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by yakka
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: testing with an iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: testing with an iPhone

spectrum analyzer on samsung
by yakka
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?

Thanks for the ideas
:gui
by yakka
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?

Hello All, I was after thoughts on flat sawn timber for SS acoustic necks. I have received some nicely figured blackwood in a size that suits being made into a couple of necks, however it is flatsawn. Is this ok if you use carbon reinforcing rods in the neck? Any thoughts would be appreciated. regar...
by yakka
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard Shellac and Figure "POP"
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Hard Shellac and Figure "POP"

Using the hard shellac on some ukuleles with blackwood B/S and sitka and Bearclaw tops https://www.instagram.com/p/BnfBK3rlKwe/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BnfG74AlY9f/?taken-by=kala4561 https://www.instagram.com/p/BnfI1NIHL8I/?taken-by=kala4561 https://www.instagram.com/p/BnfLY-KF_R8/?taken-by=kala...
by yakka
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Rosette Router Jig
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Rosette Router Jig

made this, and did that, very easy to use and very small adjustments quickly thanks Trevor Gore
by yakka
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Rosette Router Jig
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Rosette Router Jig

thanks trevor
by yakka
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Rosette Router Jig
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Rosette Router Jig

hello Trevor
thanks for the pictures, does the aluminium bar closest to the adjusting knob (with fancy inlay) have a threaded hole, or is the adjustment achieved in another fashion
thanks for your time
regards
chris
by yakka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann

thank you,
your a good man
regards
chris
by yakka
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann

Hello trevor, hope you had a good trip, Just re-measured and its 378 across the lower bout, I see their website they are 368. so maybe this is 00@1/2 somewhere between the 00 and 000. Beautiful sounding instrument if we can get close to the quality of sound it would be very pleasing. Just looking at...
by yakka
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Japanese woodwork and lots of planes
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Japanese woodwork and lots of planes

similar to rosette making i have seen, and if you like planes this bloke has a lot. video starts at :30 secs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvOMHoLRBY
by yakka
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann
Replies: 5
Views: 609

NEW BUILD tap testing Englemann

Beginning new build 00 size very similar to a Gilet 00. this is for one of my sons and he has chosen some Engelmann for the top so we have tap tested the top for the following results. 2nd.PNG I contacted Kiwigeo (who i received the wood from) and martin was able to confirm that the figures were clo...
by yakka
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet
Replies: 4
Views: 656

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: 1278

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: 21
Views: 4067

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: 930

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: 930

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: 1278

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: 1278

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: 1852

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: 1391

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: 1391

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: 1391

Re: Finishing using Hard Shellac

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