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by rocket
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brazilian Hog
Replies: 1
Views: 301

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: 529

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: 529

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: 529

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: 529

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: 1039

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: 501

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: 1813

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: 1813

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: 1813

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1813

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: 1813

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: 1496

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: 6256

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: 717

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: 1496

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: 21
Views: 4661

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: 1129

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: 1718

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: 1129

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: 1209

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: 947

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: 947

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...