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by Andos
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane

Cheers for that bluefuzz. I'll get the grinder onto a spare blade this arvo! All the veritas bits turned up. I only ordered them from Carbactec on Saturday, arrived tuesday- no complaints about their service. The blade slot is a wee bit narrower. I'll turn up another follower for the squaring lever ...
by Andos
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele

About 2 hours up the road lol I learn by mistakes. I've learnt a lot about timber since I started building. The misses hasn't worked out the cost of this year's firewood yet!!! Here's a few other places to try NZ Native Timber Supplies Waikanae (04) 2932097 Last I heard he had some 200x50 black mair...
by Andos
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane

Thank you for your replys, Luckily it is a 3.2 thick blade I ordered,. So that should take care of any chatter problem. Hopefully the honing guide will sort my abysmal sharpening skills out. It is a veritas, so any issues will lie with the operator! As for the angles, to start I'll stick to standard...
by Andos
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane

Appologies all but just to move slightly off topic. I've just made a high angle Bailey No4 using Trevors method with the 12mm round bar. I'm waiting for an A2 blade and a honing guide to appear in the mail before I try it out. My question is what angle should the micro bevel be? I was thinking about...
by Andos
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 39
Views: 13613

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hi Pete, Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for for compliments about the uke - It was the 1st 1/2 way decent instument I've made. I'm just glad that the camera is very forgiving!! As for the circle cutters, working metals is easy- wood though, I struggle with. I envy those that can make works of beau...
by Andos
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele

I'm only an amatuer at this myself - and a rough one at that. The closer to the 1/4 the better BUT I work on the theory that until I can produce a well hand crafted guitar I'm not going to waste a good quality piece of wood. Having done that once already with a lovely piece of indian rosewood! If yo...
by Andos
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele

HI Richard, Have you tried Graham from Treeworx in Matamata. He's on Trademe under the handle of paratu2. Just make sure you are specific about what you're after, otherwise you will be disappointed with what turns up. I've always found him helpful, friendly and not to expensive. Last time I looked h...
by Andos
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Old Hofner resurrection
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Old Hofner resurrection

Hi Martin,
As this thread is a complete stuff up could I get you to do the honours and delete it please.
Cheers
Ando
by Andos
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)

It's taken a long time. I started this without a clue. IMG_20190325_212132.jpg IMG_20190117_212324.jpg IMG_20190117_211438.jpg Here's how it arrived 20170425_163458.jpg 20170425_212609.jpg The neck join IMG_20190325_190427.jpg Not as neat as I was hoping but I had no matching wood and I was scared o...
by Andos
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Old Hofner resurrection
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Old Hofner resurrection

It's taken a long time. I started this without a clue. IMG_20190325_212132.jpg IMG_20190117_212324.jpg IMG_20190117_211438.jpg Here's how it arrived 20170425_163458.jpg 20170425_212609.jpg The neck join IMG_20190325_190427.jpg IMG_20190325_190459.jpg Not as neat as I was hoping but I was scared of l...
by Andos
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5499

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

This project is in no hurry - partly due to a needed increase in skills and confidence and also due to getting any of the promised $$$ out of my mate. My time he can have for the experience I gain - but the parts don't get ordered until I have the readies! The weekends project was to get the binding...
by Andos
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Home built circle cutter

Steve If you like my fab skills you'll be impressed by these 2 :lol: :lol: IMG_20181022_164438.jpg I needed a 42mm soundhole cutter in a hurry and for the ultimate in purfling and binding routers IMG_20181022_164312.jpg just add 1 chisel!! Its a piece of 3/16 tool steel in a 4.5mm hole to give a bit...
by Andos
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Figured NZ silver pine
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Figured NZ silver pine

Thanks for that Martin. But I don't really know how to interpret all that Here's my best guess Density is on the lighter side for a back. Tangential shrinkage is getting up - so if cross sawn there may be stability problems. Mor and Moe are max breaking and bending loads? Neither are that high. Conc...
by Andos
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Home built circle cutter

Sorry some of those pics are a little out of order, but you'll work them out :mrgreen:
by Andos
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Home built circle cutter

Here's those cutting tools IMG_20181019_094515.jpg IMG_20181019_094801.jpg The one on the right is magic in both directions to about 2.5 or a little deeper. Flat on the face, 3mm to the back shoulder and tapers on the back from the tip to 1mm at the shoulder. Good for cutting rosettes but not so goo...
by Andos
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Figured NZ silver pine
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Figured NZ silver pine

Also called manoao.
I'm considering buying this
http://www.rarefind.co.nz/gallery3/inde ... -1317-35-1
Back and side set is $400.

Are there any luthiers here who could give an opinion as to whether silver pine makes decent box or not?
by Andos
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Harden Up (your chisels)
Replies: 12
Views: 6586

Re: Harden Up (your chisels)

AG, what colour is the steel going to be at 180C.
I've been quenching in water when the steel gets to a dull red to try and get the tool hardness up. Time for a change of technique me thinks!
by Andos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Home built circle cutter

Thanks Steve, Trent, This is not as easy as I first thought - not quite sure what level I should pitch it at. It gives me a lot more respect for the efforts you put into your tutorials Steve. Greg I haven't forgotten you. Your question on the cutting tips has lead me down tracks I'd never considered...
by Andos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Home built circle cutter

As requested Steve. I've been thinking for a while it's about time I put something into the forum - I've certainly taken enough out! But I'd didn't think the cutter would've been of much interest as most folks on here are keen on their power tools - and who can blame them - power tools make the job ...
by Andos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 39
Views: 13613

A lurkers reply

First off I'd like or to thank those who give their time up to keep this forum running, those who give so freely of their knowledge and experience and those novices who ask the dumb questions I'm to embarrassed to ask! Without you all I'd be floundering in a sea of incompetency. Here's a couple for ...
by Andos
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm

Here is a 650mm Vernier caliper https://m.ebay.com/itm/STARRETT-NO-123M ... 2731788098.

The other way is to take the straight edge to a machine shop and give them the length and tolerance to machine it down to.
by Andos
Mon May 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 6810

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

Nice one bro - looking good.
by Andos
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to top swap
Replies: 17
Views: 5198

Re: How to top swap

Keep em coming Steve.
I've picked up a lot from your walk-throughs
And the discussions that often follow give a great insight on how others deal with similar issues.
by Andos
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Non conventional neck reset how to..
Replies: 8
Views: 2758

Re: Non conventional neck reset how to..

Thanks for that Steve.
More clamps with less pressure - makes a lot of sense. And the 1mm pins. Much easier than trying to hold things to a pencil line.
I've also been considering copying the tile layers and using a serated scrapper to get a more even spread of glue under the fret board.
by Andos
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Romanillos's Book back in stock
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Re: Romanillos's Book back in stock

112euros but
And I was about to buy an airbrush set.
The book......the brush.....
?????????