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by Bruce McC
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400

Maybe it just wanted to stay safe and has gone into self isolation? : :?
by Bruce McC
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400
Replies: 3
Views: 218

What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400

Hi

Has any one else noticed that a post has been taken off the forum?
Could the moderators please explain why?
by Bruce McC
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Big sheets of sandpaper
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Big sheets of sandpaper

Hi Nick
I have purchased sanding discs 610mm diameter and drive belts for my Jet 16/32 drum sander
that are 410mm wide from the Sandpaper Man in the past, (5-10 years).
by Bruce McC
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Hi Rod.

Lovely guitar. The blue white blue purfling. Is it died timber or fibre and
did you make it yourself or purchase it from a supplier?
by Bruce McC
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Big sheets of sandpaper
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Big sheets of sandpaper

+1 for the Sandpaper Man
www.TheSandpaperMan.com.au
In Wynnum Qld. Phone 07 3396 4457.
by Bruce McC
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7206

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Bloody hell Rod a glass splash back and parquetry floor in a laundry!
That should keep the missus happy and win you a few brownie points. :cl
by Bruce McC
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: Stain on soundboard

Allen - yes it rubbed out easily by hand, it appeared to be in the finish and not in the timber.
by Bruce McC
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: Stain on soundboard

Martin - thanks for posting your photos, they confirm that there was no evidence of staining on my set ES 014 prior to use. Trevor - thanks, I tried using Shellite on a small area of staining and it had no apparent affect. So I decided to bite the bullet and I have sanded back a small section of the...
by Bruce McC
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: Stain on soundboard

Thanks, all comments appreciated. Mike - yes I have considered contamination from the steel wool. I only used the steel wool lightly between the coats of Mini Wax and would like to think that I carefully wiped the surface clean before applying the next coat. That is my usual practice, I do not use s...
by Bruce McC
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Stain on soundboard

A black stain has developed sometime in the last 4-5 months on the soundboard of this guitar which I built in 2018. The soundboard is Englemann spruce and I sealed it with wash coats of dewaxed blonde shellac whilst working on it i.e. installing the rosette, then finished with Mini Wax Wipe on Poly ...
by Bruce McC
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: Christmas Greetings

Thank you Martin and Jeremy for keeping the forum going, it is appreciated.
Hope you are well and keeping safe. Best wishes to all members for the New Year.
by Bruce McC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: The News Tonight

Slo Mo's Canberra Bubble is not keeping the smoke out in Canberra.
by Bruce McC
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Graham Caldersmith Tribute Concert
Replies: 0
Views: 3829

Graham Caldersmith Tribute Concert

Caldersmith Tribute Concert-1.jpg
by Bruce McC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Hi Trent.

Thanks for that info Trent.
by Bruce McC
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Hi Trent I really like the 18 hole bridge. What is the head stock angle and did you increase it to suit the Perfection pegs? I am assuming that as the string pegs are 90 degrees to the head stock face and the wound string remains above the plane of the head stock the break angle of the string over t...
by Bruce McC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Hi Trent

Thanks, hm duh I mean't to say 18 hole bridge, there appears to be three holes per string. :oops: :oops:
by Bruce McC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: Flamenco blanca - lutz & leyland cypress

Hi Trent Congrats that is a very nice looking guitar, looking forward to a sound clip. I gather that with the heel cap and back being one piece that it has a Spanish heel, if so how do you manage to do such a great job with the French polishing where the sides abut with the heel? Is the binding insi...
by Bruce McC
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Hi Greg

Just sent you a PM, hope it is helpful.
by Bruce McC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equ. 4.5-1 and Equ. 4.5-2
Replies: 2
Views: 1948

Re: Equ. 4.5-1 and Equ. 4.5-2

Thank you Trevor, will follow your sage advice and take an aspirin and lie down :roll:
by Bruce McC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equ. 4.5-1 and Equ. 4.5-2
Replies: 2
Views: 1948

Equ. 4.5-1 and Equ. 4.5-2

Hi In the Design volume (first edition) at pg 4-58 Young's modulus along the grain is given by equation 4.5-1. Then on page 4-59 this equation is reduced to equation 4.5-2, which contains a value of 0.94625. My question is how was this value calculated? Using equation 4.5-1 and the average figure of...
by Bruce McC
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele
Replies: 11
Views: 3059

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: 3621

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: 3621

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: 1638

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: 2279

Re: Wood identification

Hi Pat

I'd say red meranti or one of the Shorea species.