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by MattW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4904

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Well I"ll have to visit him in about 18 years and get return on my investment :D
by MattW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4904

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Is the Donate thread still active? Can we still donate to Bobs paypal, or is another link going up?

Cheers
by MattW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Wood Identification

Thanks for the replies. Ive looked a bit on the web as well, I'm leaning to the King Billy pine as well.

Thanks:)
by MattW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Wood Identification

Hoping for some help to identify what this wood might be. I’ve reclaimed it and used it to make a ukulele neck. I’m pretty sure it’s softwood, but not which one . The density I’ve measured at 475kg/m3. It smells very nice, a combination of cedar, camphor, and some spiciness like cinnamon/clove/sanda...
by MattW
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: neck thickness/headstock thickeness
Replies: 29
Views: 6159

Re: neck thickness/headstock thickeness

Yep I'll measure the tuners to make sure I get the thickness right. I'm using these tuners http://luthierssupplies.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=24_536_538&products_id=445 Im putting a venner on the front odf the headstock probably around 1.5-2mm thick So Ill allow for this. I should be able to get ...
by MattW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: neck thickness/headstock thickeness
Replies: 29
Views: 6159

Re: neck thickness/headstock thickeness

Thanks everyone ,all good food for thought. The reason I ask i I remade the neck for the guitar I'm building (after cutting the tenon 5mm to one side on the first one!) The stock I used is around 25mm thick. When i cut the scarf joint, flipped it over and glued it, I need to thickness the head-stock...
by MattW
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: neck thickness/headstock thickeness
Replies: 29
Views: 6159

neck thickness/headstock thickeness

The head stock on most guitars is around 14-18mm thick, where the neck at the body join is around the 22mm or so, plus the fret board. So when making the neck, the stock would be ~22mm. How does everyone cut the scarf joint out of the one neck blank, then thickness the head stock back from the 22mm ...
by MattW
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 7640

Re: US Election

Ecology wins :cl Well-not-to-be-too-cynical, the earth is well-over-populated, and the ecodome can only support so much more. At some point the number of humans will out-strip the ecological capacity to provide. I predict this will be sooner than global warming will kick in (but mercifully i wont be...
by MattW
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is lutherie hard?
Replies: 20
Views: 6632

Re: Is lutherie hard?

looferie, isnt that somefing to do wiv sponges!?! I'm halfway through my first acoustic, and its not turning out all that easy. Had to remake the back, oh, and the neck, and install some "decorative" inlay to hide a router incident. Finding time to spend on it as a hobby isn't easy, so progress is s...
by MattW
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bridge Location SS Falcate
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Bridge Location SS Falcate

[quote="...Most examples I see have the saddle not on a line coincident with the widest portion of the lower bout, but positioned closer to the sound hole (I assume to better utilize that portion of the soundboard.....[/quote] This might be due to a 12 fret v 14 fret to the body design. 14 frets to ...
by MattW
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sweet deal
Replies: 11
Views: 4891

Re: Sweet deal

"It has a few dings and cracks that can be expected of a guitar this old. "





Thats about 47 pissed-off girlfriends old :shock:
by MattW
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goings on in the shop
Replies: 20
Views: 5616

Re: Goings on in the shop

Rosettes looking good!

Paint shops will have small new empty paint tins in various sizes up from about 100mL or 250mL. I got a 500mL one recently for around $3.
by MattW
Thu May 28, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nedun Dreadie
Replies: 10
Views: 3812

Re: Nedun Dreadie

Nice workbench!

Oh also Lovely Guitar :)

the Nandu looks very shimmery, i haven't heard of it before, how is it?

What finish did you use?
by MattW
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: In the interest of disclosure ...
Replies: 14
Views: 4463

Re: In the interest of disclosure ...

Sizes- for the small home re-saw a quarter-swan 50-52mm thick x220-230mmwide x1200mm long would allow 8x 4.5mm slices to be sawn. 4 would be cut lengthways (>900mm sides), and 4 would be cut in half(>520mm backs), for 4 matching back and side sets. there would be a little left over at the ends on th...
by MattW
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pitting on the body wood?
Replies: 24
Views: 6450

Re: Pitting on the body wood?

I just checked some pricing via Google, the retail on on that model seems to be around 1800 anyway, if you wanted it potentially damaged, or as a factory second, or a shop demo guitar you should expect some decent level of discount?
by MattW
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw upgrade
Replies: 44
Views: 14720

Re: Bandsaw upgrade

+1 for McDiven. I noticed their shop as i drove past one day so I pulled over and called the number on their shop. I spoke to Chris from memory and after around 10mins where I was asked extensively what bandsaw I had ( Homemade wooden frame,16" 2hp 3350mm length) and what i wanted to cut with it ( 2...
by MattW
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thinning boards
Replies: 33
Views: 12627

Re: Thinning boards

I have a 1/3 hP washing machine motor i scrounged out of hard rubbish a couple of years ago, its either going to be a thickness sander or small wood lathe motor at this point. A lot of washing machines are belt drive so fairly easly to pick up, just a couple of 15mm bolts to undo, and it comes with ...
by MattW
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Art other than guitars
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Art other than guitars

Nice portrait :cl


Sounds like a fun app
by MattW
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Tenor Uke
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: 8 String Tenor Uke

Thanks Allen!
by MattW
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Tenor Uke
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: 8 String Tenor Uke

Really showing off your design skills on this one :cl . If you look hard the fretboard is a bit bigger than normal for a uke, in a parlor guitar sort of way, and looks great! Do the double courses make it sound more like a mandolin, or more like a sitary uke in the same way a 12 string guitar is a b...
by MattW
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Plastic Hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 3440

Re: Plastic Hinges

Thanks Jim

Ill give it a few taps and see if I can close it up, but I am using cheap hinges from the big green box. If it doesnt work I may need to buy better hinges :oops:
by MattW
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Plastic Hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 3440

Plastic Hinges

Hi Trevor Just wondering where you got the "no slackiness" plastic hinges that you used in the binding router jig? Been googling for a while now and only found these type http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/images/products/sheet/44313p.jpg Ive built your binding jig with metal hinges and there's too mu...
by MattW
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I am going to have a second go.
Replies: 12
Views: 4327

Re: I am going to have a second go.

From what I have read (haven't used it) New Guinea Rosewood (Pterocarpus indicus) should be OK for the neck. Its stable, easy to work, and doesn't creep under load. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=new+guinea+rosewood+properties&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei= It also looks a bit similar in appearan...
by MattW
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another Router Blooper
Replies: 11
Views: 3970

Re: Another Router Blooper

Nice save Taffy

I noticed you have laminated the upper brace, is it for extra stiffnes?