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by colburge
Thu May 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Build #2: Steel String

stunami wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Cheers Col - over the moon with how she turned out :D
How does it sound, pretty good I bet?

Col
by colburge
Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Build #2: Steel String

Nice, you have to be bloody happy with that, looks amazing.

Col
by colburge
Mon May 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Cutting The Neck Tenon With a Table Saw
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Cutting The Neck Tenon With a Table Saw

Martin, Thanks for the reply. Presumably you set the blade angle to plus and then minus 5 degrees - I see this OK, but how do you get the 1 degree back angle - do you use the table saw? Mitch Mitch Most saws will only tilt in one direction, so you cant go minus 5 degrees, you need to flip the work ...
by colburge
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another small body guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Another small body guitar

Great little guitar, well done.

Col
by colburge
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber identification
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Timber identification

I agree with Allen, it might be QLD Maple, it does have that look about it. QLD Maple does have a very distinct smell about it when cut.

Col
by colburge
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Compensated nut WIP
Replies: 19
Views: 2565

Re: Compensated nut WIP

It is a 2 volume set, one of them is the 'Design' volume and one of them is the "Build" volume.

Col
by colburge
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 3088

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

I'm in Brisbane and always interested in anything Lutherie!

Col
by colburge
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Extreme Curl Satin Box Tenor Uke
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Extreme Curl Satin Box Tenor Uke

Top notch as usual! Are you moving away from your old head stock design? I have to say I liked the previous one a little bit more. I do like the heal and cap design that you have recently changed too, even though the way you used to continue the heel cap into the back was awesome.

Cheers

Col
by colburge
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Japanese woodwork and lots of planes
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Japanese woodwork and lots of planes

awesome!
by colburge
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical

Beautifully done
by colburge
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Back burner jobs

That looks like a challenge! Look forward to seeing the results in about 6 months.

Col
by colburge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 41
Views: 6524

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

Richard

Are you also are after a measurement for the position of the 14th fret relative to to front face of the nut? You can go to Stewmac's fret position calculator and it will tell you. I think for a 631mm scale length it was very close to 350mm.

Col
by colburge
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard

Good on the bloke for having a go and trying something different. I would however like to see how he measured the vibrations getting out onto the soundboard very quickly which help to clarify the sound :-D

Col
by colburge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Further J45 questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Further J45 questions

1 I'm assuming the dimension of the bolt on/off headblock are a bit bigger that actually required and the 100 mm depth is to be trimmed to fit to the brace (78 mm or something like). The plan seems to indicate a 30 mm thickness while the book requires 35 mm. Is this thickness actually critical as l...
by colburge
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Great solution, well done.

Col
by colburge
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router
Replies: 14
Views: 6422

Re: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router

Good idea Trent, I think I will try it on the next one.

Thanks

Col
by colburge
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 11174

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Hi I just had a look at the metadata of the first photo in your post and it says to rotate 180 degrees, that is why it's upside down! This was actually a big issue with the iPad in the early days when developers forgot to account for Lefties. The normal orientation for taking a photo with an iPad is...
by colburge
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: End of month tutes
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: End of month tutes

Thanks Steve, I really enjoy seeing how repairs are done.

Col
by colburge
Thu May 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets dread in Louro Faia/Red Cedar
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: 14 frets dread in Louro Faia/Red Cedar

Beautiful work, I really like the look of a pale coloured fretboard.

Col
by colburge
Thu May 31, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Amaranth/Abete val di Fiemme
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Re: 14 frets OM in Amaranth/Abete val di Fiemme

I don't recall seeing an acoustic made with Purple Heart, it looks fantastic, well done.

Col
by colburge
Sun May 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Graveyard II - build video

A few images from the build video in the first post: http://searlsguitars.com.au/gallery/smallIMG_2724.jpg http://searlsguitars.com.au/gallery/smallIMG_2747.jpg http://searlsguitars.com.au/gallery/smallIMG_2730.jpg Your work really is amazing Alan, I haven't seen anything of yours I don't like, I d...
by colburge
Tue May 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 5770

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

I wouldn't use 5 minute epoxy...Ive found the quality of the Selly's and other quick epoxies not that great and if you need to do any unplanned adjustments you might find yourself in a bind. The 5 minute stuff also doesn't gap fill as well as the Techniglue. Carbatec stock Techniglue. I was plannin...
by colburge
Tue May 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Throw it away, it isn't worth the effort. It is frustrating, I have done it and tried to repair with epoxy or CA and it just turns out horrible.

Col
by colburge
Wed May 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back

Looks awesome, well done. Do you have a sound clip?

Col
by colburge
Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: bandsaw opinions

simso wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 pm
Bwahahaha raafie, I was one of them once

Steve
Did you fail the exam to get into the Navy Steve? :D

Col