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"I've been doing hand rubbed sunbursts for years. I stain the wood itself. It takes a…"

David Houchens replied Nov 4, 2010 to mandolin sunburst staining

17 Nov 9, 2010
Reply by Rodney Smith

"I remove lacquer before reinstalling a bridge the same way I do my new builds. I pos…"

David Houchens replied Oct 7, 2010 to Steel String Bridge Reglue

10 Oct 7, 2010
Reply by Chad VanRens

"I don't understand the white in the 3rd picture."

David Houchens replied Oct 5, 2010 to restoring old Washburn parlor guitar

35 Feb 21, 2011
Reply by charley erck

"I have some earmarked for some parlor guitars some day. Thanks for the splinter warn…"

David Houchens replied Sep 25, 2010 to Wenge for sides and back

5 Sep 27, 2010
Reply by Howard Klepper

"A big thanks to Mr Ford. The hide glue tip workede great. Its closer to the right co…"

David Houchens replied Sep 10, 2010 to Reoxidizing rosewood

16 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Mac Walker

"2 Parlor guitars was my thought as well."

David Houchens replied Sep 6, 2010 to What to Build with an 18" set of Brazilian Rosewood

16 Mar 28, 2021
Reply by Chris Andrada

"Thanks Mac,Howard and Frank. I will try franks tip on sizing it with hide glue first…"

David Houchens replied Sep 5, 2010 to Reoxidizing rosewood

16 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Mac Walker

"Howard, Just to see if we mean the same thing, the wood that is still under the fini…"

David Houchens replied Sep 3, 2010 to Reoxidizing rosewood

16 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Mac Walker

"I have used Thomastik Plectrum #111 strings on guitars such as this. They have very…"

David Houchens replied Sep 3, 2010 to restoring old Washburn parlor guitar

35 Feb 21, 2011
Reply by charley erck

"Thanks Mac. I do remember reading about that on a violin site. I googled it and it w…"

David Houchens replied Sep 3, 2010 to Reoxidizing rosewood

16 Sep 10, 2010
Reply by Mac Walker

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