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by simso
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: J45 headstock design
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: J45 headstock design

Looks really good

Steve
by simso
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Spray booth

Haha, the funny thing is, I use to rebuild them ( jet engines ) for a living.

Steve
by simso
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Spray booth

Dont get me wrong, I like your setup, my photo was not in any way to minimise anything, just thought I would show you a fan, ones fan is never big enough.

Steve
by simso
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Spray booth

Thats not a fan
by simso
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tutes
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Tutes

Glad to be of service :)

Steve
by simso
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

Nothing wrong with that

Steve
by simso
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

Stewmac router holder for me and lmii carriage

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by simso
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tutes
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Tutes

This months tutes for any who may be bored. Removing and refitting a cello neck http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Remove_Refit_Cello_Neck.html Lowering an existing saddle slot on an acoustic guitar http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Saddle_Slot_Lowering.html Making an acoustic bridge by hand http://www.mirwa.com...
by simso
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

That is a nice built rig
by simso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 55
Views: 2549

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Just to add to my difficulty level I forgot about the fact that this will have an under saddle piezo in it so I can’t close the back up until the bridge is on and saddle slot cut otherwise I can’t connect and route the wire for the piezo. I guess I can get the saddle slot in the right place still w...
by simso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

Found a link to someone that makes and sells them, but plans from memory are freely available. https://www.canadianluthiersupply.com/products/binding-jig Video being used, personally think the guy is being a bit of an idiot IMO rushing it, makes it look clumsy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P58JWSCN...
by simso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

I have not used it, but I believe plans exist for a vise mounted router with jig for routing binding.

You bring the guitar up and onto the shelf and ride the side edges, from what I have heard it’s pretty safe for a guitar, but having never used it, my knowledge ends there. :D

Steve
by simso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

As Martin said, something that registers from the side will give a more uniform cut

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 55
Views: 2549

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Just an end mill bit suitable for a dremel

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 55
Views: 2549

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Cal wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 pm
What method would you use to create the slot? I have a dremmel with a home made aluminium router base and a makita laminate trimmer
How I do it

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

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 55
Views: 2549

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Make your bridge without saddle slot, that way you can intonate and cut said saddle slot afterwards..

Steve
by simso
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: First commission

Super Bummer, it does happen, people get caught up in the prospect of a custom made guitar for them and then reality hits

Steve
by simso
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 55
Views: 2549

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Vacuum clamp would be perfect

Steve
by simso
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: First commission

Contra bassoons
by simso
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

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: 12
Views: 964

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: 36
Views: 1169

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: 36
Views: 1169

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: 36
Views: 1169

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: 36
Views: 1169

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...