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by Bruce McC
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele

Hi Richard

Try searching under Instrument Builders Forum for posts by christian (Christian Druery).
by Bruce McC
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Hi Mick

"BTW, I used to live in Canberra. Did quite a few gigs around there too. I wonder if we ever crossed paths?"

I am not a muso so it is unlikely that we have crossed paths but anything is possible in the Canberra "bubble".
by Bruce McC
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Hi Mick

Try McJing Tools, Yagoona NSW. - www.mcjing.com.au
they show a safe t planer in their online catalogue, item B1390 for $60.00.
by Bruce McC
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?

Hi Pete Don't blame us mate, the common names given to Australian timbers came from your mob when they colonised this land. Queensland maple - Flindersia Brayleyana is not a true maple - Acer spp. In younger tress the heartwood can be a pinkish colour and brown to mid brown in mature trees. The grai...
by Bruce McC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: Wood identification

Hi Pat

I'd say red meranti or one of the Shorea species.
by Bruce McC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Townsville Floods
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Townsville Floods

Hi Alan
Glad to hear that you were spared, particularly your workshop and I assume your timber stash.
by Bruce McC
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Townsville Floods
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Townsville Floods

Hey Alan (Ozziebluesman) hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound.
by Bruce McC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ukelele build
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Ukelele build

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Re ukes with falcate bracing please see the above post from Clancy.
by Bruce McC
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Disaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 3358

Re: Disaster?

Hi Ross

For router bits/end mills try Adam's Bits on eBay.
Based in Melbourne I think.
by Bruce McC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Hi Joseph

A little bit off topic but I notice that you make reference to the Albany climate so I assume that you live nearby.
Were you aware that there is an active group of luthiers in Albany and they are members of this forum?
Perhaps the Administrators could put you in touch with them.
by Bruce McC
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Starting out on J45
Replies: 29
Views: 7614

Re: Starting out on J45

Hi Richard

Have you seen this video on setting up a mortising attachment?
Thought it could be helpful for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxyWfze3qzQ
by Bruce McC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

Re: New GST rules

I received an order from StewMac a few weeks ago and was charged a tax of 10% of the value of the order. This tax was itemised on the invoice under Ohio Tax. Previous invoices from StewMac have not shown any such tax. :( :o
by Bruce McC
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 4068

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Hi Nigel

Welcome to Os.
+1 Michael Connor (Localele) I would suggest a PM to Michael details under membership.
Great collection and knowledge of Australian timbers. In northern NSW not all that far from
the Gold Coast just make sure you have GPS.

Bruce
by Bruce McC
Thu May 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

Re: Graveyard II - build video

Hi Allan

Thank you for posting the video, I did enjoy seeing how you work.
by Bruce McC
Thu May 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitar

Hi Craig

It's great to learn that you are still alive and building, :lol: :lol: nice blackwood on the back.
by Bruce McC
Thu May 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Cheap nut and saddle vise
Replies: 3
Views: 3737

Cheap nut and saddle vise

Hinge 1.jpg
Hinge 2.jpg
Vise.jpg
My way of holding nuts and saddles.
by Bruce McC
Wed May 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: alternative fingerboard woods
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: alternative fingerboard woods

Hi Trevor

Did you have any issues with using Brush Box? I understand that it is generally regarded
as a challenging timber to work because of the interlocking grain, the high silica content
which dulls cutting edges and the natural waxiness which can make it difficult to glue.
by Bruce McC
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 4590

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Hi Alan That forum member is Fisherman (Peter) and it was his FE-17 style guitar, a lovely little guitar, that inspired me to make one. I am following the plans and details for the FE-17 that Peter provided but I am not trying to make a replica. Too much inlay work for me for a start. If you are mak...
by Bruce McC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 4590

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Very classy Allan, a nice piece of work. What timber did you use for the back and sides?
How is the FE 17 style classical going?
by Bruce McC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Wood Identification

Bunya or Hoop pine??
by Bruce McC
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer

Thanks Rod and Allen for your advice. Thought I might have been on to something that is relatively cheap
compared to Aqua Coat or epoxies and sands off easily.
by Bruce McC
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Pore Filling - Sanding Sealer

I know this is a contentious topic and there are many options covered in previous posts on this forum. I am just wondering if Feast Watson sanding sealer is suitable to use as a grain filler for acoustic instruments. If not why not considering that epoxy is commonly used? Dulux (Feast Watson and Cab...
by Bruce McC
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood identification?
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: Wood identification?

Hi Craig

Welcome to the forum at last. Looks like Queensland maple to me. I used some of the off cuts
you gave me to make this baritone uke. Would be happy to take more if you are giving it away
it was a lovely timber to work with. (Yes you are on my list).
by Bruce McC
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: FE17 inspired classical
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: FE17 inspired classical

Looking good Peter, very inspiring. Was the tornavoz fitted before assembly
or was it a retro fit after the top was glued down?
by Bruce McC
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: More Stephanie Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

More Stephanie Jones

Hi Richard

Here is another recent video featuring Stephanie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJYpcaSMXEs