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    Guitar backstripe question

    I read where some D-18's have a celluloid backstripe laminated between the two back halves. Does anyone know what glue they would be using, or does it matter as long as you have a solid wood support...
  2. Re: Is Nu Finish Scratch Dr. bad to use on a Tru-Oil finish?

    Would there be any problem buffing with McGuires #7 or #17 ? I don't believe they have silicon.
  3. Is Nu Finish Scratch Dr. bad to use on a Tru-Oil finish?

    This product has some silicone in it, but it sure takes out those little fine scratches. What harm would I be causing to just use it for that purpose?
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    Re: Bridge string spacing on Breedlove

    Not sure, but it is just a few years old. It's a Breedlove Oregon Mandolin. The nut width is 1 3/16.
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    Bridge string spacing on Breedlove

    I understand that Breedlove mandolins have a wider string spacing at bridge. Would anyone know what dimensions that is?
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    Best paper towel for staining & finishing?

    Just curious if anyone has found a paper towel any better than the Scotts Blue Work Towels. What I like about them most is they are pretty much lint free, but if there is anything better out there I...
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    What's even better are corn dog sticks!
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    Yes, I'm just finishing up on a mando I used Epifanes topped with Tru-Oil. Before I put the Tru-Oil on I was very disappointed with the finish, but that Tru-oil just smoothed everything out just...
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    Re: side bending - cracking

    I only have had problems in cracking right at the scroll curve. It took me a few years of braking a lot of scrap wood until I got the hang of it.
    I have found that pre-soaking the sides for 30 min...
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    Buffing under the fretboard extention

    No matter how hard I try to sneak in the steel wool, compound, buffing rag, I can never get a nice smooth transition from the buffed top to the underneath of the extension.
    Stew Mac has those foam...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Just curious. I see where several builders top off the Epifanes with true-oil. What is the advantage of doing this? Does it make a easier surface to buff?
    Do you let the Epifanes fully cure and...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    How many coats does it take and is that Sniezka a long varnish?

    Istvan
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Thanks for the tip about the accelerator. That sounds exactly what I'm looking for to give me faster drying time and harder surface.
    Do you varnish directly onto stained wood or do you seal first...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    OK, that's what I did and how I came up with the 50/50 mix, so I guess I'll keep using that ratio.
    Thanks for your input. That really helped.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    OK, for brushing what mix would you use and would that mix change with recoats?
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    OK, I'll leave out the Tung Oil and go back to the 50/50 mix of Varnish and Mineral Spirits. I really like the results, but it does take a long time to cure. Have you found anything better? I'm...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Thanks! I don't see much difference with or without adding the Tung Oil, but I was just trying what an old cabinet maker told me. What do you think?
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Sorry about that. I meant to say I am using a 1/3 1/3 1/3 mix of Epifanes, Tung oil, Mineral spirits.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Just going over past posts of those using Epifanes. I started using it a few months ago and I will never go back to anything else. I do have one question. I am using a 50/50 mix with mineral oil...
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    Re: No pickguard finish scratches

    Yes, I have thought of that and that's what I'll do as last option. Right now I am putting on a coat of Renaissance wax before a lot of picking and it seems to be at least preventing further...
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    No pickguard finish scratches

    Has anyone found a varnish finish which will harden enough that a non-pickguard player will create less scratching to the finish? I realize nothing is as hard as lacquer or poly, but perhaps a poly...
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    Re: Gotoch tuner install Question

    Yes, new build. I have the StewMac Jig and instructions, but don't see anything about Gotoch. I'm going to try different methods and see which works the best for me, unless someone has a better...
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    Gotoch tuner install Question

    This has probably bee addressed in past posts, but I couldn't seem to find anything.
    My question is this; What is the proper way to install Gotoch tuner strips? Since there is that bushing at the...
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    Schaller Grand Tune Tuning Keys

    I ordered set of Schaller Grand Tune keys and right out of the box they seemed very tight but I installed them anyway thinking they may loosen up in time. I did notice there are adjustable bushings...
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