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by simso
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Question re strength of different mahoganys
Replies: 16
Views: 843

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 444

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: 444

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 22
Views: 1196

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: 101
Views: 3909

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
by simso
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3909

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks like the acoustic bug has bitten you mate, cutaway always IMO!, to me it shows skill sets

On a side note, I have a commission of 5 for a local store who wants to run a closed box building course

Steve
by simso
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Gillian
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: RIP Gillian

RIP
by simso
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 3019

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

Nah, just the king of hiding my screw ups :)
by simso
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help with a delaminating head needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 3019

Re: Help with a delaminating head needed.

Plug it. Look for a piece of rosewood that has minimal grain lines, line any that exist up the best you can before cutting the plug, then once its installed and sanded take a small v chisel and lightly gouge the plug with any missing grain lines to match the fretboard, rub you hand into the gouges, ...
by simso
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: October, yes October tutes

I just use Behlens low strength 160gram I think it is, mixed 50/50 with water, this allows for me faster drying times and more glue in the joint. With hide glue as always, fit and finish of the joint is paramount to success.

Steve
by simso
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: October, yes October tutes

What mix ratio is your hide glue to water.

Steve
by simso
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: October, yes October tutes

Thanks Steve for more excellent tutes. With my molds I slap on a few coats of polyurethane to make cleaning up glue and other crap off the mold a bit easier. Valid point, I guess becuase I am more in the repair field I predominantly dont hand onto molds, I will build a custom mold for a specific jo...
by simso
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: October, yes October tutes

Missed that photo didn’t I, being hide glue just warm water was required at a couple of spots

Steve
by simso
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 710

October, yes October tutes

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