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by RodC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Archtop festival
Replies: 1
Views: 196

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: 69

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: 5
Views: 144

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: 216

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: 7
Views: 611

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: 426

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: 365

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: 365

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: 1048

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: 872

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: 1142

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: 1142

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: 1012

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: 3538

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...