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by ArmstrongLutherie
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Measure Twice, Check it again and then cut!!
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Measure Twice, Check it again and then cut!!

OK, this is probably a word to the already wise but I thought it was worth mentioning... One of my students is making a multi-scale instrument (Fan fret) and he (on his 4th build and a very competent woodworker) used the fret scale calculator at ekips.org to get it laid out accurately. The site allo...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

Interested. In Brisbane. PM sent.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Water based finishes in Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Water based finishes in Australia?

Hi Pete, I don't have an immediate suggestion but can offer the following: First I got some Rothko & Frost from GuitarAust a few years ago and tried it and didn't get great results but then it was only a one-off test spray and I didn't invest a lot of time in it. I heard from them about a year ago t...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Re-gluing Martin Binding
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Re-gluing Martin Binding

Thanks Simso. Apologies for the long delay in replying to your great response - I got distracted and ended up doing it much like you show but I used CA glue.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bobbin sanders
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: bobbin sanders

Another Brisbane machine supplier is Gregory's at Richlands. Talk to Cameron. They don't try to compete with Hare & Forbes or Carbatec so carry better quality gear. Yep, costs a little more.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 25
Views: 3108

Re: New GST rules

Like Bruce experienced my recent StewMac orders have included a 10% Ohio Tax which I assumed is how they use their existing systems to collect GST. Whether or not they pass it on the the ATO is an unknown.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Re-gluing Martin Binding
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re-gluing Martin Binding

Here's one for those of you who are into repairs and anyone who is familiar with how Martin glue on bindings - particularly more recent models. I get quite a few of guitars - especially Martins both recent and old - that have the bindings coming off. The one I have at present seems to have barely an...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side splints
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Side splints

Good idea Wayne. Side braces/splints get little attention compared to their more important relatives supporting tops and backs. It seems all manner of approaches have been tried from linen lath to precisely shaped and, presumably, positioned wooden braces. I have looked for some well-founded technic...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

Re: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension

Hi Ken, do you know if they're available in M5 and if so where can be bought. These are normally M6 which is too big for this particular application.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 12782

Re: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!

See my post under things for sale. I took things into my own hands and ordered a pallet load before carbatec listed them. Was wanting to supply Aussie luthiers with a fair priced alternative. Matching their price. PM me if you'd like one.
Andrew
by ArmstrongLutherie
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Modal Tuning Course in Brisbane was a great success
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Modal Tuning Course in Brisbane was a great success

Over the ANZAC Day long weekend just past, ten eager guitar builders gathered at the Australian Guitar Making School in Brisbane to learn everything they could about modal tuning of acoustic guitars from the man himself, Trevor Gore. Every one was engaged throughput and all went away enthusiastic ab...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course: Brisbane April
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course: Brisbane April

Yes Martin for you there is a propeller hat. Send me your booking fee and tell me what colour hat you want.
by ArmstrongLutherie
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course: Brisbane April
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course: Brisbane April

Trevor Gore will be running his 3-day modal tuning course in Brisbane on 23, 24 and 25 April 2016. The course will be held at the workshop of Armstrong Lutherie/Australian Guitar Making School in Sumner Park conveniently located just off the Centenary Highway. The investment is $750 and places are s...
by ArmstrongLutherie
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Luthier Visits
Replies: 16
Views: 4624

Re: Luthier Visits

Zendo, I'm in Brisbane if you're looking for somewhere to start. I'm not sure how much I can add to your knowledge base as I feel like a relative newbie however I'd very happy to catch-up. Andrew