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Fathand

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03/20/2017 12:40:11 View Fathand's MP3 Archive View Fathand's Photo Albums View Fathand's Blog Reply with Quote

I have a couple resonators I would like to re-skin. One a maple finish Masterclone that has some Asian inspired MOP inlays that I do not enjoy, the other a Vegavox I that appears to have an artificial wood finish (paper?) that I would like to dress up. I assume the process will be similar for both.

Can anyone outline the basic steps to this process,  Should I remove the original veneer? clamping method? What glue for new wood veneer? How do I avoid the new veneer wrinkling as it is clamped into a compound curve?

steve davisPlayers Union Member

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New veneers are so thin they will lay over the resonator without puckering.

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Fathand

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03/21/2017 05:00:48View Fathand's MP3 Archive View Fathand's Photo Albums View Fathand's Blog Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

New veneers are so thin they will lay over the resonator without puckering.


How thin veneer should I be looking for?  I have some ebony close to 1/16" I bought years ago for peghead overlay I was thinking of using on the Vegavox.

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steve davisPlayers Union Member

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I believe the ones that just lay on are thinner than 1/16"
When I had Frank Neat finish a Cox resonator in '08 Jimmy Cox told me that about the new very thin veneers.

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Bart Veerman

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Rick: Exotic Woods in Burlington carries fancy paper thin veneers

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Fathand

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quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

Rick: Exotic Woods in Burlington carries fancy paper thin veneers


Thanks Bart, I typically use A&M in Cambridge. That is where I bought the ebony back about 1980.

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