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by lamanoditrento
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm

I have bought a 610mm engineer's straight edge that I thought was guaranteed to be accurate to +/- 0.025mm. But that turns out to be for its straightness, not its length. So now I am wondering the best way to measure my straight edge to an accuracy for setting up a full nut/saddle compensated setup?
by lamanoditrento
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Trent did you make any modifications to the bridge design after you failures? I notice the "valley" between the tie block and the saddle ramp doesn't extend all the way across the bridge top. Yes the 2nd bridge really threw me and had me thinking hard about making sure the 3rd one stuck. The 1st on...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Drill using a depth stop, then rout the channel to expose the holes. That way you avoid any breakout from drilling the holes
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

18 hole bridge drilling jig
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by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Lovely work Trent. Lots of nice individual touches. Well done with the 18 hole bridge. It creates such a clean look and good function. When I tried it once I got a good functional outcome, but mine doesn't bear close inspection of the regularity of the hole placement. Did you develop any good trick...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on a J-45
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: My take on a J-45

Very nice. Love the headstock design
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 tutes
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: 3 tutes

More good tutes. Thanks Steve
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Thanks all. Pretty happy to have it off my bench with 2 bridge failures for that one finally stayed on. As for the sound, to tell you the truth I am having a hard time telling any difference to Englemann. It is a little thinner at 2.1mm target thickness for what it is worth but how that translated i...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

I have finally finished No.4. Lutz spruce (thanks Martin Kiwigeo), blackheart sassafras (thanks Bobthebuilder), mahogany neck, IRW fretboard, wenge bridge, flamed maple binding and arm bevel. It is full BOBO neck (using Strato's bolt-on Spanish heel), compound radius fretboard with EVO frets, MOP 12...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Welcome to the sunshine state Nigel. You could give Aaron Fenech a buzz, he runs a large workshop and school in Miami on the GC

+1 on the QLD maple and David Linton in Malaney
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port

Beautiful work as always Allen :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

I agree. It was a good idea though, maybe just needed thinner strips near the SB, or the top contour to follow the substrate contour more. Or may just a more consistent colour scheme with the balance with the rest of the guitar. Anyway, I think it was an experiment and I appreciate you sharing.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore fill Bindings
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Pore fill Bindings

I find the acquacote needs at least 4 or 5 applications. Also, make sure you seal with shellac first otherwise some colour can bleed into the filler while your squeegying or rubbing it in and you end up patches of a slightly opaque filler rather than clear. But actually at the moment, I am loving th...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: First Falcate underway! Plate Thickness question?
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: First Falcate underway! Plate Thickness question?

Congrats Chris on passing the ANLF target thickness rite of passage :D
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Well done. That is is a very attractive guitar. Do you have any shots of the interior we ogle too?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas

In practice it is very hard to achieve in order to get an exact, totally invisible blend. This adds to the complication of a sand through, of course. ... If you look at refinished standard shellac on old guitars, they always look pretty patchy colourwise. ...but this is what I feared. Thanks Trevor...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas

Crafty Fox wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:41 pm
If the "old" finish is only a few weeks old then won't the new finish soon catch up in appearance?
That is what I am hoping....
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Japanese woodwork and lots of planes
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Japanese woodwork and lots of planes

Well, I enjoyed that. I will have to keep an eye out next time I am over
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas

It is hard to photograph but you can kinda see it here:
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Paleness 2.PNG
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas

Well, I had a 2nd bridge failure that after removing the bridge has led me to routing a pocket and inlaying fresh spruce under the bridge footprint. When levelling the new spruce I have sanded through the hard shellac in front of the spruce. Last time I just sanded everything off and started anew. T...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: First Guitar Finished

Well done Jim :cl A first and completely solo build is very impressive. Have you shortened the scale length?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tutes
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Tutes

Well that is my Monday morning productivity shot :D
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 1041

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

We use Chris Ensors jig https://elevatelutherie.com/product/ult ... nding-jig/ and get good result on student builds (if they have done a decent job leveling their sides first).
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 36
Views: 1583

Re: First commission

Well, that was a fizzer! I do not understand at all what happened, but the fellow cancelled saying it was too overwhelming. All I did was give him some options on SB & neck and asked if he had thoughts on a scale length he'd like. Talk about hot and cold, he had been really insistent on trying to gi...