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by simso
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

Thanks

Steve
by simso
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nitrocellulose issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Nitrocellulose issue

I just use gun wash thinners, save the expensive stuff for painting :D
by simso
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

More north, in Clarkson
by simso
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

That s a nicely executed cutaway

Steve
by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Thanks Steve. Your input to this forum is valued and much appreciated. Have a great Christmas mate.
Same mate, hope everyone takes it easy
by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

Just random
by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

Random body crack repairs
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by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

Some of the headstock breaks 17D86300-59D8-4E4C-BE8B-627A01642E7F.jpeg 80DDE9C2-F425-4369-BDD8-C748CC3C96CD.jpeg 07589570-97B6-4B69-B212-0DB0D021F22C.jpeg 192DBFDB-0F2A-4AF0-A4F5-769C3A7F54F8.jpeg 83D462A5-CC5B-496C-A196-A28425BD1B37.jpeg 825CFF4E-EBBF-4B85-9671-14714206CAAB.jpeg C1845291-C0E1-4236-...
by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Random repair photos

Some random photos from this year

Painting in my backyard at home, after my paint booth at work was shut down
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by simso
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Random repair photos
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Random repair photos

I encourage any builder who may be struggling financially to consider being a repairer, its a great job, plenty of work and job satisfaction is IMO unrivaled. For a crazy year like it has been, i have not gone wanting for work If anyone is stuck on a specific repair or process let me know and I will...
by simso
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nitrocellulose issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Nitrocellulose issue

Put a face mask on, well ventilated area and just keep wiping it down with a fresh rag and paint thinners, it will eventutally just wipe away back to the sealer coat

Many a time I have sat there and removed a nitro finish with thinners and a face mask

Steve
by simso
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nitrocellulose issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Nitrocellulose issue

I have seen many guitars and headstocks that have been repaired with cellusolve or equivelant and sorry not impressed at all, there are always witness marks, bubbles, crazing left on the surface, to franks website and photo, a photo simply shows a smooth reflective finish it does not in relality sho...
by simso
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nitrocellulose issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Nitrocellulose issue

Once nitro has cracked and split you really need to remove it back to bare wood to get a smooth finish again
by simso
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Great sharpening set up
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Great sharpening set up

Really nice doing things by hand, great sense of saitisfaction.

I am just too lazy, i use machines to sharpen

Steve
by simso
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 19
Views: 3653

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Good idea, i could extend the ends over like a hook on the flat top

This is my one, purchased it about 10 years ago, done maybe 100hrs of work on it, so its just barely broken in.

Steve

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W640
by simso
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carving necks on the spindle moulder
Replies: 19
Views: 3653

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Works brilliantly, my table doesnt have runners on it, but im sure i could make a dummy set

Steve
by simso
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booths
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

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: 7
Views: 1746

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: 7
Views: 1746

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: 7
Views: 1746

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: 7
Views: 1746

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: 7
Views: 1746

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: 19
Views: 3653

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: 19
Views: 3653

Re: Carving necks on the spindle moulder

Yeh, i got a spindle moulder

Steve