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by kiwigeo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24097

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

King Billy Pine bends like butter but check stiffness of the wood before using it for braces. I used KBP on my first falcate build and the stiffness of the braces ended up being too low and I ended up re-topping the guitar with spruce braces. The stiffness of KBP seems to be highly variable. If you'...
by kiwigeo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: StewMac fret blade arbor size
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: StewMac fret blade arbor size

It's a job for a machine shop.....they can mount the blade so it's centred and then make the hole bigger. Sometimes the teeth will need a dress up if the blade is slightly off centre
by kiwigeo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: StewMac fret blade arbor size
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: StewMac fret blade arbor size

You can get adapters. Here's one from an American supplier: https://www.mcfeelys.com/saw-blade-arbo ... 13287.html
by kiwigeo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: My dust collection system
Replies: 5
Views: 6758

Re: My dust collection system

jeffhigh wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Just out of curiosity, why two disc sanders?
One for dark coloured woods and one for light coloured woods....or different grits?
by kiwigeo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

You're going to do a brace replacement job with the top on? Good luck with that :) Have you considered how you're going to clamp up the new braces without damaging the finish on the top? All your clamps are going to have go in via the sound hole and there's only so many clamps you can jam through sa...
by kiwigeo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 48
Views: 20196

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Thanks for the update Woltz. All looking good :)
by kiwigeo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

You've got the top off? Some photos would be great as this is a job most of us will have to do at some stage. I reckon I've done around 8 re-tops so far. yes I thought for my No.10 build I wouldn't run into trouble like that, guess i just proved myself wrong! Ill post updates, just started removing ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

Laurence, it looks like you'll have plenty to keep you occupied during the Covic19 lockdown :)
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

My initial thoughts......the scalloped section in the middle of those tone bars might be a tad to long. I tend to make the scalloped and peaked segments more equidistant when I do scalloped braces.

Any thoughts from other members?
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

What's the top doing in front of the bridge?
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

When you say the bracing is forward shifted...you mean you've moved everything closer to the sound hole? It might just be the photo but gap between end of X brace/tone bares and sides looks a bit on the large side....but maybe that's just me. Does the start of the of bellying correlate with the scal...
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 6944

Re: Bellied up top

Any pics of the underside of the top showing bracing?
by kiwigeo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stay Safe Out There!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

Re: Stay Safe Out There!!

I hear you Allen..I'm currently living in my garage with my wife and the cat while our new house gets built. Stay safe mate.
by kiwigeo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stay Safe Out There!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

Stay Safe Out There!!

Jeremy and myself would like to wish all our members the best during the current Covid19 crisis. Please take all the necessary precautions to minimize your risk of catching this disease. Our sympathies are also with those of you who have lost your jobs or are having your businesses affected by the c...
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Luthiery Books
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Re: Luthiery Books

Stick up a list of the items Robert and Im sure you'll be able to offload them.
by kiwigeo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Somogyi bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 4525

Re: Somogyi bridge

I bought Mr S's books but only had a quick skim through same before "The Books" came out. My working copies of G and G are well worn while Mr S's books are still sitting in their slip case on the shelf.
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Twisting deflection
Replies: 3
Views: 3031

Re: Twisting deflection

Have you see this thread? viewtopic.php?f=33&t=8716
by kiwigeo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 6363

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Keep pumping out beauties like that...and were going to have to ban you mate!!! :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ears
Replies: 4
Views: 4787

Re: Ears

Not required...everyone likes everyone in here :mrgreen:
seeaxe wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Where's our "like" button????
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Electronic setup
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

Re: Electronic setup

My setup uses a Shure SM57 microphone running into mic input of a Windows laptop via a preamp. For Chladni work I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of Bradley's tone generators with a built in 50 watt amp.
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod bulk buy
Replies: 22
Views: 16889

Re: Truss rod bulk buy

blackalex1952 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:23 pm
When you talk about different threads on a truss rod, are we talking pitch, ie the pitch of each nut's thread on the two ends of the rod?
Pitch is distance between threads. This is an old topic and my truss rods are all packed away at present with the rest of the work shop.
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Carving
Replies: 6
Views: 4214

Re: Neck Carving

A few pics of the neck shaping process on my last G squared build.
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by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brief Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 5248

Re: Brief Introduction

Welcome to the forum Sam. Looking forward to progress pics of your build.
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Extracting the bolt bar
Replies: 1
Views: 4773

Re: Extracting the bolt bar

Nice fix Dave. I generally trim the sides of the hole so the bolt bar is a comfortable but not tight fit....it should come out by gripping with fingers and a gentle pull. Maybe not an option if you have fat fingers :)