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by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maple & Red Spruce OM - Beach guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Maple & Red Spruce OM - Beach guitar

During one of the lockdowns recently, I was organising guitar cases when I stumbled across this OM I had 95% finished a few years ago. I built it trying a couple of things out, not all of them successfully and had put it away in frustration after the fourth time I had veneered the arm bevel. After p...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Some Concert ukes I just finished
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Some Concert ukes I just finished

Very nice Paul. Love the waterfall florentine :cl
by lamanoditrento
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finding the High Points
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Finding the High Points

Hi all, This is a fairly basic beginners question I think- I'm just starting to assemble the neck to the body via a mortise & tenon joint on my guitar build & I need some means of determining high points in the joint. Online info seems to use "chalk" for this purpose but it seems to me that since t...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome Daniel! Look forward to seeing your builds. I also must admit, that I have been slack with contributed to the forum lately. Thanks for the prompt
by lamanoditrento
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: New Member

Nice one Alex. 10 in a year, sounds like full time fun!
by lamanoditrento
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 16" Archtop
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: 16" Archtop

Lovely looking archtop Wayne, well done.
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 22
Views: 4869

Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

I have a couple of questions about the pinless bridge. First is the bridge laminated with CF? Secondly, is there any additional securing of the bridge to the plate beyond the glue (what glue?)? Hi Bernie, no the bridge doesn't have CF, it is a nice light piece of blackwood that I ebonized with stee...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrefied Tonewood
Replies: 24
Views: 1661

Re: Torrefied Tonewood

I've got a couple of sequentially cut torrified, non torrified SBs waiting for me to test out. If only I had more time in my days
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hi from new member
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Hi from new member

Very nice Peter! Well worth getting the pictures sorted :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My third guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: My third guitar

Well done David. I do like a clean-looking fretboard without fret markers. What is your finish?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tonewood in Alaska?
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Tonewood in Alaska?

I'm heading to Alaska for work. Does anyone know of some reputable tonewood suppliers up that way? I might be able to bring back a small package of top sets for my future humble building efforts. Ohhhh travel. How exotic! I would love to go to Prince Whales Is and met Brent and his crew and see the...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: New member introduction

Welcome, Matt. Look forward to seeing some of your builds in the future
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally finished my 1st
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Finally finished my 1st

Congratulations Joel! Looks great! So glad to see it all finished :cl
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Vacuum clamping bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 2110

Re: Vacuum clamping bridges

We use a venturi valve with an air compressor at the BNE school, the air compressor is in another room but the valve still hisses. I cannot imagine going back to clamps. Mind you, bridge glue-up is with HHG and we only clamp for an hour and then not strung up for at least 24 hours. How long are you ...
by lamanoditrento
Mon May 31, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Instrument weight

Agree with Steve, not a second thought for acoustics only for eletrics
by lamanoditrento
Fri May 21, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: O size Englemann and Sassafras
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: O size Englemann and Sassafras

That explains that. Thanks
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 06, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: recommendation for hard shellac alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: recommendation for hard shellac alternative?

Also, you could try Royal-lac, pretty much the same thing
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 06, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: recommendation for hard shellac alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: recommendation for hard shellac alternative?

:) you remember the part of me being from Germany? The phone call is a bit expensive if I´m not using something like Whatsapp. But otherwise you´re right it would be very valuable knowledge to aquire International calls must be different in Germany. Most telcoms here offer copious amounts of free i...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red gum
Replies: 21
Views: 6940

Re: Red gum

I look forward to building with my red gum set with that review. Actually, I was anyway just because of the figure and colour. Now more so
by lamanoditrento
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore filling methods question (non-epoxy preferred)
Replies: 19
Views: 3711

Re: Pore filling methods question (non-epoxy preferred)

I do find aqua coat takes a few coats and I usually do a shellac seal coat in between aqua coats. But I like the non-toxic nature, no fumes and how quick it sets, about 30mins. I find you really need to push across the grain, if you go with the grain, you pull it out. I normally use a wadded cloth t...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Guitar

I have to agree with Peter, the restrained aesthetic really draws your eye to all the lovely curves on it.
by lamanoditrento
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finger pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Finger pressure

Well, I don’t know how valid this experimental method is - but I just got a digital kitchen scale and held it like a guitar neck, and pressed down with a finger of my left hand about the same amount that I would to fret a note, and did it about a dozen times, and the pressure consistently registere...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Twin tenors
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Twin tenors

Nice clean inlay there. Well done
by lamanoditrento
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finger pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Finger pressure

Thanks Trevor. I'll have to rethink my jig a bit for string displacement...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finger pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Finger pressure

Does anyone know the average amount of pressure a player's finger applies to a string? Or perhaps a range? I've had a bit of a problem intonating which I think I have finally pinned down to me applying different pressure on the bench than in the playing position. So I have half an idea of making a j...