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by Enrico Schiaffella
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Honeycomb Tops
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Honeycomb Tops

I have the Gore Gilet book. They describe lattice bracing but not nomex, IIRC. Randy Reynolds stuff is very useful. There is also an article by him on American lutherie. Also, you might want to take a look at John Dick website.
by Enrico Schiaffella
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop

Thanks Christ for the info. I think the end result is wonderful.
by Enrico Schiaffella
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop

Yes Barry, I once saw part of a tutorial from him teaching French polish. He is very dedicated to this job. It was kind of a meditation for him. That is the reason why I asked about his technique of applying a sunburst. Just because I knew it was applied by hand. I might write to him as Brian sugges...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop

Well on the description it says “hand rubbed French polish shellac finish”
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop

Ok great thanks a lot
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Sunburst on Tom Bills archtop

Hello everybody. If you take a look at guitargal there is an archtop by Tom bills. To my eyes is a wonderful instrument. I’d like to get inspired by it. It says that it’s French polished. Do you think that kind of sunburst can be obtained only by using different shade of shellac? Or maybe by using a...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop side thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Archtop side thickness

Yes, that's what I was thinking to do. Thank you :-)
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop side thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Archtop side thickness

Hello Everybody, I just started the project of building an archtop according to Benedetto. In his book he says to bend maple sides 3/32 thick. That is 2.4 mm. It is very thick in my experience. I usually bend 2 mm sides for my classical guitars. 1.9 mm bend even easier. I just would like to get an o...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Wed May 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

You’re right I missed it. I was probably discouraged by reading all these English technical terms. I think I will have to spend some time and read the instructions accurately. There is a lot of information that I miss for sure. Thanks for taking the time to look into it
by Enrico Schiaffella
Tue May 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

I was away for a while. I thank you a lot for your help guys. I’ll try adjusting the pressure rollers and see what happens. Thanks
by Enrico Schiaffella
Tue May 19, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Yes there is definitely a problem. Yesterday I tried to thickness sand some balsa for my double top. The first and last 2 inches come out thinner by about 0.2 mm. I tried to support the wood but it didn’t make any difference. I will figure out something. Thanks for your help.
by Enrico Schiaffella
Mon May 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Barry, as far as I know yes I take very light passes. Especially when I get close to my final thickness. The last few passes I do not even change the height of the drum to get it as even as I can. Peter, ok next time I want to try to exert some light upward pressure both at the beginning and at the ...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun May 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Peter, it is thinner for few cm on each end. Maybe 2 or 3 cm. At first I thought it was the feed table because it was quite heavy. Then I just used one of the two sides as a feed table. The problem is present anyway. In your case, are you having constant thickness all over the places? Bob, I will tr...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun May 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

I have a doubt that maybe my question was not very clear. When I say that the wood is thinner at the ends than the center, I do not mean laterally. I mean that at the beginning and at the end of the piece it is thinner than in the middle.
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun May 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Hi Peter, it is about 0,2 mm thinner at both edges. So from your reply I can understand that is is unusual. I thought it could have been a pretty common problem. It’s always been this way. The sander is new. But before this I had another one cheaper that made a decent job, but had exactly the same p...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Sun May 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Help request with my drum sander

Hello, I am having an issue with my Jet 16-32 drum sander. Whatever wood I try to thickness the outer ends always come out thinner than the portion in the middle. Do you know why this happens and how can I avoid it?
Thanks Enrico
by Enrico Schiaffella
Mon May 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thinking about a steel string ...
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Thinking about a steel string ...

About finish I recently had decent results with tru oil. Just on the neck though. I read it was nice for the neck and I can confirm that. I don't know about durability though. Also, I do not dare to do the whole body with tru oil. I read that it can be done, but I am not sure about the results. It d...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Fri May 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cutting purfling after gluing
Replies: 26
Views: 4490

Re: Cutting purfling after gluing

Ok, last chapter. I used this jig for thicknessing. I just run it through the thickness sander. It is very fast, easy and precise. I am happy with the results. So at the end I don’t know if my procedure of bending and gluing first and Then cutting is better than the other versions. I am pretty sure ...
by Enrico Schiaffella
Fri May 01, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cutting purfling after gluing
Replies: 26
Views: 4490

Re: Cutting purfling after gluing

You did a clean job here. The end result is very pleasing I would say. Also, the spruce is wonderful!