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by ozziebluesman
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dulcimers and Weissenborns
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Dulcimers and Weissenborns

Hi Paul, They are all beautiful instruments. I have built many weissenborn copies but never thought to build a four string. I agree with Mark the Red Cedar Dulcimer. I would be interested what is inside the box especially the Dulcimer. Thanks for sharing the pics they are simply outstanding stringed...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: The Luthier Forum Admin who hasnt built a Guitar for 12 months.

Look forward to seeing some new builds Martin.
It has been a long time out of the workshop.
All good now
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: king billy pine question
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: king billy pine question

G'day Old Picker,
I thicknessesed a King Billy top through my carbatec drum sander recently and had no problem using 100 grit paper in the machine.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: straight dovetail
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: straight dovetail

G'day Jules, I used all sorts of neck joints building my guitars over the past years. My Archtops use a bolt on neck with straight mortise and tenon joint and bolted in. I have a steel tool I had made for me like a Maton neck adjustment tool to attach and remove the neck. It is inserted through wher...
by ozziebluesman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tornavoz
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Tornavoz

Thanks Dave, I really respect Alan Caruth will look into it. The demo's I have listened to on youtube are pretty convincing to me that the Tornavoz definitely lowers the air resonance of the box. Still it depends on microphones, room position in the recording environment that may make a difference t...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tornavoz
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Tornavoz

whoops not sure how I managed a double post.
Sorry?
by ozziebluesman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tornavoz
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Tornavoz

Hi there, I have a classical guitar on the bench at the present time and would like to incorporate a Tornavoz. I have seen a few through my internet research some about 18mm high made from laminated wood some spruce, some rosewood. Making one from brass seems a big job where the wood small ones I h...
by ozziebluesman
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tornavoz
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Tornavoz

Hi there, I have a classical guitar on the bench at the present time and would like to incorporate a Tornavoz. I have seen a few through my internet research some about 18mm high made from laminated wood some spruce, some rosewood. Making one from brass seems a big job where the wood small ones I ha...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: 15" archtop

Yes that is a classy Archtop build.
Beautiful Blackwood and fabulous finish.
I do like the neck humbucker tone it is creamy.
Congratulations Wayne, another great instrument.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Re: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

Thanks Trevor and Ross for your advice. They are the better quality Gotoh classical tuners and they did feel a tight fit when installed. I have some beez wax so I will sand them till they are not such a tight fit with the dowel sandpaer method and then apply the beez wax because I have it in the wor...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Re: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

Thanks Martin and Dave. I fell into a false sense of security using the Stewmac jig thinking it would be perfect. Not the case. When I installed them I thought the holes were a bit tight on the rollers. Ok, easy fix just wondering if it was a common issue. Thank you Gentleman for your time. Cheers A...
by ozziebluesman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Classical Guitar Tuners Creaking and Binding Up

Hi everyone,
I finished my first classical build recently. The machine heads are binding up and creaking and groaning. I used a Stewmac jig so the distance between posts should be spot on. Any suggestions greatly received.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First post telecaster pair
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: First post telecaster pair

Hi Seth,
Welcome to the forum.
Where have you been hiding?
Two beautiful guitars and your attention to detail especially with your inlay is first class.
Hope to see more work like that from you.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Brisbane humidity

Here you go. Simple and easy.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brisbane humidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Brisbane humidity

Townsville has an average of 60% humidity. I use a dry box big enough to fit a solera with guitar builds at different stages fitted to it and guitar bodies in moulds with necks attached. The box uses a 100 watt globe located at the bottom of the box with an intake hole at the bottom and an exhaust a...
by ozziebluesman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mainly Tassie Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Mainly Tassie Classical

What a beauty! The looks so good.
What do you think of King Billy for a soundboard?
Do you have a demo yet I would love to hear it?
Sensational build thanks for sharing.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: D hole selmer

G'day Wayne,
Great looking guitar and the red sunburst finish fits the guitars style.
The bridge itself is a work of art.
I'm keen to hear the guitar once you have a demo.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: The Section 8 builds

They are all beautiful works of art and fine instruments. Be proud of the Houndstooth as I can see many hours of marquetry work. I like the simplicity of the ECT 450 with carved top and wooden volume tone controls. Thanks for sharing its a good feeling to be able to show your work to people like us ...
by ozziebluesman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop and matched amp
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Archtop and matched amp

Very nice Rod thank you for sharing.
I bet the amp have plenty of stick.
I have a 18 watt Vox voiced amp and a 11 watt Vibrolux copy and they are both damn loud.
The tube sound is wonderful.
Well done, beautiful workmanship.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu May 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

G'day Jim,
Thanks for the original heads up on the guitar and for your kind comments.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue May 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: The order of things ...

I have always installed frets before gluing the fingerboard to the neck.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Mon May 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Thanks Kiwigeo and Fishman for your comments.
I am very happy with the outcome.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Sun May 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Hi Bruce and thanks for your comments. Yes it would be very close to a FE-17 a little smaller I think. When I disassembled the guitar Steve from the forum collaborated together and I have a plan of the guitar. It is not perfect but if you would like a copy I can email it to you anytime. I have built...
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Thanks Wayne it was about time I recorded the guitar.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Test post

Thanks Bruce I did enjoy that video.
Cheers
Al