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by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: about using an eggbeater drill
Replies: 15
Views: 8793

Re: about using an eggbeater drill

Mark says... "a large handled screwdriver with a keyless 3/8" drill chuck"

A macho pin vise, I like that!! I have all the parts, need to put that together!!
I use pin vises all the time for drilling small holes - that's really all i use to drill holes < 1/8" in wood.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

No, no binding, no rosettes. Much thanks for the back-handed compliments tho - appreciated and noted. I am, however, going to put them on remote control on/off. I will be building the second one ASAP, and will be adding Filtrete 1900 secondary filters. So everyone can breathe a little easier - i kno...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

And finally, just the back. So far the filter is just duct-taped on to the back of the box - which is designed to be the same OD as the filter. Here's the thing... Thanks for bringing up NordicPure, but I am NOT impressed with them. The filters are supposed to be MERV13, which should be filtering sm...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

The rear with the "guts" in view.
The guts are the blower, a 24 volt DC power supply, and the filter.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

I made progress on my filter units after the NordicPure filters showed up Friday. Below is the bid from the front. I made them from plywood material i have just laying around - The face piece has a purple plastic veneer. The 2 rectangular holes are where the air comes out - and boy, those blowers ca...
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Body vise
Replies: 8
Views: 3807

Re: Body vise

that is great!
what type of foam is it?
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 5217

Re: "Kelobre"?

Indeed, they are not the same duck, but they are very similar.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Shards and splinters
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: Shards and splinters

Second Bryan's question. I noted right away you said "The gorilla glue repair came apart also." as if it were a given. I would have expected that it was PU glue, which would have to be swan apart or "broken". Assuming it was PU - as Bryan said, Gorilla is a blanket brand now. Also, second the recomm...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 56462

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

Awesome job Barry.
That was a very educational thread for me. Thanks.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: "Kelobre"?
Replies: 11
Views: 5217

Re: "Kelobre"?

I used Parota for a furniture project recently, and it seemed like it would be a great lutherie wood - very low density, but stiff, with great color.
Let us know how this turns out
by Chuck Tweedy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

David, thanks for pointing me to nordicpure - they have just what i'm looking for. you just made my boxes much smaller and easier to make.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

Still on Youtube buddy.
Now i can count the years more easily. Oh boy.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Stuck the needle in the hole, and easily injected 1ml into both locations. Rattle is gone. After injecting, i cleaned up the fret slots and replaced the old frets. Going on vacation tomorrow, so leveling and re-setup will have to wait a week. It was an easy job. Thanks for the advise everyone, this ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Put my 100% silicone in a 3ml syringe with a 17 gage needle (i think - it has a 1/16" OD)
I was shocked at how easy it was to pass the silicone through the needle.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Did the geometry to find out how to drill down to the rod under the steel bar.
I chose to drill at 45 degrees, and needed to be offset from the center by a bit more than 3/8".
Pulled the 5th and 10th fret and, marked the spot with yellow tape and carefully drilled in with a 1/16" bit in a pin vise.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

So, good thing i built this instrument in the first place so i knew what type of rod it was and what the geometry is.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:52 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 did remember that Mario had done something clever (imagine that :O). I'm not going to be able to do that, I don't have any free wall space. These are going to be up on the 8' ceiling. Above my work island so nobody can hit their head. And the blowers are small, so they can be low-profil...
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gluing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

Re: Gluing surfaces

hey Dave - long time no see - and I second your question. seems strange that Stew-Mac would be promoting that method.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Drop filling
Replies: 9
Views: 4468

Re: Drop filling

brilliant Barry - thanks.