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by ozwood
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Kauri Pine Soundboards.
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Kauri Pine Soundboards.

Hi All, Hi Have Just acquired some really nice looking Kauri Pine sound boards, they seem to bee really stiff in both directions, and are similar in grain to Bunya , they have a Bright , glassy tap tone. I would be grateful for any advice on how to treat these in terms of thickness any what to expec...
by ozwood
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: paulownia as a tonewood.
Replies: 19
Views: 10725

Re: paulownia as a tonewood.

Thanks JJ,

Any chance of some pictures when your done , really keen to see what it looks like and your opinion on the sound.

Paul
by ozwood
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bracing and other questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Bracing and other questions

Hi Aiden, I would start, as many do with a Book by Johnathon Kinkade "Build your own acoustic guitar" it comes with a set of plans for a middle sized Guitar and steps you through it. A favorite Mid sized guitar of mine is a 000 , plans are available from Tim Spittal as is the Book , he has a link in...
by ozwood
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: paulownia as a tonewood.
Replies: 19
Views: 10725

Re: paulownia as a tonewood.

Thanks Steve,

That's Good advice from someone who knows. I appreciate your feedback , and would be keen to try some for bracing.

When I do I will be sure, let you all know my findings.

Paul.
by ozwood
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Myrtle 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7080

Re: Tiger Myrtle 000

Hi Allen, Thanks, it is nice TM I got lucky , I actually destroyed the first back I was sent :( so this back was a ring in that worked out well. The braces are inspired by the bracing that a maker called Trevor Gore uses, he's an amazing engineer, and all of his design's and decisions are made with ...
by ozwood
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Myrtle 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7080

Re: Tiger Myrtle 000

Hi Jim, Thanks for your feedback, the finish is just plain old Spraylac by Mirotone Pre cat out of an aerosol,the stuff is fool proof , Cut back between coats then polished micromesh and finished with Maguires plastic polish , it's in a gray bottle , and was intended for polishing plastics , but wor...
by ozwood
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Myrtle 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7080

Tiger Myrtle 000

Hi all, For your Viewing , Top is Engleman, Bracing inspired by Trevor Gore . Back and sides , Head plate , Bindings and Rosette are Tiger Myrtle supplied by Tim Spittal. Neck is Blackwood . Fretboard and Bridge are Mulga From Tim. Kerfing is Huon Pine. ( bends really well). Neck is fully detachable...
by ozwood
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top thickness
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: Top thickness

Hi Lacrombie, I'm only Three guitar's into my Luthierie Journey so you may want to wait for More Qualified advice , but for my Two Bobs worth, if you want to keep that top ,You may want to consider a latticed braced top, I have a friend who only uses this system And all of his tops are around that t...
by ozwood
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: paulownia as a tonewood.
Replies: 19
Views: 10725

Re: paulownia as a tonewood.

Jim, Thanks you've just reminded me of Why I started building Guitars, I am first and foremost a Wood worker , who wanted to use , beautiful and rare timbers in a responsible and sparing way in an object that would be valued, past fads and fashions -------- the Perfect answer was to build Guitars , ...
by ozwood
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: paulownia as a tonewood.
Replies: 19
Views: 10725

paulownia as a tonewood.

Hi all, My latest edition of Renew magazine arrived today , and there was an piece about the green creds of Paulownia as a renewable timber, I believe it's an Asian timber , fast growing, tight straight grain, very stable and strong, and a some with figure and flame . Every now and then I get the gu...
by ozwood
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Classical made from pure local timbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4142

Re: Classical made from pure local timbers

Great looking Guitar , I love the concept of using local timbers , and try to every chance I get , I'm doing a 100% Australian Timber, 000 Concert for a charity auction,and wanted to make it unique, so the back and side are from a Blackwood tree salvaged from the Dorrigo Plataue, Neck is a laminatio...
by ozwood
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 36 miners missing at Pike River Coalmine in NZ
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

Re: 36 miners missing at Pike River Coalmine in NZ

I make and Repair Equipment for Pike River , I have some of their Equipment in our workshop at the Moment , I hope all the Guy's are OK .
by ozwood
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: So if
Replies: 8
Views: 3369

Re: So if

I forgot my Absolute worst one >>>>>>>

I went to a shop the other day , on one side they sold camping gear , on the other they had all things to do with dolphins.





The shop was called " for all in tents and Porpoises ". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by ozwood
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: So if
Replies: 8
Views: 3369

Re: So if

While we are all in the mood for some bad jokes , here my best bad joke .

Did you here about the two crooks that stole a Calender?




they got six months each........................................ boom , boom
by ozwood
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Make up ya mind Pauline
Replies: 9
Views: 4044

Re: Make up ya mind Pauline

If you see her scoping to buy a house close to yours, get your wife to don a bhurka, put down a small peice of carpet and face Mecca, should send her on her way pretty quickly .
by ozwood
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck bolt systems
Replies: 23
Views: 11878

Re: Neck bolt systems

Here some Pics of the system I used, just another variation of the others also using the " prestige" style bolts , reinforced tenon and the tongue rebated back into the body . seems to work well and is fully removable.

Ozwood.
by ozwood
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Electricity converson from the States
Replies: 47
Views: 18307

Re: Electricity converson from the States

Quote: Just make sure you connect the green wire to the ground lug. Beyond that, a motor could care less about how you connect the other two. The Motor may not care but the switching circiut will, the Active is switched for a reason , cause it's the bitey one , my recommendation is get the active an...
by ozwood
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Guitar Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 8468

Guitar Plans

These plans are not free , but are reasonably priced , very detailed and come with instruction .
http://ultimate-guitar-building.com/plan-shop/

Cheers,
Ozwood.
by ozwood
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nomex Supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 11649

Re: nomex supplier?

Hi All , I have found a Supplier of Nomex who is happy to supply and charge by the M2 , His name is Alan Philips of Race 1 racing boats , they make racing scull's but are happy to Supply Nomex .his details are allan@race1.com.au Race1 Australia Pty Ltd Unit J5B 39 Jones Street Ultimo NSW 2007 ABN 34...
by ozwood
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Al's Special Les Paul Junior
Replies: 29
Views: 9455

Re: Al's Special Les Paul Junior

Hi Alan ,

Looks Great !

I've been looking for some Single cut away JNR plans for ages , can you help .

Regards ,
Paul
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More clamps !!!!! more clamps !!!!
by ozwood
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: LMII Order.
Replies: 7
Views: 3637

Re: LMII Order.

Thanks for all that info, very much appreciated .

Paul
by ozwood
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: LMII Order.
Replies: 7
Views: 3637

LMII Order.

Hi all , Good to be back , after the crash .I have just done an order with LMII for some tools ( not wood Tim ) and they want to send it Via FedEx but warn or possible Brokerage fees , Any body had any experiance , am I likely to have to pay, and if so how much? I have stuff come from Stewwie macs v...