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by Cal
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Preamp installation begins.
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by Cal
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thank you gentlemen, either way will work nicely. Will get to it in due course. Cheers Cal
by Cal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Just to add to my difficulty level I forgot about the fact that this will have an under saddle piezo in it so I can’t close the back up until the bridge is on and saddle slot cut otherwise I can’t connect and route the wire for the piezo. I guess I can get the saddle slot in the right place still wi...
by Cal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks Martin, don’t go to too much trouble, I could rig something up to do the job. I’m not in a rush at the moment either. Cheers Cal
by Cal
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

That has just become an agh hah moment for me! That looks doable with the gear I have aside from the bit you are using, is it a dremmel branded bit or another brand? What size is the bit please. Thanks for your help with this too! Cheers Cal
by Cal
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Hmm, I can see myself making a dogs breakfast of it. What method would you use to create the slot? I have a dremmel with a home made aluminium router base and a makita laminate trimmer, which would be the pick to use and is there a 3mm bit available for either of them? I have used the table saw to c...
by Cal
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks Wayne and Steve for your input. No vacuum clamp, to be honest I don’t even know what one looks like 😁
What do you think of my method of fitting the bridge before I glue the back on? Do either of you see any issues arising from it? Cheers Cal
by Cal
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

The bridge will have to go on prior to closing the back up, I have no other way of clamping it otherwise. Which means I have to start the binding channel for the back at the neck before I glue the neck on. I know it’s all a bit arse about but it’s all I can do without a sound hole.
by Cal
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Ok, it’s been a while since I last posted. Some progress has occurred all be it slowly. 8748F15D-D1F2-4FE1-8376-0D6404B5590C.jpeg 2AB4D8FB-42CB-4EFF-A17D-96B04340CAF0.jpeg 60915628-AC39-4F73-AD41-1812270EC7C5.jpeg FC8C11A7-F133-4F82-BFFB-A74FD066C1AE.jpeg 34980B19-7334-4551-A0C6-2FE6892724A2.jpeg 2D...
by Cal
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Point taken, makes a lot of sense to add another layer or two to them. I will have to sort out where to store them when not in use, ideally laying flat rather than on end. MDF has a mind of its own!
by Cal
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Made up a pair of radius dishes today, turned out well I think. Next up a go-bar deck to use them with!
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by Cal
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Ok, let’s see if these are up the right way, added kerfing and bracing to both lots of sides. I am now struggling with the thought of how best to do set up the soundboard and backs for these, do I leave them flat or will I need to add radius to them? I need to work out what the neck angle will be an...
by Cal
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks for that Col, they were taken with the iPhone and transferred to the iPad. Your explanation makes sense as I sometimes take photos horizontally with the button in my left hand, I have never given it a thought. No third party apps involved, but I have not been tempted to update either device l...
by Cal
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

I think I’ve got rotten fruit :? Will be sure too load pics on another browser first next time.
by Cal
Thu May 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Well that has got me stumped how the images ended up the wrong way up, I just viewed the thread on the computer and they are up the wrong way as you say (not that I didn’t believe you) I can’t see a way to edit the post myself (is it due to being new to the forum or is that not something that can be...
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Next Wednesday is out, sorry the only one that is pre booked with a dog bath! But the one after should be fine.
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Haha! Done a bit of that myself :lol:
Yep, for sure. It would be great to meet you. Wednesday afternoons are best as I have school pickup other days during the week.
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yep, that would be great either way. No don’t work there, I ride around on a scooter with a flappy yellow flag on the back! :D
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Easy done, I work up at Aldgate!
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

I can but it would be on the same device as I am using to view the forum and my pictures are up the right way when I view the thread on my device. Any more tips? I’m using an iPad and the pics ar from my iPhone. Cheers Cal
by Cal
Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks for the replies, the shed has been a work in progress for the last 3 years, really happy with how it flows now. Hopefully I won’t feel the need to buy any new equipment as it’s full enough :D Still working on the latest build 539DEE00-C6E9-421F-895B-41C15CC01D2C.jpeg A5E4453B-B3F5-4BC2-85A8-0...
by Cal
Fri May 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

Re: New to the group and guitar building

I have started a couple of ukuleles, one of my daughters designed it and wants an electric ukulele. I thought I may as well do two at once. Camphor Laurel. 86BEBAAF-388F-4239-9A26-4B1E3384B7D9.jpeg 51E02567-DF3B-455C-80FF-476EABEC0C96.jpeg 0B590BCA-0B80-4EA1-98F7-D096D03FB60E.jpeg 91FF53C0-A1A4-44EE...
by Cal
Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 51
Views: 2451

New to the group and guitar building

Hello all, I have just joined the forum and have been having a read of some of the posts. Fantastic builds going on and a huge knowledge base too! I have had an attempt at making a guitar like instrument from scratch of my own design with what I had at hand. I have been into woodwork for years and m...
by Cal
Mon May 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: bandsaw opinions

Hello! New to the forum and also from S.A. I have a Leda branded 19” bandsaw, as you are in S.A. It could be an option for you to go and have a look at what they have, some are of Chinese origin and others from Taiwan (which is what mine is) they are a very well built machine and worth looking at (s...