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by joel
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 4545

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Welcome to Australia mate!

I'm moving to Brisbane in the new year, so I'm watching this thread with interest. Lost of good tips for materials and tools.
by joel
Fri May 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 6471

Re: bandsaw opinions

Thanks everyone for your helpful opinions. Once I do choose a machine it seems the best advice has been to get high quality blades. Anyone know where I can get good blades in Adelaide? I've found plenty of places offering sharpening services but not the blades. Carbide tipped seems to be referred to...
by joel
Tue May 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 6471

Re: bandsaw opinions

Thanks everyone for your opinions. My main motivation is to buy a tool of quality, that will last me a long long time, and be a pleasure using. I'm sick and tired of making do. And I've grown to loathe needing to fiddle and tweak second rate gear every time I need to use it. It will also need to wit...
by joel
Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 6471

bandsaw opinions

I've researched myself in circles. So I've come here to ask you fine people your advice. I'm shopping for a bandsaw. I want a good one. I've narrowed down my choices to; Laguna 14Twelve, and Hare & Forbes BP-355 The Laguna is at the very top of budget. The H&F is cheaper, but physically bigger in fo...
by joel
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 11849

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Be happy to claim my free beer next time I'm down your way.
by joel
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 1st box closed - spectrograph result
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

1st box closed - spectrograph result

Happy new year everyone! Well, I finally closed the box on my first build (Hooray for me!). It's beginning to look like a guitar! I began building years ago, well before I had the Design and Build books. But I thought I'd take a spectrograph of the freshly closed body and see how my extremely amateu...
by joel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build
Replies: 17
Views: 7409

Re: New build

Archtop. Not archrival. Phone autocorrect is the bane of my existence.
by joel
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build
Replies: 17
Views: 7409

Re: New build

It's a beautiful guitar. One day I'll make an archrival style guitar. But first a silly question. Why are the tops carved? Why not steam/heat pressed or steam shaped a bit like sides are?
by joel
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyze - Android App
Replies: 5
Views: 11521

Re: Spectrum Analyze - Android App

I'm no code guru unfortunately. But thanks for the tips.
by joel
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyze - Android App
Replies: 5
Views: 11521

Re: Spectrum Analyze - Android App

Thanks Steve.

That adapter looks like the old PS3 singstar game microphone. Wonder if that'd work?

Any chance of PMing me your app hack details? Or even put it on this thread for other budget minded builders out there?
by joel
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyze - Android App
Replies: 5
Views: 11521

Re: Spectrum Analyze - Android App

I was about to post a question about what microphone and recording interface people use, and I found this post!

How have you found this app over the last year? Has anyone else used this app? Free is always better than paying for equipment I'll rarely use.
by joel
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: No more building
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Re: No more building

Just make sure to tap tune the house structure. Walls should be 4 semitones higher than the roof resonance freq!
by joel
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shellac. A story and some questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 5326

Re: Shellac. A story and some questions.

looks quite a lot like the cold break you get in freshly boiled beer wort when it cools down prior to pitching the yeast (if any of you practice the fine art of homebrewing you’ll know what I’m talking about). Joel we can discuss your queries when you pop around on Tuesday.... Martin! I suggest you...
by joel
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pau Ferro fingerboards
Replies: 17
Views: 8489

Re: Pau Ferro fingerboards

I'm doing my first fretboard, so I have very little experience. I've started with Minnerichi. I sawed the fret slots before I started to radius with a router based radius jig. The wood is very hard and I've found that the edges are very prone to chipping. I've got 2mm to go to get to final thickness...
by joel
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shellac. A story and some questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 5326

Shellac. A story and some questions.

Who knew that Shellac was such a black art? The internet hasn't been very helpful. Most searches return forums with half truths or conflicting opinion. I’ve got some articles that describe the basic process of making and using it, but there isn’t much fact around when things appear to go wrong. The ...
by joel
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Is CF necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

Re: Is CF necessary?

Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
by joel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Is CF necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

Is CF necessary?

Hi all, I'm interested in buying the books (perhaps as an early Xmas pressie to myself). I'm still on my first build, building to Cumpiano's book mainly (I started before these books came out. Its a long story...) But before I do, I'd like to know if carbon fiber and epoxy is required to build to th...
by joel
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Same small body shape, very different guitars
Replies: 11
Views: 7560

Re: Same small body shape, very different guitars

Inspirational stuff. :cl
by joel
Sat May 13, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back to building
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Back to building

Hello all, Well half way through my first build I packed up all my top, back and side sets as we were moving house. That was about 8 years and 4 moves ago (and one interstate move to Radelaide). In the last couple years I've built a few tube amps and a bunch of stompboxes. I've ended up with clones ...
by joel
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Strings - Installing
Replies: 40
Views: 11806

<Gasp> There's loose threads on Hesh's guitar!!! Quick! Get out the tack cloth! Thanks Hesh For the quick tute. And Kim for the awesome video. I must admit to having to get my guitar out and check how it was strung. It was pretty close to your pics Hesh, but not quite as pretty. Yes, it's been that ...
by joel
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi Vid
Replies: 154
Views: 48769

There is a certain parallel with the passive radiator model, but then you do not have the internal damping that is always found inside speaker cabinets. True. But we want the internal reflections inside a guitar. I believe that the sound of a good under-saddle pickup, properly installed is actually...
by joel
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi Vid
Replies: 154
Views: 48769

All we need now is a big group hug, a BBQ and beers at Kim's place!
by joel
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi Vid
Replies: 154
Views: 48769

G'day guys! I've been reading this thread for a while and it's been really interesting. Especially the bits about soup (Hesh) and poo (pretty much everyone else!). 8) I'm with Kim on most points. Then again I also agree with Hesh and Rick. I'm pretty open minded that way. My take on Mr Somogyi's wor...
by joel
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's your favourite nut width?
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

I learned classical guitar when I was younger. I guess that first exposure to the guitar on a nylon stringed instrument has stayed with me, and I feel more comfortable with a wider fretboard.
by joel
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's your favourite nut width?
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

What's your favourite nut width?

Well, I finally got some time out in the garage this morning to play with my first build - making fret board templates. I've spent the last few days thinking about nut width. I had drawn up my own OM plans over the last Xmas holidays and set my nut width at 44mm (a bit bigger than 1 11/16"). I shoul...