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  1. That arch is more than likely caused by the...

    That arch is more than likely caused by the frets. You have cut the fret slots all the way through and this cripples the board and allows it to move like that when frets are installed. Taking up just...
  2. Thread: Bending Zirciote

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    I use a bending iron to bend all timbers...

    I use a bending iron to bend all timbers including Zircote.
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    I've always added cork as it helps with them...

    I've always added cork as it helps with them holding onto the parts to be clamped rather than slipping away.
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    You haven't said what the scale length is. If...

    You haven't said what the scale length is. If tenor then I might try a low G tuning, with an octave pair on the C, and unision on the e and a.
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    Usually the fret board is sloted first and you...

    Usually the fret board is sloted first and you then can either inlay up to the slot, or across it and then come back and cut that bit of material with a fret slot clean up saw, or a 0.6mm bit in a...
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    I've used them a few times for clients that...

    I've used them a few times for clients that insisted on them. You really do need to know how to install them in regards to the countersinking for the tops side bushing or you'll have issues with how...
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    I've only ever used the tape tent method and have...

    I've only ever used the tape tent method and have built over 500 instruments. It works with either HHG or Titebond type glues.

    It's fast and easy with no need for any other equipment.
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    I'd bet the farm that this happened when the fret...

    I'd bet the farm that this happened when the fret ends were being filed flush to the edge of the binding. Catch an edge with the file and as the tang on the fret wire has been removed they are easy...
  9. 17" scale tenor body.

    17" scale tenor body.
  10. I purchased 6 tops all pre-torrified.

    I purchased 6 tops all pre-torrified.
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  12. Guitalele in Ambrosia Maple and Torrified Spruce - Picture Set

    This one has been a colaboration between myself and the client wanting something very special as it was his first custom instrument.

    This is the first time I've used Torrified timber, and lucky...
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    After it has been repaired I would then get a bit...

    After it has been repaired I would then get a bit artistic with some water color pencil or paints and try to mimic those colors in the various grain lines. Do similar on the other side of the back...
  14. Nice to know where they end up. Building...

    Nice to know where they end up. Building something similar for a client in California.
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  16. Blackwood Concert with Orchid Inlay - Picture Set

    This was a commision that was a lot of fun to build. I was asked to add an Orchid inlay as it was one of their mothers favorite flowers.

    Using some of the most amazing Australian Blackwood I've...
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    Is it more that the soundboard has oxidised (aged...

    Is it more that the soundboard has oxidised (aged due to UV exposure and air) as they look lighter than the rest. If that's the case then give the soundboard time to get a tan and even out.

    Also...
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    I'm pretty pleased with that line now too. This...

    I'm pretty pleased with that line now too. This was the first one that I eased that transition and while just a small amount of material needs to be removed, the difference to the look is huge.
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    Thanks Miguel. That gave me a laugh.:o

    Thanks Miguel. That gave me a laugh.:o
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    Honduran Rosewood Baritone - Picture Set

    I love using Honduran Rosewood. It rings like a brass bell, and the color is just so rich. This paired with curly Jarrah bindings and ebony. Scale is 20" and has a K&K Aloha Twin installed. Rubner...
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    Had a look and that's all it will be. I have...

    Had a look and that's all it will be. I have absolutely no interest in a chat room.
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    I've tried pretty much every brand over the...

    I've tried pretty much every brand over the years. Some really outstanding players that I've built for put me onto Worth Browns and found that they work best for the majority of players for almost...
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    Working on a new technique.

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    Those two braces are there to keep the instrument...

    Those two braces are there to keep the instrument from colapsing at the sound hole. Unless you go way over the top they are not the ones that are "over braced". The height has more effect on over...
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