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by lamanoditrento
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 399

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: 678

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: 678

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: 821

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: 279

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: 824

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: 445

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: 429

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: 1202

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: 233

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: 233

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: 521

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: 970

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: 686

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: 1426

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: 465

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: 646

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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by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Enlarging the kerf in Linings
Replies: 4
Views: 646

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
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Uke with Cutaway Scoop
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Blackwood Uke with Cutaway Scoop

Yeah I have, I am doing a arm bevel on my current build
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Uke with Cutaway Scoop
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Blackwood Uke with Cutaway Scoop

Beautiful as usual Alan, I love the richness of the sequoia :cl :cl :cl .

I have a scoop cutaway on my list too, although I think the lutherie community missed the opportunity in naming the cutaway after an Italian city. A Genoan cutaway for example.

Any tips now that you have done one?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritione Uke with Sound Port and Arm Bevel
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Baritione Uke with Sound Port and Arm Bevel

Lovely instrument :cl :cl :cl I agree with Mark, the arm bevel proportions are really nice
by lamanoditrento
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Custom Amp
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Custom Amp

Beautiful. Really attractive design
by lamanoditrento
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension

Thanks Steve, but I'm just following the instructions that Trevor & Gerard lay down in there book. I don't mind the idea of some wooden bolt heads, maybe on the next one.

Thanks Trevor & dobot. I will give making a bit out of a spade bit or bolt.
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Counter sinking bolts BO/BO fretboard extension

Hi, Yesterday, installed t-nuts and bolted the fretboard extension, which left like a milestone I was pretty happy about. BOBO neck ext.jpg However as the head block plate is 45mm deep, you can easily see the bolt head through the sound hole, which I am unhappy about. I have used M5 bolts/t-nuts but...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Looks amazing! That black limba neck looks especially stunning. H
+1 :cl :cl :cl