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by Ron Belanger
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Aggravating undertone on D string
Replies: 9
Views: 5206

Re: Aggravating undertone on D string

CA does not wick under electrical tape. At least not when I've used it. I think I got that from Don Teeter's books.
by Ron Belanger
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Chuck Tweedy's Shop
Replies: 57
Views: 31777

Re: Chuck Tweedy's Shop

+1 Chuck!!
by Ron Belanger
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Waterbased Laquer? - Poly? - Acrylic???
Replies: 9
Views: 5495

Re: Waterbased Laquer? - Poly? - Acrylic???

I originally started with KTM 9 and was happy with it, but it has been discontinued. So now I am using KTM SV which I like better. I order it directly from Grafted Coatings. They ship it by mail. No problems. I don't think there are any dealers in Canada.
by Ron Belanger
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Unsuccessful fret leveling
Replies: 16
Views: 8266

Re: Unsuccessful fret leveling

Also when levelling frets 80 grit is way too coarse. 220 or 320 will get you there quick enough.
by Ron Belanger
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's beyond my ability...
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Re: It's beyond my ability...

It's Pikasso on steroids.
by Ron Belanger
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: NY Times Fender Company Article
Replies: 14
Views: 9303

Re: NY Times Fender Company Article

And another wet blanket for me Chuck.
by Ron Belanger
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: NY Times Fender Company Article
Replies: 14
Views: 9303

Re: NY Times Fender Company Article

Interesting. Hopefully, Fender will weather this storm.
by Ron Belanger
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Dan's the Man
Replies: 2
Views: 2350

Re: Dan's the Man

+1
by Ron Belanger
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The new "lion"
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

Re: The new "lion"

Very Nice!!
by Ron Belanger
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ebony binding
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

Re: Ebony binding

My ebony binding is about .060 in. thick and I have no problems bending it in a side bender. I put wet paper on each side and bend at 300 to 350 degrees. It will occasionally crack, but it is easy to repair with black CA or epoxy.
by Ron Belanger
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Really Nasty old glue.....
Replies: 8
Views: 4925

Re: Really Nasty old glue.....

Is the crack actually glued? Is there glue squeeze-out on the inside? If not it may not have been glued, but only taped. It looks like tape residue to me. Mineral spirits or naptha would be my first solvent to try.
by Ron Belanger
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Acer rubrum vs Acer pseudoplatanus
Replies: 5
Views: 3817

Re: Acer rubrum vs Acer pseudoplatanus

I have been using figured soft maple for my last few Irish Bouzoukis / Octave Mandolins and I like it a lot.
by Ron Belanger
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tuner hole drill bit
Replies: 20
Views: 14282

Re: Tuner hole drill bit

+1 Nick
by Ron Belanger
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: water varnish bodged repair on laquer
Replies: 11
Views: 4611

Re: water varnish bodged repair on laquer

just don't bodge / botch the picture!
by Ron Belanger
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Rosette purfling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 5027

Re: Rosette purfling problem

Thanks Chuck, couldn't have said it better meself.
by Ron Belanger
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Rosette purfling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 5027

Re: Rosette purfling problem

Exactly, thanks for the clarity Chuck. Sometimes I tend to be a bit fuzzy