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by Miguel Bernardo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Post CITES bridge wood for classical guitars?
Replies: 21
Views: 14166

Re: Post CITES bridge wood for classical guitars?

Simon, I'd try something like padauk, muninga or narra.
by Miguel Bernardo
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: victoria cypress
Replies: 10
Views: 4544

Re: victoria cypress

no, but i´m about to. already jointed and joined the paltes (for a back), will start working on it in a couple of months, if all goes well. density is around 400 g/cm3.
by Miguel Bernardo
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thinking of buying some rasps. Any input?
Replies: 21
Views: 17387

Re: Thinking of buying some rasps. Any input?

i´m another happy Liogier customer. Noel is a great guy. I got the "#9 cabinet and the #13 modelmaker´s rasps.
by Miguel Bernardo
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: victoria cypress
Replies: 10
Views: 4544

Re: victoria cypress

sorry for such a late reply, in their catalogue Barber lists both euro/mediterranean cypress (C. sempervirens) and Alaskan Yellow Cedar / Nootka Cypress (C. nootkatensis), but maybe they had something special for the fair? Anyway, their nootka is dirt cheap and very good value for money - i bought m...
by Miguel Bernardo
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Methods of thicknessing soundboard and online tutorials
Replies: 40
Views: 10670

Re: Methods of thicknessing soundboard and online tutorials

Oh, and if you´re in the UK, Timberline is also a fine source for guitar wood.
by Miguel Bernardo
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Methods of thicknessing soundboard and online tutorials
Replies: 40
Views: 10670

Re: Methods of thicknessing soundboard and online tutorials

I find that Cumpiano & Natelson´s method (going first with a toothed blade - i use an old and refurbished 4 1/2 -, plane in one direction, rotate 90 º, plane again, keep rotating and planing until all the surface is "marked" with the toothed pattern and then planing with the grain with a finely set ...
by Miguel Bernardo
Mon May 20, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: victoria cypress
Replies: 10
Views: 4544

Re: victoria cypress

which dealer was it Simmon? it must be a regional name, i have no idea of a cypress (true or false) with that name.
by Miguel Bernardo
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 21890

Re: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity

Thanks a lot for the debunked primer Mario! i´m gonna put it to work here (some big humidity fluctuations where i live) - i was keen on buying a sling psychrometer (or even a psycrho-dyne), but will try this first. oh, the joy of simple things!
by Miguel Bernardo
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?
Replies: 12
Views: 4451

Re: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?

IIRC, Trevor Gore made a guitar with a 5 piece top of radiata pine(!!!) - he said it worked out well.
by Miguel Bernardo
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?
Replies: 12
Views: 4451

Re: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?

Hi, Romanillos actually prefers to have a top made of 3 or more pieces and have perfect quartering all over it, than a two piece top with almost perfect quartering. who am i to question him?
by Miguel Bernardo
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4787

Re: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?

Hi Miguel, That is Ceylan satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). Nice wood to work with and still affordable. No pore filling needed. Pro builders begin to use it too... in spite of clients reluctance for anything different from rosewood, at least here. OK -satinwood,looks really nice. Here (Portugal) ...
by Miguel Bernardo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4787

Re: What are your prefered strings for a Selmer guitar?

Argentines 010s too. love the sound.

nice guitar, BTW-what´s the back wood?

cheers,
miguel.