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by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 765

Re: Brisbane humidity

Actually I don't have my own workshop, I operate out of Andrew Armstrong's Brisbane Guitar Making School workshop. The school is quite a large workshop with multiple benches, machine room and a wood storage/glue up room. That room is perhaps 2/3 of your space and has a little dehumidifier and aircon...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 765

Re: Brisbane humidity

Looks like a great space. If it were me I would be attempting to humidity control that whole area. A little airconditioning unit/dehumidifier would would well in that space. You'll want a/c in there come summer anyway. And here in Brisbane, summer is only about 3 weeks away
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mainly Tassie Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Mainly Tassie Classical

Very nice Martin. Not much more local than next door. Wonderful spalt!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Medium Body Falcate
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Medium Body Falcate

That is a handsome looking guitar Eric. Endgraft is fantastic, but those fretboard inlay are crazy :shock: Really great
by lamanoditrento
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 3848

Re: Long time no build

Well done Steve. Looks like it came together nicely! How'd it sound? Are you happy?
by lamanoditrento
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard Sonic Signature
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Soundboard Sonic Signature

Do you know what the bridge rotation is for each?
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: Saddle position

So I think you are pretty much there. 322.6 + 3.5 = 326.1mm from the centre of the bridge to the 12th fret. I would put some tape on the bridge and mark that position perpendicular to the centre line. Then mark the low e string position on that line and measure and mark 1.25mm behind the line. Then ...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: Saddle position

Mark, yes with strings off I aim for a straight edge to be kissing the top of the bridge (for a steel string). I would only expect 0.5mm difference of SB compression with string tension. If the neck is pulled up by string tension you will need to adjust the trust rod so that it sits back flat or wit...
by lamanoditrento
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: french polishing courses/tutorials?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: french polishing courses/tutorials?

I also recommend Robbie's course, I now used a bit of a blend of Robbie's method and Trevor Gore's azeotropic hard shellac method and am finally happy with my FP
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by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: 13 frets Prima-R in Padauk/Bearclaw Sitka

I could look at the bear claw all day Wayne. AND how interesting is the grain on the Rewarewa!
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Blackwood tenor ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: A Blackwood tenor ukulele

Really great work Frank. I was reading your description of re-entrant and wondering how I had got those mixed up :P
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Works in progress.
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Works in progress.

Nice work Frank. The rosettes and inlay work look great
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Motivation

Good topic, although I don't have any problems motivating myself into the workshop. The opposite really, a bit of guilt at spending too much of my spare time there. But basically I am motivated by the idea of leaving M-F corporate life for full time workshop life. Oh to be free of endless meetings, ...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: Saddle position

You could compensate the nut. Bringing the front of the nut/zero fret location 3mm towards the body. If you have Trevor's books he gives nut compensation figures for a 645.16mm scale length this would place the bridge basically at scale with no compensation. It is a bit of learning curve if you have...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Still not getting the sound I want...help!!
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Still not getting the sound I want...help!!

David, I've sent you a DM
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 3848

Re: Long time no build

Thanks, I had a really great time with that rosette and the many many mitres. I got this method from Paco Chorobo's flamenco building course. Banging in frets where the barbs are wider than the slot can sometimes cause back bow. As there is no truss rod in a flamenco there is now way you can adjust ...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 3848

Re: Long time no build

A touch of acetone will melt the CA if heat doesn't. If you don't want to buy bigger fretwire, you can epoxy the frets in. They will need to be bent pretty close to the radius. You de-barb the tang (probably not necessary for you) and use a tooth pick to get the glue (I used a syringe) in the slot. ...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Number 2.- Tenor Uke
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Number 2.- Tenor Uke

Nice, well done Bob. FB is a steep learning curve. Although once I understood you can quickly build a heavily and simply sand it flat, it became much easier.
by lamanoditrento
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: D hole selmer

Very well done Wayne :cl How did you go bending the soundboard? Thinking about making that rosette shape hurts my head. I think you nailed the violin, soft burst colour.
by lamanoditrento
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 3848

Re: Long time no build

If you haven't flush scraped your bindings, if you get some heat on that binding either with an old clothes iron (pro-tip, don't use the house iron!) or the bending iron you maybe able to clamp them into place
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side waves
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Side waves

We've had some limited success with using veneer softener and clamping the sides with a steel plate to an external mould. It helped reduce the waves but didn't remove them
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 52
Views: 3848

Re: Long time no build

Welcome Steve. Interior looks nice and clean. Look forward to seeing it progressed/finished
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle

Well done MAPP! No flys on you :wink: Seriously, nice. What finish did you use and do you have a close up of the rosettes?
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Declined commission
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Declined commission

I said, I'm not a good enough luthier to ensure you get a good sounding guitar in that style :wink:
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Declined commission
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Declined commission

I got approached on instagram for a custom built 12 string. In this style:
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