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by GregL
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Hi,

Thanks Bruce! Have just sent a reply PM!

GregL.
by GregL
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard
Replies: 2
Views: 134

ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Hi, Do any of you know where I might get any ringed gidgee 680mm x 70mm x 7mm? (I have already tried Graham Norton at Loggerheads, but he can't help me at this time.) I am building a bass guitar (electric) for my son and he settled on 35" scale and 24 frets, with Silver Ash (Flindersia bourjotiana I...
by GregL
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 5536

Re: Hollowbody electric

Hi Rod,

Geez that looks nice, Rod!
Are the blackwood pickup "surrounds" to raise the pickups to the right level?
What sort of bracing (under the top) does it have?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Tenor
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Honduran Rosewood Tenor

Hi Allen,
My goodness! That's gorgeous... again!
Very nice, and nice wood combo too!
How did you do the scrimshaw? Awl? Any other tools?
Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway

Hi Allen,

Looks gorgeous - as usual!
That cutaway looks great!
Any comments about the stone? I have often wondered about using (recon) stone for dot markers, etc.

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4512

Re: Posting photos

Hi Mark, The photo is upside-down on my PC (ie non-Mac) computer AND my Android (ie non-Mac) tablet. I seem to recall that this issue has been mentioned on this forum before (here at least: http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8121&p=87223&hilit=upside#p87223) - I can't remember if any resolutio...
by GregL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Concert Ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Blackwood Concert Ukulele

Hi Allen,

Another gorgeous uke!... again! That fiddleback Blackwood looks sensational (to me)!
One question, if I may:
How do you load the strings into the bridge? (Apologies if you have already explained this - maybe I've forgotten... not unusual for me!)

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Hi Jim,

That looks bueat!
A couple of questions, if you don't mind:
- what are the neck laminations? I can see a couple of Silky Oak (Casurina), but what else?
- what bracing style and timbers did you use?
- did you use a trussrod/carbon fibre rod/s in the neck?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 3887

Re: Current archtop build

Hi Rod,

Looks gorgeous, as usual! Well done... again!
What is the neck timber? Laminations of bloodwood(?) (same as heel cap) and (?). And how did you do the blending of the bloodwood(?) lamination and the veneer at the back of the headstock?

Thanks,
GregL.
by GregL
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cupping with Mahogany
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

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: 1908

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: 1933

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: 2637

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: 9
Views: 4221

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: 2477

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: 41
Views: 15939

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: 4404

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: 1978

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: 14507

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: 14507

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: 2578

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: 2425

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: 2194

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: 2194

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: 7443

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.