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by kiwigeo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top slighly dipping between braces of 70s Sadao Yairi Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Top slighly dipping between braces of 70s Sadao Yairi Classical

re: clamping. You may notice a neodymium magnet (n42) in one of my photos - I used it to glue the cracks. I have 10 of those and am considering experimenting with them to glue the bridge on. I would cut 3 separate thin pieces of wood as cauls to fit between the braces inside the body and put some p...
by kiwigeo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help from above.
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Help from above.

Allen is pretty much the guru when it comes to finishing...whether it be cars, ukes or guitars :)
by kiwigeo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First ukulele......
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: First ukulele......

Nice work Jim...
by kiwigeo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Aluminium Ladders
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Aluminium Ladders

Dennis Leahy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:57 pm
So you can hit the high notes?
:lmao :lmao :lmao

How are ya truckin' Dennis?? Hope you've got over that building "flat spot" you were going through recently.
by kiwigeo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

You ran out of glue??!!! That's like running out of milk mate!!
by kiwigeo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top slighly dipping between braces of 70s Sadao Yairi Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Top slighly dipping between braces of 70s Sadao Yairi Classical

No bridge patch? if it were me I'd stick some sandpaper to the bridge area and work the base of the new bridge over the sandpaper fore and aft aiming to get the underside of the bridge matching closely with the top. Unless you have a good wood to wood contact over the base of the bridge the glue job...
by kiwigeo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Really nice work...that sheaok looks like it's on fire.
by kiwigeo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Measuring and marking frets
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Measuring and marking frets

Allen wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Mine are to 0.001mm. :-)

But they are cut on my CNC.
Definitely micrometering the brick!! :D
by kiwigeo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Measuring and marking frets
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Measuring and marking frets

A friend is about to make his first fret board and asks "What resolution do you measure fret positions to and what do you use to mark them out"? As a beginner I felt it prudent to seek some advice here (rather than mis-lead him) :) I know "The Books" say 0.1mm but is that typical of most makers? I'...
by kiwigeo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Aluminium Ladders
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Aluminium Ladders

As some of you will know the forum is currently being administered by Jeremy and myself. Jeremy takes care of the IT side of the operation while I take care of more mundane tasks such as dealing with new members who are obviously out to spam the forum or emails from spammers. Here's an example of th...
by kiwigeo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 21
Views: 4094

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Hi Dave, If you've already donated we're ok...if you haven't donated and want to tip a few bucks in the hat we won't say no :) At the moment thanks to our members who generously donated we have enough funds to cover forum running expenses for at least the next couple of years. Cheers and thanks Mart...
by kiwigeo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: More on dust extraction

The static electricity issue causing sparks and subsequent fires has been debunked many times, static charge can be felt on the outside of the ducting sometimes, I have a bit of copper wire around one length of flex duct that is grounded to the shed that I brush up against regularly, only because t...
by kiwigeo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Measuring Elastic Constraints - Lookover
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Measuring Elastic Constraints - Lookover

You'll get there John. Maths isn't my best subject so it took me a while to get my units and zeros sorted out. Trevor at first seems a bit cruel when he doesn't always give you the easy answers but by not doing so he's prompting you to go back and understand the equations. Ok, Thanks Trevor! I've re...
by kiwigeo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: More on dust extraction

There seem to be widely varying opinions and advice on this one. Discussed at length here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/14140
Joseph Jones wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm
What about copper wires earthing the pipes to stop static electricity and sparking, are they still necessary this day and age?

Joseph
by kiwigeo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

demonx wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:57 pm

Pencil lines to show when I’ve sanded for long enough on the radius dish:
No pencil lines required for that mate....I just keep sanding until my arms are ready to drop off :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Allen,

Ive tweaked some settings so you should be able to upload pics now. Let me know if still having problems.
by kiwigeo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I'll get Jeremy to have a look at this. Anybody else having problems?
demonx wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 pm
For the last day and a half I’ve been getting HTTP error message anytime I attempt to upload a pic, so the thread is a few updates behind.
by kiwigeo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Starting out on J45
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Re: Starting out on J45

Hi Richard, A 1/2" mortising bit is probably cutting it a bit fine, especially if your heel gets smaller than the one on the drawings in Trevor's books. You should be able to source a 10mm/3/8" bit for that Carbatec mortise kit. Is it the full mortising machine or the kit you attach to a drill press...
by kiwigeo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quick Video walk through of buffing to a high gloss
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Quick Video walk through of buffing to a high gloss

Thanks for that Allen. That's detergent and water in the bowl at start of the clip?
by kiwigeo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Nice looking bending rig...someone's got some loot :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ukelele target resonances
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Ukelele target resonances

Unfortunately I didn't do any tap testing on my last uke build. Allen has commented in the following discussion on the Ukulele Underground Forum: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/sh ... tap-tuning
by kiwigeo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Removing old shellac?
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Removing old shellac?

I've done this more times than I care to remember. You can go in with alcohol and then finish off with sandpaper. Sometimes I start with a cabinet scraper before finishing off with the sandpaper. Other times I've gone with sandpaper all the way from start to finish. The great thing about shellac is ...
by kiwigeo
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1415

Re: Acacia dread build thread

All looking good Allan do you shape the bottom of the braces to fit the dish radius? Trevor Gore has a neat method for securing braces in the go bar deck. A strip of MDF with a channel cut down the middle with a ball end cutter. The channel fits over the top of the brace and the go bars apply pressu...
by kiwigeo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple or Sycamore for purfling
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Maple or Sycamore for purfling

You can always go down the route that some less well known brands go and just slap on your bindings with a paint brush.......or you can do what more than one major brand is doing at present and not bother with bindings.
by kiwigeo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Falcate #2 Tapping Results
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Falcate #2 Tapping Results

I wouldn't be playing around too much with everything. Once bridge is on I'd expect a few Hz drop in main top frequency. I sometimes stick a bit of mass on the top roughly equivalent to the bridge mass to see where things might go with the top frequencies. I'd probably be aiming to keep the bridge a...