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by lamanoditrento
Tue May 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Baritone
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Honduran Rosewood Baritone

Lovely. I like the arm bevel being side heavy and top light :cl
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Installing kerfing without
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Installing kerfing without

With reversed kerfing you can also run a piece of tape on the non-kerfed side and it if it does break, the tape keeps it aligned and the break isn't apparent. The tape peels off easily once you tape the clamps off.
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 05, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 9359

Re: Bellied up top

Wow! Live streaming internally. Hats off to your ingenuity :cl I would never have thought to do that
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: BRW selmer

Lovely! Damn another guitar I’d like to build added to the ever growing list!

Congrats :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stop Loss bags
Replies: 5
Views: 4512

Re: Stop Loss bags

They look like the drip bags when I’m hospital. Maybe you can get enough cheaper via a medical supply place :P

I mean that is where we get number 11 scalpels
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 4956

Re: Guitar No.2

Looks great! That cutaway looks like a serious bend, well done :cl It also looks like you don’t have a taper or radius on the back. I don’t know anything about Grellier, do they make ‘em flat?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Torres Style
Replies: 3
Views: 3687

Re: Torres Style

Really nice Dave. I’m digging the non-traditional body shape :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 3489

Re: Spotted Gum fingerboard

I’ve really been enjoying supple jack (native desert wood) but terribly allergic to it and have to make sure I’m well masked when dealing with it 😷
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by lamanoditrento
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 5466

Re: new Flamenco

Beautiful, Martin! :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience

I think 'worthless' is a bit harsh but yeah I don't find it compelling. I am glad someone is trying to fill some gaps after all science is a conversation by iteration. The player being able to see the instrument is a concern but also no mention of set-up etc. How do you know the player isn't respond...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Study comparing FRC to subjective experience

I saw this on another forum and thought those here would also be interested
by lamanoditrento
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum change with age
Replies: 5
Views: 4444

Re: Spectrum change with age

I have no idea how the spectra would change but I'll add some thoughts I've had on age and settling in. I remember in Nigel Froster's ebook, he mentions UV light increasing stiffness, which would certainly affect the frequency response. So aged guitars would slowly increase their UV exposure. Torrif...
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Lovely looking guitar and your photos look fantastic :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Amateur mess up, do I start over or make raised fretboard...
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: Amateur mess up, do I start over or make raised fretboard...

What type of guitar are you making? I assume a steel string? More than an 8m radius is not necessarily a problem, the important thing is the neck projection at the saddle. Hold straight edge on your neck block and measure the distance at the saddle position. At this stage, I aim for 2.5mm projection...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM
Replies: 4
Views: 4435

Re: Student build - Spruce, Ebony, Falcate OM

Wow 26 classes for a falcate cutaway. Great work Steve
by lamanoditrento
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce Padauk Flamenco Negra
Replies: 2
Views: 3581

Re: Student build - Spruce Padauk Flamenco Negra

I saw this on insta. What a great looking redhead :wink: :lol: :cl
by lamanoditrento
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 33478

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Well done on attempting the rosette. It is on my list to attempt
by lamanoditrento
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 11874

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

What is the head stock angle and did you increase it to suit the Perfection pegs? I am assuming that as the string pegs are 90 degrees to the head stock face and the wound string remains above the plane of the head stock the break angle of the string over the nut would be less than with conventiona...
by lamanoditrento
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 11874

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

kpcart wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
this is probably my favourite looking guitar I have seen in this forum.
Wow! Thanks. The leyland cypress has a good back story too being salvaged from a backyard in Melbourne.
by lamanoditrento
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: My Second Build
Replies: 15
Views: 8670

Re: My Second Build

Nice clean work there. You have to put some finish on and fp is normally thinner than most. Also things change a bit with binding and the neck attached so you may wanna hold one change too much just yet
by lamanoditrento
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 5312

Re: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay

Nice! The shrimshaw looks like a lot of fun to do
by lamanoditrento
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 11874

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Thanks, hm duh I mean't to say 18 hole bridge, there appears to be three holes per string. :oops: :oops: Haha, me too, despite reading and writing 12, I meant 18 too. Could you tell me about the friction tuners please? Is there a how to make in th plan. Could you put me onto the plan please? It loo...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 11874

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Thanks fellas. Mark, my natural inclination is probably to be too ornate, so I have been trying to tone it down a bit. Yes, Bruce, it is a Spanish heel to keep weight down. Thanks for noticing the heel transition, I spent a while on it. I pretty much use Trevor’s hard shellac French polish technique...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 11874

Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

It has been great seeing so many flamencos lately. I thought I should probably share mine recently finished. It was built to Paco Chorobo's plans. Soundboard: Lutz spruce (thanks Martin Turner) B+S: Leyland cypress (thanks Pete Curly) Neck: Cedar Fretboard & bridge: IRW Finish: Hard shellac - french...
by lamanoditrento
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Veneer softener
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

Re: Veneer softener

It is also what people vape with... softening their lungs I suppose