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by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Buffer
Replies: 18
Views: 5471

Re: Buffer

Thanks Barry- that is all great info.
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome
Replies: 23
Views: 9602

Shop air filtration build - Advise welcome

I've been planning on getting a shop air filtration system, and almost bought one for myself for Xmas. By coincidence, someone at my day job bought a used military transport HVAC air handler. It had 4 blowers in it and he sold me 2 of them ... for a song. and i can't sing, so that's sayin' sumthin'....
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Well, its going to be sticky. The flash-mate i had was solid, so i got some 100% silicone caulking. i _may_ be able to do the work tomorrow. will post pics of the process when i do. BTW - i still maintain that the casting compound would be the best possible material for this. something that is rubbe...
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

BTW, the best possible material for this would be a silicone casting compound. I worked with this stuff years ago. We called it "blue goo". It is a 2-part material, and results in a nice soft silicone rubber that does not stick to anything. And it is thin enough to inject. but ... it's expensive and...
by Chuck Tweedy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

i think i have the perfect stuff already. it's called Flash-Mate - clear gooey stuff that does not really harden or stick well to anything.
by Chuck Tweedy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

how about plasti-dip?
trying to find something that won't bind up the rotating rod.
remember this is a double acting rod where the whole rod rotates.
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 9024

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

man, was that Halloween that i piped up!?!
I'll download by New Year's i swear!
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

that has been discussed Brian - yes...
but
no
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Thanks for the replies all around.
Syringes and glue dispensing tips are no problem for me. They are a staple.
I'll look for the right caulk and I think I'm good to go.
The owner will be thrilled, he was prepared for major surgery on his baby.
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Re: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

well that's 2 votes for "caulk it". and we're talking some garden-variety big-box store silicone calking? something wimpy is best i expect. As Bob suggests, i could put it in under a pulled fret - maybe in 2 locations, splitting the rod length into approximately 3 equal-ish lengths. I have extra SS ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?
Replies: 27
Views: 8032

Replace or re-configure rattling truss rod?

Guys I need to bounce some ideas. I made an electric guitar a couple years ago that is all good except, by the luck of the draw, the neck geometry is such that the truss rod needs to be nearly slack to get good relief. The rod is a double action style from LMI with a rectangular steel bar on top (ag...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 9024

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Alain,
I'm interested in being a beta tester. But before i do...
Is this a data acquisition _and_ signal analysis package, or just analysis?
If it is a data acquisition system, what inputs does it accept? PC "onboard" system microphone?
by Chuck Tweedy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood identification - Taste
Replies: 10
Views: 5310

Re: Wood identification - Taste

Spanish cedar has a very strong cedar aroma (along with the bitter taste).
If it didn't smell like cedar, then is may just be another bad-tasting mahogany look-alike.
by Chuck Tweedy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ebony / Engelman OO
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Ebony / Engelman OO

Agree - beautiful, and unique.
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cracked poly finish
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: Cracked poly finish

thin CA will wick under masking tape and cauls. You want NO features for it to crawl under - just the crack.
by Chuck Tweedy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 56483

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

i don't know why you would be shy about saying the wood is from a Panamanian bed frame. it is well aged, it is certainly genuine mahogany, and best of all it is re-used. Nothing would be a bigger shame than if that wood were pitched in the dump or burned - which of course happen ALL THE TIME. ok ok ...
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 56483

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

looking great Barry!
i like that big sanding "block" for the waist. that must make it a lot easier - nothing more fun than sanding the waist!
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 11052

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

you're hooked
by Chuck Tweedy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17
Replies: 201
Views: 56483

Re: Restoration of a 1931 Martin 00-17

it is real nice - great job Barry