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by Ron Belanger
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Legal ivory: caveats?
Replies: 19
Views: 14644

Re: Legal ivory: caveats?

Or I can send it to you. Send me an email.
by Ron Belanger
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Legal ivory: caveats?
Replies: 19
Views: 14644

Re: Legal ivory: caveats?

The relevant details are outline in Section 2 of the following document "CITES, LACEY ACT, ESA, USFWS AND CUSTOMS REGULATION OF WOOD, SHELL, BONE, IVORY, FOSSIL IVORY, AND FINISHED ITEMS (SUCH AS GUITARS) WHICH CONTAIN ANY OF THESE OR OTHER WILDLIFE OR PLANT PRODUCTS By Chuck Erikson, the Duke of Pe...
by Ron Belanger
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sweated on my bare wood. Now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 4107

Re: Sweated on my bare wood. Now what?

If it's oil use mineral spirits or naptha. That should pick up any traces of oils.
by Ron Belanger
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Legal ivory: caveats?
Replies: 19
Views: 14644

Re: Legal ivory: caveats?

It is legal to buy preban ivory, but once you rework it it is considered new.
by Ron Belanger
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Legal ivory: caveats?
Replies: 19
Views: 14644

Re: Legal ivory: caveats?

Mario is correct
by Ron Belanger
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: banjo mandolin??
Replies: 12
Views: 10828

Re: banjo mandolin??

What Mario said :lol: :lol:
by Ron Belanger
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview
Replies: 14
Views: 12242

Re: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview

Looking forward to the interview! We've all followed his book and it still seems to be the best one out there that I'm aware of, at least. But it's, what, 30 years old? It seems that some new ideas have developed since then (Taylor style butted neck joints, radius sanding dishes, silicone heat blan...
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: jewelers rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 3419

Re: jewelers rouge

For bridges, saddles and nuts i like to use Micro Mesh or the 3M polishing papers. Brings them up to a very nice gloss
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Urea in hide glue
Replies: 7
Views: 5398

Re: Urea in hide glue

Try Fish Glue. It has similar properties to hide glue, but has a long open time and clamping time.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Shop tour
Replies: 26
Views: 23584

Re: Shop tour

Well organized shop Arnt. It may serve to inspire me to rethink my space and work at it this year.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fret re-dressing
Replies: 8
Views: 6992

Re: Fret re-dressing

If this is your first set-up / repair job perhaps you should consider doing it pro bono or for a small reasonable fee to get you some experience. I did my first few jobs for relatives and friends for the practice until I was confident enough to charge the going rate. Remember it is always, always pr...
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap Tuning
Replies: 33
Views: 22198

Re: Tap Tuning

I have found the method used by Kent Everett to work well for me. I have been using it for the last 6 instruments or so and I have found a big improvement in my results. More volume and sustain and balance. I still have a long way to go, but I think I'm moving in the right direction. :)
by Ron Belanger
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13663

Re: Making braces

Love this place!!