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by Fisherman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 674

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
by Fisherman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Underwear, visas... we are way off track now! Now my brain has gone back to a joke I heard years ago on the radio... Two Africans in the visa line are looking to enter Australia. When they get to the desk the clerk asks the first what skills he has, because Australia has a policy to only bring in sk...
by Fisherman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Fantastic looking guitar. I hope there will be more classicals like this in future that depart from the norm! I love all the design elements, beautiful work.

How does it sound? I have some lutz so am very interested to hear your thoughts....
by Fisherman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Forgot to mention. Australian red cedar - Toona ciliata var. australis - is almost identical to spanish cedar (and both mahoganies... go figure!). side by side very hard to tell apart. Only thing is to be careful with the dust. Pretty easy to track down qrtr sawn boards at lumber yards or timber sho...
by Fisherman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Welcome! Wonderful news and it sounds like everything is falling into place nicely. For neck wood i would highly recomment qld maple - lovely stuff and grows in qld... if u find a good source for it id be keen to know as i am looking to get some blanks. Silkwood may be another good local option. I u...
by Fisherman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Hi Alan - I didnt get it so have emailed you instead.
Cheers, Peter
by Fisherman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Torres bracing. I’ve had good results with this bracing layout and the smaller body shape.

I am not a fan of epoxy - the main reason i have steered clear of CF and falcate bracing so far...
by Fisherman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Thanks! Yes, as is the bracewood - from Graham Hein at Kootenay Tonewoods. A while back when I bought a bulk lot of tops I accidentally ordered a bunch of bracewood by adding 20 pounds to the order rather than 20 dollars, but the upside is I am set for great bracewood for a long while! While it cant...
by Fisherman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Thanks Alan, sure - happy to answer any questions.
by Fisherman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Strung up my latest build tonight.... Maple/spruce 1864 Torres “inspired" classical guitar, including a mini tornavoz. I really like maple. Slightly shorter scale length - 636mm rather than the standard 650 and a 12 hole tie bridge. Bloodwood bindings, stripey blackwood bolt on neck with a truss rod...
by Fisherman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

I use the stewmac system and have had pretty good results. One of the bearings on the router carriage failed recently and they sent a replacement free of charge express... even though i purchased it second hand ages ago! they are really super from an after sales perspective (although im a pretty fre...
by Fisherman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod installation
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Truss rod installation

Thanks Martin and Mark! im all for simplifying tasks so if no glue or wood fillet is needed, then that is music to my ears.
by Fisherman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod installation
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Truss rod installation

Hi guys Im hoping to get some advice about truss rod installation before I install on on my current build. Is everyone glueing the bottom of the truss rod into the slot? If so, are you using epoxy? Would silicone be a good alternative option or is there a reason it needs to be a stronger bond (im no...
by Fisherman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 fret BRW small body
Replies: 22
Views: 6899

Re: 12 fret BRW small body

Stunning! Definitely showcases that amazing BRW
by Fisherman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Fret bending?

thanks all - i need to make one of these too!

Re Steve’s post... I got a good tip from this video about drilling the centre of dowel etc

https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Trade_Se ... ricks.html
by Fisherman
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

I’d still hoick them...

Just kidding! That is a great way to turn it into a design feature.. looks great - cant wait to see how the whole thing looks when it is finished.
by Fisherman
Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

A masterpiece...
by Fisherman
Tue May 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Could be repurposed as ukulele sides? Probably 2 sets...?
by Fisherman
Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back

Very nice, that is a super looking guitar - only wish I owned it!
by Fisherman
Mon May 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: bandsaw opinions

I have the 14 twelve and dont recommend it. I bought based on good reviews but have been disappointed with several problems. Maybe I was just unlucky and got a bad one...? I also had poor after sales service from the qld dealer which adds to my dislike of the machine.... (but great service before th...
by Fisherman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes

As Allen recommends above, the bits from China work great for detail work (but i would not recommend the larger router bits from there... i found some to be dangerous and now wont use them).

Search ebay for CNC carbide router bits - from memory i got a pack of 10 for under $10 including shipping!
by Fisherman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Crackle finish
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Crackle finish

Awesome looking finish...
by Fisherman
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Move
Replies: 4
Views: 5366

Re: Server Move

agreed... seems to be a lot faster :)
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglue drip filling
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Superglue drip filling

Thx Steve. I have been researching more and Robbie O’Brien has a video where he uses aqua clear to fix indents in the FP soundboard. I might have another go using the method he demonstrates and hopefully get it perfect.

Thanks for all these great walk throughs..
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

For my two cents i’d redo the join. Cut it down the centre, replane everything and join again. Then flip it over and rout and install a new rosette on the other side. Depending on the size of the boards you may also be able to join the current outside edges, if you dont mind the wider grain to the c...