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by rocket
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks Wayne,
Yes this timber exhibits some stunning figure so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use it for these components!

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Hollowbody electric

Update,just fitting the bridge and pup bases to the belly, the material used is offcuts of the Otways Blackwood back plate.

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks Wayne, it hasn't been without its dramas but i'm pretty happy with it so far, 4 weeks away from strings.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Hollowbody electric

This one is nearing completion final coat of lacquer had just gone on,16 inch Florentine in Blackwood and Kauri, sides are a Blackwood/cf lamination and bracing is via Blackwood/cf laminated full depth beams integrated into the front and back plates. Built one similar to this a few years back with P...
by rocket
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Disaster I think
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Disaster I think

Thanks for all the helpful encouraging opinions, i may have gone off half cocked thinking it a crack or split i think the main issue is that pitch pocket looks different under lacquer than the adjacent material, maybe some shellac along the area will help!

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Disaster I think
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Disaster I think

Just putting final coats on this commissioned archtop and discovered some faults in the grain( cracks) in the top, running from upper bout toward the bass F hole, think I know what I need to do now but I am willing to listen to anybody’s alternatives. Shots are taken with phone on zoom so looks wors...
by rocket
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: New Year

A happy new year to all the members and a big thanks to the admin team for taking over and continueing with Bobs brainchild, and while we're on the subject of brainchildren ala Connor, it's only six and a half years to the first bottle rolls off the line at Sandy Gray!! :cl :dri :dri :dri Cheers all...
by rocket
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brazilian Hog
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Brazilian Hog

Just wondering if anybody else has been contacted and asked if they were interested in purchasing rather large sections of Brazilian Mahogany? I was emailed last week about the supply of said species and after several communiques and getting down to the point and asking how it had been cut,where is ...
by rocket
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Current archtop build

Here’s a few more pics of the finished back, it’s thicknesses down to 4.5mm

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Current archtop build

If I had a carver out in the machine shop I’d use it but I don’t and I don’t really have room for one.

Rod
by rocket
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Current archtop build

Hi Steve, yeah it’s a lot of work but as I only build archtops and ten years along I’m sort of used to it now, I only build one maybe two a year so I can’t see any need to try the copy carver or cnc method, with individual carved I can tweak them along the way if I need to!!

Rod.
by rocket
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Current archtop build

Hi there all, I started this archtop a couple of months ago and thought some progress pics in here might be appropriate.
17 inch by 3 inch body 25 scale, maple back and sides , Sitka top that I’m still carving atm.

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Back burner jobs

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Had a similar job come in a few years ago....Guitar Wreck.jpg
Are you sure that wasn’t a case you doing your block Martin??
by rocket
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hand rubbed burst
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Hand rubbed burst

I am interested in having a go at hand rubbing a burst, I’ve seen a couple of vids on this topic but haven’t seen much in regards to protecting timber or ABS for that matter bindings and purfling. I naturally think of dealing with lacquer or ca or shellac, does anyone have any experience with this m...
by rocket
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

All done, assembled and hooked up to extractor, very quiet and nice finish on the gnarliest of stock.
by rocket
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Can’t go wrong then Martin, no instructions were given, just operators manual.
by rocket
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

First pic, just arrived today and now the job of assembly, how hard can it be??
by rocket
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: Fret bending?

I agree....make your own fret bender. The money you save can go towards buying one of these - https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Our_Newest_Tools/StewMac_Solder_Monster.html :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: yep ,,, what they said, build a simple one to do the job thats what i did 10 years ago, stil...
by rocket
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: Fret bending?

yep ,,, what they said, build a simple one to do the job thats what i did 10 years ago, still using it!!

Have fun!
Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Just pulled the trigger on the Carbatec 150mm jointer with the helical head, 1410 long bed which suits my shop as i'm getting a bit crowded, the 1700 long 200mm model would be way too big. The Jet comes with a bit more grunt 1.5hp, than the Carbatec but only offers 3 knives, at 1hp the Carbatec shou...
by rocket
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Flatbed jointer opinion

I have a desire to add a flatbed jointer to the workshop, specifically one with a spiral cutter head, a large model will take up too much space but The Carbatec JN-LX150C would fit the bill I think and pretty much affordable too. So what’s the opinion of the members? is this entry level unit going t...
by rocket
Tue May 22, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Room dehumidifiers
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Room dehumidifiers

kiwigeo wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:59 am
Luke72 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:22 pm
I got my desiccant dehumidifier today, ran it for a few hours and was absolutely amazed at how quickly it bought my 3.5m x 3.0m room down from 60% RH to 45% RH, and took around 650ml water out of the air. Very happy.
Sounds like Melbourne :mrgreen:

Ha Ha Martin

Rod.
by rocket
Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 8792

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Cool workshop

Rod..
by rocket
Wed May 16, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ceramic bandsaw guides
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Ceramic bandsaw guides

The Laguna I have has ceramic guides, runs as smooth as,,,, can’t compare to any other ceramic guides as this is my first experience with them but no fuss no noise is all one could ask for.

Rod.
by rocket
Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Room dehumidifiers
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Room dehumidifiers

Hi all, i'm looking at purchasing a dehumidifier and hoping to narrow the field a tad by benefiting of your experience. There a so many to choose from, desiccant/ refrigerant , being situated in Melbourne and a cooler clime i think that a desiccant type might be the go. Does anybody have any recomme...