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  Topic: Edge rolling
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 3
Views: 133

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:33 pm   Subject: Edge rolling
I just go at it with the shaft of a screwdriver.

But.

Depending on the finish, you could be getting an early start on a relic - especially on a finished maple board. I wouldn't try it.

Ro ...
  Topic: NCD
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 3
Views: 139

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: NCD
Somewhere, someone is searching desperately for a mid-40's Nash radio delete plate to finally finish that restoration.

Indeed, Skip Simmons does great work.

BTW, that is total coolness!
  Topic: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 235

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:43 am   Subject: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
I wonder what that "isolator" is.
  Topic: Fret work tools and question
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 3
Views: 153

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: Fret work tools and question
I've done it that way. A lot depends on how big the frets are to begin with - without simulating string tension there's a lot of guesswork involved, and you can find yourself with not much left. I s ...
  Topic: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 17
Views: 475

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:45 am   Subject: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
Ouch, sorry to hear that.

PS I seem to be in the minority, but I am not a fan of Tru Oil.
  Topic: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 263

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
When leveling, I just take it down a little extra on those frets I never use.
  Topic: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 263

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:12 pm   Subject: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Always.
  Topic: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 218

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:10 pm   Subject: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Yup - all good - thanks!
  Topic: Stabilizing Lacquer Cracks/Checks
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 6
Views: 223

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: Stabilizing Lacquer Cracks/Checks
Blush-out?
  Topic: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 218

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 pm   Subject: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Thanks, Dave, let me know what you find.

Storage seems to be particularly hard on these machines - once the pinch roller and the idler tires get sticky they're pretty much toast, as far as I can ...
  Topic: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 5
Views: 218

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:01 pm   Subject: Got One! Tascam Portastudio Help Needed
Anybody have a functional Tascam Portastudio 4-track cassette they'd be willing to sell?

My 464 took a dump right in the middle of archiving hours of recordings, and is not repairable. Just pick ...
  Topic: Low action and fret buzz
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:40 am   Subject: Low action and fret buzz
I'm a stringbender with a heavy touch, and I like the action high. An added benefit is few worries about fret buzz. Super low action leaves little room for the strings to vibrate, in my experience. ...
  Topic: Post your Xmas gift, Black Friday or Cyber Monday purchase
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 2
Views: 212

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:35 pm   Subject: Post your Xmas gift, Black Friday or Cyber Monday purchase
I picked up some of those tuners too.
  Topic: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 17
Views: 475

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:53 am   Subject: Shellac orange peel under tru oil
I've had trouble with witness lines when sanding Tru Oil.
  Topic: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
Mr. Clevername

Replies: 13
Views: 396

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:32 am   Subject: Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
Ditto!
 
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