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by simso
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Bandsaw recommendations

Both of my bandsaws are 14s, my laguna is my higher end one and I use it solely for resawing, my every day bandsaw is I think called a sherpa (hare and forbes budget bandsaw) its okay, nothing flash, does what it needs to do
by simso
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some activity in my workshop at last
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Some activity in my workshop at last

Nice simple classical bridge jig, like it
by simso
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hiding a repair
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Hiding a repair

Martins suggestion is correct in your situation, its the path of easiest blending, grafting maple to maple for an invisible join requires special techiniques from using a razor blade to carve fake grain lines to super clear hide glue when joining, dollow up sanding cannot be done from darkwoods to l...
by simso
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hiding a repair
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Hiding a repair

Can you post a distance shot as well
by simso
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: New member introduction

Morning Matt, Good to see you starting the path of lutherie. Re your clarinet, if you need any info yell out, I have made a couple of clarinets over the years, it was a passion of mine to go into production of an australian made clarinet, but....... business growth went in the direction of repairs m...
by simso
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not repairing, just some random photos
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Not repairing, just some random photos

Ha ha Yep, would love to do that to a scammer, just noticed I called it a cornet as well :shock:, my excuse is long days :D
by simso
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not repairing, just some random photos
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Not repairing, just some random photos

Folks, still to re-interate not taking any guitar work on until well into next year, still got a few big jobs in the que but have dedicated myself more into repairing saxophones trumpets tubas clarinets bassoons etc. My last employee leftover a month ago now, so its just me and the missus running th...
by simso
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tear out
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Tear out

Also to add to whats been recommended above, ever so lightly sand the edges of the tear out so as to remove any reflective edges on the finished product

Steve
by simso
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: UV cure
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: UV cure

I dont remove the finish where bridge goes as i mask that area off when gel and clear coating, so its raw wood all the time, between flashing with the light, I peel the mask from the area, its not good to leave tape in when you are hitting it with the light
by simso
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: UV cure
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: UV cure

Complete resprays and first time builds have used it on, spraying and masking is no different, i dont however paint with the bridge on, i micro route the edge of the bridge and fit it over the top of the finish, same way taylor does
by simso
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: UV cure
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: UV cure

by simso
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Vacuum clamping bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Vacuum clamping bridges

I have the lmii unit as well, i think your problem is you need a larger vacuum reservoir, i have three vacuum pump units in the shop, the generic one used for bridge clamping cycles on and off, its connected to a small air tank, 20 litres and then that connects to the clamp assembly, typically it ru...
by simso
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Vacuum clamping bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Vacuum clamping bridges

I am a fan of vacuum clamping.

Just to clarify, you have a vacuum operated power switch, one that you can adjust for power on and power off?

Have you got a photo of your bridge clamp setup, I only have one vacuum line in use when bridge clamping, so curious about your multiple line comment

Steve
by simso
Sun May 30, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Instrument weight

I personally never give consideration to the end weight on an acoustic build, an electric build, most definetly

Steve
by simso
Thu May 27, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Question for trev from another forum
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Question for trev from another forum

Hey mate, totally get it, I am sure he will come along and ask trev directly

Steve
by simso
Sun May 16, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What a crazy year for repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: What a crazy year for repairs

Post photos, ask away or feel free to pm me and I will happily walk you through it
by simso
Sun May 16, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What a crazy year for repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: What a crazy year for repairs

At least it means you're making a living! Cheers Dave I always try to encourage others who may be doing it tough in the build world to enter the repair world. It has allowed me to put three kids through school, have a workshop, pay off a mortgage, buy cars and feed my family. Hence my attached walk...
by simso
Sat May 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What a crazy year for repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

What a crazy year for repairs

Have been so inundated with guitar repairs have put my hands up in surrender, no more guitars being accepted this year, zip, zilch - zero :), cannot handle talking to another customer and saying, your guitars in the que, will get to it as soon as I can I also repair woodwind and brasswind instrument...
by simso
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 3060

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

The pantograph has 2 size options two to one and three to one. All that is required to change the size is to take out two pins and then reposition and slides the pins With the ability to go 3d, if you could some how add a pin somewhere that allows it to be 1:1 then you could use it for making and c...
by simso
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 3060

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

Is it a two to one,

Be pretty good if someone local to you had a laser cutter, the you could get templates cut in perspex and keep them for your builds
by simso
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 3060

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

Love pantographs, it looks like its doing the job nicely too

Steve
by simso
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: We become our business's
Replies: 1
Views: 948

We become our business's

My wife bought me some custom license plates for my birfday, made me realise how much our business becomes our lives and our lives revolve around our business

That being said, was super chuffed with the plates
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by simso
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrushing lacquer vs HVLP
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Re: Airbrushing lacquer vs HVLP

Yep, I am in my 50s and love going to work everyday.
by simso
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrushing lacquer vs HVLP
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Re: Airbrushing lacquer vs HVLP

I paint every day of the week, so my setup is way over the top, nothing worse than dust or having to paint something more than once There are days, where I am spraying uv, nitro, two pack, acrylics, so its not unsual for me to have 4 or 5 spray guns with different paints at any one time. A2650E10-79...