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by simso
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 4
Views: 69

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: 148

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: 148

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: 455

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: 278

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: 215

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: 215

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: 215

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: 215

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: 215

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: 215

??? 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: 167

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: 1560

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: 646

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: 646

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: 167

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: 565

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: 658

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: 658

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: 658

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: 18
Views: 658

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: 361

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: 11
Views: 550

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: 678

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: 678

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