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by simso
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booth
Replies: 4
Views: 432

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: 432

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: 1455

Re: Decals

Nice and clean
by simso
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

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: 2109

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 5399

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: 1748

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: 5399

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: 5399

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: 5399

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: 2
Views: 2084

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

Looks good.

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

Steve
by simso
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How do I fix this wavy side..
Replies: 9
Views: 5956

Re: How do I fix this wavy side..

You could just leave that alone and take care of it in the finishing stage. Apply a few coats of sealer and lacquer and then flat sand it

Steve
by simso
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - How to process bone
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - How to process bone

For those contemplating doing it here in australia, I soak in shellite from bunnings for a week or so after boiling, kangaroo bone packs are also around 5 dollars

Steve
by simso
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tutes to pass the time away
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: Tutes to pass the time away

Cool cool, thanks

Some of the tutes are a bit of a waste of time IMO, but I try to show different aspects of how I do my repairs from simple to complicated

Steve
by simso
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tutes to pass the time away
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Tutes to pass the time away

Not many these days, over 150 written, so slowing down on the new stuff Installing a banjo capo http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Banjo_Capo_5th.html AC0E75F7-043D-4986-AB01-3C0BFF977450.jpeg Converting a metal saddle insert http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Saddle_Insert_Conversion.html 1E1E1A66-1316-4B61-8E15...
by simso
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Nice vid. Sounded pretty good for a cardboard sides and back.

I actually have a tricky one in at the momment for repair, ovation 12 string with cutaway, the top is folding under tension at the rosette area adjacent to the cutaway, seeing your post made me rethink and question the why.

Steve
by simso
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

What are your thoughts if I may Robbie, on installed Rosette areas Buckling under string tension, is that in your view more to do with the sides buckling or lack of strength under the rosettes from the inlay process or something entirely different

Steve
by simso
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 13
Views: 5830

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:48 pm
There was one builder in the US who had rigged up his sanding dish on a potters wheel. He got the wheel turning and then just held the sides down on the dish and hey presto.
That is how I do mine

Steve
by simso
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 7109

Re: Mahogany wanted

I would be willing to order some if you had couple of pieces big enough to suit making one piece acoustic necks

Steve
by simso
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 7109

Re: Mahogany wanted

Freight to WA will cost more than the timber, this is extra heavy Mahogany. High quality stuff. I can attest to the quality of the wood. Even extra shipping costs is worth it I have heaps of chinese mahogany wood suitable for neck blanks, but they pale in comparison to quality of the stuff Allan ha...
by simso
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Free shipping was vee fedex and here in 7 days
by simso
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

I took the free shipping option yesterday to see how it goes, they sent it fedex, be interesting to compare, dhl 3 days usa to australia, that is beyond exceptional for a delivery service.

Free shipping, hoping it will be here within a 3 week period
by simso
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 8218

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Ordered friday night, in perth today, dhl shipped

Steve