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by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic neck
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

The couple of times I've done dovetails, I have watched and rewatched the Bluescreek youtubes in preparation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3YJh9OT4mw
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Home/workshop recording studio setup help
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Home/workshop recording studio setup help

Ok great. Thanks everyone! That is just the start I needed
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: Double Bass Build

The proportions boggle my mind. Also really interesting that you add the purfling lines before you carve the rest.
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Home/workshop recording studio setup help
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Home/workshop recording studio setup help

So I have been thinking about recording samples of guitars on something a bit more professional than my iphone and setting up a recording setup. It would be just to record samples of my guitars so I don't think I need much but I really don't have much of a clue. I don't mind investing in a good setu...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a start up

I know Andrew's school which he started 4 years ago was really boosted by a television interest story and a radio story on local public radio http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-22/music-lovers-taught-to-build-guitars-in-brisbane/7771654 when he was starting out. If you can give a reporter an angle i...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:07 am

3. Supersoft or fabric softener often helps with difficult woods.
I would be careful with big open grain and supersoft. We had a silky oak side all but disintegrate using a bending iron and supersoft.
by lamanoditrento
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

Oh wow, I have never seen binding so cracked and faceted. How thick were they and what procedure (temp/water etc) did you use?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Flamenco build details from the book
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Flamenco build details from the book

Looks great Joss. What did you weight come in at? Also do you have any FRC we can look at?
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: 270

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: 1188

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: 1188

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: 1188

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: 1188

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: 285

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: 7
Views: 554

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: 1188

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: 1188

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: 1196

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: 314

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: 2079

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: 218

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: 10
Views: 547

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: 715

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: 510

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...