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by RodC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience

That's interesting Trent. Like all studies, more data is needed. A sample size of 7 opinions is quite small and there seems to be other factors (such as age) that make this a complex area to research. My personal opinion is that targeting specific FRC's is more an exercise in consistency than excell...
by RodC
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Last instrument for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Last instrument for 2019

Beautiful as always.
by RodC
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

I would love to see that Steve.
by RodC
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

For us it's mostly a time thing.
It is quicker and simpler than the other methods we have tried.
by RodC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

I've recently used just that sort of bit to radius my fret board. No problems with chipping or chattering, but I went quite small on the increments - so wasn't taking much off per pass. I still used a radius sanding block to finish though. My fret board is cook town iron wood with maple inlay. IMG_0...
by RodC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic Bridge Types ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Acoustic Bridge Types ...

This is a quite useful and interesting discussion as I'm thinking of making an arch-top Uke to match my [not quite yet finished] arch-top. I still need to do some more research and haven't decided on string type or size yet. From reading the comments above, it sounds like the break angle will be a l...
by RodC
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How do I fix this wavy side..
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: How do I fix this wavy side..

One way I've seen it done is to put in support bracing where you need to sand things thinner. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSIUnOS96W-0vuZs95V5I0xzm1nwa6DQl9oOjAqTsikQrOioW55 Then you can sand down to 1.5 or so. Caveat - I haven't done this myself, just talked to people who...
by RodC
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Concert Uke with Scrimshaw Inlay

One should never be afraid of playing a musical instrument. No matter how good it is.
It's core function is to play music. Otherwise it is just art.
by RodC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

Thanks Graham,
Got mine today as well.
Really looking forward to making use of this next year.
by RodC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Nice Trent.
I don't think I've seen this completed IRL. Looking forward to seeing it at our next guitar extravaganza.
:cl
by RodC
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Glueing the scarf joint
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Glueing the scarf joint

If you have it, a small pinch of pumice dust after you spread the glue helps prevent movement.
by RodC
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Radius dishes
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Radius dishes

Get in touch with Trent or Andrew from Brisbane guitar making school.
They have various dishes for sale and can get custom ones made.
by RodC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: Brisbane Luthiers Meet-up (25th August)

It was great to meet everyone yesterday - Looking forward to the next one.
by RodC
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: New toy

Nice.
I've been toying with the idea of one, but don't have space in my workshop.
by RodC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Archtop festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1939

Re: Archtop festival

you and me both brother. :-)
by RodC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fire and Rain Guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Fire and Rain Guitars

Starting in October last year we (the Brisbane Guitar Making School) began a project that eventually became the "Fire and Rain" guitars. During a break in one class the idea was raised - "what can we, as luthiers, do to help people through the drought in rural Queensland and New South Wales?". We ma...
by RodC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build -
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Student build -

Nice one Trent.
Looks like a great guitar - I'm a bit disappointed I didn't get to hear it.
May there be many more. :-)
by RodC
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Baritone Ukulele

Very nice.
I like the shape and it sounds sweet in your vid.

Great job.
by RodC
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A new book on building ukuleles
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Signed up and eagerly waiting. :-)
by RodC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele

Wow.
I'm just in awe of your work Allen. That's beautiful.
by RodC
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar

Yep, I agree.
I like that it has it's own character and I don't see the colour variance as a bad thing.
It's attractive and distinct.
by RodC
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar

Nice guitar Krzysztof. I'm looking forward to a sound snippet :-) It may be just the light in that photo, but the soundboard looks a little mottled and there seems to be some colour difference between leaves. Is that a feature of Norfolk pine? or is it just the photography? I don't think these thing...
by RodC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue

Others more knowledgeable than me may have more/better advice. With that caveat, I tend to take very light passes (1/8 of a turn on the machine in our shop) and clean the paper between passes). I also run pieces through twice at the same setting if I think it the paper is struggling and allow 20 to ...
by RodC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: My dust collection system
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: My dust collection system

very nice - I especially like the safety notes, cause I would definitely put a coffee cup there.
:-)
by RodC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Another amp

Thanks Rod, I made some raised tiles 3 different thicknesses to get a 3d effect. Wayne I saw (and admired) that. But how did you go about the burl(?) face plate and get the numbering labels done and the holes cut? I had to go to a mate who had a cnc machine to do mine and am interested in any alter...