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by Fisherman
Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

A masterpiece...
by Fisherman
Tue May 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

Could be repurposed as ukulele sides? Probably 2 sets...?
by Fisherman
Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: 12 frets resonator with cutaway and floating back

Very nice, that is a super looking guitar - only wish I owned it!
by Fisherman
Mon May 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: bandsaw opinions

I have the 14 twelve and dont recommend it. I bought based on good reviews but have been disappointed with several problems. Maybe I was just unlucky and got a bad one...? I also had poor after sales service from the qld dealer which adds to my dislike of the machine.... (but great service before th...
by Fisherman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Cutting 1mm slots / rings for rosettes

As Allen recommends above, the bits from China work great for detail work (but i would not recommend the larger router bits from there... i found some to be dangerous and now wont use them).

Search ebay for CNC carbide router bits - from memory i got a pack of 10 for under $10 including shipping!
by Fisherman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Crackle finish
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Crackle finish

Awesome looking finish...
by Fisherman
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Move
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Server Move

agreed... seems to be a lot faster :)
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglue drip filling
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Superglue drip filling

Thx Steve. I have been researching more and Robbie O’Brien has a video where he uses aqua clear to fix indents in the FP soundboard. I might have another go using the method he demonstrates and hopefully get it perfect.

Thanks for all these great walk throughs..
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 1052

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

For my two cents i’d redo the join. Cut it down the centre, replane everything and join again. Then flip it over and rout and install a new rosette on the other side. Depending on the size of the boards you may also be able to join the current outside edges, if you dont mind the wider grain to the c...
by Fisherman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglue drip filling
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Superglue drip filling

Nice one, Steve. I assume u have to be pretty careful to not sand through the finish, with the risk of superglue staining the spruce? For repairing a ding in a french polished soundboard what would you recommend? I recently had to do some minor repairs to a FP top so steamed a ding first and then re...
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8-string fan-fret bouzouki guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: 8-string fan-fret bouzouki guitar

I’ve never seen one of these before.... very cool! There are so many ways this could have gone wrong (well, if I attempted it...) but it has worked out great :) Way to turn the difficulty level up to 11...
by Fisherman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Soprano in Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Soprano in Tiger Myrtle and Ancient Spruce

Inspiring work.... the owner has got to be happy with that!
by Fisherman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: B/w small body guitar.

Very cool guitar. i like the rosette a lot... kinda like stars in space. I reckon it would look nice all the way round the rosette too..but the mosaic is nice also. The tap tone on the huon pieces i have come across has not been all that good... but it seems to make for excellent guitars and ukes so...
by Fisherman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Also Alan, what is the finish on this instrument?
by Fisherman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Lovely looking guitar, Alan, very classy. I havent received your email, sorry - can you please resend? I took the FE17 over to an experienced dealer over the weekend to get his thoughts on it/what I can improve and we compared it to some veeeery nice (read, expensive) guitars. It held its own for so...
by Fisherman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: All wood lattice
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: All wood lattice

Thanks for the advice, Jorge
by Fisherman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: All wood lattice
Replies: 2
Views: 489

All wood lattice

Hi guys Have any of you built an all wood lattice soundboard? I'm wondering about the rough numbers for the build - about how thick for the soundboard and how tall to make the braces? im keen to avoid CF and epoxy, and have played some great all spruce lattices previously. They appeared thin on the ...
by Fisherman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Build. Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: New Build. Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor Scale

Looks great. I have some purple heart in the stash but have not yet worked out how to feature it. This looks a bit like a military uniform ... very neat and tidy lines, classy.
by Fisherman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Custom Amp
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Custom Amp

Looks fantastic! Great design and colours
by Fisherman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Future build
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Future build

Make sure your humidity control is good and the wood is well seasoned... I bought a guitar from a luthier in the Philippines a while back... a couple of months after it arrived this happened: IMG_8620.PNG It is now sitting in the corner of the workshop for fixing "someday"... I'll probably end up ru...
by Fisherman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Thanks... it looks like a flawless finish in the pics
by Fisherman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Walnut back red cedar top, claro/black walnut
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: Walnut back red cedar top, claro/black walnut

My mistake... I used Australian red cedar and assumed you had used the same. Youhave turned that WRC a nice colour. I'm a fan of WRC too... interesting thoughts you make on needing to be careful with it. I once owned a Bernabe guitar that had a cedar top and hardly any bracing at all... just one bra...
by Fisherman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Looks fantastic, especially that neck. What finish have you used? Wish mine ended up that shiny...
by Fisherman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Walnut back red cedar top, claro/black walnut
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: Walnut back red cedar top, claro/black walnut

Some great colours in this one. I used red cedar for a soundboard in a recent build and thought it had pretty good tone. Very strong in the midrange in particular. I also used it for the neck of my last guitar. It looked identical to some spanish cedar i had (although diff species) so I actually use...
by Fisherman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: FE17 inspired classical
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: FE17 inspired classical

Thanks guys

Alan, email all good but I'm also in Canberra so could bring it over for a chat and demo sometime..

Just about to kick off the next build... same as this but in maple. Waiting on some rain first tho... RH has been down to under 20% the last few days