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by rocket
Tue May 22, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Room dehumidifiers
Replies: 11
Views: 399

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: 4
Views: 193

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: 197

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: 399

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...
by rocket
Sun May 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Well done Martin and Jeremy, and thanks again to Bob for getting this all started

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer

Timbermate does a good job if you can get a good colour match, need to do some test runs, goes on easy, doesn't shrink, sands very easily.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Laminating Cutaway Sides
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Laminating Cutaway Sides

I use double sides on all my builds now and take them down to 1.5-1.75mm before laminating them, i bend them together and fit the outer to the mould and then laminate the inner to it while in the mould, had quite a bit of success this way.

Rod.
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by rocket
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer

I think you might find that using the sanding eater as a pore fill on a dark timber you could see it in the pores or have a milkiness to the finish because it isn't clear but milky when mixed..

Rod.
by rocket
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Custom Amp
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Custom Amp

Very nice job and nice selection of timbers. :cl

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: London luthier
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: London luthier

Thanks Bob and Kym that’s very helpful.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: London luthier
Replies: 3
Views: 495

London luthier

I’d be grateful for any help here. A few years back I sold a guitar that has ended up in London and the owners are interested in having a pickup fitted and have asked my advice which I have given and part of that was to seek a reputable luthier to carry out any works and offered to make some enquiri...
by rocket
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 11927

Re: Build a mandolin

Finished
by rocket
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 16 inch jazzbox
Replies: 3
Views: 450

16 inch jazzbox

Finished this one recently,
Flamed maple laminated plates, double sides, maple neck, ebony fretboard ,abs binding,Blackbutt veneers, custom handwound pup by Fabian/ Mr Fabulous.

Enjoy

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 11927

Re: Build a mandolin

Thanks Steve, i still have the F style on the go or should i say ready to be on the go!!

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 11927

Re: Build a mandolin

Well a bit has happened since I last posted on this thread, not long after those last pics were taken I dropped the little sucker and split one side from tail to neck. Consequently I swore I’d not build any more, well that wasn’t true coz here I am with a nearly finished mando, check it out!!! Cheer...
by rocket
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting fret slots
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Cutting fret slots

You would need a sliding drop sawfor that but I made myself a sliding table saw specifically for this job. Used an Ozito table tile cutter saw , replaced the blade with a Stumc fret slotting blade made a sliding table wilts some drawer slides.
Goes under the bench when not in use.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Drop filling
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Drop filling

I’ve got one of my earlier builds come back to me fo a bit of love, the owner is a professional muso and this guitar is his main workhorse it doesn’t spend its life in a display case it’s out there doing what it was built for,,, and it shows!!! It has suffered a few battle scars, a couple of small k...
by rocket
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A banjo
Replies: 4
Views: 813

A banjo

Not really into banjos but they have strings and this one came to me absolutely free.
Needs a bridge and lots of love, can anyone say if this make is known?

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EnmhNt-RCUQ
Owner giving it a bit of a run

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

Blackwood headstock And Bubinga f/b
by rocket
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

Thanks for the thumbs up, we’ll this is all done as far as I’m concerned the owner is going to apply his own finish coats.
The De Armondes are not designed for this axe but I made some dog ear style fillets to 1 fit to the curvature of the belly and 2 lift the pups to the correct height.
by rocket
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

Just a bit of a catch up, due to the need for radical material replacement on this job we were happy to go with a full solid colour finish but when the client saw the timber In the neck, wanted it to be a clear finish, so,,,,, this will be handed over in an undercoated body as he wants to finish it ...
by rocket
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ancient spruce
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Ancient spruce

You're shitting me!!
by rocket
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

Musician/instrument case builder Tony Vilianti has had that one under his belt for many years.
by rocket
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it worth the trouble?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Is it worth the trouble?

Pushing ahead with this, had both the plates off replaced some of the laminate around the neck block area, built up the neck and tail blocks, added some c/f and extra bracing beneath the otherwise unsupported bridge position, closed it up again, needs a complete neck/ fretboard made for it so that’s...