What about a section on Acoustic Builds

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  1. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    If it is the glued joint , be aware that Titebond does not glue to itself .
    My guess is that you never forget again .
    Be glad that it wasn't a D45 et al .
     
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    OK, so if it is the glue joint then what do you suggest I use for glue?
     
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    I just contacted a luthier friend .
     
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    If not the glue joint .
    Place a small cup with a wet sponge inside the body and cover the sound hole .
    As the wood rehydrates , the crack should begin to close . Force some glue in there and clamp . A few cleats glued to the underside of the top to stabilize the area and it should be ready .
    He feels that it should be a RH based issue as they typically are , but I did eMail back about what if it is the glued joint .
    I'll let you know further .
     
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    This is great. Thank you for all the extra thought and work. It is really appreciated. We really should be posting this stuff on the thread for this guitar, you think?

    Please do me another favor if you would. I just posted a new thread in guitar building. "My first build" Would you take a look and give me your thoughts please.

    We

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
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    Feel free to use it anywhere , especially if it might help someone .
    I will gladly look in .
    Best of luck . This one will have really made you work for it and should be all that much sweeter because of that .
     
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    I think so too. It is worth the effort even if I do decide to sell it. Just from the learning experience alone. We'll see. I don't give up easily and I am extremely picky on doing it right. I hope I can make this happen... by the way. The crack doesn't show any light and is tight to each other. I think a couple of cleats and one of those tuner gigs I made will do the trick.
     

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