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by rocket
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How do I fix this wavy side..
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: How do I fix this wavy side..

If you flattened the side sufficiently but it ended up a bit too thin you could laminate another thin layer inside.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shed insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: shed insulation

I’m in Melbourne and I insulated my atmospheric controlled room ( a 3x3 m colourbond shed with pitch d roof) with CSR foilboard, comes in several thicknesses from 10mm up to 30mm I think, then I lin Ed over with 6mm msg, very effective.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Likely Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Likely Scam

Love you long time!!
by rocket
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Pete Curly is your man got ringed Gidgee

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Hello

Hi Matt and welcome to the forum,,
MJC sounds familiar i've probably seen it somewhere in the net, Victoria hey, where abouts? I'm in Melbourne as are a few others on here,, anyways looking forward to seeing some of your posts Matt.

Cheers

Rod..
by rocket
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bote-cote epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: Bote-cote epoxy

What is Bote Cote like to sand in comparison to West’s and Z poxy?

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: Mahogany wanted

Tried Stumac?

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: Mahogany wanted

They also have a bit of Silky Oak
by rocket
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: Mahogany wanted

Mathews have Fijian mahogany by the shipload

Rod
by rocket
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: Mahogany wanted

I was offered some Brazilian mahogany a while back, not sure on quarter or sizes,25-30mm I think just didn’t get around to hooking up with the guy, Mornington peninsula way I think, can see if I still have his details.

Rod
by rocket
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 10
Views: 3140

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

I’m still hopeful of keeping this thread wholly and solely about the titled build, so a couple of pics will show the closed body with binding and roughly shaped pickup mounting rings from the offcuts of a he plates. At this stage it has had two grainfill sessions completed and is ready for some fini...
by rocket
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: New toy

Yeah I’m pushing it for space too, I recently had a bit of a reshuffle to make more bench space but I’m going to mount this on a mobile stand so I can move it around if I need to, wanted one of these for years , I think I’m at my limit now!!!
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

New toy

Hare and Forbes had these on sale so I felt it was time to splurge.

Rod
by rocket
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dry Room 'Complete'
Replies: 15
Views: 6288

Re: Dry Room 'Complete'

Looks really good Stu well done

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Bandsaw Blades

Henry brothers are the go to people for blades, fast reliable service, can't beat'm

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Back joint prep

Just keep in mind that you don’t want to glue up a sanded edge,,, needs to be clean, planed, scraped or cleaned of any dust

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Back joint prep

Most people take their stock down to about 4mm and then join them with the help of a shooting board , with 20mm stock I would chuck it in a vice and plane it that way, sounds to me your technique might need some attention ie,,, be sure to have the sole of the plane hard against the stock at all time...
by rocket
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 6372

Re: Hollowbody electric

This is stunning work, very in keeping with what we expect to see on this forum. And it sounds absolutely lush. Well done. I have two questions if you don't mind about the design. Why did you use plastic pickup holders, why didn't you use the Blackwood for them instead? The necks on archtop guitars...
by rocket
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 6372

Re: Hollowbody electric

Yes Greg, and if you go back to the beginning of this thread you’ll see the beam strut/bracing I’ve used.

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 6372

Re: Hollowbody electric

Latest pics before it goes off to the show

Rod
by rocket
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 10
Views: 3140

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: 10
Views: 3140

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: 10
Views: 3140

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: 10
Views: 3140

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: 1342

Re: travelling with several guitars?

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

Cheers
Rod.