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by simso
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Contra bassoons
by simso
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Lets not be coy about this Steve, your skillset as a repairer of guitars Guitars are just one thing, check these babies out, very rarely do I get a pair from one client, they are usually single units, the pair are worth new replacement value 90,000 dollars They are in for full mechanical rebuilds, ...
by simso
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: New GST rules

Yep, gst was added on the checkout process on Ebay and Stewmac, have not placed an order with LMII this month yet

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Sorry for continuing off topic Trent... I actually think the topic has been good as it allows Trent to see the turmoil that exists behind the scenes in pricing ones work up I totally agree with you on pricing's, for me its not a big deal as repairs are my speciality not building. One thing a builde...
by simso
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Not if you charge $6001 plus materials 😂 Good to see you still visit the forum Perry, we still got to catch up one day. Why charge 3500 for a build then? Doesn't seem like a wise business decision That is why I repair more than build. I enjoy doing a build every now and then to keep my hand in, fir...
by simso
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Way more money in repairing guitars than making them, that is a definite.

Steve
by simso
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Steve, they have asked for a jumbo with darker wood for back and sides and seems pretty amenable to suggestions for everything else wanting only restrained aesthetic. I sent a picture of a Chechen B+S set I got off BobtheBuilder and they now seem dead keen on it. I was hoping to steer them to engel...
by simso
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Back burner jobs

Steve.Toscano wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Wowsers... Following to see the finished repair.
Won’t be for a while, I don’t see the point of doing a walk through on this one, as it’s not a typical repair one comes across.

I may when I make a new back for it, do a simple tute on how to make and fit a new back?

Steve
by simso
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: First commission

Go for it, from humble beginnings can come greatness.

What have they commisioned you to make, woods inlays shape

Steve
by simso
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Back burner jobs

Ouch to the other guitar, thats possibly where I would say, Mmm maybe not its cheaper and quicker to buy another one.

This one we are going to patch the sides, he wants the scars to remind him of what happened, but its going to get a new back

Steve
by simso
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Back burner jobs

Like a car paint place, I take on the occasional job as a back burner, that is it sits in the corner and I do a little bit on it at a time in my own time period, I tell people for it to be in the back burner que I have a window of 6 months or more to do the job, the advantages, I do the job at half ...
by simso
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Painting
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Painting

I did a quick photo up for another repairer, re whats needed to setup a proper paint process.

I told them, I can show you what my setup is and then you can possibly use that as an idea for your own setup.

Made an interesting photo

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 100 tutes

Kind words, Franks website is pretty awesome IMO.

Steve
by simso
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Using Abalone

Your welcome, also what a collective of information being given, I too have learnt some stuff following this thread. I like to use steel wool to return the luster of shell, that being said final sanding with an appropriate grade is just as important as well. One of the bigger issues I see with my sh...
by simso
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 100 tutes

Trying some page link pictures, going to do a facebook publish so testing picture ideas.

http://www.mirwa.com.au/How_to_Series.html
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by simso
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 100 tutes

Good to see they are being useful, sometimes I wonder when doing them if they would ever help. The hardest part is trying to work out what is a suitable tute or not, is this tute too simplistic and so forth. Example, I have to glue a bridge on today, I am going to use Hide glue, nothing fancy, howev...
by simso
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

100 tutes

End of month, only a couple but these round my tutes up to exactly 100 walk throughs.

Steve

Waterslide decal replacement

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Waterslide_ ... ement.html

How I bind a guitar

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Binding_a_Guitar.html
by simso
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Measuring brace height
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Measuring brace height

The LMII string gauge is awesome, I use it for plotting and reporting fretboard configurations to manufacturers Would recommend it to anyone as an extra purchase when you do an LMII order. Pretty helpful when checking final string clearance after cutting a new nut An older link using said gauge http...
by simso
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: New GST rules

Yes that is where no one really knows whats going to happen, the forwarding companies are going to be collecting on behalf of the government, business's overseas that deal in more than 75000 in australian sales have to become registered for GST now in Australia and collect GST for the government. Di...
by simso
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: New GST rules

Wifes a book keeper, apparently the forwarding companies like Dhl, Fedex are going to be required to collect money on behalf of the government before releasing the goods, we will see what happens hey. What an absolute IMO cluster situation, government being really really greedy, nothing IMo about be...
by simso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Using Abalone

Whatever finish the Guitar is, I simply drip fill the finish in and then scrape it to height, possibly better ways of doing it, but I try not to make it to complicated for myself.

Steve
by simso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Using Abalone

This is .15mm shell with clear fill over the top, no sanding

Martin Guitar

Image

Image

Steve
by simso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Using Abalone

It also helps to know if you are using solid Paua shell or laminate, the laminate is built up from .15mm thickness cuts and then glued together, so this may be the cause of your crumbling, solid shell sands really easy. Also laminates are not the same between manufacturers, I have one sheet of MOP f...
by simso
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Fret bending?

Real easy, Two skate board roller bearings from local bearing plac, maybe two bucks a piece or online eBay 6 for 3 dollars or similiar. Piece of dowel wood, cut it to same thickness as skate bearings, spin it up in a lathe or drill a hole and fit a bolt in it and spin it up with a battery drill, whi...
by simso
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Fret bending?

Definetly buy or make one, they make it easier

Steve