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by simso
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Router Table and Router

Nope found it.

I have this one and like it a lot

https://www.carbatec.com.au/router-tabl ... ng%20table

I fitted a triton router with top surface adjustment mech

Steve
by simso
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Router Table and Router

Carbatec use to have a nice stand alone router table, I just looked the site up and unfortunately not available any more.

Good table

Steve
by simso
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?

I am sure many necks survive well made from flat sawn wood, however, I always find the necks that I am repairing for warpage are typically the flat sawn ones. I would consider putting carbon fibre strips under the board during the manufacture for an awesome string neck or as Martin said, laminate th...
by simso
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bobbin sanders
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: bobbin sanders

One of those you get what you pay for things, the one you link is really for hobby stuff, using it on a commercial scale, means it has a very limited life.

For note, I have this one

Steve

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W795
by simso
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blush - Yeccchhh
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Blush - Yeccchhh

Very good, sometimes it’s too late, had one guitar that I couldn’t resurrect, man that drove me nuts that one. Back to wood finish, and it was gorgeous at that point mi us the white haze everywhere.

Stev
by simso
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blush - Yeccchhh
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Blush - Yeccchhh

Spray a mist coat of thinners over the surface, it will hopefully soften it long enough for the moisture to escape

Steve
by simso
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 tutes
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: 3 tutes

Nice, weather in Beijing has cooled down, we were there earlier this week.

Steve
by simso
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 tutes
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: 3 tutes

Where abouts.

We head back tomorrow

Steve
by simso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 tutes
Replies: 5
Views: 283

3 tutes

Small month, but I am on holidays in china :) Zero fret http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Zero_Fret_Nut.html Tail block http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Make_Tail_Block_.html Universal mold http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Make_Guitar_Mold_Universal.html Couple of adjustments at the end of my old nut tute as well h...
by simso
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: New GST rules

I order lots from overseas from various suppliers, some companies are already charging and collecting gst, whilst others are not, I think the government will slowly get everyone collecting but early days, no forwarding company like tnt fedex and so forth have charged me yet on under 1000 dollar purc...
by simso
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 1623

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

Definetly a veneer, how are you going to transition the edges of the veneer to the top and sides?? binding. Typically when I modify someones guitar and install a bevel, I use a single piece of wood shaped and hollowed out internally, then its just getting the neat edges that are always a struggle to...
by simso
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore fill Bindings
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Pore fill Bindings

I always pore fill any open grained wood used for bindings, and the gaps between the bindings and sides / top / back can drive you nuts with nitro constantly sinking.

Steve
by simso
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Machinery house is good for larger machines than those supplied by carbatec, quality but expensive machines can be purchased from gregorys machinery up in qld, costs a fortune to have good machines shipped from them to perth, so jealous on that front. Qld maple is a good hard wood, we have plenty of...
by simso
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Re-gluing Martin Binding
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Re-gluing Martin Binding

As a side note, I do warranty work for Martin with these binding issues. Yours being black binding on a clean satin top should come up pretty good just with glue work, The hardest part of the repair on guitars like the hd28’s and the d35’s etc is the finish work, having the lacquer seamlessly go bac...
by simso
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: J45 headstock design
Replies: 12
Views: 565

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: 584

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: 584

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: 584

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: 311

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 311

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: 1013

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: 65
Views: 3601

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...