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by lamanoditrento
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Movement at The Station
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Movement at The Station

:shock: That is a great looking stash
by lamanoditrento
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Website research
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Website research

Hey all, I am starting to think about expanding my online presence from just an instragram account to a website etc. I would really love some recommendations on websites to look at. So, is there any boutique builder's website you think looks/works well? Or even one's that don't work and why? What do...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Cedar Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: New Cedar Classical

Very nice Steve. Nice to see a satin finish too, I really like them :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New OM guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: New OM guitar

Well done Peter, what a lovely looking guitar
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Interesting hand saws
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Interesting hand saws

I saw someone mention somewhere they cover their japsaw handles with a pool noodle to help with their arthritis
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double V Neck Acoustic
Replies: 23
Views: 7862

Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Well done Matt! What a crazy project. Can't wait to hear it :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco Blanca
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Flamenco Blanca

That man can play! Very nice guitar Steve
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar sides
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Guitar sides

Another advantage is very flat sides across their width which in turn should lead to a good binding channel with less work. I am thinking of giving this a go with my most latest build. Amboya outta and kauri inner
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.

Been a long slog there Martin, looking forward to seeing the mods and a build or two
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: straight dovetail
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: straight dovetail

I believe a lot of archtop makers use a straight or near straight dovetail but then they rely on the fretboard extension to set the neck projection.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Paint Booths

Looks impressive Steve, Would you mind if I ask ball park how much it set you back?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood bending fail - looking for advice
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Wood bending fail - looking for advice

Well done, glad you were able to save it. Other may do it differently, but I don't bend that hot. I use a chinese bender from ebay that is in fahrenheit and I set it at 200f which is 93c. Even in the bending machine I normally only get to 300f/148c. I am not shy with water when bending by hand. Wate...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood bending fail - looking for advice
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Wood bending fail - looking for advice

How thick were your sides? What temperature was your iron? I haven't seen bw crack like that before... Is the side to shape except for the break? If it is then you could possible salvage it. If you still have bending to do in that area, I wouldn't hold out much hope. Assuming you don't have any furt...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

Very nice Rod :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

Re: Brisbane humidity

Looking good Peter
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: 15" archtop

Congrats :cl :cl :cl

The headstock and the bookmatched backstrap are very nice. Lovely looking blackwood. Well done
by lamanoditrento
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass

As the string tension is pretty much the same on a bass as a guitar, I pretty much kept the process the same. The target thickness for this huon pine came in at 3.2mm for the wider lower bout. Mine is much much louder than any I've tried (mind you I only tried factory basses in a couple of music sto...
by lamanoditrento
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass

I have just delivered this bass that was started just before lockdown. It is falcate braced, 17 fret to the body with a body loosely based on a 17" arch top shape. The specs are Soundboard: Huon pine (via David Linton) Back, sides, rosette & headstock: Tasmania myrtle (via Bobthebuilder) Neck & brid...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Cool machines
Replies: 9
Views: 3126

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Cool machines

[/quote] I would love to see a video or read on how to set up a bandsaw to do its best work, how to fine-tune it for cutting even a 90 mm neck without sounding like a wounded animal or resisting like I am cutting marble. That is what happens to me every time I am thining necks, so I don't even dream...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

Re: Brisbane humidity

Actually I don't have my own workshop, I operate out of Andrew Armstrong's Brisbane Guitar Making School workshop. The school is quite a large workshop with multiple benches, machine room and a wood storage/glue up room. That room is perhaps 2/3 of your space and has a little dehumidifier and aircon...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

Re: Brisbane humidity

Looks like a great space. If it were me I would be attempting to humidity control that whole area. A little airconditioning unit/dehumidifier would would well in that space. You'll want a/c in there come summer anyway. And here in Brisbane, summer is only about 3 weeks away
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mainly Tassie Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Mainly Tassie Classical

Very nice Martin. Not much more local than next door. Wonderful spalt!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Medium Body Falcate
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Medium Body Falcate

That is a handsome looking guitar Eric. Endgraft is fantastic, but those fretboard inlay are crazy :shock: Really great
by lamanoditrento
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 7069

Re: Long time no build

Well done Steve. Looks like it came together nicely! How'd it sound? Are you happy?
by lamanoditrento
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard Sonic Signature
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Soundboard Sonic Signature

Do you know what the bridge rotation is for each?