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by Dominic
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cole Clark repair
Replies: 35
Views: 21420

Re: Cole Clark repair

Had the same issue a while ago. Rattles that seemed to appear from nowhere. Spent ages doing frets, setting action, relief, everything I could think of. Seemed to disappear then come back. Humidity??? The guy loved CC guitars anyway even though he said it had been like this since new. Strange market...
by Dominic
Mon May 13, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Arbor Press Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9814

Re: Arbor Press Advice

I would say the shaft will be hardened so you will probably need to find someone with a milling machine to do the holes wouldnt be expensive Dave I'd say it's not. In fact I drilled it out with a power drill. Might have even been a battery drill given the effort to get the dusty power drill out fro...
by Dominic
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CF rods and computing neck stiffness
Replies: 64
Views: 16629

Re: CF rods and computing neck stiffness

Déjà vu. This is obviously just a math problem that can be solved with the right values for the actual materials used and some work in excel. Some homework for you Michael? Dominic, as you can see I've been doing some homework, and is why I posted these wrong specs here, that everyone used as fact....
by Dominic
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CF rods and computing neck stiffness
Replies: 64
Views: 16629

Re: CF rods and computing neck stiffness

Déjà vu. This is obviously just a math problem that can be solved with the right values for the actual materials used and some work in excel. Some homework for you Michael? I stopped using black ebonies for fretboards in favour of more stable woods and stopped using cf and now just use allied truss ...
by Dominic
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dust Control
Replies: 50
Views: 17109

Re: Dust Control

Yeah, I meant you need to clean or at least knock the fine dust out of the filter before each use. When you see charts of how quickly performance drops off when sucking dust you realise your 1500cfm extractor may be getting only 800cfm after only 10mins and it get worse quickly as more dust plugs up...
by Dominic
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dust Control
Replies: 50
Views: 17109

Re: Dust Control

Hey, I use 150mm lines as the main feeds and have them placed just under bench height around the wall. I then enlarged the inlets in my machines to accept 150mm gates. Use Ys to connect to the main line, not 90 degree bends. And think about the air flow inside the table saw, you want to create a cro...
by Dominic
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The relationship between string gauge and volume?
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: The relationship between string gauge and volume?

Hey Eric, you are correct that overall design influences overall volume. So comparing the volume of one guitar to another you would look at design factors. But on a particular guitar, ceteris paribus, heaver strings are....well....heavier. After that the answer drops out from those basic formula. Ch...
by Dominic
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee/Mulga or similar needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5859

Re: Gidgee/Mulga or similar needed

Graham, I have one long oversize mulga FB. Mid brown gold, smells lovely. Your welcome to check it out.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gibson CS356 build
Replies: 36
Views: 22447

Re: Gibson CS356 build

Nick, there is a place that sells templates and a really good Mosrite forum http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/index.php . One of the guys does a photo journal of building a couple. Great work, particularly watching how he carves the cool detail around the horns. I could copy out what I have and post...
by Dominic
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gibson CS356 build
Replies: 36
Views: 22447

Re: Gibson CS356 build

Nick, there is a place that sells templates and a really good Mosrite forum http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/index.php . One of the guys does a photo journal of building a couple. Great work, particularly watching how he carves the cool detail around the horns. I could copy out what I have and post...
by Dominic
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gibson CS356 build
Replies: 36
Views: 22447

Re: Gibson CS356 build

CS 016 (Custom).JPG Not as washed out in real life CS 012 (Custom).JPG This is the first one, mahogany neck and cocobolo FB. Fun to play. CS 011 (Custom).JPG CS 013 (Custom).JPG Mosrite copy. Its put together so I can play it and check the final fit before it gets final coats of nitro and then buff...
by Dominic
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gibson CS356 build
Replies: 36
Views: 22447

Re: Gibson CS356 build

Nick, my hands are smallish with narrow fingers. But playing a bar chord or something with my wrist in the normal position I get stuck. You don't get this on a full size ES. I figure if there are frets there I may as well make them accessable or its kind of fake. If we talking about tweaking designs...
by Dominic
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pattern Makers Vice
Replies: 10
Views: 6675

Re: Pattern Makers Vice

These are great vices for carving necks. I wouldn't be without one now.
Dom
by Dominic
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gibson CS356 build
Replies: 36
Views: 22447

Re: Gibson CS356 build

I am just finishing 2 of these. I'll get some pics up. I love the open sound. I've had one strung up for a month or so now, it has humbuckers. Sounds quite nice acoustic as well. The other one has HH S S pickups that I am winding myself. Just making face plates for the winder and off i go. One probl...
by Dominic
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Commiseration thread for those of us stuck on all this math.
Replies: 17
Views: 9054

Re: Commiseration thread for those of us stuck on all this m

OK, now that you have that off your chest, try what I said. Name each set of equations something less intimidating then read the text and don't get hung up on trying to understand the equations. Most terms will have a simple geometric definition somewhere, as in, defining the slope of a line. Most i...
by Dominic
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Commiseration thread for those of us stuck on all this math.
Replies: 17
Views: 9054

Re: Commiseration thread for those of us stuck on all this m

Its the way people view the equations that makes them seem either easy or near impossible. When the book says, the following expression gives us the slope of line X, just believe it and read on. Don't get too hung up on variables just yet, and read the text through. This will give you a bit more con...
by Dominic
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scale length - does it really affect sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 7466

Re: Scale length - does it really affect sound?

At 1:50 the chick on the left grabs a pick blue tacked to the bridge before embarking on her lead break. Very tacky....and very bizarre. If North Korea's ballistic missile program is as developed as the guitar playing abilities of this mob then the world doesnt have much to worry about Is it the le...
by Dominic
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Collecting Spectrographic data
Replies: 60
Views: 34226

Re: Collecting Spectrographic data

Hey, remember from the course, we know generally where the peaks for long, cross, and twisting should fall. Its in the book and the course material. And then move your finger hold and tapping around so you accentuate the peak that falls in that range. Light tapping I found to work best at isolating ...
by Dominic
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violin Timber In Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 7325

Re: Violin Timber In Australia

Exactly Rod, you would know well how expensive it is to make an archtop guitar. So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price of violin wood.
by Dominic
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violin Timber In Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 7325

Re: Violin Timber In Australia

I have been looking into making violins. The good thing about them is the wood is very cheap being so small. Around a 1/4 the price of archtop wood or even flat top wood. I've seen places where you can buy all the wood you need in high grade flamed maple and top quality spruce for around 300 bucks. ...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stinky case
Replies: 25
Views: 10063

Re: Stinky case

Canberra seems toxic from here and no one seems happy. :) You know, those Canberra jokes just never get old. :wink: But remember, most of that toxicity is imported from outside the territory, we are just the innocent residents where your representatives choose to spew forth their political bile. An...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bolt on neck
Replies: 11
Views: 5393

Re: Bolt on neck

Hi Shane, The dowel is for the threads of the hanger bolts. I add a little epoxy when I am finished. The tenon I make is about 15mm deep. I get all the coarse thread into the tenon/heel, about 30mm. I have a jig that fits in the mortise with drill guides for the neck block. And once I am happy with ...
by Dominic
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bolt on neck
Replies: 11
Views: 5393

Re: Bolt on neck

I used the same method as for flat tops. 25mm tenon with a 12.5mm dowel half in the heel and half in the tenon. Then screw hanger screws in and I have these nice allen key cap nuts I get from Lee-Valley.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware/pa ... 1306,45375

Dom
by Dominic
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stinky case
Replies: 25
Views: 10063

Re: Stinky case

If it new cases that is even worse. Just imagine all the strange chemicals they can get away with using in China. Apart from its effects on people, those chemicals gases could impact finishes and get into the wood and make the instrument smell. I don't keep my guitars in cases but hanging in the lou...
by Dominic
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Latest Savart Journal download
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Re: Latest Savart Journal download

Thanks Martin. I prefer my Fermat's Last Theorem tee shirt with pi to 1000 decimal places on the back.
Dom