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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: 388

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: 388

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: 2424

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 3745

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: 3745

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: 3745

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: 3745

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: 1225

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: 1234

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: 1234

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: 1234

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: 911

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: 3257

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: 6339

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: 6339

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: 1564

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: 1564

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: 6339

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: 6339

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: 6339

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: 6339

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: 6339

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: 6339

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...