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by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shell 'toxicity'
Replies: 3
Views: 258

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: 27
Views: 2151

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: 425

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: 507

Re: Head stock inlay - Photos

Outstanding work Allen
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to the forum Andy! Looking forward to seeing more of your builds.
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Back in Business

Very nice :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)

Very sad to hear Martin. RIP Kym
by lamanoditrento
Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Truss Rod Channel

Yep, I do just as you describe. Tape over the channel, spread glue over, peel tape off, fretboard down and clamp. The only addition is I usually have registration pins in the nut ledge and to locate the fretboard so it doesn't slip around.
by lamanoditrento
Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Build #2: Steel String

I love the grain and colour on that bridge
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Introduction & 1st Build
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Very nice Stuart :cl How was that great rosette made?
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Drum sanding service in Brisbane
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Drum sanding service in Brisbane

Hi Oliver, Give Andrew a bell on 0418 569 019, the school is located Unit 5/101 Jijaws St, Sumner QLD 4074.
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Slow neck carving

I find 1st-time students usually take a class (3 &1/2 hours) to carve a neck and non-cutaway heel, quicker for a cutaway. They usually take another class of sanding to get the neck/heel/headstock near finished sanded.
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: Flamenco guitar

Very nice :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Engraving a pickguard
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Engraving a pickguard

I was looking at this https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_S ... lanks.html

What material do you normally use Allan?
by lamanoditrento
Fri May 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Engraving a pickguard
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Engraving a pickguard

Hi All, Does anyone have any experience in engraving an acoustic pickguard? I would like to engrave a pickguard a bit like on a J200 except not that design/style. When I look at the material available on Stemac, it is only 0.6mm, which would seem much too thin to engrave. (LMI a bit thicker at 0.7mm...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Light Bridges

That was very interesting. Straight to the bookmarks
by lamanoditrento
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: My first original design!
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: My first original design!

Nice Chris. Did you make the endgrain binding yourself? It has a very nice effect.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finished Pernambuco/WRC contemporary classical guitar.
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Finished Pernambuco/WRC contemporary classical guitar.

Nice John. Isn't it so pleasing to see your creation played with aplomb
by lamanoditrento
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce/Blackwood OM
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Student build - Spruce/Blackwood OM

Look at that grain! Very nice Steve and well done Tony
by lamanoditrento
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 335 build with style.
Replies: 19
Views: 1596

Re: 335 build with style.

Wow! Great work :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Light Bridges

Trent Nice bridge! Now some questions if I may? Is your bridge made up or one piece? Is that a Ukulele? May I see the whole picture as I like what I have seen, your outline. The Rosette is beautiful. I will have to source some blackwood and also iron a acetate. Do you mean Liptons Tea? Please excus...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Welcome Mick
by lamanoditrento
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Light Bridges

Gidgee doesn't take to ebonising well (I think Pete Curly has posted several times about it). Blackwood on the other hand with steeped tea (just Liptons) and iron acetate solution turns jet black and is much less dense. The below bridge came in at around 12 grams:
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