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by Dave M
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Mono mobility (Martin and my TG style) results
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Mono mobility (Martin and my TG style) results

For your last question you simply need a table of note frequencies - many available on the web.

F3 is around 174 Hz, G3# is around 207. I don't think we need to be too exact about this gap.
by Dave M
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Monopole mobility again...!
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Monopole mobility again...!

Have you checked your bridge rotation? This would show if you have overbuilt. Very common with early builds - certainly with me.

Section 4.4.2 in the black book.

Dave
by Dave M
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trying some experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Trying some experiments

Well that was a fun project. And getting a decent sounding, playable instrument out of the remains is very impressive.

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Headstock - Ears or not
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Headstock - Ears or not

Also the glued on bits themselves tend to show. No matter how careful I am to use pieces from the same neck blank and check orientation they tend to be obvious. Dave
by Dave M
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

So how come everybody gets to have a new workshop!

Not to do with layout and you probably already know this Trent, but everything that can go on wheels should be. I have a relatively small space for the heavier machines and being able to roll them out of the way is invaluable.

Have fun Dave
by Dave M
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Cedar vs. Spruce
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Cedar vs. Spruce

Useful quick overview Trevor.

VA never ceases to amaze me- I had never seen that setting. Presumably it is picking out the highest volume peak...?

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155

Steve that looks wonderful. Great rosette as well.

Enough to cheer me up on a fiercely cold and grey day in the UK! Good job I don't live your way or I'd be knocking on the door!

155 guitars is pretty impressive too.

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

That is an extremely neat build for a first go.

Interesting that few people stop at one!

If you are not aware of Trevor Gore and are interested in a more analytical take on guitar design and build you should take a look.

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Duo becomes a Trio
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Duo becomes a Trio

Thanks Wayne, Trent.

As you will know getting the line on the heel to line up properly with the purfling is tricky. With these I was pleased.

Dave
by Dave M
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Duo becomes a Trio
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Duo becomes a Trio

Thanks Mark, as you can see I used different styles with the Maple, Walnut and Rosewood. The rosettes are commercial except for the ‘fan’ since I am unwilling at this point to expend the time to do a traditional version. The latest, the Rosewood I think is the best I have made. I am however reluctan...
by Dave M
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Duo becomes a Trio
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Duo becomes a Trio

Having bought a deceased makers stash of Indian Rosewood I couldn't resist setting to straightaway with my now fairly settled classical design. The tops are Engelmann. The Rosewood is certainly pretty.

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More mandolin thoughts - the end result
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: More mandolin thoughts - the end result

Peter you are pushing more and more towards my next project being a mandolin! Dave
by Dave M
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Luthier to luthier podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: Luthier to luthier podcast

Yes good one Nigel. And how nice to hear a proper Geordie accent again! Dave
by Dave M
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More mandolin thoughts - the end result
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: More mandolin thoughts - the end result

Thanks for the image Peter. It does look like a lot of bracing for a small top but I know nothing about mandolins - though I am planning to try one soon so your work is going to be useful. Dave
by Dave M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More mandolin thoughts - the end result
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: More mandolin thoughts - the end result

Peter that is good stuff. Have you come across any commercial mandolins with these characteristics? It is certainly a very handsome looking instrument. Making and selling 7 mandolins plus the eighth since you last wrote means you really have been busy! When you say braced like a guitar it sounds lik...
by Dave M
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.

Pleased you got it finished Martin. Looks smart.

Jeez I could envy you those bright blue skies!

Dave in a very grey and wet UK
by Dave M
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: straight dovetail
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Re: straight dovetail

As one can see from Alan's reply there lots of ways to do this joint. I would however point out what G&G say in the book, that any sort of dovetail is quite hard to adjust for the angle, up and down and side by side required to get the neck geometry right. A straight mortice and tenon makes these ad...
by Dave M
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretting, Michael Bashkin
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: Fretting, Michael Bashkin

I have checked with Robbie and Michael and they are happy to field queries here. I have a couple of minor questions When talking about relief Michael you are working with a 14 fret neck body joint guitar, although you fret at the 12th fret. If we have a 12 fret join should one drop down to around th...
by Dave M
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretting, Michael Bashkin
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Fretting, Michael Bashkin

I have bought this video training course from Robbie OBrien and it is really good. Michael is very clear in his explanations and puts forward his methods without being dogmatic pointing out different ways of doing things. The camera work is excellent with good close ups. Although a lot of this stuff...
by Dave M
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 3087

Re: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

Since I was fitting some tuners today I thought I might continue this a little. When I was making furniture I used to make my own dowel jigs (a la Krenov) and making them in a suitable hardwood such as oak seemed good enough. Exact spacing was not important since one simply reversed the jig to drill...
by Dave M
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)

My falcate classicals were much too stiff. I have rather dodged it and gone to a traditional fan braced system but clearly it can be done successfully. We will enjoy following your experience. Dave
by Dave M
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tornavoz
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Tornavoz

This is a bit woolly but I remember a thread on the Delcamp forum some time back about tornovozes and my impression was that they really didn't do much that was useful to the sound. I remember Alan Caruth who is a very reliable source discussing what exactly a tornovoz does. It could be worth your w...
by Dave M
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Repair in Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Repair in Melbourne

Thanks Trevor. D
by Dave M
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Repair in Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Repair in Melbourne

I have a nephew who needs a SS repair in Melborne - not an expensive guitar - but is having trouble finding one within reach due to the lockdown.

Anybody know of someone near Fitzroy North?
Thanks Dave M
by Dave M
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 19
Views: 4318

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Nigel, Nigel what has your spokeshave done to you?!
Dave M