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by Alain Lambert
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Titebond liquid hide glue
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Titebond liquid hide glue

I made my first guitar with it some 20 years ago.
Five years ago, the back braces started to unglue. I had to reglue with real HHG.
Do not use it for structural joints. Maybe binding, even there I am not sure I would use it again.
by Alain Lambert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Sound hole placement...
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Sound hole placement...

Huh... so bigger sound hole equals more bass, is that what I'm reading?
If you read Alan reply:
the larger the sound hole the higher the 'air' pitch will be
Higher pitch means less bass more treble
by Alain Lambert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Almost consistently bad glue joints...
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Almost consistently bad glue joints...

i clean up the cuts of dust...
Surfaces for gluing must be freshly planed not cut
by Alain Lambert
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 9965

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

LSA is now at version 1.7. Also there is now a Linux version as well. You can find the versions here: Windows: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1X4FSJKr_xdisqzpeUNJYVBuAeHgzvdnP?usp=sharing MacOS: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oGqALjZbIEzcvmBvFxp87wma6DI_mu6z?usp=sharing Linux: https...
by Alain Lambert
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: high neck relief in an old Regal Parlor guitar

If you straighten the neck by planning the surface ( up to 1/16 or more), you will end up with a narrower neck, You have to consider that and possibly add a layer between the neck and fretboard.
by Alain Lambert
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Proper Intro
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: Proper Intro

Welcome to the forum Ken!
You will meet great people here!
Looking forward to hear from your Staufer project.
by Alain Lambert
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Downdraft table - suction?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Downdraft table - suction?

Sometime, these fans are loud because the air passage is restricted. When running with a lot of "air room" they calm down. This is assuming this is not a bearing problem or vibration problem.
by Alain Lambert
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Downdraft table - suction?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Downdraft table - suction?

A fan from an old kitchen range hood or a bathroom fan would be relatively quiet and move a lot of air.
by Alain Lambert
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: bridge placement
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: bridge placement

If not too late, her is how I do it. I glue my bridge after finishing. My tenor has a scale length of 17 inches which is 431.8 mm I get correct intonnation by placing the saddle CENTER at 434.5 mm form the nut edge, which is 2.7 mm of compensation. I use a 1/8 ( 3mm) saddle so this give me +- 1.5 mm...
by Alain Lambert
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: water based finish over linseed oil
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: water based finish over linseed oil

Please consider that linseed oil will turn quite yellow over time. Just like 'old oil paint' was doing in the past!
by Alain Lambert
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: oil finish still sticky after several days
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: oil finish still sticky after several days

From the manufacturer/seller web site: Apply the initial coat to finely sanded wood, at least, 240 grit. Apply with a brush, soft cloth or rub in with 1200 grit wet and dry paper. Leave to cure for 5 to 10 minutes, or until sticky. Rub off the excess with a clean cloth and leave to cure completely b...
by Alain Lambert
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 9965

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

LSA is now available for Mac users. You can find a copy Here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oGqALjZbIEzcvmBvFxp87wma6DI_mu6z?usp=sharing Please consult the readme file for instructions. This has not been tested intensively, please report any problems. The windows version is still available...
by Alain Lambert
Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help w cracked to repair from drop
Replies: 17
Views: 3281

Re: Help w cracked to repair from drop

From product info: «E6000 is formulated to meet high performance industrial requirements. The self-leveling formula forms a powerful bond with most any material and will remain flexible once cured. E6000 Industrial will handle just about any project DIYers or PROs throw at it.» This would be almost ...
by Alain Lambert
Thu May 21, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

I would say that is too thin (1.5 mm) as you will also do final sanding once the box is assembled.
You could possibly laminate with some other wood, but still you will need to be careful in your sanding to not go through.
by Alain Lambert
Sun May 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help request with my drum sander
Replies: 24
Views: 5571

Re: Help request with my drum sander

Do yo use sandpaper with some kind of backing?
by Alain Lambert
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Stradivarius Baroque Guitar Bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 4276

Re: Stradivarius Baroque Guitar Bridge

This site has good picture of the bridge.
Not same model but the bridge look similar
http://www.sinier-de-ridder.com/restaur ... i_eng.html
by Alain Lambert
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 3854

Re: Intro

Welcome to the forum Alessandro.
So I project the form and the the inner curvature trying to create an inner area where armonicals frequencies can vibrate mixing themselfs armonically inside the violin.
This is interesting. Can you elaborate on your theory or method to achieve that Alessandro
by Alain Lambert
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Re: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing

This is not much about voicing, but for a basic knowledge of acoustic there is: https://www.speech.kth.se/music/acviguit4/
Howard Wright thesis is also a good primer to understand all the vibrating modes. Especially the firsts chapters. http://www.hakwright.co.uk/thesis.html