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About tetiaroa

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    I like, ("A LOT" of French Polynesia), photography, music, traveling, my main activity is as designer on the Geographic Portuguese Institute and for last woodworking. And like any real Portuguese, I like a lot of going to the beach.

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  1. Thanks in advance, but I've already found the link http://mrglyn.blog.com/page/3/
  2. Hi I'm building a carbon fiber lap steel guitar with a spruce sound board, the sound hole as a shape that don't allow the use of conventional clamps to glue the bridge in place and I think I saw here someone that had a brilliant idea to use guitar tuners to pull strings with retainers through the pin holes as clamps. Can someone help me find it here. Thanks
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    My First Build

    I´m sorry if I have done something wrong, I didn't intent to. To avoid any misunderstands, I ask to forum administrator to remove all my posts I'm doing this guitar, not for sale, but for me. I'm sorry again
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    My First Build

    Partially shaping the neck The result It was time to glued the ebony scale I've drill four small holes where I've place some nails, two on the 1 fret and the other two on the 22 fret to prevent the scale to move around withe the glue and with a help of a wood caul with slots on the 1 and 22 frets, I've glued it With the neck partially shaped was time to determine the wright depth of the neck hell With PCV I've shaped the body correctly and cut the neck slot and placed the neck PVC is a nice material because is easy to shape, and can be used as material for templates
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    My First Build

    Then I've glued the maple stripe on the neck On the trussrod accessed I've glued a small peace of maple to finish it better Shaping the neck
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    My First Build

    I've bought the trussrod from Stewmac I've read a bit about trussrod placement, but the way I did, I don't know if is the correct way. I've put some portions of elastic glue on the slot to hold down the trussrod Then I've cut a small stripe of maple and shape it on the sander and glue it on the top With the neck almost done, I've started do flatten the neck heel. I've placed the neck between two wood cals glued with double tape with the same higt, and with the router I've began to remove wood
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    My First Build

    Planing the neck A few years a go I've bought a Japanese saw with a mitre guide that cuts like hell, and for my first build was a must, the cut is perfect When I've thought to start this project, I've ordered from Guitar Supplies the templates of the Ibanez Gem guitar, but after a wile and a lot of taught, I decided to build myself my own templates and I ended to draw them in Adobe Illustrator all the parts I've needed Illustrator helped me a lot to plan to the millimeter all the parts Image of the tuners in the headstock I started to carve the neck using this Japanese saw
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    My First Build

    Looks like we are building the same I loke a lot the Poplar, nice figure
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    My First Build

    After the topset is glued I glued the downset So I start also to glue the neck, I've cut some peaces of square aluminum rod to define a surface as flat as possible with a minimum contact possible with the wood. This allow me to get a good flat surface and prevent me to do a lot of work, because I don't have a joiner Wile the gluing is on, I began to build a jig to radius the ebony scale, slotting plywood and glue and screw it to a two peaces of beachwood with some screws to control the radius, and a jig to file the frets edges, also made of beachwood, a file and two stripes of anti-friction plastic
  10. Hi guys, it as been a wile that I've posted here seeking help regarding wood suppliers in EU. I found it in Germany at Holz-Faszination, the owner is a fantastic guy,as a huge collection of wood and I recommend it. So my project is a GEM like guitar with a headstock a bit different that I've saw here in the forum, that I think is one of the most sophisticated that I ever saw. Body: Topset is Polplar, Downset is mahogany sapely Neck Wood: Maple and Wenge Scale: Ebony Tuners: Sperzel Pickups: 2 EMG x89 active Bridge: ETS with piezo saddles Midi interface: Graphtech midi Hexpander EMG After Burner, and EMG Phase shifter Inlays: MOP, Abalone strips for the scale This is a Photoshop mock-up made with the real woods Neck wood Body wood I've start by building a jig with plywood with phenolic top, covered with tape to avoid that the glue could affect the release of the wood Then I've bought a square tube aluminum table leg, on witch I've glude, on one side sand paper, and on another side two stripes of anti-friction plastic to avoid traction, to sand the sides of the wood that needed to glue And the result was this The Poplar as a beautiful figure, and I'm very appy with it
  11. Here some guitar and other instruments plans http://www.luthier-amateur.org/plans.php
  12. tetiaroa

    My Fret End Bevelling File

    I've made one just like it, but I add two stripes of a anti-adherent material to help slid it better. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1434970288159&set=a.1429964203010.2056714.1650004118
  13. I´ve bought a Proxxon shaft, to use it with the Dremel, I think this is more flexible and the tip is more handy. I have build this jig, it as a screw that help me to rise or lower it, and I've place a mini flash light to see the work better. It's very handy http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1434971728195&set=a.1429964203010.2056714.1650004118
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    Guitar Plans

    Being that they are both Adobe products, I would assume they are the same tool. I don't use PhotoShop much for this kind of work though. I prefer vector based programs like Illustrator. Just prints out nicer and cleaner, especially in large scale. Illustrator is a vectorial design aplication, is used to draw lines, shapes in vector mode, is one of the best drawing software on the market, ideal to plan any thing with wright measures. Photoshop is a raster design application I use it to, after designing for example a guitar model on the Illustrator, applying textures and other modelling options. They work great together.
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    Best Professional Guitarist

    At the moment I am listening Jeff Beck "Live at Lucca Summer Festival Italy 2010". The guy is like Port wine, the older the better.