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by yakka
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet

hi there have tried the Advanced Hard Shellac method of finish on some guitars I was making (first go at finishing), and was not real happy with how i went. The results were OK but could do better. Anyway thought i would try again and give it a real crack. I had a beautiful piece of gidgee from Curl...
by yakka
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fingerboard Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Fingerboard Finish

thanks again everyone for the replies
by yakka
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

do not think the link is working
by yakka
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo

hello Martin,
Does tis alter the CITES rules, they were unable to provide documentation and never had for anything less than 20kgs

regards
chris
by yakka
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Importing from CINNA MON in Indo

hello All
Just seeing if anyone has had experience regarding importing Indo Rosewood from Cinna Mon.
I am aware of CITES.


https://www.facebook.com/cinna.mon.923724

regards
yakka
by yakka
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fingerboard Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Fingerboard Finish

thanks for the replies
by yakka
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fingerboard Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Fingerboard Finish

hello everyone,
i was wondering what finish/oil/whatever people use to finish the fingerboard on their instruments?
i have "the books" but cannot find it in them.
regards
yakka
by yakka
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: Finishing

hi there
i have used the hard shellac/acetone as described by Gilet/Gore in their Manuals and after a couple of goes have found it very quick and gives a great finish, i did not pore finish but it is all covered in depth in their books.
And no previous experience
regards
Chris
by yakka
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing using Hard Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Finishing using Hard Shellac

thanks for the replies
regards
Chris
by yakka
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing using Hard Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Finishing using Hard Shellac

I did not do any pore filling, have to maybe try that on the next lot of guitars, (i read some part of a thread here about exposure to to the epoxies), i have only added acetone 1/3 base mix and 2/3 acetone (that's the way i read it in the book, 19.6.1). This an exciting part of the process the timb...
by yakka
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing using Hard Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Finishing using Hard Shellac

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by yakka
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing using Hard Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Finishing using Hard Shellac

this is first attempt at finishing guitars (pretty much anything). Using hard shellac (ubeaut) and the advanced method in the Gore/Gillet books. so far i think that is not to bad about six coats and waiting for it to harden for a few days the do some sanding. 24879280_10212012894052459_1987883203_o....
by yakka
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bridge placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: bridge placement

thanks for the replies, what i have done is during the process of making this guitar (am making 4 as I go) i have forward shifted the braces, and the bridge i made that fits my other guitars does not sit over the X braces so i have to make a new one with longer wings. i was pretty sure it had to jus...
by yakka
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bridge placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

bridge placement

Does the bridge have to sit over some part of the x brace ?
by yakka
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge Thickness different on Bass to Treble
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Bridge Thickness different on Bass to Treble

Thank you for the replies I will now get on with it.
by yakka
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge Thickness different on Bass to Treble
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Bridge Thickness different on Bass to Treble

I am up to making the bridges for some guitars I am making, (first lot of builds). i use a couple of guitars at home to reference (also "The Gilet & Gore Books"). Looking at the bridges today I noticed the thickness of the bridge on the Bass side is thicker than on the treble side, is this for weigh...
by yakka
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 Falcate braced Steel String
Replies: 3
Views: 5738

Re: 12 Falcate braced Steel String

first i have seen this post looks very good but, even more import sounds really good, your customer should be very pleased.
by yakka
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: Ovangkol and Sitka Tenor Uke

please give a lesson on how you blend the veneer on the back of the headstock so well into the neck, really schmick
regards
yakka
by yakka
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plane manufacturers
Replies: 30
Views: 6435

Re: Plane manufacturers

http://www.toolexchange.com.au/
many tools here just need some work
by yakka
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: DIY Sig Gen/Amp unit for Chladni patterns
Replies: 27
Views: 9965

Re: DIY Sig Gen/Amp unit for Chladni patterns

i down loaded a signal generator app to my phone and bluetooth it to a speaker my son uses and it seems to work well, NOT MY IDEA saw it on facebook. am i missing something.
regards
yakka
by yakka
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: starting out

to date this is what i have
by yakka
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: starting out

to cut a very long story short, this is what i ended up with a jig saw puzzle of pieces
by yakka
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: starting out

I have met gerard a few times and did the gore course at Toronto with Strato a couple of years back, these tops were not thicknessed using that method as i had already braced them by then, I have a gilet 00 flamed maple, had some work done to lower the action a while back, it is kerfed lining non li...
by yakka
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: starting out

i decided on 2 sizes 000 and 0 size, i already have a 00 (Gilet) and a dreadnought and decide on making 4 guitars, a 12 fret and 14 fret of each size though one of the 12s is now a 13 fret jobby.
3 necks NGR and 1 Qld maple