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by Petecane
Thu May 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Slow neck carving

Yep.
Keep the beers flowing fast.
Carve the necks nice and slow.
Oath!
Pete
by Petecane
Mon May 13, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: The Humidity issue!

Jim. Nice to see someone else finding a way with same circumstances. My son did suggest to build the ukes in winter and do other things in summer. In summer I could get them all prepared and in winter box them and brace them. This may explain why I sometimes see pictures of a number of unassembled g...
by Petecane
Sun May 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: The Humidity issue!

Steve. Many thanks. I am still reading The Gore and Gillet books and it will be foolhardy of me not to take notice of them in particular with regard to humidity issues with acoustic wooden instruments. I raised the humidity problem with my son who came up with the idea of buying a dehumidifier cabin...
by Petecane
Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Slow neck carving

That is a smart son you have!
Full of trust.( or Truss!!!)
An electric neck is even harder to carve than acoustic.
They are thin and Sleeky!
Any bumps are immediately apparent.
Good luck.
Pete
by Petecane
Sat May 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

The Humidity issue!

I hope you do not mind but I need to address my concerns to this specific thread and would dearly appreciate some feedback. I am getting a bit despondent and having negative thoughts about humidity problems. I appreciate the criteria, read Trevor's approach and also what Allen and Peter reiterate ab...
by Petecane
Sat May 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Last nightI strung up the new soprano uke. The one without the Herringbone on the periphery. It was astonishingly and pleasingly loud. Both ukes were off the same mould but the one in question has slightly thicker top and bottom plates but made from the same material. Both ukes have plain square sec...
by Petecane
Fri May 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Thanks Mark for your take on it.
It must be optical illusion playing tricks again.
Very similar to how our brain stores sounds.
Pete
by Petecane
Fri May 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

But if you like model railways...there you go.
Sorry for the mistake.
Peter
by Petecane
Fri May 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Sorry the " place in line " is not working.
Oh well.
by Petecane
Fri May 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Here are a few shots of the finished but yet unstrung Soprano. I am pleased with my attempts at Ebonizing the bridge. The Gidgee top layer ebonises better than the rest. It is not Black Black but I like it. Again, I have made the nut and saddle from ebony. Is there a great audible difference between...
by Petecane
Wed May 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I have cut down the side Cauls so that after the linings have been glued in the whole mould and Uke sides can be turned upside down and rubbed on a flat sand papered plate. The back with its braces can then be glued on using said clamps. It is then removed from mould and top linings glued in. Sand p...
by Petecane
Wed May 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Welcome to the Bushwhacker Ukulele party. It is nice that a few have commented favorably on my thin line bindings and yes...I like them too. I think it makes the instrument more delicate. Have been reading TG books and picking out what I can and applying it to Uke builds. I wholly agree with constra...
by Petecane
Wed May 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I dont yet have one Richard but a wheeled marking gauge would do an even more accurate job of splitting the bindings. The Japanese planes are a joy to use but you need to get to know them. I have yet to do a long shaving at 5 microns thick!!! It is the record so far with the Japanese Planing Competi...
by Petecane
Mon May 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

More pics re the above... 1557115729964188.jpg ..... 155711573020967.jpg You can see by the next pic how far out I was. I know it is course but I am using 220 grit to get the right angle and then will hone down in stages down to 2000 grit. 1557115730426403.jpg Lots of learning to do but oh so much f...
by Petecane
Mon May 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Onto blade sharpening now. I have looked at the DMT diamond stones as used by Trevor but now realise what they cost. I have to do this Uke building within my means. Firstly I totally agree with Trevor G that a hohning guide is essential. I always thought... " huh! ...who needs one of them ..I have s...
by Petecane
Sun May 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Veritas scraper plane in lieu of high angle plane

I have recently invested in the above. I will be surfacing boards no larger than Tenor Ukulele. Is this a good substitute for a high angle plane? To achieve optimal sharpness I find difficult. The plane is made to master class so the fault lies with me. My second question is do you have any tips? I ...
by Petecane
Sun May 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Diamond stones for sharpening
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Diamond stones for sharpening

Thank you for your prompt response.
I will investigate your recommendations.
I have another question but will post it on another theme to keep things in context.
by Petecane
Sun May 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Diamond stones for sharpening
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Diamond stones for sharpening

Trevor
You recommend diamond stones and the use of a hohning guide.
I am ready to invest but there are diamond stones and diamond stones.
Which brand do I go for ( and the guide) please?
Many thanks.
Peter
by Petecane
Sat May 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: Light Bridges

I am really impressed with this iron acetate thing. My brew is only two days old and pretty black already so I thought I would just dip a piece of wood in it to see what happens. Yep.....it went black!. ...well a really dark tone of grey with just one dip. After two weeks the brew will be stronger a...
by Petecane
Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustical effect of back woods
Replies: 25
Views: 3329

Re: Acoustical effect of back woods

I will try to keep what I have to say within the confines of this thread. Re Laminates....why not? I have heard it said now by numerous people that there is little difference in sound quality, sustain etc . One of my instruments is entirely laminate, sells for $300 and sounds great.( Riptide Tenor U...
by Petecane
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustical effect of back woods
Replies: 25
Views: 3329

Re: Acoustical effect of back woods

That was all immensely interesting but I do not recollect anyone referring to the "" Tops ", their thicknesses, their quality of grain, what they were made of, how they were braced, etc etc. I believe the top of a guitar also plays a vitally important part to its construction more so than the backs ...
by Petecane
Thu May 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Slow neck carving

I tend to do my necks slowly as well. I suppose I take a couple of hours and do not use templates. I am also an amateur and fortunately do not have to earn a living doing it so time is okay with me. I use a spoke shave and a half round file. Then sand with 320 on a cork based round sanding stick. I ...
by Petecane
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I have been experimenting again with pore and grain filling. I sand papered a piece of Koa with 320 grit till I got a good heap of fine dust and added this dust to a thick solution of Shellac flakes and Alcohol. The mix was brushed on liberally with a 12mm soft hair flat artist's brush. Then when dr...
by Petecane
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: Light Bridges

Wayne. I haven't either yet but it sounds like good fun. I read the link that Trent posted and it seems depending on how it is applied, the ebonising goes right into the wood fibres. The guy makes a point in not burnishing the wood between coats as the solution will not then penetrate. Trent can be ...
by Petecane
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 9836

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Mark. I really appreciate your comments and thanks again. Well I have thankfully finished my routing day thank goodness. Here are some pics. I am really pleased that the join with the Herringbone at the bottom Is hard to see. I am not pleased that I did not line up the centers correctly. Big Bummer ...