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by old_picker
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: spraygun replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

Re: spraygun replacement

mine seems to move a lot of paint - not sure what the tip size is but a quick measure with the caliper gives me around 1.7 mm - 2mm maybe that is my problem - the tip is too big - i need to get the pressure up a ways before it starts to suck by the time i buy a needle, cap and nozzle i am up for clo...
by old_picker
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: spraygun replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

spraygun replacement

looking to purchase a new spraygun - i have a star s-770 which is very good but way too big for spraying a single guitar - quite a large amount of finish needs to be available for it to work - i have a cheap touch up gun which is about the right scale but lacks the controls of big bro it has a top t...
by old_picker
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw guide upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Re: Bandsaw guide upgrade

yesterday i struggled around a rimu solid body with the jet 14" in my workshop - the whole time i was saying in my head "wasted your money on those crappy guides" - bought a set of those composite square things that sit either side of the blade and get chewed up every time they have to do some work ...
by old_picker
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: hydrolac
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

hydrolac

by old_picker
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac sheilding paint drying time in hot weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Stewmac sheilding paint drying time in hot weather?

shifted into the office where i have a small aircon - lucky i had a few setups to do
the workshop here [near the dandenongs melb] got to 37 on the the hottest days so really just out of working range
i generally knock off after 35 and move to cooler areas
by old_picker
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: new fretwire
Replies: 6
Views: 3390

Re: new fretwire

how does the stewmac wire stack up?
by old_picker
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: new fretwire
Replies: 6
Views: 3390

new fretwire

need to buy some more medium fretwire as i just run out of the stewmac wide high
found it to be pretty good to work with and holds up ok over time

looking at either more from them or trying jescar

any one care to share what NS fretwire they are using?
by old_picker
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: old mandolin resto job in perth
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: old mandolin resto job in perth

simso wrote:Thanks,

Sounds easy enough

Steve.
pm sent
by old_picker
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: old mandolin resto job in perth
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

old mandolin resto job in perth

a netizen called by my place today asking about having her 100 year old mandolin restored
who would be the luthier in perth that would be able to take it on??

sounds like a cracked or broken headstock plus some other issues
by old_picker
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: cooktown ironwood fingerboards
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

Re: cooktown ironwood fingerboards

the last of the 3rd is still uncarved but fretted - i am thinking that i should clamp it up to introduce a bit of backbow before i carve it - i have one slotted board left that i will toss - just not worth the fiddle in my estimation

thanks for the info
by old_picker
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: cooktown ironwood fingerboards
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

cooktown ironwood fingerboards

i have built 3 necks using this stuff and had problems with the first two - the 3rd is as yet unfretted and uncut both finished necks have exhibited back bow after fretting - luckily the biflex truss rod installed in both bought them back to straight have fretted any number of other necks and not se...
by old_picker
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: neck construction procedural question
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

neck construction procedural question

wondering whether it is more advantageous to cut the fingerboard radius before or after the back profile is cut 3 neck builds ago i had one come up with back-bow which was corrected just fine with the biflex trussrod but it didnt make me happy first time that happened using my usual method of gluing...
by old_picker
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: compound radius fingerboards
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

compound radius fingerboards

not something i would bother with normally as imho it is overated others may disagree always use a flat radius but i have a job that requires a compound radius approx 10" - 16" ish 24.75" scale any one know if i could buy one ? stewmac doesn't do a 24.75" - btw theirs are 25.5" only I know i should ...
by old_picker
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: beyond economical repair?
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

Re: beyond economical repair?

Yeah, same one Bruce. My idea behind the $20 bid was to LEARN to do a re-top..... :lol: Still looking for an old POS that is going cheap, tho I haven't had any luck at garage sales, or the markets, unlike some...... :roll: It's amazing what some think an old broken, in need of extensive repair, gui...
by old_picker
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: beyond economical repair?
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

Re: beyond economical repair?

DarwinStrings wrote:Does look like the same one Bruce, I guess that buyer saved Nick 20 bucks.
Jim
yep same guitar - feel for the kid who bought it
anyway i will give it some thought having regard for the differing opinions put forward

thanks for the discussion much appreciated
by old_picker
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: beyond economical repair?
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

beyond economical repair?

a washburn 125th anni was bought into my workshop on friday by an enthusiastc young guy who has fallen for the look of this guitar that he just purchased for $200 - a reputable luthier has already quoted a retop [$600 est] which is what it really needs - having regard for the fact that it can be rep...
by old_picker
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: the search for an aussie built accoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Re: the search for an aussie built accoustic

not the one jeff - i think the buyer was in melbourene and he travelled around various showrooms ending up with a choice between two locally handbuilt guitars
intresting thread on the CC's btw
by old_picker
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: the search for an aussie built accoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

the search for an aussie built accoustic

i watched a thread here a few months ago by a player who was on the journey to purchase a new locally built guitar
i would much appreciate it if somoen could point me to it
tried using the forum search tools but failed to find the gold
thanks in advance