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by Localele
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Binding channel cutter
Replies: 4
Views: 11784

Re: Binding channel cutter

The tolerance and fit of "real metalworking" are addictive.Using a milling machine with a DRO for measurements making fret scales really makes it easy and fun.Same for drilling bridges for string spacings.You soon realise the need then for a small precision lathe to make the other parts to the same ...
by Localele
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Binding channel cutter
Replies: 4
Views: 11784

Re: Binding channel cutter

Nice job Markus.You could grind your blades out of round High Speed Steel to fit the hole. Here are some photos of my version. IMG_1767.jpg Finished cutters IMG_1760.jpg Like this to cut the top IMG_1764.jpg Like this for around the sides.Note the cutter needs rolling over in this photo to get the b...
by Localele
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop Ukulele
Replies: 18
Views: 11605

Re: Archtop Ukulele

Nice one Miguel and just in time for Xmas.
The "force" is still strong in this one Allen.
by Localele
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Want to upgrade your bandsaw?
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: Want to upgrade your bandsaw?

It will go in a "Flat Rate Box" Nick.
by Localele
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cairns Ukulele Building Class 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Cairns Ukulele Building Class 2014

Count me in, it's heaps of fun. We only do 8 till 5 (or a bit earlier) so there is plenty of daylight left to have a look around Cairns while your up there.Festival events usually start on the Friday and continue till Sunday.
by Localele
Fri May 10, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spalted Resonator Uke
Replies: 20
Views: 12337

Re: Spalted Resonator Uke

C'mon Liam it's Friday night and by now you should have loosened up enough stubbies to give us a sound check.
by Localele
Mon May 06, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maleny Wood Expo
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: Maleny Wood Expo

I won't be there officially but will give them some to take up.Just getting another batch done now.
by Localele
Mon May 06, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maleny Wood Expo
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: Maleny Wood Expo

Sorry I forgot to give Colen some Rosette Cutters to have on display as well. :(
by Localele
Thu May 02, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spalted Resonator Uke
Replies: 20
Views: 12337

Re: Spalted Resonator Uke

Shit hot Liam.Knock out some dirty blues on it for a sound check.Get a few beers in first so you loosen up a bit.
by Localele
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Some call this class of instruments "SopraNANO Ukulele"
Replies: 9
Views: 4848

Re: Some call this class of instruments "SopraNANO Ukulele"

By my reckoning at half the size it would take twice as long to build properly.Hats off to the maker.
by Localele
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Hi Craig. In answer to a few of your questions here is what I do to set the distances. I like to use a story stick or even better a piece of thin perpex to set out the design for the rosette and neatly use the tool to lightly scribe the layout lines . This becomes your master reference for resetting...
by Localele
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

I hope he had a helicopter to drop off the Xmas grog supply.
by Localele
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Thanks for the promp delivery. Mine arrived in time to make it under the Christmas tree. We aim to please, but no more deliveries until I get back from a few days away. Had to bring one with me to post the day before Xmas to the USA.No chance it would have gotten in before Xmas Day. I hope you guys...
by Localele
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

You probably won't have to wait that long to confuse people Bob.Just remember to have a few practice runs to help work it out . Like all things that appear simple it takes a bit of nouse to get the best out of them. :gui :gui :gui :gui :gui :gui :gui :gui Well I'll be if it isn't 8 Guinesses (or is ...
by Localele
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

They are on my website but $150 with the 3 cutters inc. postage in Australia. :gui
by Localele
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

A limited number of Rosette and Circle Cutters are now available.Get in quick before BOB sensors this post for being a Blatant advertisement of a new product by an unscrupulous operator working from a home sweatshop.Lucky it has a beer fridge otherwise I wouldn't go over there.
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by Localele
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Extreme Closeups of the Cairns Ukulele Build
Replies: 14
Views: 8424

Re: Extreme Closeups of the Cairns Ukulele Build

Hi Kevin, It might be interesting to have a closeup of both the blade that did the finishing and the finish it left on the timber surface.
Don't take this too personally but of course with my ridiculously sharp tools it may not be possible to see the tool marks with the instruments you have on hand.
by Localele
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

The centre pin is adjusted using the sliding dovetail.It is a bit less fiddly than the original which had a slight problem of having to unscrew and screw the pin into the body for coarse adjustment. Using a story stick method makes it very easy to adjust this one to cut both the channel and the vene...
by Localele
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

A few photos to explain the delay in the new tool. A total redesign but a much better tool as a result. I have to do the blades yet but will start them tomorrow.It will come with a knife blade , a 5mm wide inlay blade and a 30.thou. inlay blade ( for BWB lines). At this stage the final cost is not w...
by Localele
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Thanks for the offer Kim but it has a 32mm spindle.
by Localele
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

I would like to have a chat about it Steve. There is plenty to learn. PM me your number and a suitable time and I'll give you a ring.
by Localele
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Your not the only one Craig. It has so many adjusters it is confusing. Got to love it when the table adjustment for angles is marked down to 10 Minute intervals rather than degrees.
by Localele
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

No Markus ,Russian is not something you could learn by looking at it.
Cost of the machine has no bearing on the price of the Rosette Cutters.It is just the ultimate sharpener for all tools.
by Localele
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 88232

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Hi Everyone, No excuse but these photos are part of the hold-up on the rosette cutters. My new Universal Tool and Cutter Grinder. Being able to hand grind a blade for myself is one thing but getting a result on a batch of blades is completely different. The geometry in the little blades is quite com...
by Localele
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The 2012 Cairns Ukulele Building Course
Replies: 30
Views: 16953

Re: The 2012 Cairns Ukulele Building Course

Just remember they don't feed you like that all the time there Dave.