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by Bruce McC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 25
Views: 2098

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: 1196

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: 9
Views: 1155

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: 643

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: 2
Views: 1556

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: 1038

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: 2174

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: 2174

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: 913

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: 960

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: 960

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: 1939

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: 1701

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: 1002

More Stephanie Jones

Hi Richard

Here is another recent video featuring Stephanie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJYpcaSMXEs
by Bruce McC
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stephanie Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Stephanie Jones

Thank you Richard for the post. I agree with you Stephanie is a gifted musician.
I hope she returns to Canberra when she finishes her studies, after all Canberra
is the "Mecca"for classical guitarists in Australia. :cl :cl
by Bruce McC
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build
Replies: 17
Views: 4777

Re: New build

What about the new kitchen the missus has been waiting for? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bruce McC
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/Indian acoustic guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Spruce/Indian acoustic guitar

Hi Pete
Looks great from here and sounds ok. You worry too much.
We must get together one day and compare "muck ups".
I'll show you mine if you show me yours :o :o
by Bruce McC
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Monterey Cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5786

Re: Monterey Cypress

Hi Andos some progress pics of a baritone uke using Georgia Luthier Supply plans. Macro top back and sides with jarrah bindings. Pity about the knots in the macro over there, over here ours is straight grained and knot free. :lol: :lol: Got mine from Pete at Curly Timbers. Macro uke1.jpg Macro uke2....
by Bruce McC
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Native Olive OM
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Native Olive OM

Dave

In Tasmania native olive is vernacular for Notelaea ligustrina. There is also an olea species
Olea paniculata that occurs the coastal rain forests of New South Wales and Queensland
and is also called native olive
by Bruce McC
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Monterey Cypress
Replies: 18
Views: 5786

Re: Monterey Cypress

Hi Dave and Frank
the two links below are to previous posts where macrocarpa has been used.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6723&p=75171&hilit ... nca#p75171


viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6739&p=75173&hilit ... nca#p75173
by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Retopping first Falcate braced Classical Guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 6080

Re: Retopping first Falcate braced Classical Guitar

Hi John,
oops I meant John not Jim.
by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Retopping first Falcate braced Classical Guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 6080

Re: Retopping first Falcate braced Classical Guitar

Hi Jim

...." I might add a black purfling strip to the inside of the sound hole to drop the air resonance a Hz or 2. "

could you please explain? Are you in effect making a mini tornavoz?
by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The slow, secret death of the six string electric..
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

The slow, secret death of the six string electric..

This is a recent story from the Washington Post.......(some might say it is fake news)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... a74447107f
by Bruce McC
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 11524

Re: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!

Hi Ross

A group buy was canvassed previously but never got off the ground.... see
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5889&p=73002&hilit= ... ses#p73002