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  Topic: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
ram40ut

Replies: 5
Views: 835

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:23 am   Subject: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
Thanks so much guys.
I've read where a lot of guys swear by drywall mud and Bondo. I've got an old mahogany neck that has been my guinea pig for a while. It's almost
almost a toothpick by know,LOL ...
  Topic: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
ram40ut

Replies: 5
Views: 835

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:39 pm   Subject: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
I'm sure this had been discussed, so my apologies if it has been.

I've read on several boards that builders have used Durhams Rock Hard Water
Putty as a grain filler, as well as Bondo. But I was ...
  Topic: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
ram40ut

Replies: 0
Views: 429

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:38 pm   Subject: I'm a little confused on a grain filler issue.
I'm sure this had been discussed, so my apologies if it has been.

I've read on several boards that builders have used Durhams Rock Hard Water
Putty as a grain filler, as well as Bondo. But I was ...
  Topic: Finish dilemma
ram40ut

Replies: 3
Views: 681

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:02 pm   Subject: Finish dilemma
Thanks for your feedback, and I agree that it does look like peel, but a guy on the AcousticGuitar forum said it looked like I shot the the clear too thick and caused what he called "sink back&qu ...
  Topic: Finish dilemma
ram40ut

Replies: 3
Views: 681

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:07 pm   Subject: Finish dilemma
I'm having an issue with a Martin mahogany neck. This isn't my first rodeo, but I haven't exactly ridden the bull for a full 8 seconds. Although I have had great outcomes finishing acoustic material ...
  Topic: Who is the custom decal guy?
ram40ut

Replies: 2
Views: 647

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:13 pm   Subject: Who is the custom decal guy?
Thank you sir!
  Topic: Who is the custom decal guy?
ram40ut

Replies: 2
Views: 647

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:56 am   Subject: Who is the custom decal guy?
Sorry if this has been discussed before, but isn't there a member here that reproduce just about any headstock decal?

Thanks
  Topic: Fretwire height relative to fretboard question
ram40ut

Replies: 3
Views: 731

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:08 pm   Subject: Fretwire height relative to fretboard question
The fret height from the fingerboard to the top of the fret does not matter one bit. Difference could be caused from many things like an unlevel fingerboard, over sanding, more or less finish etc. t ...
  Topic: Fretwire height relative to fretboard question
ram40ut

Replies: 3
Views: 731

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:04 am   Subject: Fretwire height relative to fretboard question
guys, this is long an hopefully not too rambling.
Hopefully I can articulate what I have going on. So bare with me, I'm very fragile these days.😏

I played a friends Tele with a chunky nec ...
  Topic: New Bulldog build-Complete!
ram40ut

Replies: 60
Views: 17076

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:54 pm   Subject: New Bulldog build-Complete!
I have been gone a few years and came back because I am about to finish a new maple strat neck and saw my old thread. Wow looking back it appears that I didn't enjoy the process but I did and have fo ...
  Topic: Neck relief question
ram40ut

Replies: 4
Views: 815

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:39 pm   Subject: Neck relief question
I realize this is a finishing forum, but I've got an issue with the All-Parts TMO -Fat Tele replacement neck. the neck was dead straight out of the box, but after I leveled and crowned the frets, I c ...
  Topic: Broken drill removal help
ram40ut

Replies: 5
Views: 703

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:05 am   Subject: Broken drill removal help
Thanks guys, I got it!
  Topic: Broken drill removal help
ram40ut

Replies: 5
Views: 703

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:29 pm   Subject: Broken drill removal help
Thanks!
  Topic: Splotchy stain on maple neck question
ram40ut

Replies: 3
Views: 729

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:27 pm   Subject: Splotchy stain on maple neck question
Get some Minwax wood conditioner. If you are using a water base stain, get the water base conditioner. Oil base stain = oil base conditioner. That will prevent the uneven stain.

I would not tint ...
  Topic: Broken drill removal help
ram40ut

Replies: 5
Views: 703

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:49 pm   Subject: Broken drill removal help
Anybody have a method for removing a broken drill bit?

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