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by GregL
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cupping with Mahogany
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Cupping with Mahogany

Hi limehills,

I agree with Martin - humidity change. What's the weather been like near you lately?
And also - what sort of Mahogany is that?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lord Vader
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Lord Vader

Hi Mark,
Looks great!
How is the tremolo? It looks like it's integrated with the bridge - which looks like it has roller saddles? Very neat and tidy looking!
Nice short scale - bet it's easy to do bends.
Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ukelele build
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Ukelele build

Hi Ross,
Have you thought about a terz (Martin size 5) guitar? Ex-admin Bob Connor built one (see here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2867&p=35047&hilit=terz#p35047), I'm (slowly) building one from LMI plans. Scale length approx 21".
Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Hi Martin,
That looks gorgeous!
Is the Aust Red Cedar from Boutique timbers? From the same batch as your Les Paul Junior build (you posted in August 2018)?
Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Home built circle cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 2473

Re: Home built circle cutter

Hi Andos, Very interesting! You certainly put your metal-working skills and experience to good use (not to mention the metal-working machinery!) If possible, could you please include pics of your cutter tool and scraper tool in your next installment. I have a circle cutter and scraper made long ago ...
by GregL
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Extreme Curl Satin Box Tenor Uke
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Extreme Curl Satin Box Tenor Uke

Hi Allen,

Another beauty!
What is the top wood?
I have some high curl Satin Box (did you get yours from curly?), and you say it worked well? How do you bend it?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 30
Views: 5076

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hi Martin,

Is there any chance of having a "Date Last Posted:" field on the "Viewer Profile - User Statistics" page?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 2457

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Hi Nick, Welcome! Firstly, you will have to come to terms with WAY more humidity and humidity swings than you are used to! (ie we had 70% RH range a few days ago!) Second, Carbatec seems to have basic tools at reasonable prices - I'm sure there's one in Brisbane. And local mail-order only takes abou...
by GregL
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Junior
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Les Paul Junor

Hi Martin,

The Junior looks great!
Where did you get that Figured Red Cedar?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 8818

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Hi, Could this be a case of different browsers? Pics are upside-down for me - I'm using the latest version of Firefox (60.0.1) on Windows and FF on Android tablet. In an earier post from Cal, he said pics were ok on iPhone and iPad, but not on computer (what browser?). And now Dave said pics are ok ...
by GregL
Thu May 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 8818

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Hi Martin,

*For me* the first post from Cal pics were the right-way-up, but all subsequent posts from Cal the pics have appeared to be upside-down.
(BTW Cal, nice looking stuff!)

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun May 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Hi Allen,

Stunning!
I love any curly timber, but especially curly blackwood! And you've done justice to that curly blackwood!
Is the bracing blackwood too?
May I ask where you got the timber?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Cedar Baritone Uke
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Blackwood and Cedar Baritone Uke

Looks fabulous Allen (as usual)!
Is that an oval soundhole? If so, how did you do that?
Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bending qld maple
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: bending qld maple

Thanks for the suggestions. Here's a pic of the timber:
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(It's 2" thick)
I'm thinking of slicing it up for B&S for a terz (ie Martin size 5).
I'll cut the sides thin and soak in hot water and fabric softener and try to bend by hand on an iron.

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bending qld maple
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

bending qld maple

Hi,

I've got a lump of highly figured Queensland Maple (Flindersia breyleyana) and was wondering how it bends?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Same small body shape, very different guitars
Replies: 11
Views: 5931

Re: Same small body shape, very different guitars

Hi Trevor,

Both are very beautiful!!
What is the fretboard timber (both)? It looks like ebony - did you have any customs questions about ebony? I thought ebony was on CITES?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 6 String Tenor Sapele and Cedar Photo Set
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: 6 String Tenor Sapele and Cedar Photo Set

Hi Allen,

That is gorgeous!!! The whole instrument - but especially the sapele!
Was the sapele difficult to bend?
What woods did you use for the bridge - macassar and ?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Lurker revealed.
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Lurker revealed.

Hi Dennis,

Welcome, and I have a question:
Is it an "ordinary" banjo, or does it have a shorter-than-banjo neck? Tenor banjo, maybe, or banjo-ukelele?

Thanks,
Greg Luker.
by GregL
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some news + designing a dream workshop?
Replies: 90
Views: 28403

Re: Some news + designing a dream workshop?

Hi Allan,

Looks really good!
What are you going to use for benchtops?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some news + designing a dream workshop?
Replies: 90
Views: 28403

Re: Some news + designing a dream workshop?

Hi Perry, You said "Bunnings have 33mm round edge, 1800mm long bench sections on sale at the moment. We're $35 each, currently $7 each." - do you know what Bunnings calls them? I had a quick look and can't find those panels on special - I could do with another bench! (My local Bunnings is Lismore, n...
by GregL
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router
Replies: 14
Views: 5693

Re: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router

Hi Steve,

That's why I had moveable frets - so I could set it to any scalelength - from tenor uke to bass guitar (and beyond). (Have a look at the link and you'll see the moveable frets). Your idea of scalelength templates would make it quicker for "standard" scalelengths, though!

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router
Replies: 14
Views: 5693

Re: Compensated Nut Jig and mini pin-router

Hi Steve,

Perhaps you're thinking of me? I built a jig with adjustable "bridges" at both ends of a neck (ie nut and bridge ends) - also with moveable frets (viewtopic.php?f=24&t=6406&p=72363#p72363). But I'm so slack that I haven't used it yet!

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amp cabinet
Replies: 16
Views: 6260

Re: Amp cabinet

Hi Jim,

PM received!
Email sent!

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amp cabinet
Replies: 16
Views: 6260

Re: Amp cabinet

Hi Jim, The "faceplate" is just inkjet printed onto glossy paper, from a CorelDraw file. It's definitely not roadworthy (the same as the head cabinet and the speaker box), but it's fine for sitting in my lounge room! I haven't seen any email from you. I tried sending a test message using the "Send e...
by GregL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amp cabinet
Replies: 16
Views: 6260

Re: Amp cabinet

Thanks, Jim!

Thanks,
GregL.