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by yakka
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

Re: Bellied up top

Did you try lighter gauge strings?
by yakka
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 4269

Re: Somogyi bridge

https://esomogyi.com/pricing/ for this much you can have all the pointy bits you want
by yakka
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: 2 geets on the go

its red gum burl, from Maleny I put it in upside down could not see the joins on the other side but got excited and put it in the wrong way. Once in couldnt get it out.
regards
chris
by yakka
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

2 geets on the go

Building 2 Guitars both Engleman spruce tops (as well as some ukes)
1 EIR B/S
1 High Figure Blackwood B/S
by yakka
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 26
Views: 11281

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

my copy turned up yesterday, have thumbed through it and is impressive work. thank you.
by yakka
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 4487

Re: Back joint prep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRB8EypxVPU
this works very well and if you have a hollow in middle the sandpaper on a level works really well to flatten out the edge till flat
regards
chris
by yakka
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackheart Sassafras Tenor
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Re: Blackheart Sassafras Tenor

thats beautiful
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: 2968

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: 2060

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: 2060

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: 2652

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: 3512

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: 3512

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: 3512

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: 3229

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: 3229

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: 4
Views: 5690

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: 3229

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: 2728

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...