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by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: This level of confidence is scary
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: This level of confidence is scary

I did have some questions though: what is the glue he is using? what is the binding he is using that is so flexible? did he skip grain filling? is that just a well tuned scraper he is using for cleaning up the bindings / glue / filler? I was left with a similar list of question! Those binding seem ...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grants
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Grants

Possibly interested, but this may be because I don't really understand the question. Grant to do what? I am pretty time poor at moment but hopefully that will change shortly.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Overseas payments
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Overseas payments

Thanks for the all the replies. I'll have a look into stripe and transferwise.
Allen wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:50 am
Direct Deposit from their Bank to yours. This one is prefered by most of my clients in Europe.
Allen is this just as simple as swift, bsb & account number via email or on a vincoie or is something else required?
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Overseas payments
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Overseas payments

How is everyone dealing with receiving funds from overseas. I've set up a paypal so I could invoice overseas but the merchant fees are more than I expected at 3.6%. For $5k that is $180! Seems a lot of money compared to doing things domestically. I did not think to mention anything about merchant fe...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Cheers guys Pushing the boundaries there Trent. That's one classy looking guitar....not bad for a "kitchen sink" build. I've been looking for some inspiration to get back in the shop and make some dust after a 2 year break from building......looks like I just found it! Thanks Martin. Two years is a ...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Recently finished this 14 fret falacate braced OM. Bit of kitchen sink build with arm bevel, rib rest and what I am calling a Siena cutaway. I should have some sound sample in a couple of weeks to add but thought I would throw up the pics now. My first use of stainless steel frets and attempt at sem...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trying some experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Trying some experiments

I'm all about the pinless bridge these days Mark :lol:
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trying some experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Trying some experiments

The multiscale fretcutting jig is clever!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trying some experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Trying some experiments

Wow there is a lot going on there Mark. Great that you go good sounding instrument. How do you like the multiscale? I've yet to attempt that. Any pics of your skew falcates? I too am unconvinced on the scoop but do them anyway :P
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum section for business
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Forum section for business

I didn't think of it was a pro/amateur suggestion but rather a member/non member thing. Making a sub-board that isn't public so therefore not showing in google searches has some attraction.

I would image if you're a member you would still have access regardless of how you view yourself pro/am-wise.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum section for business
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Forum section for business

I think it would be a good idea.

I have left most fb luthier groups as too many participants and under unmoderated threads, means you have to sift through off topic comments.
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

I had thought I would build an external enclosure for the dust extractor. I am bit over the noise and the heat it generates, but I hadn't thought about the fact it could be sucking climate controlled air out... I had thought I would build it directly on the otherside of the machine room to reduce du...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

Thanks Peter!

Nigel I will send you a DM. I have been getting Andrew to spray my guitars (I do the sanding) but I know he's totally over it.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

If the whole area is humidity controlled then I guess there's less requirement for a separate wood store. For me getting the shitloads of wood out of my main shop meant more room for building.... :mrgreen: :lol: I would have get shitloads of wood first. My modest stash isn't going to clog much up
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

First step....assign one room as a dedicated wood store. If the whole shop is humidity controlled, do I need a room for wood store. 50sqm isnt much space for teaching. Especially once you divide it up into rooms. It might do for 1:1 teaching but will struggle for much more then that considering sep...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

New workshop to be

I'm pretty excited, I've just gone unconditional on a house. It is a high set house with an under height "built-in" which I intend to convert into a workshop (53m2). While I wait for settlement, I am busily watching youtubes and reading old threads about dust control, soundproofing etc. But I would ...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Movingui tenor ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: A Movingui tenor ukulele

Great rosette! I like the bound fretboard inlays too. Well done Frank
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155

Really nice Steve! :cl :cl :cl Really nice rosette
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

Welcome to the forum Zandit75, nice first build!

I think Strato does an intensive course in Tassy once a year...
https://australianguitarmakingschool.com.au/hobart/
by lamanoditrento
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a flamenco guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Building a flamenco guitar

Thanks for sharing the vid. Excellent work Trevor and Tricky. I have a few of Pete's sets from that tree, such amazing wood. I also spied an end wedge jig I might have to spend some time making too :wink:
by lamanoditrento
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: Seasons Greetings

Merry festivus all!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First build: fretless ABG
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: First build: fretless ABG

Very nice Trevor, sounds really good. Excellent work :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Duo becomes a Trio
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Duo becomes a Trio

Very nice. Nice looking finish and lovely continuous heelcap/cutaway purfling line :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Website research
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Website research

Thank you all very much for the replies. Thanks Steve for your PM, it helped clarify some thoughts. I think for the moment, I intend my site to be basically just a gallery and ordering info. While I got my domain a couple of years ago and put up a simple landing page, the websitetaps traffic from in...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Movement at The Station
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Movement at The Station

:shock: That is a great looking stash