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To Those Using A Pressure Cooker As A Steam Generator

I've got my hose (HD brake line, got my needle (veterinarian, for horses etc.), clamps, and got my pressure cooker. Are the people using th…

Started by GA20T

39 Jan 16
Reply by G. N Mann


Hi All, Been refinishing Les Pauls since I was small, but I've just got in a pair of ES 335 Dot Gibson's with a serious front crack in the…

Started by Russell Vance

3 Jan 16
Reply by Russell Vance

Burn-in Balm steam shield

Hi everyone, I had a hunch about using burn-in stick balm to protect lacquer from steam blushing. This morning I did a little experiment. T…

Started by Mike Cornwall

12 Jan 11
Reply by Andrew

Need help, Exporting guitar from Denmark to the US

We run a small guitar building business, where we sometimes, export guitars to the US, it has gone fine a couple of times, but this time th…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

1 Jan 7
Reply by onewent

Dental Burs?

I was rooting through box lots I had bought at auctions over the years. I came across two boxes of dental burs from the 1980s. Most of them…

Started by Rob Bixler

3 Jan 7
Reply by Mike Kolb

Boullanger parlour guitar

Hi folks I've had a rather nice late 19th C parlour guitar come into the shop with a  request for restoration.  The soundboard and bridge h…

Started by Dave Yelverton

13 Dec 29, 2018
Reply by Roger Häggström

Really bad bass heel break. Advise / thought’s?

any ideas on the best way to approach this. At first I thought remove the complete neck, repair and reinstall. Now I’m leaning toward first…

Started by jbbancroft

9 Dec 28, 2018
Reply by G. N Mann

Locking tuners

Please help I cant find the right locking tuners for the gibsonsg standard.....head stock thickness is 5 mm...also the break angel of neck…

Started by joe butkins

5 Dec 28, 2018
Reply by joe butkins

Newbie, curious about carbon fiber

Hi all, First post here, but I've been reading hundreds of pages for years!  I have yet to attempt any more than spot fretwork on cheap gui…

Started by Danny

3 Dec 26, 2018
Reply by Mark Fogleman

Hide Glue and Hairline Cracks?

Any tips on how to achieve good glue penetration on tight hairline cracks?  The primary question in my mind is, how much can hot hide glue…

Started by Christopher Parker

3 Dec 25, 2018
Reply by jbbancroft


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