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by simso
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paint Booths

Too much, being commercial district I do not have a choice. But to answer your question, if you buy it in australia it willcost you the price of a new suv, excess of 30k, if you buy from china its 1/3 that cost but lots of work is really needed to bring chinese one up to scratch, (I went with chines...
by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paint Booths

Wide enough to paint a couple on the go
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by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paint Booths

New booth
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by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paint Booths

Realised it was beyond my knowledge set the airflows in the booth, so contacted a company to be able to order in a exhaust wall. Was told, hallway is not allowed to be attached to booth, was told wooden floor with vinyl covering is non compliant, was told no air switch fitted to doors was non compli...
by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paint Booths

Was getting dust and hard to clean such a large area, so we started to redesign the outlet area
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by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Paint Booths

Old paint booth 3.4 metres by 3.4meters
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by simso
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Looks good, the issue for me has always been lack of work and personal time to actually make one.

When you make one available for sale, I will be at front of the que :D

Steve
by simso
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Yeh, i got a spindle moulder

Steve
by simso
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Beauty of a jig like that, it allows you to run a few profiles which are customizable, down side of those router bits you see for shaping necks from stewmac etc is that its one shape.

If you go down the path of making a jig, yell out and make two :D , I will happily buy one from you.

Steve
by simso
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

There are a few plans out there from memory, the cams on the ends are typically just a projection of desired end shape. Those ones in the picture would be some similiar calculation upscaled, interestingly they are using a spindle moulder so thatmay be why itsall upscaled size wise, most people have ...
by simso
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: french polishing courses/tutorials?
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: french polishing courses/tutorials?

Thats a pretty nice finish.

Steve
by simso
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booth
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Paint Booth

Thats dedication Ross. Even commercial paint booths spray cold in winter. I was able to go into my paint booth and be nice and warm, the second you turn the extraction fans on to paint, the doors are forced closed from the vacuum and all the outside cold air is drawn in. Have spoken with car painter...
by simso
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booth
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Paint Booth

Not sure what others do for controlling their paint. I had a commercial paint booth, it just got decommisioned this week as it no longer complies with regulations, was unaware but now I need to do some interim stuff whilst waiitng for a new paint booth to be made What do others do? I do have an infl...
by simso
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: Decals

Nice and clean
by simso
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: Decals

Why do you say they are expensive, are you buying the shell precut or cuttj g it from raw stock yourself

Decals are fine, I like real shell personally more

Steve
by simso
Mon May 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nozzle Size HVLP
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

Re: Nozzle Size HVLP

Nozzle size in general. If your after one size that fits all, I would go a 1.4 I have around 6 spray guns and 3 air brushes, but my specialty in repairs is finish work, so each gun has a purpose 0.35 airbrush, great for that touch up of a grain line for blending out 0.50 airbrush, great for blending...
by simso
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Crazy times
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Crazy times

Mate all good, I am more than fine and in a far better position than many others, I am just astounded in retrospect how things can change in the space of weeks to months.

Steve
by simso
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Crazy times
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Crazy times

So wow, the world has changed so much so quickly. For me.. We have closed our workshop to walk in customers, should be happy that we are still being allowed to work for schools here in WA, 50 jobs a week typical workload, last week one job came in. My eldest son is currently not working, his partner...
by simso
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 7835

Re: Bellied up top

Its really your x brace that needs replacement.

Pop the back off, then you can replace them and not damage the top at all.

Steve
by simso
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: StewMac fret blade arbor size
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: StewMac fret blade arbor size

It is very difficult to drill or ream or machine the centre of a saw blade, anything slightly of centre and you will have balance issues, cut issues and so forth.

Maybe consider getting a drop saw, that is what i use.

Steve
by simso
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 7835

Re: Bellied up top

Replace the braces, otherwise you are likely going to be replacing braces and the top
by simso
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 7835

Re: Bellied up top

Looks to me like a over scalloped x brace, I have never taken any even close to those shown
by simso
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 7835

Re: Bellied up top

Will definitely get worse

What is the top thickness?

Steve
by simso
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

Looks good.

First time I have seen a strap button on the top side of the neck.

Steve