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by kiwigeo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

Wayne, we're working on the upload file size limit "problem".
by kiwigeo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

Jeremy has played with some settings so try uploading your file again and let me know if you have any issues. The pdf file is 22.8MB. It includes: - Photo Front cover - Content page - Photo gallery pages of the completed guitar - Many photo pages of the guitar build with descriptions - Photo pages w...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

simso wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
For other note, typically I build a custom acoustic for 3500, the same time spent doing repairs will net in around 6000 so I only build acoustics on the rare occasion.

Steve
If this is the case then we should encourage people to spend more time breaking guitars than playing 'em :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

Current limit for attachment size is 30Mb so your file should have uploaded. Let me check with Jeremy and we'll see what we can do. The pdf file is 22.8MB. It includes: - Photo Front cover - Content page - Photo gallery pages of the completed guitar - Many photo pages of the guitar build with descri...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

How big is the file Wayne?
WJ Guitars wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Sorry example file is too large to submit.

Regards
Wayne
by kiwigeo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Back burner jobs

This one was the classic guitar left leaning against a wall at a raging party......you see it so often.

rocket wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Had a similar job come in a few years ago....Guitar Wreck.jpg
Are you sure that wasn’t a case you doing your block Martin??
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: First commission

Not sure if I'd call you a "green luthier" :) While I've been content to just make guitars for family and friends (sometimes whether they want them or not :wink: ), I have been approached by a potential customer for a commission build. When asked, I had thrown out a number which I thought was pretty...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Back burner jobs

Had a similar job come in a few years ago....
Guitar Wreck.jpg
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Back burner jobs

I call these jobs "Train Wrecks" :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Falcate braced Parlour
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Falcate braced Parlour

Nice work Francis.....that's one "cute" guitar.
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

Richard, If you opt for a compensated nut with the nut sitting on the fretboard then you'll need a few extra mms of fretboard on the headstock side of the zero fret position. Thanks Col, I'll bear the Stewmac calculator in mind. I have a pre-cut fretboard for this build so can use that as a guide fo...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: 100 tutes

Thanks Steve, your Tutorials are much appreciated and a valuable resource.
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Mass Support Block - Positioning
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Mass Support Block - Positioning

Anecdote: A customer who flies a lot internationally had his side masses "inspected" by TSA agents. The masses were replaced but the screws were only done up finger tight. No damage, because provided the screws stayed in (which they did), the masses couldn't hit anything when they rotated. You'd ha...
by kiwigeo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

Forget about a specific neck to body angle....your aim is to get a straight edge laid along the neck (sans fretboard) projecting to 2.5mm above the top at the bridge location. For the headblock, I make sure the faces of the headblock that take the neck mortise and lie under the upper bout are flat a...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: New GST rules

That's an interesting one.....let us know what happens.
Blackstar1099 wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:57 pm
I've got $500 worth of timber coming from Canada via surface mail soon. I'm wondering if it arrives after 1st July whether I'll have to pay. Will customs be smart enough to let it go by looking at the ship date on the package.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: New GST rules

Great news for Tax Accountants!!
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

I've done a few bolt on bolt down necks Gore style. For the mortise I just make sure the perspex on the jig is flush with the flattened upper bout area and for the tenon the perspex is sitting hard down on the top of the tenon/neck. At this point I deviate from Trevor's instructions and once I've dr...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Should be straight forward....as long as you don't read the instructions! :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard

'Dying craft"?? Yeah right.

The radial soundboard..interesting concept but I'd like to see some tap and Chladni testing on those tops.
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course - Sydney
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Trevor Gore Modal Tuning Course - Sydney

Thanks Steve.

For anyone with even a slight interest in Gore and Gilet's "The Books" then this is a chance to meet Trevor and let him change your whole approach to building.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shaping rasp
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Shaping rasp

The dragon rasps sold by Stewmac are good https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Files/Dragon_Hand-cut_Rasp.html If you've got a bit of loot then these babies are the bee's knees https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4094/auriou-rasps I have both the Dragon and Auriou rasps in my arsenal a...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Need E4 string for 500 mm length.
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Need E4 string for 500 mm length.

If the pitch and tension match what youre after then it should work. You can check tension and pitch using the formulas included in the pdf From that pdf, it looks like what I want is a D'Addario, Acoustic or Electric guitar, plain steel lock twist PL016 with a unit weight of .00005671 lb/in. Does t...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Need E4 string for 500 mm length.
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Need E4 string for 500 mm length.

For calculating string tensions try here: http://daddario.com/DAstringtensionguid ... 62b60b1caf

From what I know of violin strings the upper strings are plain steel so I don't see why a plain steel guitar string shouldn't work.
by kiwigeo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Cutting notches in braces
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Cutting notches in braces

Pretty much how Ive been doing mine of late....an ideal job for the Dremel and mini router base. Nice one, Dave. I've used a router recently. Do both braces together and space them apart a bit so that the router is stable. Set the depth by sitting the router base on the bridge plate + CF and drop th...