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by Dominic
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: classical bridges?
Replies: 5
Views: 3841

Re: classical bridges?

Because you don't have a hardwood bridge plate and there are braces under there.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plastic Binding Gaps
Replies: 13
Views: 7541

Re: Plastic Binding Gaps

Can you put a few drops of black dye/stain in the weld-on. BTW, where did you get it?
Dom
by Dominic
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutaway Dovetail?
Replies: 18
Views: 9772

Re: Cutaway Dovetail?

Go for a bolt on. Far better than a dovetail anyway. The process should be the same except for adding the bolts so you can change tack now with no problems.
Dom
by Dominic
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Austrailianburl.com
Replies: 7
Views: 6317

Re: Austrailianburl.com

I think you are right about where that pic was taken John. The guy must have been here on a poaching trip.
by Dominic
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shielding paint in Oz?
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: Shielding paint in Oz?

SM have it. I've had a small tin for years and just used some on a Squire Strat that I refinished in a nitro sunburst. Seems to work well and the small can will will go a long way. I am used to active humbuckers which equals very quiet. So passive single coils were always going to be a challenge The...
by Dominic
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Minnerichi bridge....Wow nice stuff!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 12176

Re: Minnerichi bridge....Wow nice stuff!!!

Rod, what does your finished bridge weigh? It is pretty but looks quite heavy.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fret Board Taper Jig - Table Saw Method.
Replies: 18
Views: 25288

Re: Fret Board Taper Jig - Table Saw Method.

I'd happily make that cut on the bandsaw but that jig on a table saw is just dangerous. Allen's pick shows a saw with no splitter or riving knife and using a hand and not a push stick. If that fingerboard catches on the rear edge whose ever hand is pushing it through gets dragged right into the blad...
by Dominic
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac Binding Jig
Replies: 34
Views: 20436

Re: Stew Mac Binding Jig

Take the bottom part of the base off the trimmer and bolt the rest to the SM base which is already pretty thick. I used the old base as a guide to drill new holes in the SM base so I could use similar bolts. Take that bit of clear plastic off the top of the SM base as well. I also filed off any bits...
by Dominic
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Extreme Closeups of the Cairns Ukulele Build
Replies: 14
Views: 10040

Re: Extreme Closeups of the Cairns Ukulele Build

Looks like you need to sharpen up your planes a bit.
by Dominic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hollow body electric.
Replies: 17
Views: 11957

Re: Hollow body electric.

That's very cool. Did you make up and laminate the back? If so I'm interested in how you did it.
Does it have a centre block holding the pickups and bridge/bigsby?
Dom
by Dominic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac Binding Jig
Replies: 34
Views: 20436

Re: Stew Mac Binding Jig

I have the router jig which is nice and simple and compact. Its a good idea to make the surface under the jig nice and slippery with laminex or something similar like Bob's appears to be. You want the cradle to slide around easily with no hangups. The SM cradle is a hassle though. For changes in gui...
by Dominic
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore filling for solid colours...
Replies: 10
Views: 5540

Re: Pore filling for solid colours...

Yeh, I made a bright orange electric for Julie a few years ago and we went to the auto paint shop and got this grey sanding sealer which was really easy to sand but built up in the pores as well. It was so easy to get a super flat base. Then the orage went on so easily and again was simple to cut ba...
by Dominic
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Thanks Trevor, I just meant that machines with num lock functions are more likely to be business machines. This is the first laptop I've had this does not have these functions so i wondered if it dealt differently with numbers at the machine code level. Anyway, I'll read up on it and at least we kno...
by Dominic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Ha Ha. Our numbers are always right at the time we make them, its the next day that the problems start. But hey, would you rather have us, or the europeans or americans running the place. In case no one has noticed yet, but the rest of the world has gone to the crapper and yet we are still going pre...
by Dominic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Great work John. Well I am glad I didn't spend all those long nights chasing an excel bug. :x But I am glad it wasn't me making an error. I am using a dell laptop 2.56Ghz but with Windows 7 Home. I'll try it at work tomorrow on the machines we use to run the economy. Keep your fingers crossed, for a...
by Dominic
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brushing epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

Re: Brushing epoxy

Keep the used actetone for the initial wash of the brush, then use a little bit of clean stuff to wash the brush. Keep a lip on the old stuff and I found the old glue or resin sinks. The clean acetone keeps your old stuff from getting too crappy. I found a really nice squeegy that leaves a very flat...
by Dominic
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mirotone in Canberra
Replies: 3
Views: 3171

Re: Mirotone in Canberra

Thanks Graham
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mirotone in Canberra
Replies: 3
Views: 3171

Mirotone in Canberra

Hey, I went to Turners today to get some Mirotone 3220 full gloss and they are out and won't have any for a couple of weeks. Anyone know who else stocks it in Canberra? If not could i scrounge a litre of someone for a couple of weeks? I would like to get a guitar finished while this weather is nice....
by Dominic
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Sorry Trevor, that's the one I meant. I was just being lazy.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Well, I have had two people with very good math skills to check my calcs and they both are happy with what Os and I have done. So I am stuck at this point. I think I'll try the 2DOF model and see if I can replicate that.
But I am running out of options
Dom
by Dominic
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How cheap can manufacturers really be.
Replies: 20
Views: 11442

Re: How cheap can manufacturers really be.

Buying $9.49 machine heads and expecting them to be any good is borderline insane. But then slagging the whole shop for making that purchase is just unfair. I didn't mean to target the shop. They have good cases and stuff as Trevor says and its cheap and I've had good service from them. I was talkin...
by Dominic
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How cheap can manufacturers really be.
Replies: 20
Views: 11442

Re: How cheap can manufacturers really be.

This cheap http://www.swamp.net.au/12-string-guitars/
From a newish online shop in Canberra. A 12 string spruce topped dred, with builtin tuner, and gig bag for 149.99.
Dom
by Dominic
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brushing epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

Re: Brushing epoxy

Hey, I've used mostly Zpoxy but have tried west systems. I prefer Zpoxy. Sands easier than WS. My problem was when sanding back to wood and opening up small pores. I notice it most on the headstock where lots of prep and pore filling I still get a bit of sink back it I sand back to wood. I tried a b...
by Dominic
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 103406

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Gotta agree with Trevor on this. I was looking forward to something with micro adjust. As soon as I saw it, as beautiful as it looks, I wondered how I could attach a screw thread to the dovetail.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79676

Re: 4 DOF Model

Thanks again Trevor, I tried something like this but obviously got an error somewhere. I'll get it though I am sure, there are only so many ways to calculate it. And each time I get one wrong, I am by default closer to the answer. I kind of like these challenges, as frustrating as it can be because ...