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by Bruce McC
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: french polishing courses/tutorials?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: french polishing courses/tutorials?

Practice and more practice with a technique/method that works for you. I think Robbie OBrien's DVD French Polish - A Modern Approach, is easy to follow and I am happy with the results that I get, if you finish with the bridge and neck off the guitar. French polishing with the bridge glued on and a S...
by Bruce McC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equation 4.4-2
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Equation 4.4-2

Thanks for your assistance Steve, PM was very helpful.
by Bruce McC
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equation 4.4-2
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Equation 4.4-2

Hi Steve Thanks, yes when I use your value for the neutral axis, 0.00433333 which is the average of the values of the neutral axes for the triangle and the rectangle I get the same answer as in the book, :D . So my problem is either in the formula I used in the spreadsheet for the neutral axis of th...
by Bruce McC
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equation 4.4-2
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Equation 4.4-2

I am trying to work through the equation for the second area of moment of a compound brace, Equ. 4.4-2, at page 4-38 of Design Book first edition. I am using the dimensions given for the example but am unable to arrive at the answer of 6.31 x 10 etc . Attached is my spreadsheet, would appreciate any...
by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Curly Pete

Hi Anders

I last purchased timber from him in 2018 and contacted him through email at petecurly@gmail.com
by Bruce McC
Tue May 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Brazilian Rosewood Parlour Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Brazilian Rosewood Parlour Classical

Hi Craig

Very nice, what does he get if he sticks at his lessons for two years?
I still have your kerfing jig. :oops: :cry:
by Bruce McC
Sun May 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Hi Al

You have done a great job on the restoration, take a bow.
Is the body size of the Lyon and Healy similar to the Torres FE 17?
I enjoyed your playing. Thanks for the post.
by Bruce McC
Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

Re: Test post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiWbBC0SouU

Just thought I would post this maybe start a trend.
hope someone enjoys.
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: 5
Views: 1941

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: 5
Views: 1941

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: 4428

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: 6421

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: 4428

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: 11176

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: 4940

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: 4940

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: 4940

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: 4940

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: 3677

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: 4677

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: 6488

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: 9983

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: 9983

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: 9983

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: 9983

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...