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Martin top building Part two

                                      The new top is now glued up it has been band saw cut to the rough outline of the finished top and has been thickness sanded to .125 (or “1/8) at this point it is ready for the rosette, the rosettes purpose is to stabilize the rather delicate top at the so…  » read more

01/21/2012  | comments (0)

Glues used in Luthier

There are several glues that are useful in building and repairing of musical instruments; I will attempt a short discussion of their different merits and drawbacks, Hot Hide Glue: used almost exclusively in the industry until the early 1960’s it’s main attributes are its ability to create a very strong bond, that dose not move when exposed to heat, it also comes apart cleanly for re…  » read more

01/07/2012  | comments (0)