Search:

Type: Posts; User: David Newton

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,685

    Re: Fret repair

    If you get the mandolin properly set up, all your dreams will come true.
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,686

    Re: Carbon Fiber rods

    Dragon Plate still has the best price for carbon fiber rods, but if you only need a little bit, that resource is great.
  3. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,982

    Re: Sweet Gum Wood

    Hi Joe. Of course it sounded great! A Size-1 guitar hits the sweet spot for Parlor guitars, Carpathian Spruce is a very light and resonant wood, the Sweet Gum was very resonant in itself. It sold...
  4. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,982

    Re: Sweet Gum Wood

    Yep, if you read the linked thread about Sweet Gum, you'll see the guitar I built, back & sides, of Sweet Gum.
    I would say, if the wood is like mine was, it is "stripey pretty" and a exact drop-in...
  5. Replies
    1,028
    Views
    306,717

    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Bluestown L-0 neck glued. Getting close!

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/bluestown/L0%2012-30-16%20neck%20on.jpg
  6. Re: "The Brilliance of Stradivari Violin Might Rest Within Its Wo

    I would like to change the title of this thread to "The Brilliance of Stradivari Violin Might Rest with the maker, Antonio Stradivarius"

    Why is it so hard for the "world" to understand that the...
  7. Replies
    29
    Views
    6,738

    Re: Tool for filing nut slots

    A luthier may charge his shop minimum, $60 in mine, to slot your nut. That's a bit less than a decent set of nut files. If a luthier goes too deep, he'll make a new nut, if you go too deep...
  8. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,291

    Re: Fixing up my Carlisle Violin.

    As a guitar and violin repairman, when a person brings in a violin and wants it fixed so he can sell it, there is the question "can you add $250 or more to the selling price?" Otherwise you will lose...
  9. Replies
    59
    Views
    10,995

    Re: Sustainably grown tonewood?

    I haven't read all the words that have come before, and I don't know what the word "sustainable" means this week.
    What I know personally is I can go to any place that sells wood and get enough to...
  10. Replies
    1,028
    Views
    306,717

    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Well, it's what's on my bench...

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/post-images/lectric%20work%20sm.jpg
  11. Re: Gibson - Ordering a "Special Finish" in 1919

    I love it, something that I, and ( I'll bet ) every builder would say: "we're just as happy when no special orders appear in the daily mail".
  12. Replies
    1,028
    Views
    306,717

    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hi, thanks for your kind words.
    It was just an experiment, because I can.
    The wood was a very old board that was salvage, tight grain and fairly heavy for Doug Fir. I left it about .130" on the...
  13. Replies
    1,028
    Views
    306,717

    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    It "came out" awesome!
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/12-7-16-o-size/o%20size%20finish%202.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1481157671585
  14. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,807

    Re: Repairs Manual

    I mean no offense, only encouragement, why haven't you started already?
    Get going man! Don't wait for a manual, just tear into it!
  15. Replies
    1,028
    Views
    306,717

    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Going to glue the bridge on this 0-size today, hope to string it up this week.

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/december-2016/0size%2012%206%2016.jpg
  16. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,005

    Re: Paris Swing cave in

    Are you sure you want to put so much effort into such an instrument?
  17. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,863

    Re: French Polishing for Dummies?

    Wouldn't you agree, in finishing, that there are several ways that seem to work for other builders?
    When trying a finish that others have used successfully, you can quickly find some reason to not...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,227

    Re: A good source for mahogany blocks?

    If you can find a millwork shop near to you, something like a door and window maker, door frames, fancy arch doorways, stuff like that, go visit.
    If you are a nice person and chat up the owner,...
  19. Replies
    20
    Views
    4,580

    Re: Fingerboard Attachment

    I build guitars.
    Using Titebond I had significant bow-back, so much that I compensated for it by building forward-bow into the neck.
    I switched to hot-hide glue ( for everything ) and it eliminated...
  20. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,724

    Re: Shellac finishes and wax

    There are tons of FP videos already, just do some searching.
  21. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,724

    Re: Shellac finishes and wax

    On a recent a guitar, instead of going for a gloss, I rubbed it out with super-fine pumice for a less-than-glossy surface, then used Renaissance Wax from the UK, maybe the wax Gary uses. I really...
  22. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,724

    Re: Shellac finishes and wax

    I do French Polish Shellac finish on all my instruments, and for quite a few years now, and consider my finishes to be excellent.
    I have used de-waxed shellac, partially de-waxed, and full-of-wax...
  23. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,927

    Re: This mandolin is playable ?

    A little coil or two of beer-can aluminum will do the trick.
  24. Re: Any problems with super glue reacting with existing glues

    For some reason CA glue seems to play well with hide glue. I think it is because hide glue is made of skin, and you know how CA sticks to skin? something like that.
  25. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,252

    Re: Widening a fret board

    It is amazing how small a difference can be felt by the player. I hear it all the time when a player of a regular factory acoustic guitar, normally 1-11/16", picks up a guitar with 1-3/4" nut, "wow...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4