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by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 44
Views: 834

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Petecane wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:57 pm
I gobsmacked myself because you usually need a block plane for this after wetting the end grain.
This thing did it dry.
I’ve never heard of wetting end grain. Can you expand on that a bit Pete?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rope bindings advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Rope bindings advice please

If you are confident with HHG, I would use that. The chain link purfling above is 3mm thick and was made with titebond and bent without any problem on an iron with no water involved.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rope bindings advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Rope bindings advice please

If it were me, I would still be constructing the same way. Create the log of askew strips per Pablo, slice off strips and laminated them between two veneers. Then bend them on a hot iron. Having a veneer on each side will allow them to bend both ways with the iron melting/re-activating the glue allo...
by lamanoditrento
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Spruce tops for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Red Spruce tops for sale

Also PM'd you Martin
by lamanoditrento
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rope bindings advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Rope bindings advice please

Pablo Requena has a good youtube about making a herringbone purfling, which is basically a double rope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4wS73H78EE John Bogdanovic https://www.jsbguitars.com/classical-guitar-making-book/ also shows herringbone (or wheat purfling, I can't remember which) in his book ...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 44
Views: 834

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Nice little circle cutter Pete
by lamanoditrento
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tapping boards!
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Tapping boards!

As others have said, the books provide principals that apply to more than just guitars. You don't need to understand all the math to understand the principals. The math is there to prove an show what underpins the principal in case you want to test them. Which I believe has been done a number of tim...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: First Classical

Very nice, classic looking classical :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tapping boards!
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Tapping boards!

peter.coombe wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Read the Gore/Gilet books. All is explained there.
+1
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Very nice Jim. I like the colour palate of the wood used. Very simpatico!

A multi-scale is very much on my list to build.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Tenor guitar

What a wonderful memorial!
by lamanoditrento
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 29
Views: 1120

Re: What am I doing here?

Call it what you will, no offence taken. G'zouki maybe :D We're not dogmatic or tradition-bound at the BGMS. The nut, neck, strings etc measurements were taken from an Irish bouzouki the student owned and liked the feel of, rather than a Greek bouzouki. The student was heavily influenced by Nigel's ...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 29
Views: 1120

Re: What am I doing here?

We recently had a student finish a "Queensland" bouzouki at the BGMS. It was guitar-shaped, falcate braced made of silver quandong and mango wood
MickO Bouzuoki.PNG
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More photos on insta https://www.instagram.com/p/BroArGyH5Yf/
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 1642

Re: Current archtop build

Stunning!
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Good luck with your wife's health!
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Smart thumper - stifness app
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Smart thumper - stifness app

I saw this on another forum and thought I should share it here

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-t ... 58557?mt=8
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 130
Views: 14405

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Very nice! I really enjoyed this thread and your build the whole way and the outcome is fantastic looking :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Very nice and wonderful inlay work!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew

vandenboom wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Well i enjoyed watching that.
+1
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical

Very nice :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Golpeador material/options
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Golpeador material/options

Thanks Steve
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Golpeador material/options
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Golpeador material/options

Hi All, I am getting close to finishing my first flamenco and will soon need to start thinking about the golpeador. I have been using the stewmac clear self-adhesive mylar for pickguards and string guards (just below the tie block). Is this the material ok for a golpeador. Do people have alternative...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Hi Martin, I would think 110mm depth is quite deep. You may like to have something more like ~85mm at the neck and ~95mm at the tail. As Allen said the waist is tight, so will be a challenge. Also speaking of challenge, a cutaway introduces a lot of thought and work on a first build. If you don't pl...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Homemade fret/fingerboard leveller
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Homemade fret/fingerboard leveller

I saw a cheap one on etsy the other day. I haven't bought one so I can't speak to the quality etc but the price is very appealing: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/275466570/fret-leveling-aluminum-beam-luthier-tool?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=luthier...