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by simso
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Current archtop build

Even with space, they are still quite large, I built mine onto a frame that folds up and away into a gyprock wall when not in use, when I need it, I have an overhead powered winch which winds it down and out

Steve
by simso
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Current archtop build

Yep, I would not cnc it personally, but definitely I use the copycarver for said jobs, but I am lazy as well :D

Steve
by simso
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Current archtop build

Hand carving, I feel for you, that is just too much hard work.

Steve
by simso
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Harden Up (your chisels)
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: Harden Up (your chisels)

One of my hobbies is making knives from raw material.

It has already been said, but the harder the edge the more brittle it is, I would personally always temper any steel that I quenched

Good save on a cheap set of chisels.

Steve
by simso
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Home built circle cutter

Yes tutes take some time, and many times I will photo a tute and then when I collate the lot, have missing important photos, so I will scrap the tute all together and hopefully do it again one day

Impressed with your fabrication skills there

Steve
by simso
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Home built circle cutter

Sensational

Steve
by simso
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic neck
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

I just realised I have not done a tute on setting neck angle. Definetly now on the to do list. Yes, incorrect neck angle is rectified by flossing the heel area and or shimming the socket walls Maybe others can also come along and talk about how they do it on a build, get a little life back in the fo...
by simso
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic neck
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Replacing an acoustic neck

I get asked regularly why do we repair necks rather than just replace them, example a broken headstock, why spline it rather than replace it. I think a lot of people know how to replace an acoustic neck and certainly here know how to build one, but really overlook the little stuff that can make a ne...
by simso
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: A lurkers reply

Andos wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 pm
These circle cutters I copied from a pic
That is a pretty awesome circle cutter.

Any chance you can start a topic for others showing steps for it being made.

Steve
by simso
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Re-gluing Martin Binding
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Re-gluing Martin Binding

CA works on some of them, not all, glad it all worked out.

Steve
by simso
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

That’s what I am thinking, now just got to bond to it
by simso
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

Its something between a cloth of patch and weaved fabric, at a glance to me it looked like a strip of carbon fibre laid up, super thin. Nope not coming loose, have tried sanding and scuffing and barely a mark, the few things I have glued with so far have just come straight of with little force Have ...
by simso
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

Way too much rotation.

The top is 1.23mm thick and the cloth patch takes it up to 1.45mm thick total
by simso
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

kiwigeo wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:28 pm
In the oil patch we dress threads with this stuff to stop shoes backing off from our casing strings. https://www.drillingsupplystore.com/thr ... pound.html

Might not be practical on a guitar though :mrgreen:
Might not be :)
by simso
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

Do the Martin mod? Ask them what glue they used? Have with no luck, the issue is the hpl is lined with some type of fabric which I cannot get off, the newer ones don’t have the fabric and the wood is epoxied directly to the high pressure laminate, so I need a glue for wood to impregnated fabric, I’...
by simso
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 317

??? Glues and high pressure laminate

This is a question I’m putting out there, I know quite a few builders on this forum use carbon fibre braces and so forth and I have seen Trev comment on a fe ideas. Got a Martin guitar in at the momment with high pressure laminate top, the top is 1.2mm thick and it has no bridgeplate no tone bars or...
by simso
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: September repair guides
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: September repair guides

Wish I could document every repair I did, but it’s quite surprising how much work goes into collating a repair and then uploading and writing it up, so have sort of set a target of no more than one write up a week

Steve
by simso
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1593

Re: Double Bass Build

I do like how you have approached the build, with inner cross supports for the build and so forth, extremely neat.

Will be impressive when finished.

Steve
by simso
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Starting a start up

Link your Facebook page if it’s allowed, then you can get it started.

Steve
by simso
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Starting a start up

Without a reputation to start with you have to drive an interest. My recommendation, on your next personal build take lots and lots of photos, if you have a family member you can use even better, then you take those photos and put them onto your facebook "business" page, not your personal page, do t...
by simso
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: September repair guides
Replies: 2
Views: 194

September repair guides

Some simple fresh tutes Reshaping an existing neck. http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Reprofiling_Neck.html 06E205CE-D316-4836-AFED-01977180A8C2.jpeg Basic sperzel tuner fitement http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Sperzel_Tuner_Fitment.html 3FE035BC-E273-4DAE-B16A-B036D5E70722.jpeg Making neck shims for bolt on ...
by simso
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 tutes
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: 3 tutes

Thanks Trent, the way these tutes have evolved, may end up making a book :D , will thinkabout it at tute 200.

How did you go with the conference Perry.

Steve
by simso
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Router Table and Router

Mmm veritas spokeshaves, simply stunning to look at

Steve
by simso
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Router Table and Router

with the triton, it should have a winder mechanism built in, simply drill a hole through the bench top to access it
by simso
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 693

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