Brent Kasl
  • Male
  • Lincoln, NE
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (75)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Brent Kasl's Friends

  • Janis Wilson Hughes
  • Darryl Tuttle
  • Linda Morrison
  • Bufo Bill
  • John Sawyer
  • Richey Kay
  • Suspect Device
  • Habanera Hal
  • ChickenboneJohn
  • Randy S. Bretz
  • Wichita Sam

Brent Kasl's Discussions

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

how to post pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Alexander Jul 12, 2016. 3 Replies

did a search without much luck, can I post from Iphone pic or some other format???Continue

 

Brent Kasl's Page

Latest Activity

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
Milt Haselmire replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"I have used fabric dye on wood in the past. Works fairly well. Also the vinegar and steel wool trick is great for achieving black. As always do a test piece first. "
Apr 11
Paul Craig replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dye a fretboard
"It'll work fine. Just keep in mind that softer woods like Pine, Cedar and Poplar will absorb a lot of stain/dye and have a darker appearance than a harder wood like Oak, Maple or Mahogany. I did a build with Red Oak neck and fretboard, but had…"
Apr 11

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
6
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
being creative

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 12:05pm on November 26, 2015, Wichita Sam said…

Glad to be your friend.  Text me if I can do anything for you.  Sam

At 2:45am on September 30, 2015, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend request Brent!

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Painted instruments

Started by Dustin Aurand in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown 31 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Homemade Pickup...

Started by Brian Revels in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 35 minutes ago. 17 Replies

Newbie builder woes :(

Started by John Michael Ames in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by John Michael Ames 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Lots of questions

Started by Jeremiah Peed in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Jim Morris 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

Songs inAm

Started by Dustin Aurand in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Jim Morris 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hymn For Her debuts new video: "Milkweed"

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Gig Bags

Started by Phil Gershwiin in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Snuffy Smith yesterday. 18 Replies

Latest Activity

Paul Craig commented on wes carl's blog post Uncle John Oh my aching back
"Yeah it can get you so uncomfortable sometimes that no position feels good. A soak in a tub of hot…"
1 minute ago
Scott Schoepf liked sparky37's photo
1 minute ago
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion Sun Studio Sessions
"They played 3 songs and this video is of the last song where the singer played lead on his LP.…"
7 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Little Darlin Pal of mine

"just what the doctor ordered!"
10 minutes ago
the anonymous pick commented on Daniel Hulbert's photo
Thumbnail

Walking Stick One String Bass and siblings

"I lean towards  supporting you  in your  leg up on the competition . ;-)"
12 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on wes carl's blog post Uncle John Oh my aching back
"that sucks, Paul.  I had NO conception of how bad back and nerve pain can be.   Ironic,…"
14 minutes ago
Paul Craig posted a discussion

Sun Studio Sessions

My local PBS station has this show on every weekend and has had some great acts on. This weekend…See More
16 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER posted photos
16 minutes ago
Ted Stahl liked Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s video
23 minutes ago
Titch the Clown replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion Painted instruments
31 minutes ago
Paul Craig replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"I've been trying to strengthen some polymer magnets that I've stacked together to make a…"
35 minutes ago
David Bowes commented on Rob wrobel's photo
Thumbnail

Hawaiian Bluesman IV

"wood porn beautiful!"
36 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service