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  1. I am sorry for any confusion I may have caused, that surely was not the intent. Steve
  2. I had one I dyed green, and the dye job looked terrible, to get it off I used the stuff used for shocking a swimming pool, it worked great and it was less than 5 bucks for a gallon. It took it all off, after three applications. You gotta rinse it real well too. Steve
  3. I get my copper at basiccopper.com look in the bargain bin. Their prices seemed pretty reasonable last time I bought some. Steve
  4. I've used the foam pipe insulation.....I've put it over a screw driver handle and chucked it in a hand drill and the drill press. You can get it in various sizes and cut it into different shapes as well. There are different types out there with different densities. I also use PVC pipe with sandpaper wrapped around it. Steve
  5. Thanks for the quick reply. I have never tried to turn a hook without polishing and filing first, I'll give that a go. Thanks for that heads up. Steve
  6. When my Daddy died I acquired his scraper set. It is a Two Cherries set, rectangular, curved and gooseneck. I did some research, polished them up, got a burnishing tool and can turn a real nice hook on them. they have turned out to be a real go to tool for me. I am wondering what the life of the edge is for other PG'ers,I realize it is dependent on the amount of use, but they seem to dull quickly. I have been using them on hard wood, mostly maple, walnut and cherry. I'm just womdering what others milage might be and is there another brand that might be better. Thanks for any information. Steve
  7. +1 on leave it and nice going on the repair. Steve
  8. If your shop is below freezing, any humidity is obviously frozen. When you turn on the heat on it thaws out. I've seen this on my job in new construction a lot when the season changes from winter to spring....concrete especially. I would suggest to keep it above freezing and get a little ventilation going. Steve
  9. Thanks for the info, I'll just get the TB. Its for that tortoise shell/tiger eye finish that was done here a while back, and I want to get it right. Thanks again. Steve +1 on Bill Shatner
  10. Does anyone know which one it is, I'm thinking it is dark walnut. The TT dark mission brown looks closer to SM medium brown Thanks for any help with this. Steve
  11. The one above looks like an old recycled office chair. Steve
  12. Take your time when you do, you'll be glad you did. No one crows about all the time it takes to get that finish to "look like that" I've done three that turned out ok finish wise, and people think their just the nuts, "how did you do that?".....I know they are not my best yet, but its a great boost to my ego. Just trying to encourage you, michael! Steve
  13. This is the eye dropper and ink I used These are sanded back with 400 to take the shine off some Edit: the red looks pretty orange on my 'puter...not so much with my eye on it. I hope this helps some folks around here, you all have been very helpful to me since I've been here and I am very grateful. Steve
  14. I did some tests with TransTint on soft maple. This is going to go way over on the picture limit rule, so if a mod wants to move it.......... There always seem to be a lot of 'how can I get this color, or this look, or this finish' questions, so I I did some tests for anther tele-like guitar I'm building. The truth is a Primo Finish is achieved through many steps, and no shortcuts. When you do get those results it's a huge booster to your skillset. You just can't cut corners of the finish. This is done on soft maple sanded to 400, it's not a 'perfect' finish by any means, but I think you will find it representative of what you can/will achieve For this test I used one tablespoon of Zinsser Bullseye Universal Seal Coat, Product #00854. TransTint 6022 Blue, 6021 Bright Red, StuMac 5041 Green, SpeedBall black India Ink. The photos show results of a clear coat of shellac, then adding 3 drops, 10 drops, 15 drops from the eye dropper shown. You should be able to see which way the wood was oriented by the concentration of the color. This one is the SpeedBall ink full strength then sanded back with 400,on the right is the BullsEye This one is to show the grain orientation in the previous photos If you look closely at the above photo you should see the grain running from the lower left to the upper right, rift sawn I think it is called. This what was left over all mixed together.
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