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by RodC
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Glueing the scarf joint
Replies: 5
Views: 548

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: 1498

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: 1323

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: 1266

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: 1191

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: 456

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: 771

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: 709

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: 1984

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: 1051

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: 789

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: 789

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: 1854

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: 1952

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: 1509

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...
by RodC
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Another amp

Very Nice. How did you do your face plate?
I ask because I am making a 18Wat TMB clone and have done something similar to the front.
by RodC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Nice Rod - Beautiful sounding and looking.
by RodC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

Re: Current archtop build

Hi Rod, That's a nice guitar. It gives me a whole lot of inspiration and motivation for my own Archtop build. With the exception of the fret board, your guitar is very similar to what I want to achieve (mine will be a multi-scale with a few 'out there' design details that will mostly be visible on t...