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by simso
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Couple of How to's
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Couple of How to's

Decided not to just paste them as soon as they are done, but end of week/fortnight or month, a link to what I managed to photo. How to Repair a worn out Banjo 5th peg hole http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Banjo_5th_Peg_rebush.html How to remove side fitted frets by fender http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Side...
by simso
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

You have to give them credit.

If they see a good idea, they will run with it and mass produce it.

Steve
by simso
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes

I find a scraper blade makes a huge difference for getting a clean edge on the inner and outer circumference. Definetly hog the bulk out with a power tool, Dremel, router or what have you. I like trev’s Setup, quality router with good bearings. Scraper used on the edges of this one, does not matter ...
by simso
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How I veneer
Replies: 0
Views: 154

How I veneer

New one, hopefully of interest

How I veneer a body top

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Body_Veneering.html
by simso
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Airbrush advice

Hope they are of some use, started as something simple and has even amazed me the size it has already become

Steve
by simso
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglue drip filling
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Superglue drip filling

Yes you are correct, its so hard to remove the bulk of the damage without cracking into the sealer coat. Mmm french polish, it sounds like you did exactly as I would have done, steamed the wood, lightly scuffed and then polished again, you have no ability to fill on those jobs as the french polishin...
by simso
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglue drip filling
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Superglue drip filling

I fly out to Sydney Tuesday night, so rushing last jobs through on the weekend.

This Taylor we repaired the top using the superglue method.

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Superglue_Drip_Fill.html
by simso
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to Make Plywood, then use it for a pickguard
Replies: 0
Views: 226

How to Make Plywood, then use it for a pickguard

My next How to.

Basically making plywood, not a super duper one, but shows those who may have considered it a way of tackling it.

Steve

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Make_Plywood.html
by simso
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Airbrush advice

Looks good

Steve
by simso
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Airbrush advice

I would not personally use an airbrush for creating a burst, more technique, offset your hand when painting using a traditional spray gun. Airbrush, that being said is my go to tool on a daily basis, I can only comment on what I have, I have two airbrushes, both devilbiss dagr’s. The gravity fed one...
by simso
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Stunning wood

Another Noooice
by simso
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Health and Safety
Topic: Respirator Trend Airshield
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Respirator Trend Airshield

I have not attempted to use it in a fume environment, solely dusty environments including buffing, I had to route some binding of a guitar today and it was the best thing out, no breathing wood dust or plastic offcuts and fully enclosed face shield. Haven’t had to order filters either, cross that br...
by simso
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Health and Safety
Topic: Respirator Trend Airshield
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Respirator Trend Airshield

Yes could wear it all day, fan makes noise but not noisy

Only issue I have had so far, little awkward getting my glasses on as well.

Steve
by simso
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Health and Safety
Topic: Respirator Trend Airshield
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Respirator Trend Airshield

I have a few half face respirators an air hood for painting that runs of compressed air and a Triton air belt supplied unit, that is you clip the unit on your belt and it pumps filtered air up to a full face mask. Just purchased a trend airshield all in one, so it’s a big face shield with battery op...
by simso
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Stunning wood

You make it look easy Perry, stunning colours and gradation.

Steve
by simso
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Stunning wood

Nooice
by simso
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Stunning wood

That lot is .8mm
by simso
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Stunning wood

Have to make a 5 ply wenge pickguard next week for a strat, so going through my veneers, opened the flame maple box, and as always it takes your breathe away, such a stunning wood. 71F3BC0B-A83A-440F-897A-B1B553FE2541.jpeg Here is a guitar body left over from a build order we did a while ago (yrs) S...
by simso
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Under Saddle Pickup Question
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Under Saddle Pickup Question

I think shims are a bad idea, for a shim to be of a height to stabilise the base, then it will realistically remove the downward pressure required to make the peizo work correctly. So long as the saddle is a neat fit in the groove, then I cannot see any pickup system narrower than the slot being an ...
by simso
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: pigments
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: pigments

The aniline pigments match up the best IMO, but not to sure where you can get them from in Aus.

Steve
by simso
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Finishing

When you spray a coat of lacquer you are applying approx .1mm paint at a time, when you rub on you are applying .02 of a mm at a time, so 5 rub on coats equal around one spray on coat, 20 rub on coats = 3-4 normal coats which is whats generally applied to guitars. 3 spray on coats can be done in 30 ...
by simso
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Finishing

I build electric guitar kits for a local music store, which they then do a building course from. As no one really has the spray gear when building their first guitar we encourage them to use a rub on poly, the poly can make the wood look ala natural or with lots of coats and steel wool between give ...
by simso
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to repair section of missing black and white binding
Replies: 0
Views: 258

How to repair section of missing black and white binding

I linked it into the other page as well. Finished writing this one up, basically a walk through on how I replace a piece of missing black and white binding on a Martin The whole lot can also be done by hand, no machines, just more scraping as shown at the end when tweaking the thickness http://www.m...
by simso
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Patch repair binding
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Patch repair binding

Robbie has embraced the new age of building with live videos and YouTube, I find his work very interesting and informative. We all contribute and learn new things, my walk throughs started as a way of me passing a little bit of info I have learnt on the job over the years, remove some of the mystery...