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  1. Thread: Epoxy over CA?

    by Chris_H
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    Are you wiping until the CA just starts to heat...

    Are you wiping until the CA just starts to heat up and 'go off' a little? Most of the filling action happens right at the end of the wiping, ( per paper towel) when the paper towel starts to get...
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    No need for Naptha. Not at all. I have never...

    No need for Naptha. Not at all. I have never used naptha, ever, for cleaning between sanding on lacquer. A damp rag is fine, at most. Compressed air also works great. After the initial...
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    Trizact in 1000, 3000, and 5000 is amazing...

    Trizact in 1000, 3000, and 5000 is amazing stuff. I have used it for years. For a polished lacquer finish, blocking out at 1000 with wet film, then 3000 Trizact, then compounds. For cutting...
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    The car wash power washers work just fine...

    The car wash power washers work just fine...
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    Not entirely true Pete. It depends on what...

    Not entirely true Pete. It depends on what sort of Cocobolo it is, and also how it is finished. I just saw a piece that I made over 10 years ago, it was still gorgeous. The color had changed...
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    Take it to the power washer. Let the belts dry....

    Take it to the power washer. Let the belts dry. That works great. I have used this method for years.
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    I work with Cocobolo a lot. Over the years I...

    I work with Cocobolo a lot. Over the years I have developed a sensitivity to it, but the two times I have noticed it as a problem, I have changed my behavior with it, and am still able to work...
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    What kind of moisture meter are you using? I...

    What kind of moisture meter are you using? I doubt very seriously that it is at 0%.
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    When re-sawing into thin slices, if the wood...

    When re-sawing into thin slices, if the wood still has considerable moisture, I will cut it, then shrink wrap the whole bundle tight for a couple of months, or more, letting it adjust slowly. ...
  10. I have not done many instruments, nor used this...

    I have not done many instruments, nor used this method a lot. However, I do remember that the period of time when it is just starting to kick, as being the most productive time for the actual...
  11. The Bounty paper towels, as suggested by Chuck,...

    The Bounty paper towels, as suggested by Chuck, work great. At first the CA glue wets and flows well, and then it hits a stage right before it starts 'going off' where he paper towel fold starts...
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    Really pretty one!

    Really pretty one!
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    Never yet made anything to that standard... ...

    Never yet made anything to that standard... Close sometimes, but there is always something that could have been better.
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    Mine too... search for 'ukulele set',...

    Mine too...

    search for 'ukulele set', 'ukulele neck', etc.
  15. BlackBears words seem the most accurate to me, ...

    BlackBears words seem the most accurate to me, so far.
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    Understanding the musicality of it all. Scale...

    Understanding the musicality of it all. Scale length, compensation, neck angle, fret tuning, setup, everything about playability. I already had my 'chops' as far as creating with wood, and...
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    Obviously some skill is required in knowing how...

    Obviously some skill is required in knowing how much glue is too much.
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    Same as it ever was... pop the lid and scrape...

    Same as it ever was... pop the lid and scrape when the glue is green.
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    Glue sets more slowly under vacuum. Setting up...

    Glue sets more slowly under vacuum.

    Setting up vacuum only for clamping bridges might be a bit excessive. I use my vacuum setup for laminating, and it is an essential tool for me. Making that...
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    Here is mine. I made it. The hose goes to a...

    Here is mine. I made it. The hose goes to a nice vacuum unit made by vacupress. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8308892690_8bea3e3662_o.jpg
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    That amount of clamping pressure seems on the...

    That amount of clamping pressure seems on the weak side. The spring clamps really do not do much, when spread out across that much area, especially with 5 minute epoxy, as it will start to gel...
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    I have one bank account that is only used for...

    I have one bank account that is only used for receiving money transfers, and nothing else. It is a free account, no monthly charge. Aside from transfers which are moved out upon receipt, there is...
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    Super cool photo Chuck.

    Super cool photo Chuck.
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    Hemlock will be only slightly whiter than the...

    Hemlock will be only slightly whiter than the other possible tonewoods suggested. Maybe...
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    shark bait...

    shark bait...
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