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by RodC
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

Wow.

That is beautiful. I would love to hear a recording if you have anything.

I'm nearing the completion of my own archie and your stuff both inspires and intimidates me.
I really admire details like the bound head stock and laminated pick guard. So nice.

Rod C
by RodC
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Case and Amp hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: Case and Amp hardware

Thanks Mark,

I've gone with these dominobrass.com.au in brass, but I will keep goods and chattels in mind for next time.
by RodC
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Why a neck volute?
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Re: Why a neck volute?

I like the feel of them over a flatter transition.
For me it is both an ascetic and tactile thing.
With modern glues and scarf joints, I don't think there is any structural reason though.
by RodC
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Anyone on the Gold Coast QLD capable of resawing a 18mm board into bookmatched top?
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Anyone on the Gold Coast QLD capable of resawing a 18mm board into bookmatched top?

There used to be a guy in BillyNudgel.
https://www.billinudgelwoodworks.com.au.
He offered to resaw and assist with side bending one of my projects.
I didn't take him up as I found assistance closer to home, but you could try there.
by RodC
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Case and Amp hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: Case and Amp hardware

Thanks Greg,
Evatco is one of the places I have tried (i got my amp part through them).

They don't stock hinges and latches though.

If I can't find something I like in the way of a latch, I may have to see what I can make.

Cheers,

Rod
by RodC
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Case and Amp hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Case and Amp hardware

Hi, I'm nearing the completion of an arch-top build and I plan to make a (timber) case for it. This is not going to be a travel case. It will live at home and be visible in my lounge room, so I want it to look nice. I have also made a 18W TMB amp to go with it. I am finishing off the cabinetry and a...
by RodC
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: DIY plane blade query
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: DIY plane blade query

You can try, but I wouldn't recommend it. There is a reason that aftermarket blades are available. I suggest looking into those before starting and designing your plane based on a standard size. That way, even if you do try making your own blade, you can replace it with a purpose built one. I have m...
by RodC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Study comparing FRC to subjective experience
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

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: 1815

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: 3186

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: 3186

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: 3186

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: 1919

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: 9
Views: 4154

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: 2320

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: 6498

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: 5053

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: 3888

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: 2523

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: 3510

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: 1901

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: 2171

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: 2173

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: 2885

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: 2831

Re: Baritone Ukulele

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

Great job.