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by rocket
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Looks great, Rod. I notice you have the best plunge router on the market in my opinion, as I use the same. The plunge router base is excellent and opens up lots of other possibilities, is stable too. Great for template routing and more stable for dovetail joints with template followers, which are c...
by rocket
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

I’ve. Closed the box on this and applied one session of grainfill before the cut the neck pocket and pup cavities.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Sides and solid linings are bent and laminated and the top is ready to be jointed
Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Semihollow fifteen inch

Finished the laundry and now back in n to he shop and into this 15 inch thin line semi in Blackwood and Sheoak.
Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: travelling with several guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: travelling with several guitars?

All good advice gents,, I will take heed when the time comes!

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Late Peter Scott-Young
Replies: 1
Views: 547

The Late Peter Scott-Young

Has anybody in here had the pleasure of knowing the late Peter Scott-Young? This gentleman lived in Ringwood east of Melbourne and was the go to guy for veneers and purfling,I was always amazed at the amount of stock he had and the variety, he had bookmatched veneers of species I’ve never heard of a...
by rocket
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: travelling with several guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: travelling with several guitars?

Thanks Trevor, that is very reassuring, do you take any other precautions re the packing of the instrument? extra padding, detuning strings?

Thanks

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: travelling with several guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

travelling with several guitars?

Just hoping to get some info or ideas here! Having been invited to do a guitar show in Western Australia i'm just trying to grapple with the logistics of traveling from Melbourne with two or maybe three guitars, flying is the most convenient mode of transport but i have heard so many nightmare stori...
by rocket
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: Hollowbody electric

Glad to hear things a picking up for you Lillian, and I’ve noticed myself that even just a short layoff can play havoc with even the simplest of routines in the workshop and even your technique can suffer a setback as well. Yep all good here, reduced my employment hours to four days a week from his ...
by rocket
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks very much Lillian, nice to be noticed, how are things on your end?

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Yeah I agree Wayne, but Pete was doing me a favour and has agreed to be involved in a more professional recording in a short while so I didn’t push it. Thanks for the feedback though.

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Thanks Rod

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Bluetop Hollowbody

Well this is the first video of this build, i hope somebody likes it!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZP6LC_8iM
Cheers Rod
by rocket
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks very much Jim, like all my builds this one hasn't been without its little dramas but its done now and i'm very happy with the result, it'll be advertised for sale and if i still have it in early August will be exhibited at the Melbourne Guitar Show. The unusual construction is designed to eli...
by rocket
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: Hollowbody electric

Finished it

Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

yep, had a good time, well done Peter!
by rocket
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

For those who have a little interest I’ve got some pics here.
by rocket
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

amongst others I’ll be in the company of some very accomplished luthiers such as Tim Kill, Jack Spira Sachar Amos, Peter Coombe,Luke Kallquist ,Ray Black,and Ben Puglisi I’ll be rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of Australian luthiers, looking forward to it, I’ll post some pics

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Weird finishing problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Weird finishing problem

Sorry I didn’t have anything to add there Picker but thanks for posting, I hope you can get that job off the bench now!

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

Enjoy the trip Peter, see you there!

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Off to PFFF again on Friday I reckon Peter will be too, Bob and I usually hook up and enjoy a chin wag over the weekend and sample the the well stocked bar in the green room in the arvo but Bob has more pressing engagements these days, something to do with Sandy Gray I think,, I’ll miss his company ...
by rocket
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic cases
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Acoustic cases

Same sameness

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

Re: Current archtop build

Thanks Martin

Rod
by rocket
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

Re: Current archtop build

Ok
Rod.