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by asgilbert
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Archtop

Wow that is amazing!!
by asgilbert
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

Beautiful work
by asgilbert
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

A wise old builder told me to drill 10.5mm. It allows for dimensional variations when drilling and any swelling that occurs. Drilled my first Classical with the 10.3 supplied by Stewmac and the it had some binding in the hole that I had to emery out. Drilled the second with 10.5 and ouala, no bindin...
by asgilbert
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

asgilbert = Andrew Gilbert from Perth
by asgilbert
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Wow Wayne, looks and sounds great. :cl
by asgilbert
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Slow speed grinder
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Slow speed grinder

Truly a time saving machine to have. Alas mine sits on the bottom shelf because my work space in the garage is not large enough to mount it and keep it available all the time.
by asgilbert
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Replacement Conveyor
Replies: 14
Views: 6495

Re: Performax 16/32 Replacement Conveyor

Thanks Tony,
Do you have a contact for these guys in WA?
by asgilbert
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: french polishing courses/tutorials?
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: french polishing courses/tutorials?

Hi Simon, Pablo Requena has a YouTube series here is the link to the first of the series, I found it very helpful on about the 3rd run through!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf4z14Vjkxk&t=287s Also Richard Howell has a shorter version that has been great to watch. I find these things a bit like m...
by asgilbert
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Blackwood tenor ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: A Blackwood tenor ukulele

Hey Frank, You lost me at re-entrant :lol: Just got a beautiful Tenor out of my mate in Albany, hence the interest in the sound.
Love this forum... learn so much from the participants.

Andrew
by asgilbert
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka

WOW!! Great looking guitar
by asgilbert
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Blackwood tenor ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: A Blackwood tenor ukulele

Beautifully made Frank :cl
Anything on how it sounds?
by asgilbert
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Nut compensation
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Nut compensation

Good question Eric, All I do is use the Stewmac calculated intonation at the saddle end and then file the saddle to fine tune if needed. I can see you go to a much higher level than I do... so i will be interested the response from some gurus!!
by asgilbert
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: BRW selmer

Hey well done Wayne, great guitar. Would love to get one some day.
by asgilbert
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: D hole selmer

Wow Wayne, That looks so good. When I grow up i want to make one of these!!
by asgilbert
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical

Wow what great guitars. Well done
by asgilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop and matched amp
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Archtop and matched amp

That looks great Rod. Well done. AT's always look so impressive and a hill too far for my ability. :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: First attempt at video editing

Amazing Trent, Great guitar, played beautifully and quality of video and sound is great... just like a bought one!! :cl
by asgilbert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another hollow electric
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Another hollow electric

That is a beautiful guitar. you can be very proud with the outcome :cl
by asgilbert
Fri May 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Hi Trent,

What a great guitar. Looks and sounds amazing. Well done
by asgilbert
Thu May 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya Blackwood OM
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Bunya Blackwood OM

Great work Jim. BE nice to hear both guitars. :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: New Tele Build

Wow they look great! :cl
Look forward to catching up. Im in Sorrento.
by asgilbert
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: New Tele Build

Hey Ken, Thanks for that. Maurice in Albany used the piece from the waist and glued it on the large bout and it came up a beauty. I will do the same. Just finishing of a couple of acoustics and will then make a start on the Tele! Wow Archtops - any pics you can share? I'm in Perth, should organise a...
by asgilbert
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: New Tele Build

Guess its easier to do the first of a plan, hence the choice of a Tele.

If it's humidity that will make the greatest difference then I guess will find a piece that matches best aesthetically.

Thanks
Andrew
by asgilbert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: New Tele Build

Thanks, I did give it some thought, but then would have to paint. It is such a nice piece of Mahogany that it would be a shame to cover it with paint.
by asgilbert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

New Tele Build

Hi all, I have built a couple of Acoustic guitars and am going to try my hand at an electric. I have a great piece of Mahogany for a Tele but its about 40mm too narrow for the build. I have seen guitars built with laminated bodies and wonder what I could use to do the same. I might be over thinking ...