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by routout
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 23310

Re: Build a mandolin

Keeping with the theme Mr Rocket here is my take on the F style Mando going back 10 years ,( how time flies ) thought I would have some fun with the head stock and tail piece who knows where it is now fire wood I guess . :lol:
by routout
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 23310

Re: Build a mandolin

Oops sorry Mr Rocket ,About Mando's stick with the scale length most common I had trouble tuning my modded one :lol: Check out Sierra Hull.
by routout
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 23310

Re: Build a mandolin

I just realized I have 8 on an old instrument I forgot about in the let's call it the (forgotten shed) :) these will be the rite size if in a hundred years I need to replace them I can spin them up on the lath all good then . :D
by routout
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build a mandolin
Replies: 40
Views: 23310

Re: Build a mandolin

How many ferrules do you need I think they are much the same looking at an old set I have on an Instrument then some cheapy friction pegs i have look the same I have 3 :) 11 mm OD and 8 on the press fit with a ID of 5mm and the mando has 6 mm I could drill em .
by routout
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Major f**k ups
Replies: 14
Views: 7455

Re: Major f**k ups

Phases of the Moon ,the weather :? I remember reading a book on making out folding knives ,he said a coffe first thing in the morning while the brains ticking the rite way mark out then as I do check a dozen times then go what the hell did I just do :)
by routout
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Major f**k ups
Replies: 14
Views: 7455

Re: Major f**k ups

Almost every day for me :lol: then there's this broken uke neck that went flying out the shed and hit the gate made two more near perfect (to my eyes ) I have the thing that starts kind of bad then I of course keep going and guess what it gets worse :lol: :lol: .learn a lot about fixing stuff still ...
by routout
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Candy apple paint
Replies: 12
Views: 5667

Re: Candy apple paint

The Bodyshop paint supplies :) not to be mistaken for the soap supplies :lol: Bayswater,Dandy ,Thomastown and Seaford .I used Debeer paint mind you it was for a bike but their web site has good info ,there was some elastic in it 4 years and not a crack very thin fiberglass .I would do a lot of resea...
by routout
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: All Australian
Replies: 19
Views: 13354

Re: All Australian

I like the smaller body more these days ,all OZ yes I guess requests have to be met :D
by routout
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Candy apple paint
Replies: 12
Views: 5667

Re: Candy apple paint

I believe they also ran yellow under gold ,Candy I read somewhere was a Silver ground and then the tinted clear coat .The Body shop here in Bayswater carry some nice German brand paints I'v used ,they do have the candy style stuff give em a ring you never know. :)
by routout
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Questions We Never Ask
Replies: 17
Views: 8571

Re: The Questions We Never Ask

Miguel is that you wife your referring to :D Oh your machinary ,My son how long have you had that Me where have you been Son. :lol:
by routout
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lurkers first Tenor Ukulele build
Replies: 5
Views: 4133

Re: Lurkers first Tenor Ukulele build

Cool start, I cut my first back and sides with a panel saw :o You mention the cost of books I have a bunch all over the years they would add up to Trevor Gore book I guess ,now thinking about it it would be a smart purchase ,look at it like programs for the PC they cost heaps some 7k all the develop...
by routout
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bit warm and dry
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Bit warm and dry

Heads up for Melbourne :)
by routout
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Questions We Never Ask
Replies: 17
Views: 8571

Re: The Questions We Never Ask

I still have my 1993 Zebrano back to use and a year or two later I found a board for the sides :lol: then there are the 100 odd species of short bits ranging form 100 mm long to 300 mm plus not to mention the sliced stuff ready to go :D David Pool a wood seller from a while ago said to me one day It...
by routout
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Next how to - shape a violin bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Next how to - shape a violin bridge

How to shape an arch top Guitar bridge...............
by routout
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: wingless bridge, 7 strut interlocking hyperbolic bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 7057

Re: wingless bridge, 7 strut interlocking hyperbolic bracing

I'm certain if you don't try something different then how will you know,the eyes have it . :D
by routout
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: From The Ukulele Shed
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: From The Ukulele Shed

Awesome :D
by routout
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Buffing
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: Buffing

I put some thin craft felt between the block and paper helps to stop the pick up . :)
by routout
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar designer app
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Re: Guitar designer app

That is a great addition to your business fantastic work. :)
by routout
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 6885

Re: New Year

That's it
"Seeing in" the New Year??
Been a great source of inspiration on here I'm sure it will carry over ,when you think about the diverse range of Ideas and people it collectively it works pretty well all things considered . :)
by routout
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 6885

Re: New Year

All to all :) Hoping for some new glasses I believe that's as good as my new-years resolution will get ,I will take no bets :lol:
by routout
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Year end puttering away
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Re: Year end puttering away

The turned elliptical sound hole looks good with the elongated body ,nice touch. :)
by routout
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple and Spruce archtop
Replies: 22
Views: 12604

Re: Maple and Spruce archtop

I like the finish :) need more I was thinking semi gloss still highlights the best in the grain I think.
by routout
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Inundation
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Inundation

Yes got home after it hit riding down the Dandenong ranges Stooped YES Inelegant NO :lol: had this in the past so most things off the floor I'm reading about 85 % humidity at the moment OH well (note to self fix drain in front of shed ) 30 years ago maybe :lol: :lol:
by routout
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Show us your sled
Replies: 10
Views: 10512

Re: Show us your sled

:lol: :lol: I didn't see this (should look harder) My favorite of all the 125 TZ , race every one that is left up the back of the pack :D
by routout
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 8170

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

You guys and yer Bike themes ,one of my favorites for 7 plus years now along with other obsessions :lol: Oh and this telle thing I had hanging around for far to long as a body so I stuck a neck on to see how she runs .One is Italian the other has some Chinese parts all good fun :D .