area with a pickguard. I would seal the damage with shellac/FP first to generally protect, but that will not make it look much better. Then a tortoise or rosewood guard over that with an "artistic" shape can s...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Hey Randy, I got a boatload of free acoustic foam panels several years ago, and they have been providing a nice warm, quiet home for spiders and dust since then. :-)
Seriously, they really cut down the echo in the shop so i can hear the sound of the box (and the stereo) much better.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Hey all, i must have posted when the update was going on and it got lost. Basically, I have these units up by the ceiling because that is where i have space. I agree that collecting down by the floor would be more productive, but I'm trying to keep my lungs clear. The dust that is suspended in the a...
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Follow-up:
System is complete. I have made 2 boxes, added Filtrete 1900 2nd-ary filters, hung them on the ceiling, and put them on remote control.
They are in opposite corners of the shop - pointing so they circulate the air in the room. It is real nice.