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"It's probably not exactly the same, but I'd give Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil a try.  It'…"

Frank Ford replied Jul 7 to Timberex Oil

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Reply by Thomas James

"Nasty break, but a reasonable candidate for repair with some nice hot hide glue.   I…"

Frank Ford replied Jul 5 to Your volute can't save you!

7 Jul 6
Reply by Keith Somerville

"Shellac, by French polishing.  Very neat, very thin  Some folks do a nice job of mim…"

Frank Ford replied Jun 6 to Finish for ebony pyramid bridge?

2 Jun 7
Reply by George Roberts

"As a convenient rule of thumb, it's never cost-effective to replace a neck on a mode…"

Frank Ford replied May 29 to Seagull needs wider neck .

2 May 29
Reply by Len Biglin

"'tis indeed.  On/off magnets have been a mainstay of the machining world, whether em…"

Frank Ford replied May 28 to Anyone here use the Magswitch products?

4 May 28
Reply by Frank Ford

"Make the tool yourself - that's what we ALL did years ago.  Here's an article I firs…"

Frank Ford replied May 23 to Fret tang crimpers/mashers

2 May 23
Reply by Allan Bacon

"They are not planetary, but cycloidal reduction drive, and they ARE available right…"

Frank Ford replied Apr 23 to Tuners

2 Apr 23
Reply by Ed Minch

"Looks like a dowel joint - not terribly uncommon in 1970s Japanese guitars. . ."

Frank Ford replied Apr 13 to 1970's Tama drednaught neck reset

27 Apr 19
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

"Screws! Bolts! "

Frank Ford replied Mar 14 to Martin with alloy soundboard

8 Mar 14
Reply by Jay Lowe

"Don't forget to remove the screws and oil the threads so you're not fighting rust an…"

Frank Ford replied Mar 2 to Thoughts on ukulele/banjo friction pegs

7 Mar 14
Reply by Mark McLean


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