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Old 09-03-2017, 03:11 PM
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Default Recutting luan shell edges

Has anyone here had luan shells professionally re-cut? I have cut edges myself with a hand router with mixed results. And I want a specific round over to 30 degree inside edge, like classic Ludwigs. Luan is a splintery wood and may need a very sharp bit to get good results. And, since luan is not hard like maple it may not be the best edge choice. Suggestions?
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: Recutting luan shell edges

Seal the shell first with a deep penetrating sealer like Danish Oil or heavily thinned varnish/enamel. This will help keep the fibers together and prevent splintering.

Next episode of my YouTube Series will feature cutting Lauan shells. Will be up in a few days. See this page: http://compactdrums.com/diy-optimize...t-players-kit/
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:21 PM
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I will await further developments...
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:11 AM
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Impregnate with CA glue first.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:10 PM
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Impregnate with CA glue first.
What is the sperm count of CA glue?
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:08 PM
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Sorry, I don't understand your question.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:23 AM
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Tom ,

Its like cutting off a door, you have to take a utility knife with a new blade and score the veneer, then cut right up to that score line. That would be hard to do on a drum but not impossible. I dont think applying oil or glue over the veneer will work. You have to use a router table. You could also try climb cutting, which is cutting in reverse. This is done when you have real bad chipping/splintering problems but is normally done with a power feeder. I have done it free hand, you just have to go slow and hang on tight. Now Im talking about routeing an edge on a flat board. For a drum you could cut in reverse but like I say, take it slow and get a good grip. Your not removing much material so it shouldn't grab too bad. Also, take some of that Frog tape ( love that stuff) and apply it just below the cut, this will help with the splintering as well.
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: Recutting luan shell edges

Yup. Had the edges on my Stewart kit re-cut by a professional (Jeff Woods). Was well worth it. He squared up the shells, re-cut the bearing edges, and sealed them up. Vast sound improvement. I'm gonna have him do the same thing on my latest MIJ purchase, my 60's Baxter kit. I say, go for it.

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* My Stewart kit, post edge work.


* My Baxter kit, re-edging pending.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:19 AM
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Sorry, I don't understand your question.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:27 AM
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aha, now I see. ;-)
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