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by auscab
Fri May 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: What NZ woods are these?

Just a little more on the New Zealand Timber subject . I know its not directly instrument related but I do know some of you like an interesting wood story too. It will complete the thread . Here is a link to images of Antique New Zealand Specimen Tables . Its interesting to do the same search for Au...
by auscab
Thu May 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: What NZ woods are these?

Thanks again Richard and Andos . Interesting to know its similar to London Plane Tree . Ive got quite bit of that. I bought a few logs from some gents at a country Mens shed . They sell of excess to the clubs needs and being a community sort of thing they get all sorts of logs donated. I used it in ...
by auscab
Wed May 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: What NZ woods are these?

Thanks for the link to Rarefind timber Richard, Ill look into that . As for cutting up a similar one . I doubt finding such a piece in the condition that it is only worth scrap is slim. And Thanks Andos the list gives me something to look for in pictures maybe . Ill give Graham a try at Treeworx. I ...
by auscab
Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: What NZ woods are these?

This sort of table , veneered like that was big in NZ . Lots of them show up . Even here in Australia . We just never need to know exactly what the timbers are . We as in the guys working in the Antique business . English made ones show up and they normally have easily identifiable timbers that were...
by auscab
Tue May 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

What NZ woods are these?

Hi folks. Hope your all well and having fun . Nothing Musical about this sorry . Ive been rebuilding a large workshop and playing my guitars . No building of them yet. I hope to get the time again one day to pull out all the gear I bought and paid for and start again. I have a NZ wood ID problem and...
by auscab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 19
Views: 8091

Re: French polishing

Hi Martin .
Thanks :D .
I'm good . Ive been dropping in for a look every once and a while.
Rob
by auscab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: French polishing
Replies: 19
Views: 8091

Re: French polishing

:gui Hi . Ridges and lines being in your finish is not yet understanding how thin your mix must be at this stage of bodying or finishing off. As your trying to fill the grain and get a flat finish with each body it doesn't matter because a good cut back with fine paper with a solution to stop the pa...
by auscab
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Titebond
Replies: 27
Views: 18175

Re: Titebond

Hi Guys ,

Here is a page full to choose from.

http://www.wilbrad.com.au/shop/shop?cid ... -Adhesives


Rob
by auscab
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: String Compensation Test Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Re: String Compensation Test Rig

Thanks for showing that Martin . I love seeing that sort of older school way of testing , if that's what it is now ?
Rob
by auscab
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The things that drive you nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 6728

Re: The things that drive you nuts

It can be the dust floating around you that's causing the problem. A polisher told me about a negative ion charger in a polishing room many years ago . I never tried it . You have air conditioning as well which makes it worse . http://negativeionizers.net/negative-and-positive-ions/ http://negativei...
by auscab
Tue May 17, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Radius Stick for Guitar Back
Replies: 15
Views: 10560

Re: Radius Stick for Guitar Back

I use this one .
http://www.1728.org/circsect.htm

Over a 500mm chord, 7620mm which is 25' converted to mm gives a segment height of 4.10mm

Over a 500mm chord, 4572 mm which is 15' converted to mm gives a segment height of 6.84mm
by auscab
Tue May 17, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Radius Stick for Guitar Back
Replies: 15
Views: 10560

Re: Radius Stick for Guitar Back

I had Radius templates made by Steve ( SIMSO ) from this forum . CNC cut in perspex . He did a great job and posted them . From one of those I taped it to a piece of MDF and cut it over size then trimmed it perfect with a flush cutting bit with a bearing running on the perspex . You have to be caref...
by auscab
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glues
Replies: 10
Views: 5187

Re: Glues

Hi Ross , If you wanted to use HHG with laminated sides or back couldn't you add a heat blanket into the bag and give it a burst of heat to melt the glue at the right time, for the right length of time ? Also,for sides, there is a way of pressing over a form externally that can do solid with a blank...
by auscab
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's on your bench?
Replies: 56
Views: 33391

Re: What's on your bench?

Beautiful Pete !

Rob
by auscab
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 35
Views: 19649

Re: Quiet in here

A Tiger Myrtle neck and body , never seen that before Bob , Nice ! Best wishes with the health issues guys . I know what its like believe me ! I was walking around the bush late last year and got a tiny scratch on the back of my leg , Ive had hundreds just the same from around the workshop, but this...
by auscab
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 5
Views: 4719

Re: RIP David Bowie

One of the sad parts about getting older, Ive noticed, is seeing the people we look up to going first a lot of the time .

Rip David Bowie, how great you were. :cl
by auscab
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Water stain on French Polished surface
Replies: 6
Views: 4109

Re: Water stain on French Polished surface

Good Martin , that's how the old polishers fixed it that I watched. You see that repair a lot with furniture. Menuca yeah , that's for Spanish polishing yes ? I suppose the Americans did have to come up with another name for it? :lol: I had a French guy with a strong accent come into the shop asking...
by auscab
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Water stain on French Polished surface
Replies: 6
Views: 4109

Re: Water stain on French Polished surface

kiwigeo wrote:
Advice from the master...brilliant thanks Rob
:D No worries.
Obviously, you can add a bit of oil if all is going good .

Rob
by auscab
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Water stain on French Polished surface
Replies: 6
Views: 4109

Re: Water stain on French Polished surface

Yes , heat can fix it if its not to deep . A heat gun sometimes fixes it quickly , heat can sort of fry up the shellac though and leave it rough , it gets worse if its a thick body of shellac. A dry rubber with just metho is the usual way , it doesn't matter if there is a little shellac in there as ...
by auscab
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar makers festival
Replies: 46
Views: 24705

Re: Guitar makers festival

needsmorecowbel wrote:Started a Furniture Polishing Apprenticeship (mainly in 2 pack/ poly ) So that's been keeping me super busy. I've been lurking in the background of the forum as per usual.

Stu

needsmore the polisher , Yeah ? :) Good one Stu .

Rob
by auscab
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue ?¿?
Replies: 39
Views: 18588

Re: Glue ?¿?

Not for Human consumption, unless your in a siege :shock: . :gui

Rob
by auscab
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue ?¿?
Replies: 39
Views: 18588

Re: Glue ?¿?

Your post wasn't there when I started writing Matthew , I saw it after I posted :D so don't think I'm having a go at what your saying about gram strength please .

Rob
by auscab
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue ?¿?
Replies: 39
Views: 18588

Re: Glue ?¿?

In a different section of the family business I work in we sell HHG it gets brought in in 20 to 25 ? kg sacks ,with a guess ? at the exact size . Its imported from NZ , so you should be able to find it over there. It the brown stuff you see in cabinet work / joiners glue , the same stuff they used t...
by auscab
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 28830

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

My Guess ,

Is it a Stauffer Guitar ?
by auscab
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spanish Cedar
Replies: 17
Views: 11779

Re: Spanish Cedar

This one is probably between 1740 to 60 and is Havana Cedar,( spelled Havannah I think, in my book on the wood) I never heard or read of a wood called similarly, but if the name means to relate to the cuban capital it might be spelled "Habana" (Spanish) or "Havana" (English). Just checked , Listed ...