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by seeaxe
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Binding glue- which one to use
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Binding glue- which one to use

Ps i used it because it was recommended by Stewmac as part of their kitset instructional dvd.
by seeaxe
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Binding glue- which one to use
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Binding glue- which one to use

I used this for a dreadnought build 10 years ago. Its still on there!!
https://www.glueguru.co.nz/shop/SUBSTRA ... 146ml.html

If you're in Auckland this is the place to go for glue
Cheers
Richard
by seeaxe
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Heel grain orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Re: Heel grain orientation

I think the orientation at right angles to the neck makes sense for a bolt on system but the susceptibility to splitting will be the same. If you look at this https://youtu.be/NiQds8rBLMM?t=41 you can see the grain in the heel is at right angles. Looks different but nice, imo. That is a Fernando Maz...
by seeaxe
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar

Guitar sounds good but you sound great. Nice pieces, worth saying what they were as I thought I recognised the first one, but not sure of the titles.

Nice colour variation between bridge and neck positions and well done on building guitars and keeping your nails in good shape. I struggle with that.
by seeaxe
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ears
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Ears

Where's our "like" button????
by seeaxe
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carbon Graphite neck bracing, too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: Carbon Graphite neck bracing, too much?

You asked about the analysis on the neck with composite materials When computing strength and stiffness of mixed materials, it is usual to use the modular ratio to convert all materials to 1 equivalent material. For a maple neck with an E of around 10Gpa with some CF rods that have an E of around 20...
by seeaxe
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brief Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

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: 2004

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: 5471

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: 5471

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: 1336

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: 1408

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: 1910

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: 1894

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: 1598

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: 2020

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 3209

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: 5471

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...