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by Joseph Jones
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

The rims of the pins sit on the top of the bridge, so I thought counter-drilling might correct that.

There are no string slots in the bridge so unslotted pins would work..... I’ll give it a go!

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Englemann and Sassafras 000

Very nice Jim,
What is scale is it? Were you able to use standard tuning?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

This was actually a repair job: the owner of the guitar kept it in the laundry and the bridge lifted a bit, causing the pins to pop out.
Slotted pins, and they only just pop when it’s almost tuned. Is counter-drilling the pin heads an option?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

What do I do if I’ve reamed the pin holes too far?😬
(Sarcastic question of coarse!😰)

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Maybe it was going to be the soundhole and they decided to use the other end, that’s as far as my thinking takes me.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Yeah I have no idea that would be for, it is a whisker bigger than the pin holes.....
But I don’t know enough about guitars to think that that was abnormal in the first place as this is only my first luthiery related job.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Don’t quite follow you there Martin.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Well, glue up was a success.(apart from that chipped soundboard😡) Baking paper came off as if it was never glued, and I was surprised at the performance of my new reamer from eBay, especially being unbranded and $16!! 35738894-0D86-44A7-84B3-849AB5BA06E8.jpeg CD4B4B93-3E96-4C2E-9C60-5D68225AE6C9.jpe...
by Joseph Jones
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Cheers Bruce!
I’ll look into it.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Here’s part of the update I promised, took a while as we were in the process of moving house. I’ve used Titebond III for the glue and put pins thru the bridge and top into a plywood block cut to fit in the bracing. Three 200mm clamps hold it well, with bubble wrap that came with my reamer to stop sc...
by Joseph Jones
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Thanks Allen,
That helps heaps.

Just had an idea....😬
What about an insulated “box” in the workshop?
Problem is I don’t know how the shed(18x12x4.5) goes with temp as we haven’t been here long enough yet.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Timber storage and humidity

WIFE!!!!!!! I’m only 16!!

No wife Wayne, my biggest concern is my two critcicing older brothers that I share a room with. Maybe under the bed?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Timber storage and humidity

Hi all,
Buying some timber for a guitar soon and I have no idea about storing thin acoustic timbers in this unhumid Albany WA climate.

Any tips are helpful, thanks,

Regards: Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

I’d be interested,
post away! 😛

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: More on dust extraction

What about copper wires earthing the pipes to stop static electricity and sparking, are they still necessary this day and age?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

Thanks so much guys.

I’ll keep you updated on how it goes.

Regards, Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Bridge gluing

X bracing, and three ply.

Forgot to mention that.
by Joseph Jones
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge gluing
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Bridge gluing

Hi all, just wondering what methods you use to glue a bridge. How do you keep the pin holes clean and free of glue? or what would you use to clamp it? I ask this because I am repairing a lifted bridge, I’ve pulled off completely before thinking how I would put it back on.😬 DFBEF316-6C43-4887-9106-FB...
by Joseph Jones
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bobbin sanders
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: bobbin sanders

Wouldn’t recommend hare and forbes, my drillpress is almost useless.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: More on dust extraction

Like the blast gates.

Joseph.
by Joseph Jones
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: How big a drumsander?

Thanks Martin,
I’ll probably get something a bit bigger now.
by Joseph Jones
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: How big a drumsander?

Yeah I’m in Australia, that would explain the problems I’ve been getting with quotes!🤨😄

Dust isn’t a problem as we live in a rural area.

If I did hook up another machine (which I will) would it need to be close by in comparison to a bigger extractor? I just don’t want any regrets!
by Joseph Jones
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: How big a drumsander?

Thanks for that guys, In the past I’ve only used a drumsander for cleanup after the thicknesser. I’ve been looking at the Beighley 17’’ which is fixed on both sides. The carbetec 1hp dust extractor I was looking at draws 500 cfm. Would that be enough? It was never my intention to use a bag but rathe...
by Joseph Jones
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

How big a drumsander?

Hi all, just considering buying a drum sander. I will be starting my first instrument this year and I plan to make more more. What’s a good size drumsander for a luthiers’ workshop? (I can’t see myself making anything bigger than a full size acoustic guitar.) Also what are your thoughts on one that’...