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by asgilbert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Guitar No.2

Jim wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am
Looks great, you must be pumped with it!
The Guitar is for my son in law... so I'm waiting for him to play it and tell me if it sounds ok!!
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Guitar No.2

Looks great! That cutaway looks like a serious bend, well done, It also looks like you don’t have a taper or radius on the back. I don’t know anything about Grellier, do they make ‘em flat? Thanks, Yep a serious bend alright - Thanks to Maurice in Albany who bent all of that!! Lesson learnt, thin t...
by asgilbert
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: new Flamenco

Beautiful work. That rosette is a piece of art! :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Guitar No.2

All, My second guitar, the first was from a Blues Creek Guitar kit. This is from scratch using Grellier plans. Had a lot of help from my friends down in Albany... Many thanks Pete and Maurice could not have done it without your help. Top is European Spruce, B&S Black Limba, Rosewood Bridge and FB. M...
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Torres Style
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Torres Style

WOW, This forum has wonderfully built instruments. Great work Dave.
by asgilbert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NAF (Native american flute)
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: NAF (Native american flute)

Thanks for sharing with us Valter... they look amazing. Love to hear what they sound like. :cl
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video

Great video Allen. Thank you for sharing it with us.
by asgilbert
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM

Well done Dan and Steve, Great choice of wood.
by asgilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 1986

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

Looks like an awfully large bite Ross. Might chatter due to too the surface area of the cut!! But what would a metal worker know about wood!!
by asgilbert
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay

Wow, Piece of Art. Great job... Do people play these? I'd be worried about scratching it!!
by asgilbert
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 45
Views: 12454

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Hey Woltz, Great that you are putting the guitar and this feed together and making such an effort to keep it updated... warts and all.
Love the choice of wood and the heart with which this is being built.
:cl
Andrew
by asgilbert
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Musical Instrument Auction Melbourne.
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Musical Instrument Auction Melbourne.

I was on it thinking could get a couple of gems at a bargain price... My idea of bargain and the bidders the auction attracted were about 200 to 400% out! And, there was a 25% buyers premium on the prices. The DÁngelico went for $30,000 + BP!! The collectors world is very different to the one I live...
by asgilbert
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Makore and Lutz Tenor with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 9
Views: 2781

Re: Makore and Lutz Tenor with Scrimshaw Inlay

WOW Allen that is one nice looking instrument. Can we have a sound sample when able. Cheers :cl
by asgilbert
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Houndstooth hollowbody.
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Houndstooth hollowbody.

Looks great. A true labour of love!! :cl
by asgilbert
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 19
Views: 4646

Re: French polishing

Hi,

Pablo Requena has just finished a great series on french polishing which covers most of the questions I had on the issue very well. You might want to take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf4z14Vjkxk&t=1222s

Andrew
by asgilbert
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Re: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Sounds exquisite and looks great Wayne :cl
by asgilbert
Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 16
Views: 3432

Re: Build #2: Steel String

Looks great. I see there is a question on what it sounds like. Be interested to know
:cl
by asgilbert
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Tenor
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Honduran Rosewood Tenor

Wow what a great piece of work. When I grow up I want to be able to do that!!
by asgilbert
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Double Bass Build Completed
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Re: First Double Bass Build Completed

:cl What a great project Michael. Looks great... nice to hear it if we could.

Andrew
by asgilbert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

What a nice looking guitar... Love the inlay
Great work!!
by asgilbert
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical

:cl Great looking guitar. Out of interest what is the scale length, Neck joint? Im building at the moment and always nice to know what the detail is.

Thanks
Andrew
by asgilbert
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 3214

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

Great work. :cl Building a classical at the moment... nice to see what it should look like!
by asgilbert
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Harden Up (your chisels)
Replies: 12
Views: 7981

Re: Harden Up (your chisels)

Dennis, In the same way as you hardened them is fine. Use the visual method to gauge temperature as per the previous attachment or use thermo markers if you want to be consistently accurate. A link attached https://www.weldclass.com.au/product-group/2040-temperature-markers-thermomelt/category/172-m...
by asgilbert
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Harden Up (your chisels)
Replies: 12
Views: 7981

Re: Harden Up (your chisels)

Obviously not very good at this guys. Travel gets me!! (Just found the notify me when a reply posted) So the colour of steel being heated to 200 deg C is light yellow. See attachment. As quenched, steel is brittle and will chip easily... but in the hands of a careful person they are fine. Tempered i...