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by ka_who
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument

Since I been able to remove cigarette smell from the guitar, I thought it could be helpful to someone else so I'm posting my procedure. at the beginning The cigarette smell was so bad, sometimes I could smell it from a meter or more. 1: I did as mark suggested using raw rice and got rid of most dust...
by ka_who
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument

Hi Mark, thanks for the reply and the link. it is a hollow-body and as you hinted, the issue is worse because of its open-pore finish. Im going to read the article now and see if I can do anything for it. again thanks
by ka_who
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument

seeaxe, do you think watery products are ok or bad idea to use on an instrument? I found some products that claim they destroy smells but they are waterbased,
Al
by ka_who
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

how to remove cigarett smell from and old instrument

Hi, wondering if anybody has experience regarding removing cigarette smell? I have an old semi open-pore guitar with smoke smell. I start with Dettol wipes and go up the ladder used IPA, ethanol, methanol, mineral oil, lemon oil and vodka, still stink! wondering if anybody successfully removed smoke...
by ka_who
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Binding bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: Binding bearings

I'm shooting from the hip here, but I guess a 3d printed ring probably a very easy, cheap and quick way to make the small being bigger. if you want, I can print some for you.
by ka_who
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: titebond hide glue over 24h still soft.
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: titebond hide glue over 24h still soft.

Thanks kiwigeo, I returned the bad glue and used your advice and purchased titebond original I, the guitar arrived yesterday tuned with strings on, the crack was very thin and clean crack wich very hard to open, I used some parachute wire to pull the neck backwards to glue the crack. I read people u...
by ka_who
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: titebond hide glue over 24h still soft.
Replies: 4
Views: 586

titebond hide glue over 24h still soft.

Hi people, I recently purchased an oldish Maton guitar yet to receive with a cracked neck, I will share some images as soon as I receive the guitar. I thought a good idea to use titebond hide glue for repair (might not be the best choice) anyways to be prepaid go ahead and ordered some from Amazon. ...
by ka_who
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC

Hi, thanks for your reply, I used an 8mm thick and very tough peace of hide plus some corck. the crock end up glueing to the top and took me 1 hour and so to slowly sand it back to nothing and removing the peace from the body wasn't fun at all. 1thing I dismiss when I build that clamp was the bearin...
by ka_who
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC

Hey Seeaxe, thanx for the reply, I managed to bend back the wing on the bridge by steaming it inside a small foil pocket and put it under reverse twist overnight. it came back into normal. I glued the top back using hide glue, unfortunately, because I wasn't quick enough, it did not stay glued for l...
by ka_who
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC

Hi guys, thank you for your advice, unfortunately, I got impatient and went ahead with my distractive idea today before checking the post!!! :x I thought this post was forgotten or disappeared somehow!!! so I did a couple of unrecommended things today and came to the website to delete the post and a...
by ka_who
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

12 strings 70s ibanez concord 684 with bridge issue and need some TLC

recently I purchased a 12 string Ibanez concord 684 from charity store, I think this is a common issue with them and as most of them the bridge separating from the top, I fixed similar issue in some other guitars following "twoodfrd" videos on youtube and they held up ok so far, this guitar has a be...
by ka_who
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fingernail issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Fingernail issues

that's interesting. the thing you describing actually exists and I bet there are one of those shops in almost every shopping center. they call it UV gel nail or something like that and they use the same principle to building nails as dentists filling cavities. I looking into it because I was looking...
by ka_who
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Old mandolin unknown fret size
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Old mandolin unknown fret size

Hey Mark, Thanks for the link and your advice I'm checking the website right now and try to see if I'm brave enough to try to take the hammer out!
by ka_who
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Old mandolin unknown fret size
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Old mandolin unknown fret size

Hi guys, thanks for your reply and advice. I bought this one from st vincent, Hornsby branch (#41 Jersey St, Hornsby) I visit them almost every weekend but for last year I couldn't find any string instrument whatsoever until this mandolin (and an old cracked banjo from the same doner) the manager sa...
by ka_who
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Old mandolin unknown fret size
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Old mandolin unknown fret size

Hi, I recently purchased this mandolin from a charity shop for 550$ (I thought I strike a good deal as they asked for 990 and I talk them down to 550) anyways the manager said it was 1900 something brothers mandolin but when I bring it home I realized it was WmcStahl from Milwaukee. I never saw a ma...