Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:38 pm


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:19 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:46 pm
Posts: 667
First name: Robert
Last Name: Renick
City: Mount Shasta
State: ca
Zip/Postal Code: 96067
Country: us
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Bondo is a bit like smoking cigarettes, I hate it, but for some reason it keeps calling me back, and I keep coming. It has uses in making negatives of a pattern, as I will demo in these pictures. I have a woodmaster molder, and have run many custom profiles. I would use Bondo to make a negative and create a custom sanding block. I would also use it to make the custom profile from an original molding, I could tape off a molding and apply Bondo and be able to order an accurate knife from the Bondo template. I also use Bondo to repair templates when they get the occasional blip in them, or to get a second try if I go too far sanding.

This is a method, Todd and Chris have great tutorials on the topic of making molds, and I recommend them as having advantages over this method. Time wise for most, the second template that I am making with Bondo, can be done more quickly with a washer, a pencil and a spindle sander as in Todd's tutorial.

So my Bondo technique from drawing to molds. I did not take these pictures as I worked, rather when I was done, so the pictures are recreations, not live action shots. Bondo may not have a place on the actual guitars, but it does have some uses in the shop.
Thanks,
Robert Renick


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
http://shastaguitar.com/
http://www.kalimbakit.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/comfyfootgr ... ature=mhee
http://www.facebook.com/robert.renick.7


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com