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by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

You can always ebonise your bridge and get the best of both worlds: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/ebonizing_wood http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8469&p=90008&hilit=ebonising#p90008 I would highly recommend Kent Everrett's videos if you're going for an arm bevels https://obrie...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Nice. Looking forward to the thread
by lamanoditrento
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Opinions wanted on use of this Sitka top...
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Opinions wanted on use of this Sitka top...

I had thought the association between tighter grain and strength is a misnomer and the only reason for tight grain it is purely aesthetic. So if you liked the look of it, I'd say use it.

You could test the modulus of elasticity to be sure for that particular piece.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Hello

Welcome, Matt!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back brace/linings jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Back brace/linings jigs

I must admit I quite enjoy hand cutting notches. I have to force myself to stop after the first one while demo'ing it to students. I did see a T shaped jig on (I think) ig a while ago. The stem of the T was 2 parts and slipped over the guitar sides with the cross of the T creating a platform for a d...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie in Canterbury NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Newbie in Canterbury NZ

Welcome, Kevin. Look forward to seeing your build
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Flamenco Guitar.
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: First Flamenco Guitar.

Fantastic John! Great sounding flamenco, and so great to hear played, and by Paco no less. :cl

I've been following Paco's ig, the course looked like a great time.
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)

Excellent. Looking forward to meeting you, Nigel
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fire and Rain Guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Fire and Rain Guitars

I know raffles aren't allowed for WA residents but thought this was ok for the rest of the country. I will look into it and get back you
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build -
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Student build -

Thanks guys. Yes first of many. And yes pretty happy. Here is a pic I omitted yesterday... not sure who was happier actually
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by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build -
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Student build -

I had my first student complete a guitar yesterday. It has camphor laurel b+s, silver quandong sb, Qld maple neck Osmo oil finish It the school's entry model, a fixed fee build where all the materials and design are pre-selected. This one is an OM sized steel string, x braced and was completed in 22...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: King Billy Pine/ Queensland walnut classical
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: King Billy Pine/ Queensland walnut classical

Very nice! Think I will look out for some QLD walnut
by lamanoditrento
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Veneer Softener
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: Veneer Softener

It is a really useful thing to have when you need it. We have however had problems with veneer softener and silky oak with the wood almost disintegrating as if it was cardboard.
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Baritone Ukulele

I really like the multi-piece neck. The shape certainly is distinctive. How does it sound Cal?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele

Next level Allen! Just superb
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/Indian Rosewood traditional classical guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Spruce/Indian Rosewood traditional classical guitar

Nice looking instrument Krzysztof. Well done!
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)

Hey All, The other day a stranger stopped me in the street to introduce themselves as a fellow guitar builder because I was wearing a lutherie podcast t-shirt. This got me thinking about how many other guitar makers were local to me but I hadn't had the chance to meet. So, I thought I would do somet...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue

All good advice above. Only thing I would add is, how old is your paper? Does it need a change? Sometimes dull paper is your problem rather than the wood.
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome, Dave. Look forward to seeing more of your builds
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shell 'toxicity'
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Shell 'toxicity'

Having repeated heard dire warnings about shell toxicity, I was quite surprised when stumbled across this article:

https://luthiersupply.com/18/informatio ... dndie.html
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 44
Views: 8428

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Bloody routers, they scare the jebus out me!
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic back
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Replacing an acoustic back

That was great. I do enjoy the understated tone of your tutes too. I am sure if I attempted that there would be lot more drama and cursing :lol:
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Head stock inlay - Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Head stock inlay - Photos

Outstanding work Allen