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by Petecane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?

Cheers Bruce. And dont tell me you have a wife called Shiela!! Ha ha. So it's the Godammned Pommies to blame. Bloody lot!!! Thanks for clearing that up. And yes...I agree...it is a beautiful wood both figured and unfigured. I understand it is getting scarce now so I had better panic buy. It is lovel...
by Petecane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?

Hi. Bit of help please. In my Bushwhacker Ukulele thread you will see that the last Uke built was from Queensland Maple ( figured ) I am now mastering a neck for a Tenor Ukulele from Queensland Maple ( not figured ) The two woods bought from the same supplier who I really like, are totally different...
by Petecane
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Go Bar Rubber feet

Got it!
Pete
by Petecane
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I think I have OCD. I have French polished my Japanese planes! I like tools to look like tools and cherish them as they are expensive..( well to my mind anyway ). It makes them look nice. It makes them feel good. It prevents them getting grotty. It shows my appreciation and proves I deserve them. Th...
by Petecane
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Go Bar Rubber feet

Bunnings have 9.5mm hard wood rods and also the 9.5mm white rubber feet to match.
Why 9.5 instead of 10?...I cannot answer.
Anyway they work fine
Pete
by Petecane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Think I understand the humidity thing!
We are on 90% today.
It is like planing/ scraping card board.
Bends and warps like hell.
I think I can actually " feel " it in the wood.
Am I getting there?
Pete
by Petecane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: French polishing

Ps.. I am not professional but for the record I no longer use cotton wool enclosed in a square of cotton because I cannot control the amount of polish to the cotton wool. I also find that the cotton wool after several runs goes hard and therefore even more difficult to gauge the polish application. ...
by Petecane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: French polishing

Rob is the one!
Keep rubbing back and keep it thin.
Pete
by Petecane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Well I really now do not know what to think! There was me harping on how brilliant the Veritas Scraper is ( and on the wrong thread...sorry admin ( and I have done exactly what Martin has done.....gone back to using another favourite Scraper. To be clear I am not knocking Veritas ...I am knocking my...
by Petecane
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Go Bar Rubber feet

I was waiting for that one Martin. Ha ha. Point taken re go bars for bridges. I didn't tell anyone but my first uke bridge pinged off after being set up for five days. Clean ping off so easily fixed. I used Gorilla glue instead of Titebond. I mean pva type gorilla glue. The bridge bottom was not as ...
by Petecane
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Go Bar Rubber feet

You mean......?????......
Like this?
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Good old Bunnings.
Didn't know they were also a Luthier supplier!..
Question
If I made a block of wood exactly the right height and located it directly under the bridge position can I use Go Bars to glue it down?
Pete
by Petecane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Go Bar Rubber feet

Brilliant!
That solves my question.
Many thanks for the alternative solutions.
Pete
by Petecane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go Bar Rubber feet
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Go Bar Rubber feet

I have constructed my Go Bar deck.
I am at a loss as to where to look for rubber feet that will fit 10mm diameter rods.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Pete
by Petecane
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Wayne/ Mark. Thanks. Re labels...I have a PC and printer but the obvious again did not hit me!....duh!!!....good tip...thanks. Re Herringbone. I cheated and bought it in. The idea was to rope bind it a la Nunes but I wimped out. I now know how it is done but not tried it yet. I will make more to thi...
by Petecane
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: French polishing

I also avoid spiriting off due to wimping out but use 2000 wet and dry with a touch of linseed.
Your polish mixture " could" be too thick?
I have learnt that it is better to keep the mix ultra thin.
Just my two pence.
Pete
by Petecane
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Glad you like it Martin. My daughter is mega excited about getting her second Nuke as she calls them ....which makes it all so worth it. Question. I am not going professional in any way but my labels are pretty rubbish. If I can improve on little things at a time that is one aspect that can help to ...
by Petecane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

And just to prove I have been reading the books!!!! It s a Tenor Uke. I splashed out and went for Koa all round. I have shellacked the inside for appearance and to give a clearer sound. The clearer brighter sound is just something I have in my mind.... I did the sides entirely with a Japanese scrape...
by Petecane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

She is finished!. Overall I am delighted with it and have experimented building it the " old way ". The main problem was the sides bowed because I omitted to put in a back shim the same thickness as the neck shim as mentioned earlier. This Uke was purposely built in the most simple way. It is super ...
by Petecane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: French polishing

Looks beautifully done to me!
Superb polishing.
Pete
by Petecane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

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Pete
by Petecane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Forgot to show you the Rosewood binding in perspective. I have opted to make it only 2mm in depth as it is sufficiently deep enough to do its job without being over bearingly in yer face deep!. It is in keeping with an old time instrument. I think it looks delicate...and I like this aspect. So thing...
by Petecane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Am I going mad? When I look at the picture of the Uke without binding it looks slender. When I look at it with the binding it does not look so slender but wider! This is a lesson to me to refrain from the Herrinbone or not. I think I like it in it's pure natural state without the fancy bits. This wa...
by Petecane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I have invested in router attachments to fit the Dremmel series. I like Rope bindings but thought I would try my hand first with Herringbone and a Rosewood binding. I found that the " Rout " was not parallel all the way round. I think that this may be due to the sides not being exactly a t 90. I use...
by Petecane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

By Genius...I did not mean " my block of wood".. I meant the concept of the plate joining rack!!! Onwards and upwards. I have glued on the front now! It is a tiny instrument so 58 RH should do? I am trying to replicate the "Nunes " shape . I spent many hours trying to get the shape right. I think I ...
by Petecane
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2835

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Pat. Just seen your reply. Thanks for your interest. Well I suppose I am a bit OTT with enthusiasm sometimes!... When I made this miniature version of the plate joining rack as described in the Gore/Gilet books I thought at first...yeah ...That must work. However when I finished it and did a dry run...