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by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Guitar No.2

Looks great! That cutaway looks like a serious bend, well done :cl It also looks like you don’t have a taper or radius on the back. I don’t know anything about Grellier, do they make ‘em flat?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Torres Style
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Torres Style

Really nice Dave. I’m digging the non-traditional body shape :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Spotted Gum fingerboard

I’ve really been enjoying supple jack (native desert wood) but terribly allergic to it and have to make sure I’m well masked when dealing with it 😷
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by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: new Flamenco

Beautiful, Martin! :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience

I think 'worthless' is a bit harsh but yeah I don't find it compelling. I am glad someone is trying to fill some gaps after all science is a conversation by iteration. The player being able to see the instrument is a concern but also no mention of set-up etc. How do you know the player isn't respond...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Study comparing FRC to subjective experience

I saw this on another forum and thought those here would also be interested
by lamanoditrento
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum change with age
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Spectrum change with age

I have no idea how the spectra would change but I'll add some thoughts I've had on age and settling in. I remember in Nigel Froster's ebook, he mentions UV light increasing stiffness, which would certainly affect the frequency response. So aged guitars would slowly increase their UV exposure. Torrif...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Lovely looking guitar and your photos look fantastic :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Amateur mess up, do I start over or make raised fretboard...
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Amateur mess up, do I start over or make raised fretboard...

What type of guitar are you making? I assume a steel string? More than an 8m radius is not necessarily a problem, the important thing is the neck projection at the saddle. Hold straight edge on your neck block and measure the distance at the saddle position. At this stage, I aim for 2.5mm projection...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM

Wow 26 classes for a falcate cutaway. Great work Steve
by lamanoditrento
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce Padauk Flamenco Negra
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Student build - Spruce Padauk Flamenco Negra

I saw this on insta. What a great looking redhead :wink: :lol: :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 15
Views: 2594

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Well done on attempting the rosette. It is on my list to attempt
by lamanoditrento
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2421

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

What is the head stock angle and did you increase it to suit the Perfection pegs? I am assuming that as the string pegs are 90 degrees to the head stock face and the wound string remains above the plane of the head stock the break angle of the string over the nut would be less than with conventiona...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2421

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

kpcart wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
this is probably my favourite looking guitar I have seen in this forum.
Wow! Thanks. The leyland cypress has a good back story too being salvaged from a backyard in Melbourne.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: My Second Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: My Second Build

Nice clean work there. You have to put some finish on and fp is normally thinner than most. Also things change a bit with binding and the neck attached so you may wanna hold one change too much just yet
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay

Nice! The shrimshaw looks like a lot of fun to do
by lamanoditrento
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2421

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Thanks, hm duh I mean't to say 18 hole bridge, there appears to be three holes per string. :oops: :oops: Haha, me too, despite reading and writing 12, I meant 18 too. Could you tell me about the friction tuners please? Is there a how to make in th plan. Could you put me onto the plan please? It loo...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2421

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Thanks fellas. Mark, my natural inclination is probably to be too ornate, so I have been trying to tone it down a bit. Yes, Bruce, it is a Spanish heel to keep weight down. Thanks for noticing the heel transition, I spent a while on it. I pretty much use Trevor’s hard shellac French polish technique...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2421

Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

It has been great seeing so many flamencos lately. I thought I should probably share mine recently finished. It was built to Paco Chorobo's plans. Soundboard: Lutz spruce (thanks Martin Turner) B+S: Leyland cypress (thanks Pete Curly) Neck: Cedar Fretboard & bridge: IRW Finish: Hard shellac - french...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Veneer softener
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Veneer softener

It is also what people vape with... softening their lungs I suppose
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4418

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: 15
Views: 2594

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: 1528

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: 1683

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: 2636

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...