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by seeaxe
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brief Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Brief Introduction

Welcome Sam from a fellow jafa, North Shore based.

Never built a bass but happy to help if I can.

Cheers
Richard
by seeaxe
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A few latest builds
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: A few latest builds

Have to add my appreciation...those all look great. Love the laminated neck on the SS and the superb grain on the Classical.
Very very nice.
by seeaxe
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Yes, blackheart sassafras indeed

Thanks Dave M, nothing cleaned up yet so still looks a bit scruffy. All things in time...
by seeaxe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Some progress made over the Christmas break, currently a bit stalled but hoping to get past that soon. Here's the back and sides prior to bending. BHS ex Mr Spittle. back and sides.jpg I have bent the sassafras sides, they did not behave them selves. The waist bend did not want to go where it should...
by seeaxe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Intonation and things
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Intonation and things

I bet they can land on the note. Those of us who play guitar will probably all have a piece or two that we can play with our eyes shut. I know I do, and if a knob like me can get his fingers to the right place then I would be dollars to donuts a good cellist, violinist etc will get their fingers to ...
by seeaxe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Knock, knock
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Knock, knock

Hi Nick, funny I was just thinking about you the other day, can't remember why now, of course. its a bugger getting old. Sorry to hear you aren't building and hope your issues whatever they are sort themselves out for the better. As you may have seen, I am supposed to be building a couple of classic...
by seeaxe
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: new Flamenco

Mmmmmm. And did you make all that purfling around the sides??? If so...respect. That's a lot of (lovely) work
by seeaxe
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Guitar No.2

Very tidy. I like the look and the grellier shape. Nice back and sides. Congrats on a fine guitar.
by seeaxe
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Fiddle
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: A Fiddle

That looks lovely.

When I've built a smaller instrument i find them maybe more challenging than a normal guitar. How would you rate the difficulty of building a fiddle versus a normal size guitar?

Also do you play fiddle?
Cheers
Richard
by seeaxe
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help to build a 4-string electric bass
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Help to build a 4-string electric bass

Im nowhere near you so...thats not much help. First thought is that i would have assumed that a combination of a new, sharp blade and a lot of patience would allow pretty much any bandsaw to cut 40mm. Another way to do it is to make your self a template and use a router with successive shallow cuts ...
by seeaxe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Thanks John, I will go look at your blogs.
by seeaxe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Thanks John. Having identified the better tops i have now started on the sides as i want to be in a position to use the top or back as soon as its built. Auckland has permanently high humidity so i don't like leaving the plates hanging around for too long. If you don't mind me asking, for the brace ...
by seeaxe
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Nope they were all flat.
by seeaxe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

I decide to haul out my entire stash of sound boards and prepare them for tap testing as the idea is to find the best of the bunch. Some had some saw marks and some had not been sanded at all, however they are now. I also made sure all the ends were trimmed square and sides were parallel. I then wen...
by seeaxe
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Thanks Trevor and Happy New Year. I wish you lots and lots of heavy rain, wherever you are in Oz. I have varied the tapping a bit and F diag is very clear to listen to, but harder to get a consistent plot. More progress today. I've noticed a few things such as, if I watch the plot build up it rarely...
by seeaxe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Some progress.. gain was too high (I found a post of mine from 3? years ago with a comment to that effect from Trevor....) Plots are now a bit clearer but not as clear as yours Martin, so will pursue that a bit more. Flong VA plot for fL - ES036.JPG Fcross VA plot for fC - ES036.JPG Fdiag VA plot fo...
by seeaxe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Thanks Martin.

Well it looks like i have a few VA settings wrong then. Ill go back and reread the post on Trevors site. Also that's the "capture spectrum" screen i think. I had mixed results trying to use that.

Then I'll twiddle some knobs and see what happens.

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by seeaxe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

VA plots for tap test on plates

I have been getting into the tap testing of the plates prior to plugging frequencies into Equn 4.5-7. FLong is fairly straightforward and am pretty sure that this is around 80Hz from the following test results. I've reproduced this a few times and things are fairly consistent. VA plot for fL - ES036...
by seeaxe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

A bit of an update, first having re-read from the beginning, I realise the first paragraph of my first post doesn't actually make sense. What I meant to say was that having started classical lessons, I needed a classical so built one. Having done that, most of my time went into playing and not build...
by seeaxe
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic Bridge Types ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Acoustic Bridge Types ...

Ill be interested to hear what others say and I'll qualify my comments by saying I have made a sum total of 2 ukulele bridges and have never tested anything to do with this question...but imo Assuming the bridge is securely fastened to the soundboard for either of the first two options, then it shou...
by seeaxe
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Next the more intricate inner ring. This is as far as I have got. this has taken me around 4 evenings and one solid day. Lots of hand work with the little plane but ultimately very satisfying, when it goes right. and there's an element of fun in doing something you have never attempted before. Just ...
by seeaxe
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Started making my first rosette.... I learned a few things. One of which is I need to put more holes in the nylon form to push out the finished product. :cry: :cry: Another is that those small hand sized Veritas block planes are are incredibly good value for money. That thing is amazing. I did not l...
by seeaxe
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: My Second Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: My Second Build

Can't comment on the numbers but that back and those sides are stunning. Going look a million dollars when it's finished. Good luck with your build.
by seeaxe
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Bridge blanks glued and cured overnight. Cleaned up nicely though I suspect my planes will need a tickle up after cutting the epoxy and fibre. That should have been enough clamping pressure!! 20191020_105646c.jpg Greaseproof paper worked well, that just peeled off. 20191020_110817c.jpg Rosewood blan...
by seeaxe
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Classical Bridges using CF
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: Classical Bridges using CF

To close this thread out I have learnt: a) the two outer plies can be adjusted after the blank is made. This will be easier for the thin 2mm ply. b) the cf and glue only take up 0.3mm but because of a) doesnt matter much anyway. c) greaseproof paper wrapped around the stops the blanks being glued to...