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by Fisherman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

Getting there. Stud wall with a sliding door to stop the draughts and dust + noise reducing insulation between rafters. Now to choose a colour for the workshop... Have also purchased a portable dehumidifier. Posting now before plugging in the dehumid just in case it doesn't work as planned! On track...
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

I use a bit of bar soap in the holes to lubricate. Seems to work...
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

Thanks Ross for the great explanation of how dehumidifiers work. I was thinking an air conditioner as well just to keep the room cool when working. I'm planning to wall off the staircase shortly with a sliding door at the bottom and a wall alongside it. That should stop the dust going up into the re...
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

Thanks guys, I'm going to try to control the whole space. As I understand it an air cond unit will be needed and maybe a dehumidifier too. Do U think all walls and the ceiling will need additional insulation? If so what product is best for this?
by Fisherman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

Thanks Alan, that's a neat solution.

Trent - Google tells me that is only 9 minutes from my house ... Would be great to visit someday!
by Fisherman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

Thanks guys for the advice, sounds like there are a few workable options. It may come down to what materials are available on gumtree at a reasonable price etc. Looks like I can get some quite large (2.7m high...) freezer panels etc at a good price, which may open up the idea of converting the carpo...
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Medium Body Falcate
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Medium Body Falcate

Really nice.... That's a classy looking instrument!
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Brisbane humidity

If U can imagine it without the clutter..... Here's the workspace
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by Fisherman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Brisbane humidity

Hi brains trust.... I'm hoping to get some ideas for humidity control /dry room options for a pretty small workshop space. I see there have been a few discussions in the past but I'm still a bit foggy on how they work in practice or would work in my workspace. Some photos would be wonderful! - Is a ...
by Fisherman
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical

Looks great. Did a double take when I saw the heel missing, interesting idea. Would certainly make carving the heel easier! Looks pretty neat...
by Fisherman
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka

Wow! Nice build, very flash!
by Fisherman
Sun May 24, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Very nice Alan, that's a beautiful and warm sounding guitar. Just the sound I like. That's quite a history for that guitar, and it's better than ever today.
by Fisherman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 4054

Re: Christmas Greetings

Yes happy holidays to everyone too and a big thanks to Martin and Jeremy. Looking forward to seeing what everyone builds in 2020. Not to mention learning new things from all the helpful videos here. We are house hunting in brisbane at the moment and my key stipulation is that there must be a suitabl...
by Fisherman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Silky 000-12
Replies: 3
Views: 3698

Re: Bunya/Silky 000-12

Nice one, great to see all the Australian timbers used on this build. How's the sound?
by Fisherman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Flamenco Guitar.
Replies: 6
Views: 4379

Re: First Flamenco Guitar.

Great sounding guitar! Loved the videos.
by Fisherman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: packaging tape for binding
Replies: 12
Views: 4682

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: 4343

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: 4632

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: 9189

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: 9189

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: 2004

Re: Qld maple?

Cheers Allan
by Fisherman
Mon May 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qld maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

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: 8263

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: 9189

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: 9189

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...