Hallo everybody, I'm on mi way to start a guitar with Nomex in the sound board, the problem is that I am allergic to epoxi, so I was thinking to use tite bond. As enibody ever tryed it before? or in stead what can I use?
Polyurethane (PUR) is an alternative to Epoxy according to web based research. Lot of people on the forum have experience with this using this stuff - I have none.
Like Rusty, I have no personal experience with this. But take a look at this film on Steve Andersen's technique. Maybe you should inquire of him about alternative adhesives--he's probably done some experimenting. I would imagine that a flattop would be made with similar technique without the shaping required for an archtop.
Andersenguitars.com is Steve's web site.
Thankyou Larry and Russell, nice of.
You can find a couple of videos on making a double top for a steel string guitar on the O'Brien guitar site here. This set of videos show how a top is made with a wooden fillet under the fingerboard extension and around the sound hole. He also shows a slightly different way of applying glue.
I can't say anything about using a different glue but one of the things I was thinking about this thread as I read Peter post on the Torrefied tops. If his point about the potential that a torrefied top wouldn't break in and would begin to fade faster is true, I was wondering if some of that could be offset by using torrefied wood for one plate of a double top guitar and a standard plate for the other side. Maybe a more broken in sound early on but with room for improvement as the second plate "came on line"?
I suppose it's completely possible that the different moisture content and the different reaction to humidity of each plate might cause structural problems too, so maybe not such a good idea after all?
Very interesting Ned, I'll think abaut it