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by simso
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 1320

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: 1320

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: 1320

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Ordered friday night, in perth today, dhl shipped

Steve
by simso
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 1320

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Unusual, they have always shipped dhl for me. I placed an order last friday and it went dhl as well, typically i place the order on friday and its delivered tuesday/wednesday the following week. They have three shipping options, typically, i always select the one that requires you to tick the box in...
by simso
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to Reset Acoustic Neck
Replies: 0
Views: 354

How to Reset Acoustic Neck

Few and far between nowadays on my tutes, i think the energy for photographing and collating everything is finally peetering out :D

How to reset the angle of an Acoustic style neck

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Neck_Resetting.html

Steve
by simso
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic back
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Replacing an acoustic back

Pretty sure if the whole website "How To" was converted into a repair book and sold through someone like stewmac, it would work well, might even achieve a little fame in my corner of the world.

Steve
by simso
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic back
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Replacing an acoustic back

Thanks, have been deliberately slowing down the repairs and associated tutes, have plenty of photos of jobs, just time to sit down and type something up amongst other stuff

Steve
by simso
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic back
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Replacing an acoustic back

I dont really do many tutes these days, just trying hardest to keep up with crazy repairs.

A tute

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Acoustic_Back_Replace.html

Example of some of the crazy repairs

Steve
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by simso
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some tutes
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Some tutes

Been a while, had some heart problems, too much work, and days became weeks and weeks have become months. Some tutes for those momments of boredom you may find How I bend sides http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Acoustic_Side_Manufacture.html How to replace a veneer top http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Replace_...
by simso
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Question re strength of different mahoganys
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: Question re strength of different mahoganys

Allan shipped me a piece of his African Mahogany which he has for sale in the sale section. Its good stuff and double the weight of anything I have here. Mahogany density and strength is very related On the left one of these blocks of wood weighs in at 186grams for a machined headstock, On the right...
by simso
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

demonx wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 am
After looking through old pics I couldn't find much of the actual workspace (a shed with only three walls, two cars and a heap of junk squeezed in
The old saying , from humble beginnings comes greatness, that and a heck of a lot of hard work :)

Steve
by simso
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

TallDad71 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:00 am
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Your shop almost looks like a catalog advertisement in sears for hunting cabins.

That is smashingly good looking

Steve
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace

Cole Clarke’s reverse v is a bit rough, I think it has a lot to do with using cnc to carve the tops up.

They too relief carve the border of the top.
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace

Gee, they look awfully familiar. Whilst different they are not too different. Taylor’s reverse v appears to be based size wise around the sound port, where as trev’s curves in more and then arches out. One thing you have to give the company, attention to detail is always exemplary, artistic in its a...
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Wayne, no room for a lawn mower in there :D , squeezing it all in I can see, I couldn’t for the life of me spot the kitchen sink but :lol:

Steve
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Dig up those photos mate, post away.

Steve
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

My eight dollar shooting board, possibly may even make a tute on making one.

Whilst some of these tutes are totally useless here, for a novice builder it’s possibly a good starting point.
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Measuring and marking out tools on the very end, trying my best to maximise this space

Set of verniers
Small Set Square,
Three rulers, 1m, 300mm and 150mm
Tape measure
Drilled the back toolboard for two pencils adjacent to the second clamp down
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

And for giggles, of this bench came a tute for bending sides.

Clearly the resawing was done in my shop first

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Acoustic_Si ... cture.html
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

The first shelf above the bench turns out to be a bit of a pain in the backside (keeps getting in the way) so I removed it and turned it into a middle shelf, dropped some 9mm mdf onto the back for a toolboard I also fitted the first set of tools onto the bench, bending sides, so I have a electric pi...
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Filled the bottom with wood, this is going to be new storage area for acoustic guitar builds
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

First thing, was a Bunnings drop cloth to keep any work clean, yes I also have a second bench attached, but the goal is to fit everything onto this one workspace, from bending sides to shaping neck and so forth

Cut the drop cloth up and screwed it to the bench
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Purchased one of these benches as they are 2.7meters long and have overhead shelf, and fit into a garden shed
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 5340

The compact workshop challenge

When I use to teach acoustic guitar building, students would go away and I would touch base with them in following years to see how their future builds were going. The biggest comment I got back was not enough space at home to build a guitar, so I have set myself a personal challenge to make a workb...
by simso
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 25218

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I got to admit, I have a thing for Sapwood, I reckon guitars that have sapwood showing just look stunning. So that would be my choice of the pick purely for aesthetic reasons

Steve