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by routout
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ancient spruce
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Ancient spruce

That's a rare piece of wood for sure ,did we not have a secret grove of ancient pine here in OZ that went quiet .I had a good laugh the other day when reminded of the hateful eight guitar wreckin fiasco just a bit a wood with Martin written on it .
by routout
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The 5 minute fretboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: The 5 minute fretboard

I use a scribe and chalk as an indicator for the lines marked helps my old eye sight :lol: the cut off brads work well i feel ,nice explanation Mr simso.
by routout
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The 5 minute fretboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Nice one I have a similar set up ,I get close to the thickness shoot the fret slots in and sand radius on the belt they are extremely accurate .:D
by routout
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Superglues in luthierie
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Superglues in luthierie

Someones gunna tell you cutting pear is dangerous so is wood dust ,Super glue is king add ebony dust and see the results :D used to buy Hot Stuff made in the US Wood-Smith near by sold it I put some mulger together in 95 and in all extremes it's still bonded so there you go ,activator is not necessa...
by routout
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: osage orange
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: osage orange

I have some small pieces used it for Inlay it has a long fiber unlike many other species Indians used it for Bows for that very reason .Should make a resonate back I guess.
by routout
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - WA
Replies: 39
Views: 3901

Re: Timber supply - WA

That is a great write up on the pickups thanks for that thought about making a pickup winder (just like making stuff) distracted with hand engraving at the moment :D
by routout
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - WA
Replies: 39
Views: 3901

Re: Timber supply - WA

Run a scale through to the bridge pick the harmonic points ,that's what fender and others used. :D
by routout
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

looks to me 6mm you could try all thread ,I made these for the Dremil works the same I guess those US guys use some pretty weird imperial threads you know 64 thousand 64 ths :lol
by routout
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Turning weeds into guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Yes I wondered that when I last wandered through NSW ,Nice electronical guitar that one there :lol: .
by routout
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Skill sets.
Replies: 15
Views: 2500

Re: Skill sets.

Yep all relevant ,me just enjoy your work all the instruments and related gear on here are as good as it gets .I read an old fiddle maker said I have not made my best Instrument yet and he may never that's it rite :)
by routout
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 6193

Re: Guitar Stand

I like what you guys have done ,If you consciously think I'm going to build a better stand it's really hard to be totally unique but then I'm no designer :lol:
by routout
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 'Old' shellac flakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: 'Old' shellac flakes

Creers man that was what I was looking for flakes are super thin. :D
by routout
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 'Old' shellac flakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: 'Old' shellac flakes

There is a lot of debate on the net about melting old flakes I have a couple of old batches and tried to melt it without a great deal of success,however I did have luck with button lac for some reason the method they use must be different ? . I went to a flooring company and bought pure metho he sai...
by routout
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Name of Fox bender part
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Name of Fox bender part

:lol: it's a cute little bender :)
by routout
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Name of Fox bender part
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Name of Fox bender part

Good Caul :D
by routout
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: needing templates cut and inlay work CNC
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: needing templates cut and inlay work CNC

I use a free eps converter AI eps stick em in a folder ,open the program select the folder output format and bingo you got the ,bmp ,jpeg giff ,tiff, and png .From that you can convert into dxf or open with a modelling program Vectric i believe does it and off you go .There is also a version of cad ...
by routout
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using veneer shell.
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Using veneer shell.

Thank's for that I purchased a small sheet of this a while ago and thought it will come in handy :D
by routout
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Vacuum molding
Replies: 28
Views: 5241

Re: Vacuum molding

My take on Vac molding these was there is very little room for error 0.8 leaves no real margin. If you have a slight bump ect you cant repair.
by routout
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: laminated plates
Replies: 12
Views: 2301

Re: laminated plates

What thickness are you going to make the plates should be interesting the Nomex is a pretty cool stuff sound will be different for an archtop may be better :)
by routout
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Skate guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Skate guitar

Na they sacked Margaret a while ago :lol: just link your web site as others do :D by the way nice guitars man.
by routout
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Suppliers
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Suppliers

MC house here are pretty good they did a while ago source ty machinery that was of better quality some times i buy a better bearing here and there but they are cheep and a great upgrade :D .I have a BP 430 band saw that I use to cut backs and sides it's a great saw ,the small spiral thickenesser whi...
by routout
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plane manufacturers
Replies: 30
Views: 5994

Re: Plane manufacturers

I thought strad was up to something :lol: A while ago I saw a guy in the us bought the rites to make some old planes and was casting the silicon bronze realy nice gear ,remembering buy once you got it for life if you look after it .
by routout
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plane manufacturers
Replies: 30
Views: 5994

Re: Plane manufacturers

I have a couple of old Stan's refirbed by me ,Garrett and Wade used to have an outlet here no more sad to say ,take a look at their website they have some cool stuff .I like scrounging for stuff that is a great option as the guys here will tell you it's for life a good quality tool. :D
by routout
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Old uke repair
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: Old uke repair

Gota love the rope binding age related.
by routout
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wood is this??
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: What wood is this??

That was what I thought it was nice looking wood with a history :D .