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by Fisherman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: packaging tape for binding
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: packaging tape for binding

The lmii or stewmac tape is the best. If I run out I just make up some doubled strips of masking tape to give it a bit more strength when installing.
by Fisherman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Air Uke
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Tenor Air Uke

That looks awesome. What a great design. Love the Huon/Blackwood look.
by Fisherman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue

Haven't tried the old angling the wood trick, but that sounds like great advice. I've had the clogging problem with one set of Indian before, for whatever reason, but the sander has been fine with all other sets. I ended up handplaning it to thickness and just running it through for the last pass. I...
by Fisherman
Wed May 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: Flamenco guitar

Thanks Martin. no, haven't put any of my guitars up for sale yet. I *might* have my first commission though ..a muso friend seems pretty keen on a classical build.
by Fisherman
Wed May 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: Flamenco guitar

Sorry forgot to mention it! Blackwood back and sides, Engelmann spruce soundboard, ebony bindings, Qld maple neck
by Fisherman
Tue May 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qld maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Qld maple?

Cheers Allan
by Fisherman
Mon May 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qld maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Qld maple?

hi folks

Found some nice timber locally which I think is Qld maple. but when I cut it up and measured it ... It is only 460kg/M3.

It looks like Qld maple to me, but also seems very light? Have you come across maple that light before? Could it be something else?
by Fisherman
Sat May 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 335 build with style.
Replies: 20
Views: 4210

Re: 335 build with style.

Amazing detail ... Looks wonderful. Talk about a handmade instrument!!
by Fisherman
Mon May 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: Flamenco guitar

Thanks guys Kpcart - the depth is 90mm and 95mm... What is usual for flamencos? Yes ebony bindings and yes did have to make a couple extra! Worth it though... I love the look of ebony bindings. For the purflings I had to handcut the last few mm for the with a gramil as my router bearing wasn't small...
by Fisherman
Mon May 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Flamenco guitar

Flamenco guitar... Fe17 shape, Santos bracing. It was quite challenging to get the action and bridge to the right height, but got there in the end. Still largely 'in the white'. No finish on back, sides or neck yet, just some super glue on the back and sides to fill pores. One coat of osmo on the so...
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side bend question...
Replies: 18
Views: 3029

Re: Side bend question...

Any mahogany I have used (mainly Khaya) has bent very easily. I would advise you to make a bunch of sides from any kind of mahogany you can get your hands on. Thickness to between 1.8 and 2.2 mm and bent a bunch of sides. Thinnner is easier. In Europe one seller gets rid of reject wood this way. So...
by Fisherman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bad Router Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Bad Router Day

top or bottom of the guitar? if the top perhaps install an armrest ..

Bottom, i would probably start on a new top - sorry. If there is a good invisible repair i would love to learn it too!
by Fisherman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rope bindings advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 2828

Re: Rope bindings advice please

i suspect u are after bindings and not purflings... but if purflings, u should be able to get them on ebay. if u type or copy:

25Strip Luthier purfling Binding Marquetry Inlay Wood inlaid 880x1.5x1.5mm #91

into google then it should pop up.
by Fisherman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Best Concert Ukulele
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Re: Best Concert Ukulele

Hard to go wrong with an all koa ukulele from any of the K brands and HMS is a good business to deal with. Be aware, you will need to pay duties if over AUD$1000 including shipping (or they used to be the rules... they may have changed more recently) - this can add up if it is charged - another 20 p...
by Fisherman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help needed to discover the maker
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: Help needed to discover the maker

Easiest way is to stick your phone in the soundhole and take a bunch of photos with the flash on...
by Fisherman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5763

Re: Fret seating problem

I had some trouble with an ebony board on the last guitar. I cut the slots a couple of days before hammering in frets and they wouldnt go in when I got to the job. I had to recut again just before hammering them in (but they stayed ok after that). So perhaps the precut board u bought closed up a bit...
by Fisherman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

Beautiful guitars! That negra is stunning in particular, but all are great. I like the colours of the red cedar neck against the cypress.... the shape of that first headstock .. very nice!
by Fisherman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Figured Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Figured Maple

Noting your obvious building skill, I suspect another reason it turned out well is the Engelmann - it is super stuff for classicals!

I have a few different spruces in the stash but keep reaching for the Engelmann....
by Fisherman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Figured Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Figured Maple

Two lovely looking guitars, Dave. I built my last classical using maple and loved using it. These are very classy looking instruments - the bindings and purflings match nicely with the maple. Im glad you are enjoying the tone. If you dont mind me asking, did you edge thin on this one? With my Torres...
by Fisherman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 5232

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

Cheers Robert. I actually have the bending machine already but dont have the hauser form that fits the machine... so thats the part im interested in. Also interested in other tools and timber that may be on the list.... Yep, me too. How much are u asking for the Hauser bending form? Cheers, Peter He...
by Fisherman
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 5232

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

Yep, me too. How much are u asking for the Hauser bending form?
Cheers, Peter
by Fisherman
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 2759

Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Congratulations - thats a beautiful looking guitar! I love the look of that Bunya soundboard. If it sounds as good as euro spruce.... well... thats very interesting and i’d be keen to give it a go on an upcoming build...
by Fisherman
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Removing old shellac?
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Re: Removing old shellac?

Remove as much as you can with 100% alcohol first...
by Fisherman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 15
Views: 5247

Re: B/wood parlour

Wow that is a beautiful looking guitar! Nice curves ... beautiful timbers
by Fisherman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Re: Router Table and Router

Christmas is soon.... Thanks for reminding me to start making noises about quality products that should stand the test of time and may in fact be safer to use!

That said... i really could use some new socks