Brent Kasl
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Brent Kasl's Discussions

Horizontal CBG Stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague May 16. 1 Reply

Plenty of ideas and plans for vertical stands, I need to display a single CBG horizontally, maybe at an angleAny ideas or pics appreciatedContinue

Dye a fretboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Apr 16. 16 Replies

I have dyed some necks black in the past with good results, now I have a poplar fretboard that I want to change to black to match a build in progress, then clear coat.See any reason why this wouldn't…Continue

Two amp build questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Mar 28. 11 Replies

Wanted to use one of the 4" gold hurricane sound hole covers for an amp build but the 4" wide spacing pattern does not adapt to the standard speakers from Gitty which are 3" spacing.Pic on Gitty…Continue

Multiple piezo wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Mar 17. 6 Replies

Have seen many posts and pics but cannot find the exact one I am needing.Two discs in parallel, output jack and volume control.Any help appreciatedContinue

 

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Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Horizontal CBG Stand
"Brent, Here's something I quickly sketched up, can be built from 1" and 3" PVC for around $10"
May 16
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Horizontal CBG Stand

Plenty of ideas and plans for vertical stands, I need to display a single CBG horizontally, maybe at an angleAny ideas or pics appreciatedSee More
May 16
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"steel wool and apple cider vinegar instant coffee.  (take in the account of the flame job . ) "
Apr 16
Ron Lutz replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"I have used the steel wool and vinegar for quite some time on my customers custom picture framing and it works quite well.  Sometimes when first applied it almost has a purple tint but then darkens to sometimes dark gray and sometimes to…"
Apr 16
Titch the Clown replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"Plus one on the viinegar and steel wool Torrefaction is my other favoured method. Wrap in foil bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. 200 Celsius or 400 f should do it."
Apr 12
Kigar replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"I'd add another step - pour the mixture thru a coffee filter into a second jar to get rid of any little pieces of steel.  With some of the oak pieces I did it raised the grain quite a bit giving a rougher feel, others only darkened and…"
Apr 11
Wade replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"treating woods with a  tea wash before the vinegar and steel wool is said to increase tannins and give better results on woods like pine and poplar."
Apr 11
Milt Haselmire replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"Some really good input here. I have used the shoe polish method to rejuvenate amplifier Tolex with great results. Never thought about using it on wood."
Apr 11
darryl kernaghan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"I've had good results with liquid shoe polish that comes with the foam applicator, same method as yours John, many colours available"
Apr 11
John Sawyer replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"I have had great success using cheap black spray paint as wood stain... hose the board down, grab a rag dampened with mineral spirits and wipe most of the paint away... it works great... let dry and add 2-3 coats of poly, it looks awesome..."
Apr 11
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"i do 3 heaping spoonfulls in a  half a cup of water   . (or  less) . nuke for 30 secs  .. scoop  out any creamy crap  .. and apply  .  usually a recoat  in about a half hour . even again sometimes…"
Apr 11
Milt Haselmire replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"Haven't tried the coffee. Do you mix it thick or like regular for drinking?"
Apr 11
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"You're too kind Milt  . lol.  it  is  a really cool process to watch and try the first time  . as  it is more of a "chemical reaction" than a  "stain  " and you can actually  see…"
Apr 11
Milt Haselmire replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"Pick You are the master of this method and are absolutely correct. Guess I should have mentioned oak works best. I believe this is due to the tannic acid content. It also works pretty well on walnut and mahogany. If anybody doesn't know the…"
Apr 11
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"on woods like  poplar and pine  , i find  you can get from  a grey-ish barn board    to  a coffee colored result from  the vinegar and steel wool process .  but oak  etc  . will  turn…"
Apr 11
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"Vinegar and steel wool?"
Apr 11

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