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by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 575

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: 691

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: 695

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: 790

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: 1421

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: 1421

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: 4032

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: 5202

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: 4032

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: 10038

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: 4429

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: 4429

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: 4429

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: 4429

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: 3266

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: 4084

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: 5990

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: 8094

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: 8094

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: 8094

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: 8094

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: 2116

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: 3036

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: 3036

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: 3781

Re: Selection of timber - e.g Sapele

Hi Richard

Try searching under Instrument Builders Forum for posts by christian (Christian Druery).