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by Mr K
Sat May 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Graveyard II - build video

Enjoyed the clip Allan, the cnc work was quite interesting to watch. and a great end result.
I think I have read in past posts that you use PPG 2 pack, Is this still the case? I use the D800 range here myself on a few projects.

Cheers Mark
by Mr K
Sun May 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Stunning. Beautifully crafted Allen.
by Mr K
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 21
Views: 4738

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Thanks for the forum guys , (insert thumbs up smiley here)
by Mr K
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Very nice Alan, and great work on the tail piece.

cheers Mark
by Mr K
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Custom Amp
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Custom Amp

Very nice and great balance of timers on the rising sun, fantastic .
by Mr K
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on the Red Special
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

Re: My take on the Red Special

This is one of my favourite guitars, I’ve been studying it for quite a while and years of research has got me to this stage.I finished this one late 2014 and was about a two year project. A brief back ground for those not familiar with the guitar. The Red Special was Brian May from Queen’s guitar b...
by Mr K
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A strat with a twist?
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

Re: A strat with a twist?

Very impressive. Nice application of your professional skills and training to a totally different application. So the obvious question from the luthier community - is it totally a one-off, or could you do "bespoke bridge designs" for other interested guitar builders? I see your next career taking o...
by Mr K
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A strat with a twist?
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

Re: A strat with a twist?

Thanks Mark, Yes Gotoh stealth, the short ones. I'm a Dental tech by trade and make and cast things every day. Our trade is changing and is now done with a lot more digital milling and rather than metal high strength ceramics are being used. I originally wanted to mill the bridge from Zirconium, but...
by Mr K
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A strat with a twist?
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

A strat with a twist?

I had this Idea of making an electric with a top that only connects to the body at the very end and under the Bridge. All the controls and P/u's are only attached to the body leaving the 6 mm thick top to act as a bit of an acoustic panel. It was a bit of an experiment and has certainly shown a lot ...
by Mr K
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Red Special build

Thanks Pete , Been away on holidays . Time for the continuation . This is a close copy of the original bridge . six aluminium blocks machined at different heights to cater for the 7.25" radius , and the slots for the intonation. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermit/IMG_6279-2rs_zps2...
by Mr K
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Red Special build

So the body top was trimmed, A veneer was added to the sides with the grain in the vertical direction . The white binding done and the neck pocket routed. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermit/IMG_6217rs_zps4dfc2060.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermit/IMG_6220rs...
by Mr K
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Red Special build

The fret board and neck were also being done . Fret board is made from Oak http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermit/IMG_9771rs_zpse1371975.jpg This was shaped and radiused in the usual manner and the painted black http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermit/file_zpsa5073f98.jp...
by Mr K
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Red Special build

A bit more of the build, With the top oak block in place it sits proud of the other layers , this is because the pivot point has to sit just under the top veneer layer to be in the correct spot . The layer of ply was routed away from the area and only leaves the veneer http://i199.photobucket.com/al...
by Mr K
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Red Special build

Certainly a bit of a challenge in this one Mark, love the trem but had to phone a friend to get a grip on how it worked, think I have it now. Yer it does look a bit daunting at first but if you think of it as a normal trem and then take the springs that are normally in tension, and put them on the ...
by Mr K
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on the Red Special
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

Re: My take on the Red Special

Very nice! Interesting that such a famous guitar was a 'homer'. Personally, I'm interested in what motorcycle the trem springs come from....if it's a copy of a Brit icon guitar it should really be Triumph or BSA but I can't see any oil so maybe I'm wrong. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: And welcome to the madh...
by Mr K
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Special build
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Red Special build

The RS is a guitar that was built by Brian and his father with no previous experience of how a guitar should be built . It was also built with what ever could be scrounged to do the job . The materials used may not have been ideal or well suited to the job but what was clear is that they took a skil...
by Mr K
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on the Red Special
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

Re: My take on the Red Special

Thanks so much for the positive comments all.
I was fortunate to meet up with Jeff recently and see some of his lovely guitars as well.

Regarding the build photos, I'll put up a thread in the build section

Cheers Mark
by Mr K
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on the Red Special
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

My take on the Red Special

This is one of my favourite guitars, I’ve been studying it for quite a while and years of research has got me to this stage.I finished this one late 2014 and was about a two year project. A brief back ground for those not familiar with the guitar. The Red Special was Brian May from Queen’s guitar bu...
by Mr K
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: All Lurkers Please Read
Replies: 12
Views: 5197

Re: All Lurkers Please Read

Hi guys , well with only 5 posts since 2009 I spose I'd be a lurker too.
I build the odd electric maybe one a year , I'd like to do an acoustic but don't have the space for a decent setup .
I will put one of my builds up in the gallery section if that's ok .

Cheers Mark
by Mr K
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spraying - what gear is everyone using?
Replies: 19
Views: 4670

Re: Spraying - what gear is everyone using?

Iwata LPH-80-124G with a 250 ml pot . Seems to be the perfect size for guitar work and being LPHV the is not much mist coming of. I use it for both 2pac and Nitro

A link if needed
http://www.anest-iwata.com.au/products/ ... lastic-pot
by Mr K
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red box
Replies: 14
Views: 5318

Well I'm using some Red Box at the moment although not on guitars , To me it seems like a brittle wood more so than Red gum . Its about 1024 kg/m3 This Board was 32mm which I re sawed down the middle. The top board , the lower one is cinnamon wood http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa165/agghmrkermi...
by Mr K
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guess the wood?
Replies: 25
Views: 6494

Hi all , I've visited here a few times and vastly improved my knowledge of guitar making by doing so .I should thank you all for sharing .
This is my first post here and my guess is 'Silver Ash"
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