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by lamanoditrento
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 613

Re: First commission

Thanks everyone, this is all great stuff. I enjoyed all the opinions and differences thereof on pricing. When I had originally given a price, I gave a caveat that it was for a 'standard' build and if they wanted ancient spruce, a cutaway, elaborate inlays etc etc it would be extra. So I think I have...
by lamanoditrento
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 613

Re: First commission

Steve, they have asked for a jumbo with darker wood for back and sides and seems pretty amenable to suggestions for everything else wanting only restrained aesthetic. I sent a picture of a Chechen B+S set I got off BobtheBuilder and they now seem dead keen on it. I was hoping to steer them to engelm...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 613

First commission

While I've been content to just make guitars for family and friends (sometimes whether they want them or not :wink: ), I have been approached by a potential customer for a commission build. When asked, I had thrown out a number which I thought was pretty reasonable for a handmade guitar but unlikely...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet

Kamusur wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Gee that's a pretty nice job with the finish Trent.
Thanks Steve, I will be happy if I can ever get it strung up
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Back burner jobs

Times are going to have to be very quiet :shock:
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Falcate braced Parlour
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Falcate braced Parlour

What a great aesthetic. Loving the marriage strip detail too. All very simpatico :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Advanced Hard Shellac Finish from Gore/Gilet

My first go at this method didn't go well either. I think I was working too wet and I ended up with drips and messes in place. But it did fill all the pores and enough finish to level. I then reverted to a slower Robbie O'Brien method but got a good result.
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by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 100 tutes

Yes thanks Steve. I used 3 of your tutes the other day to remove the neck of my brother in law's Taylor, glue up a crack in the heel and repair some lacquer chips. So glad I remembered your tute on removing the neck, I was just about to rip off the lable when I remembered.

I really appreciated!
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard
Replies: 6
Views: 526

"Dying" craft & radial soundboard

I saw this on the ABC and thought I'd share

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/o ... an/9879758
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples

Thanks Wayne, I enjoyed your vid. Great sounding guitar :cl :cl Some of your transitions were a bit too quick for my eyes though
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Broken drill bit in tie block
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Broken drill bit in tie block

Thanks everyone, I will give these a go. It is funny how when you're a bit downbeat your problem solving skills can go out the window. I think having to remove the 1st bridge, mucking up the finish a bit removing it and then struggling with broken bit knocked my resilience. I really appreciate repli...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Broken drill bit in tie block
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Broken drill bit in tie block

Boy, my current build is giving me no end of grief. I am making a new bridge after the first one split under string tension along the lamination while stringing up. I noticed however that one of the 18 holes on the new bridge hadn't gone all the way through the tie block. Using a eggbeater style had...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Love the problem solving! Well done :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

Re: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router

I have been frequently looking at this thread and the jig described in the book and then I've been procrastinating making a pin router jig using either drill press or dremel for a while now. But I have finally figured out a different method The most accurate machine in the shop is the table router o...
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: New to the group and guitar building

kiwigeo wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Is anyone else seeing the pics in Cals posts upside or is it just me?
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The pics are upside down from this side of the West Island :P
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Wow, what a great worshop!
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

I love the look of the douglas fir on the heel :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 frets cutaway in Blackwood/Redwood
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: 12 frets cutaway in Blackwood/Redwood

+1 for the wood combo - very nice
by lamanoditrento
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 19
Views: 2070

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

I'm having terrible trouble trying to get paypal working having not used it in years, changed phone number etc ad nauseam, but I really would like to contribute. Any chance of a PM or an email with EFT details and I could just transfer you some money?
by lamanoditrento
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes

As regards to the use of superglue on raw spruce, I have found occasionally that the superglue stains the wood a greenish tint. Does anybody else experience this and what would the reason be for it only happening on some spruce samples and not others? Ross Yes there is some staining with CA on spru...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes

At the Brisbane AGMS we now wash the rosette area with CA rather than shellac (before cutting and any end grain is exposed) after seeing it on the Michael Greenfield vid. We haven't had a student build with fuzziness from the SM dremel circle cutter since.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

Andrew Armstrong recently had a bit of success at re-jointing a soundboard that already had the rosette inlaid;

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1526954780
by lamanoditrento
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Traditional Trades Fair 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Traditional Trades Fair 2018

I will be manning the AGMS stall at the Traditional Trades Fair this Sunday. If you thinking of heading along, please drop by to the stall, it would be great to say hi
Traditional Trade Fair Flyer WIP2.jpg
by lamanoditrento
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay

Wonderful wonderful inlay
by lamanoditrento
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Soprano in Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Soprano in Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce

That client did not skimp on the wood! What are your view of sounds ports?