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by mChavez
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

If' you're talking classical, I really like Robbie O'brien's approach with building a frame in a mould first, then sanding it on a radius dish for the back and a flat board for the top. Back and top (in this order) are then glued on a solera. To me personally, this is far superior to the traditional...
by mChavez
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue choice for lattice
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Glue choice for lattice

Thank you very much. Just installed my first two lattices. Am I right to think that I can wick some west epoxy into the lattice-soundboard joints if I have any doubts over how well they were executed (First lattice had a few teething issues, but the second worked very well). Nothing's loose or buzzi...
by mChavez
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue choice for lattice
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Glue choice for lattice

Thank you very much, Steve. Have you tried gluing without pre-shaping on the solera? It's a more complex shape (the traditional Spanish dish in the centre, with ~1.5in flats around the edges), so might not be as easy to shape as if it was a perfect dome. But worth a try. I have thought about pre-glu...
by mChavez
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue choice for lattice
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Glue choice for lattice

Hello to all lattice builders! I would be grateful for some advice on choosing the glue for gluing down the lattice to the soundboard. In my current build I have decided to avoid CF and balsa (for the time being), so just going for a 7x7 spruce lattice on a spruce soundboard. The options are: 1) Wes...
by mChavez
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?

Thanks everyone - I've upgraded the wiring and took it straight out of the box. Double bender works like a dream (like every other idea I have tried from the book)! Tested 4 sets of b&s, moulded linings, bindings. One thing I've noticed is that the moisture seems to condense on the steel sheets, the...
by mChavez
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?

Thank you very much for the replies. I have the sockets already and they should stand up to heat. Tried heat blankets in the past and didn't like them, so the bulb idea sounds better. I did the soldering inside the box, assembled the box and then realised that it was not very smart, as solder melts ...
by mChavez
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

What wiring for Trevor Gore style side bender?

Hi All, I would be grateful for some advice on what wiring to use in the double-size Fox style side bender, as described in Trevor Gore's book. I have just tried test-running the heat box that I have built using heat resistant oven wiring (soldered inside the box, insulated with high-temp glass fibr...