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by TimS
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Australian Tonewoods.com
Topic: Black heart Sassafras Back and Sides Forum Offer
Replies: 1
Views: 9707

Black heart Sassafras Back and Sides Forum Offer

Black Heart Sassafras Back and Sides Forum Offer All side sets are consistent in colour and grain ATW-2016-6-Sass-sides-1.jpg ATW-2016-6-Sass-sides-2.jpg Light Back sets (Narrow band of colour) $85 ATW-2016-6-Sass-Light-Backs.jpg Medium Back Sets (Broader band of colour) $120 ATW-2016-6-Sass-Medium...
by TimS
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: how to bend silver ash?
Replies: 18
Views: 6095

Re: how to bend silver ash?

Just a question which might have already been addressed. Did you support your bindings with a slat at least on the outside? How long did you wait before bending and how much moisture in any form did you apply?

regards

Tim
by TimS
Fri May 29, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sizes and storage of resawn timber
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Sizes and storage of resawn timber

Ditto ditto ditto to all the comments!
by TimS
Sun May 17, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Your mission, should you choose...thoughts on fossilised Red
Replies: 13
Views: 3684

Re: Your mission, should you choose...thoughts on fossilised

Hi Kim, One option you might liker to entertain is laminating the Red gum with carbon fibre cloth on the inside. After you have shaped the wood on the mould you could then laminate and glue the Red gum and the Carbon fibre. Having done this you could then "back fill" with resin from the outside with...
by TimS
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Tonewoods website Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Australian Tonewoods website Down

Problem solvered!!! CPR has been successful!!! site up and running.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Tonewoods website Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Australian Tonewoods website Down

Looks like the matter is 90% resolved and the site will be up later today or tomorrow.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Tonewoods website Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Australian Tonewoods website Down

Just a heads up to say that the site is not functioning and might be compromised at the domain level. I am uncertain about the why this has happened and it might become clearer tomorrow.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Tonewoods
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Australian Tonewoods

Just a heads up for any forum members who may not be aware that I have some material on offer at the moment. Of particular interest is SILVER WATTLE acacia dealbata which has most often ended up as a chipping resource. It is a striking tone wood similar to Blackwood but with a more consistent and u...
by TimS
Fri May 02, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Desert, Gold fields and other timber
Replies: 9
Views: 3639

Re: Desert, Gold fields and other timber

Hi Aidan,

If you ever want to look at some of the WA species used in lutherie I am happy to show you what I have come across. (MOB 0403234800)
regards

Tim Spittle
by TimS
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Side Bending Alpine Ash
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

Side Bending Alpine Ash

It was brought to my attention that Alpine Ash was tricky to bend. The only issue i had previously was blue spotting from iron ions in the water, so I used distilled water to manage that. I should say that if you use too much moisture it will react so finding the right amount may require a little tw...
by TimS
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jarrah for a neck blank?
Replies: 14
Views: 4469

Re: Jarrah for a neck blank?

Not all Jarrah has figure/wavy grain. So if you find a piece give it a try. You may even want to consider using the Jarrah in a laminated form to eliminate any untoward transverse or torsional twisting.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Highfield Ukulele Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

Re: Highfield Ukulele Workshop

Thanks guys for the comments. Preparation of jigs, logistics and setup took about a week. However now that the kit is there it is only the wood and consumables that need processing and sending. I think I successfully enabled all the people at the workshop to achieve success by minimising the drama o...
by TimS
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Highfield Ukulele Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

Highfield Ukulele Workshop

Here are a few images from the workshop I ran in early October at Highfield. It was a little cold but we all worked hard for five days and came out the other end with an instrument in hand! Group-1.jpg BridgeClamp.jpg BacksetCurveClamp.jpg SideBending.jpg Mould.jpg PocketJoint.jpg BodyClamp.jpg Neck...
by TimS
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grafted Walnut Build
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Grafted Walnut Build

Glad some one noticed that feature Marcus.
by TimS
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grafted Walnut Build
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Grafted Walnut Build

Hi Col, The light areas are predominantly sapwood. The walnut is also a graft between English and a hybrid called Paradox. I was going to use the other heartwood section of the set but it tended toward a back sawn cut. I have however found that the walnut is quite stable and could have used more of ...
by TimS
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grafted Walnut Build
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Grafted Walnut Build

Just a few images of the grafted walnut guitar after a coating of Minwax. Soundboard not yet coated. Bindings are a dark indian rosewood.
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by TimS
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots

Hi John,

I will do a few different finishes this weekend.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots

Thanks Allen. I must check my other sets for evidence of the spots. Perhaps a solvent or a light bleach might minimise the effect.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots

Any thoughts about this? After applying MinWax (wipe on Polyurethane) spots appeared on the surface of the soundboard. I can only conclude that there might be localised areas of cedar oil, a reaction with the MinWax or some form of fungal activity. There wasn't any overspray or foreign material in ...
by TimS
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2

In operation the x-brace goes down first , then the assembly goes over the top. As the feet (nutserts) are elevated, you can then place each minor brace into position then wind down the foot. The only urgency is clamping the x-brace. Cost wise the System 30 T-Slot extrusions was about $90 and the nu...
by TimS
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2

Not quite. 2 Triple "0"s, 4 Tenor ukes and a classical by the end of September! Rather than keep it in my pocket I thought i would share the lutherian love!
by TimS
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2

I think you would simply flip it or locate the non-symmetrical components on the opposite x-brace leg.
by TimS
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Goodbye Go Bar 1 Model 2

If you have an aversion to aluminium read no further! This particular bracing option would be used in conjunction with a poly carbonate template to correctly locate the braces. However there plenty of options if you want to vary the location of each brace. The x-brace point is adjustable and the ea...
by TimS
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Guitar Mould Locator Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 2666

Re: Guitar Mould Locator Fitting

Not a problem. Thats what the forum is for!
by TimS
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Guitar Mould Locator Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 2666

Guitar Mould Locator Fitting

Guitar Mould Locator Fitting

You guys might already have gone down this road but...................
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