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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    I'll give the Grafix frisket a go. Frisket - makes me think of brisket. Brisket would probably be a bit too greasy.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    Andrew: I saw a photo of your guitars prior to epoxy filling. What type of masking material did you use; the frisket film? If so, the extra tack?
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    Mikeyb2: Please post your results later. I'd like to see how it works out for you.
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    Here's some photos of my mahogany soundboard samples in progress. They aren't quite finished yet, but you can see the process in action.
    First step, water based Trans Tint dyes on the mahogany (My...
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    I am currently working on an all mahogany L-00 type guitar for a friend. My friend wants a 1930s style dye tobacco sunburst finish. I plan to create the sunburst on the guitar body with Trans Tint...
  6. Re: glue for temporary attachment of copper inlay

    I use Duco cement to temporarily hold down pearl inlay while tracing the edges with an x-acto. I can then squirt some acetone on it, it soaks under and loosens the inlay after a bit. It doesn't raise...
  7. Thread: Shop Helpers

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    Re: Shop Helpers

    Here's Oreo the shop border collie. She once had a beautiful tail, but she also likes to boss around trucks..

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    Re: how do you clean your files?

    A soft common nail can clear hardened stuff between the file teeth.
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    I would suggest a bigger diameter pipe so that you can heat more wood at one time. Judging by the burn marks, it appears that you might have lingered too long on individual spots on too hot of a...
  10. Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    That's a piece of wood you'll either like or not. With that said, I'd wonder if future resale would be affected. You'd likely rule out 50% of the potential buyers.
  11. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    The scroll will definitely be a test of lamination. It appears that Stew Mac does not have white/black celluloid strips. lmii.com or axinc.net are alternative sources. Unfortunately, the cost of...
  12. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    I prefer celluloid binding. I've never been a big fan of ABS binding. ABS feels and acts like PVC pipe material. Celluloid seems to respond better to acetone - laminating and gluing to wood with...
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    Re: Need recommendation for clear finish

    I've had good success with spraying Target Coatings EM6000 water based lacquer. If you get on their email list, they include a monthly 20% off code. Good until Feb 1: WB20. I typically spray over a...
  14. Re: Ring - Concave / Convex Pliers for Bending Binding

    Has anyone used a ring plier like this for binding bending?

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    Thanks for the advice Sunburst. I'm still finding limited use for the pliers. Maybe the radius is too small? The best use I've found is making the little tight bends at the very end of the scroll...
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    Re: Old reddish / pink glue? (NMC)

    It would be weirder than resorcinol, but polyester resin used for fiberglass work is pinkish.
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    Re: Old reddish / pink glue? (NMC)

    Maybe resorcinol glue? Years ago, I glued together some exterior white oak benches with resorcinol glue. It's a two part glue that is reddish-brown. It is described as a precursor to epoxy glues....
  18. Ring - Concave / Convex Pliers for Bending Binding

    I have seen mention on the forum of using "ring pliers" to make the tight curves while bending binding. It makes sense to me so I ordered a ring plier off Ebay. I tried to match the plier (pliers?)...
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    Re: Binding laminate

    Stew Mac had stopped selling celluloid. They now sell ivoroid and tortoise again:
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Binding_and_Trim/Plastic_Binding/

    Axiom is a great place to get...
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    Re: Side bending. Is this worth saving?

    Here's a pile of learning. I still think this particular batch of very curly red maple is unbendable.

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    Re: Side bending. Is this worth saving?

    If you're not using a thin piece of sheet metal bending strap to back the curves, you should. It will help prevent cracks. The more highly figured the grain, less water should be used. Here's a...
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    Re: Side bending. Is this worth saving?

    375-400 degrees is optimal. If you have more side wood, I would probably try again due to the crack. You could probably convert your cracked scroll piece into another side piece.
  23. Re: do you hammer or press your frets-do you use glue?

    John did a much more eloquent description of proper fret hammering technique. What he said!
  24. Re: do you hammer or press your frets-do you use glue?

    On new construction, I fret the boards prior to gluing. As stated, registering pins are the way to go. I use the Stew Mac arbor press with brass inserts in my drill press. It's pricey, but works...
  25. Re: anyone use these for touching up nitro based finishes?

    The foam pads and Stewmac polishes will likely do the trick, but you might try a more gentle hand rubbing with a soft old cotton t shirt first. I've used Meguiar's M2 Mirror Glaze Fine-Cut Cleaner...
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