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by Lex
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fingerboard Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Fingerboard Finish

I also use a citrus tung oil like Jeremy, have done so for many years. Also a light wipe over when changing strings keeps the boards looking fantastic.

This is what I use http://www.howardproducts.com.au/orange ... d-oil.html

I have no connection with this company 😆

Cheers Tod G
by Lex
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Future build
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Future build

I can imagine that crack would have been a disapointment but I would think repairable, before turning it into parts, surely.
by Lex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Future build
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Future build

Thanks Steve and Wayne, That was exactly what I wanted to know, much appreciated. Steve the bloodwood would look pretty sexy, but I believe its hard to bend if it has some runout or is not perfectly quartered ,but for sexy, bloodwood I think is a great suggestion. Bend many to get what you want :D T...
by Lex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Future build
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Future build

Hi all, I have been thinking about building a macassar ebony medium SS, only because I like the look of this timber,and whilst I often use it for fretboards and bridges I have never played nor even held one in my hands where it has been used for back and sides . Can anyone advise what this wood is l...
by Lex
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tru Oil alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Re: Tru Oil alternatives

I use a tung oil, that is a finish that oxidises, the chinese have used it for thousands of years and there are still things finished with it that still exist today and the finish is still good . Trouble is that pure tung oil has the consistency of honey but when mixed with something like orange oil...
by Lex
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ancient spruce
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Ancient spruce

Yes I agree with Martin, but unfortunately for me , the market wont even pay me cost :lol: People tell me that they can get a Cole Clark for $1800 and they have a known name,so mine could at most be worth only half that. I might have to bury a guitar for a couple of thousand years to break even :D C...
by Lex
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 0
Views: 1146

Birthdays

The ANZLF says "no birthdays today " but ................

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM SPITTLE

You kept that quiet

:gui :gui :gui
by Lex
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 Falcate braced Steel String
Replies: 3
Views: 5721

Re: 12 Falcate braced Steel String

Yes, very nice work ,sounds nice also . Curious what your finished soundboard thickness was ?

Cheers Tod Gilding
by Lex
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: falcate Failure with an unexpected result
Replies: 22
Views: 6692

Re: falcate Failure with an unexpected result

Yes Trevor, Sorry about that I should have worded it better, It was a glue line failure not a brace failure. Also I should have mentioned that it has not had an easy life, it has been gigged it has been to many barbies and Jams, It has had beer over it, and was once dropped by a clown from about wai...
by Lex
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The slow, secret death of the six string electric..
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: The slow, secret death of the six string electric..

Or is it due to the small time luthier taking business away from the large manufacturers ?
by Lex
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: falcate Failure with an unexpected result
Replies: 22
Views: 6692

falcate Failure with an unexpected result

An Interesting failure or rather an unexpected result for me to learn from and think about. In 2012, I made this guitar. http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4786&p=56161&hilit=Australian+red+cedar#p56161 It has been my "go to guitar" for almost 5 years now, however I was replacing the strings ...
by Lex
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 11510

Re: I'm retiring

Sorry to see you go Bob ,thanks for your efforts over the years.

Enjoy that whiskey :D
by Lex
Mon May 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Multiscale Gore OM - Finished!
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Multiscale Gore OM - Finished!

Thats very nice work Marty, bridge suits it perfectly, Im sure Kym will be very happy with that :cl

Cheers Tod Gilding
by Lex
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A tenor in Blackwood and Sitka
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: A tenor in Blackwood and Sitka

Nice Work Allen, I think I bumped into your customer last weekend (If he is in noosa ) he appeared very excited about his new Uke.

Cheers Tod Gilding
by Lex
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore in trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Trevor Gore in trouble

I heard that the guitar went out of tune , so KJU had the Luthier executed with an anti aircraft gun :D

Cheers Tod G
by Lex
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: BRW back and side set with bonus Mahogany neck?
Replies: 104
Views: 34868

Re: BRW back and side set with bonus Mahogany neck?

Good to see the old girl again Alan, for what it's worth, I also would go with what you suggested,

Cheers Tod Gilding
by Lex
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's Bob's Birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: It's Bob's Birthday

Happy birthday Bob, :D
by Lex
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollow body with a difference
Replies: 39
Views: 13429

Re: Hollow body with a difference

Very Clean and Neat Rod, I also like that Black wood showing nice figure, I assume it will look fantastic under a finish.

Cheers Tod
by Lex
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Electric Guitar Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: Electric Guitar Wiring

Thanks all, and you were right it was a dodgy pot when I wobble the volume knob it cuts in and out thanks for the help.

Cheers Tod
by Lex
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Electric Guitar Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Electric Guitar Wiring

I have a question for the Electric builders. I have almost finished an electric build with 2 Humbuckers, basic les paul type wiring, but have the bridge pup cutting in and out, I have checked all solder joints with a multimeter and all seem ok , when the bridge pup goes silent and I start probing wi...
by Lex
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How real men glue up tops with hhg
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: How real men glue up tops with hhg

I Thought everyone did it that way 8)
by Lex
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Where to get black vulcanized paper?
Replies: 30
Views: 9350

Re: Where to get black vulcanized paper?

Mathew, I got some a couple of years ago out of Singapore,I cant remember what I paid, but it wouldnt have been much (Im Tight ) I use it for pickup flatwork and not sure if its exactly what your after but here's the link http://www.professionalplastics.com/FISHPAPER if you scroll to the bottom of t...
by Lex
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hare and Forbes T-13S Thicknesser
Replies: 10
Views: 5544

Re: Hare and Forbes T-13S Thicknesser

Nick wrote:
kiwigeo wrote:Would it turn mouldy Kermode spruce into beautiful clean Lutz spruce???
You haven't still got that stuff have you? I thought it would have become kindling ages ago! :shock:

Don't think that stuff would burn Nick, Too much mold.

Cheers Tod G
by Lex
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guilele
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Guilele

Nice work Aaron ,I always like to see an all aussie build, cheers.

Tod Gilding
by Lex
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top or Back First
Replies: 10
Views: 3420

Re: Top or Back First

It seems that its a personal choice or a choice for the style or way one builds , as I said before ,I normally put the back first ,but with my current build I have decided to go with top first so that I can check my neck angle,pre fretboad hopefully get that geometry closer than I have in the past, ...