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by Andos
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to top swap
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

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: 1025

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: 655

Re: Romanillos's Book back in stock

112euros but
And I was about to buy an airbrush set.
The book......the brush.....
?????????
by Andos
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - WA
Replies: 39
Views: 3395

Re: Timber supply - WA

I like that Steve. And as I'm needing a pickup it is food for thought. As I don't have a magnetic source at home, would making the poles by inserting a neodymium magnet into a mild or stainless steel shank work?
by Andos
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

This is after 48 hrs drying between the clamps, 24 in the glue press and 10mins sanding. It came out of clamps within 1/4mm of flat. The celluloid lamination is now a good 1mm undersize. I would never have considered it contracting over time. Many thanks for sharing your tricks on the art of wizardr...
by Andos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

Yup Trevor that is a celluloid lamination. I was hoping to leave it on as I expected it to come off in 5 pieces. Following Steves instructions, it just peeled of easy as. Even came off in one! The head is as flat as can be expected. It's sitting clamped in a cool dark corner to dry out before gluein...
by Andos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

This is after 1 day wrapped in a wet rag.
It's going to get another day under the rag and I'll clamp again.
by Andos
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

Cheers for that Steve.
It's sitting with a wet rag round it as we speak. 24hrs on the rags and them I'll try the clamps. I'll let you know how it goes.
by Andos
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

Must be something wrong with my phone. These loaded from my wifes phone no problem.
by Andos
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

I've tried to post a couple of pics but I get "error your file is invalid"
I'll see if I can pm them to you.
by Andos
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Help with a delaminating head needed.

A mate gave me an old hofner archtop with a broken neck to repair. The head has also started to come apart. I tried to re-glue the delaminations by cleaning, clamping and hide glue with absolutely no success. The only other way I can think of is to have another go with epoxy, but I have a bad feelin...
by Andos
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Skill sets.
Replies: 15
Views: 2194

Re: Skill sets.

Finish

If doesn't look good no one is going to pick it up to try it.

But the skill set I have to improve - apart from everything - is patience. To many set backs frpm taking the clamps off to soon!
by Andos
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to make a rosette
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: How to make a rosette

You make it look so easy. No tear out and a nice flush finish. That's a sexy looking circle cutter you're using. I've got a modified paper gasket cutter. If I take slow and steady it does ok - but not as neat as yours!
by Andos
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plane manufacturers
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Plane manufacturers

If you have a spare gold mine, check out these planes
www.marcouplanes.com
by Andos
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Myrtle OM
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Myrtle OM

Love those golden tones, especially the shimmer on the myrtle back.

Ando
by Andos
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Myrtle OM
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Myrtle OM

0.040 to 1mm
0.090 = 2.25mm
0.100 = 2.5mm
by Andos
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Monterey Cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Re: Monterey Cypress

That's a nice wee uke there Bruce. I like it a lot, definitely worth a trip up to the local mac sawmill. Most macs are grown as individual trees or in single rows out here. That let's them branch sideways into gnarly old bastards. So we get big tight knots and plenty of figure. I've got a few unimpo...
by Andos
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Monterey Cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Re: Monterey Cypress

Monterey cypress sounds a lot sexier than macrocarpa. I was wondering if it'd be worth making ukes out off. Cheap easy to work and has nice solid knots for a full figured back board.
Nz's answer to Tassie Blackwood! No holding me back now :D :gui :D
by Andos
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 9866

Re: I'm retiring

All the best Bob,
You've run a damn good forum and we are going to miss you.
Good luck with the whiskey - and no drinking the profits :dru :dru :dru

Andos
by Andos
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

Cheers Tim, I'm only new to this game. Still struggling on tenors, let alone anything smaller. I learnt the hard way on a parlour guitar - don't cut the waist to tight. I saved the back, the rest had an inglorious end as starting the first of the winters fires. But once I've got your gadget up and r...
by Andos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

Very nice!
Binding comes a close second to horror movies for me.
Do you mind if I make up a copy of it?

Andos
by Andos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cello Build (Modelled after the 1712 "Davidov" Stradivarius)
Replies: 22
Views: 6512

Re: Cello Build (Modelled after the 1712 "Davidov" Stradivarius)

Try "Violin making - a practical guide" by Juliet Baker
She gives blow by blow construction instructions, a scale diagram of the basic viol family outline and a chart of violin, viola and cello dimensions.

Andos
by Andos
Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A belated hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

A belated hello

Hi all, Thought it was about time I said hello. I'm a fitter by trade and sort of stumbled into the luthier world by accident. About the hardest thing I've ever done with wood is wack a 4" nail through a piece of 4x2 - until now. Here's my first 2 attempts at turning lumps of 6x2 into something both...
by Andos
Wed May 10, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Latest Build
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Latest Build

Kahikatea also called New Zealamd white pine New Zealands tallest tree at 60 meters and around 2.5meters at the base. A straight even grained softwood with a white sapwood and pale yellow heartwood. Prone to borer after milling. Easy to work and bend. It used in boat building. Also good for cutting ...
by Andos
Sun May 07, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Small Milestone achieved - 50 How to of repairs completed
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Small Milestone achieved - 50 How to of repairs completed

I have been given 3 guitars to practice on: a nylon and a steel strung acoustic and the hofner mentioned in a previous post. Both the acoustics where left in the back of a car and the braces came unstuck. The nylon stung is back togeather and playing. The steel strung also has a hole in the lower bo...