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by rocket
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 310

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: 594

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: 1615

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: 1615

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: 1615

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: 1615

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: 2448

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: 910

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: 910

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: 5788

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: 1056

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: 1650

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: 1650

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: 5536

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: 5536

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: 5536

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: 2448

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: 2448

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: 2448

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: 2448

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: 1154

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: 789

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 25
Views: 5536

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 ...