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by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fire and Rain Guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 88

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: 5
Views: 162

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: 5
Views: 162

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: 185

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: 310

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: 246

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: 433

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: 244

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: 0
Views: 247

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: 1080

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: 1103

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: 835

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: 38
Views: 4937

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: 1042

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: 979

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: 1264

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: 1901

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: 6
Views: 1855

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: 905

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: 1720

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: 845

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: 944

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: 2284

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.