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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: 4
Views: 69

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: 376

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: 290

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: 290

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: 194

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: 290

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: 290

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: 198

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: 209

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: 714

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: 1169

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...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical

Lovely! :cl :cl Whatever that palm is, it looks fantastic
by lamanoditrento
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

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: 36
Views: 1169

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: 36
Views: 1169

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: 377

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: 433

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: 559

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: 377

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: 594

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: 669

"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: 449

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: 603

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: 603

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: 1225

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Love the problem solving! Well done :cl