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  • ICTGoober
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    Every good carpenter, millwright or cabinet maker will use wood also.
    Operative word: good.
    I've seen way too much wood putty used on nail holes and poor detail routing on cabinetry and furniture.

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  • solspirit
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    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
    I've used Bondo to make tools - especially clamping cauls for odd shapes. Plastic wood is for carpenters - not luthiers. No self-respecting luthier would use it. You fill a hole in the wood with more wood, and then drill or otherwise machine to proper size and location.
    Bondo is for shade tree mechanics and plastic wood is for housewives and hobby builders.

    Every good carpenter, millwright or cabinet maker will use wood also.

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  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    Do you have any pics of it?
    Yeah, I can dig some up

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post

    Honestly, he's correct, wear a mask if you ever do this.

    I repaired many things with JB Weld -mostly Auto and Motorcycle related -but to be on topic, I did repair an Ovation guitar that's body was smashed with JB Weld and shaped the cured JB Weld with steel wool and a Dremel before painting.

    It was probably the greatest guitar repair ever made, sometimes children gather around campfires and sing songs about the day I repaired that Ovation.
    Do you have any pics of it?

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  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post

    Please demonstrate.
    Honestly, he's correct, wear a mask if you ever do this.

    I repaired many things with JB Weld -mostly Auto and Motorcycle related -but to be on topic, I did repair an Ovation guitar that's body was smashed with JB Weld and shaped the cured JB Weld with steel wool and a Dremel before painting.

    It was probably the greatest guitar repair ever made, sometimes children gather around campfires and sing songs about the day I repaired that Ovation.

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  • Securb
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    I've seen Bondo used to hold LP Jr bridge posts in that were drilled too big.
    A few of my guitars are Bondo buckets especially my Green Tele and Silver Iceman. Any of my guitars that were painted in my buddy's bodyshop have a bit of Bondo here and there.
    Last edited by Securb; 10-09-2021, 07:43 PM.

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  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post

    Please demonstrate.
    It's a trap Bruce.

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  • ICTGoober
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    That JB Weld can be removed with steel wool
    Please demonstrate.

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  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by Securb View Post
    That JB Weld can be removed with steel wool
    my 2 favorite things in the world in one sentence.

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  • Securb
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    That JB Weld can be removed with steel wool

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  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by ThreeChordWonder View Post
    I stand corrected.

    Real men use Swarfega though.
    Ha, that's a GoJo type thing?

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  • DavidRavenMoon
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    Originally posted by GuitarStv View Post

    Gorilla glue is a brand, not a type of glue. They sell multiple different glues - original brown polyurethane, superglue/cyanoacrylate, epoxy, and a regular white wood glue. I haven't noticed the gorilla brand wood glue expanding as it cures - it's just like any other wood glue I've used.
    The polyurethane glue expands into a foamy mess.

    I’ve read that some luthiers use it to glue braces. I think it’s awful glue.


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  • eclecticsynergy
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    Originally posted by 1neeto View Post

    Even as a penetrating lubricant, WD-40 is mediocre at best. There’s a lot of stuff out there that’s much better.


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    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post

    No argument there. It's fine, but I can name 4 brands that are more effective penetrating oils now-a-days -but in the 70s -WD40 what the sh*t!
    And today gaffer's tape is preferable to duct tape for most musical applications.
    Still, it was duct tape that literally saved the Apollo 13 astronauts.
    In their time, WD-40 and duct tape both became iconic.
    Once something's an icon, it stays that way.
    Even after something better comes along.

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  • devastone
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    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post

    I love this, but all jokes aside

    WD-40 is a terrible type of lubricant for most things except getting things initially moving that are stuck -which is what is designed for.
    Agreed, and duct tape is for ducks.

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  • ThreeChordWonder
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    I stand corrected.

    Real men use Swarfega though.

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