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by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Broken drill bit in tie block
Replies: 6
Views: 215

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: 215

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: 14
Views: 516

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: 3292

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: 842

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: 842

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: 282

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: 282

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: 1442

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: 1135

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: 1135

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: 1169

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: 433

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: 1146

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: 666

Re: Soprano in Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce

That client did not skimp on the wood! What are your view of sounds ports?
by lamanoditrento
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8-string fan-fret bouzouki guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: 8-string fan-fret bouzouki guitar

I have no idea about bouzoukis at all but love all the experiments and tests of skills and process you have jam packed into it. Are the f holes your design? Wow and love you have done the fan fret on a non-guitar. Makes my mind boogle with everything going on :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension

So I ended up widening the holes in the neck block to 6mm and them making a bit by filing to shape and sharpening with a diamond stick. Worked a treat! Thanks everyone. A few photos and a before and after:
Bit.jpg
Bit and test.jpg
Before.jpg
after.jpg
by lamanoditrento
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Adjusting resonances fleta braced nylon
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Adjusting resonances fleta braced nylon

Thanks Trevor. The bridge mass without 4mm saddle is 17.5g. I will leave as it is and keep testing as I go, cheers.
by lamanoditrento
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Adjusting resonances fleta braced nylon
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Adjusting resonances fleta braced nylon

I have a few touches left on the headstock of my current build and I am into finish prep'ing. So basically in the white, no bridge. I did a tap test and the T111 is sitting at 101Hz, T112 at 221Hz and what I assume is cross diapole at 252Hz. Should I be trying to reduced the T112 and Cross Dipole at...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Short scale parlour
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Short scale parlour

Mark McLean wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Jim
What a beauty! There are lots of things I like about this guitar. First, the overall colour scheme and minimal aesthetic is spot on, in my opinion.
+1 :cl :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: B/w small body guitar.

Love the stary motif running through the rosette, fretboard and headstock! And your don't kidding about that figure :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Member WJ guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: New Member WJ guitars

Welcome Wayne. Nice guitar :cl I like that Jarrah, blackwood combo
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

I look forward to being able to contribute some $$, this forum is ridiculously helpful
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How To repair hole in top
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: How To repair hole in top

The customer has to be so wrapped with that :cl :cl :cl Plus over the moon at the price
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Enlarging the kerf in Linings
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Enlarging the kerf in Linings

Interesting. I had a go at double kerfing to go around a Venetian bend on my current build with ok success. Might keep this in mind next time
Double kef.jpg
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