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  1. The only time I have heard a classical guitar...

    The only time I have heard a classical guitar "Buzz" it turned out to be a loose brace. Is it possible this is what you are hearing?
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    In most cases I would agree with you however he's...

    In most cases I would agree with you however he's got a classical guitar and I have never seen any fret wear on a nylon string guitar. At least not enough to cause any fret buzz. I believe it's...
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    Suggest you look closely at the offending frets....

    Suggest you look closely at the offending frets. I frequently see instruments where a fret or two, occasionally more, are starting to lift up. Sometimes it's almost imperceptible but it is just...
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    Does running late count as exercise? My weight is...

    Does running late count as exercise? My weight is down somewhat because of the chemo and radiation but I am still rather lethargic. Dr's. say it will be another 6 months before I feel like my old...
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    John Gardner's book "Building Classic Small Craft...

    John Gardner's book "Building Classic Small Craft Volume 1 has plans and offsets as well as construction details for a 17' and 14' Whitehall and lots of other useful info including the origin of the...
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    This, and every Holiday season.....

    If you ever find yourself sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, just visit the waiting room of a radiation treatment center or a room full of people receiving chemo treatment. It kinda makes you...
  7. OK! Now I understand the dado part. As for other...

    OK! Now I understand the dado part. As for other options the only thing I can think of would be an inwale and outwale with a cap rail. Probably a lot of work to get it right. As for the walnut..if...
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    When the rubber spout on my old steel gas can...

    When the rubber spout on my old steel gas can finally gave out and replacements are no longer available due to the new regulations I just began to use a funnel. Easier to use than the so called...
  9. Not sure I fully understand the "dado for the...

    Not sure I fully understand the "dado for the glass" part but this job should be fairly straight forward. Scarf the joints before hand and install full length. Easier to get a fair curve that way....
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    "But wait"! Why can't they just say ..Wait? And...

    "But wait"! Why can't they just say ..Wait? And "New and improved"! How can something be both "new" and "improved"?
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    Do not use epoxy or superglue! To repair, open...

    Do not use epoxy or superglue! To repair, open the crack as far as you can without making it worse by applying pressure to the headstock. Work some hide glue or ordinary carpenters glue into the...
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    At first glance it appears to be a variation of...

    At first glance it appears to be a variation of the Whitehall but at that angle it might be a bit beamy and the transom looks a little wide. Perhaps a Wherry... hard to tell for sure.
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    When what don't hurt don't work, your can...

    When what don't hurt don't work, your can consider yourself as "Old"!
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    It appears to be a Japanese woodcarving knife. Do...

    It appears to be a Japanese woodcarving knife. Do a search on Japanese wood working tools and you will find assorted variations on that same blade.
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    Cut the excess. You only need about 3 turns on...

    Cut the excess. You only need about 3 turns on the wound strings and 4 on the plain string. An extra turn won't hurt anything but do not use the entire length.
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    I have done the exact same thing on similar...

    I have done the exact same thing on similar guitars before without any problems except cosmetics. The only thing that will cause it to fail is excessive heat (enough to soften the glue) or sudden...
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    I have done this sort of thing more times than I...

    I have done this sort of thing more times than I care to remember. It's not difficult if all you are doing is replacing existing structure. Take lots of pics at different angles and make...
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    I knew Bill Colgan and Jim. I was at the auction...

    I knew Bill Colgan and Jim. I was at the auction and did acquire a lot of parts as well as some rough rosewood but mostly suitable for fingerboards and bridges. Don't know what happened to the good...
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    There is no top. What you see in the photos is...

    There is no top. What you see in the photos is all I have. I need to research the Gibson LG series to determine bracing pattern, sound hole diameter, rosette, bridge, etc. Some of the LG's had a...
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    Another fun project!

    This came in to the shop this weekend. Customer wants it put back in playing condition. I tried to talk him out of it but he insisted it was a great guitar so who am I to argue! What you see is what...
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    Thank's guy's. I was thinking somewhere in the...

    Thank's guy's. I was thinking somewhere in the 1000-1200 watt range would be more than enough for my perceived needs. Both batteries gave out early this winter. I replaced the starting battery...
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    Voltage inverters

    Do any of you Wizards of Wattage have any real world experience with voltage inverters? I am considering installing installing on in the boat to run a small fridge that,according to the label plate...
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    There's a band out of California that goes by...

    There's a band out of California that goes by that name.
  24. I've been using Roche-Thomas Fingerboard Oil for...

    I've been using Roche-Thomas Fingerboard Oil for more years than I care to think about. Never considered using anything else.
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    The repair itself is fairly simple. The hard part...

    The repair itself is fairly simple. The hard part is the cosmetics. The finish they use on most imports is not compatible with anything available in the US so touch-up is pretty much a "Best Effort"!
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