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by ozwood
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A different side of life in the workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 6239

Re: A different side of life in the workshop

Just wait it out, he's paid a fair chunk and does not want to say goodbye to that any more than you want to sell it for less. Shit just happens sometimes, it's frustrating, but really you don't have much to gain by selling it cheap. I have a repair that's been ready since Nov, owes me $500 , I'll ju...
by ozwood
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spots under glue - Myrtle
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: Spots under glue - Myrtle

Steve,

if you apply some creativity and strategic placement you may be able to make some Tiger Myrtle 8)

Paul.
by ozwood
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My daughetrs 10th Birthday present
Replies: 7
Views: 4236

Re: My daughetrs 10th Birthday present

Thanks Wayne, I don't have a photo's of the internals this one specifically , but if you PM me you email Address I'll send you some pics from previous builds. It's taken a few goes to get the sound exactly were I want it, it's easy to make them to bright , so I'll include my learning for what they a...
by ozwood
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My daughetrs 10th Birthday present
Replies: 7
Views: 4236

My daughetrs 10th Birthday present

My Daughter has been begging for a guitar and has a shown a consistent interest in playing so I made her this for her birthday. Myrtle Parlour , with a Mahogany neck, Engleman Top ,Burl rosette and head plate, Myrtle everything else. Bracing is Sparce lattice composite. That about covers the words. ...
by ozwood
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sassafras and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Mini
Replies: 1
Views: 2179

Sassafras and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Mini

Hi All, Latest build , Top is Alaskan Yellow Cedar B&S are Black Heart Sassafras Neck is Brown Beech Fretboard and bridge are NZ Puriri. 14th fret neck join. Composite Double X braced top. This is the gallery so here are the Pics. Real happy with the sound. Cheers, Paul.
by ozwood
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 21591

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

Yeah See .......... I only ever did one Restoration post, similar result...... this has become more tedious than the marriage equality debate.

:roll: :roll:

I'm going back to up the shed to do some building.

Cheers,
by ozwood
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 21591

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

It would seem that minimum intervention is a cornerstone of good restoration , weather it be a listed heritage building, an artwork , a sculpture or an old instrument . Nice work Mathew :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl a very impressive repair , I guess that's why your the go to man for resto and repairs of thes...
by ozwood
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Virgin
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: Virgin

Gold ....... :lol: :lol:
by ozwood
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spanish Cedar
Replies: 17
Views: 8527

Re: Spanish Cedar

I reckon that there has been some confusion between Spanish cypress, which does look, smell very similar to Macrocarpa , And Spanish Cedar that does look and smell very similar to Australian red cedar as well as Toona Ciliata ?? Am I correct ? But I'm with Jeff, drawing a line between Spanish cedar ...
by ozwood
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spanish Cedar
Replies: 17
Views: 8527

Re: Spanish Cedar

Tim spittle had Spanish cedar
by ozwood
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Classical
Replies: 14
Views: 6756

Re: Ziricote Classical

Hi Paul, Congratulations on a magnificent modern looking classical. As a largely fingerstyle on nylon player, I would love to have this guitar in my collection. Like many players I have GAS. The tuner issue is interesting visually but is it possible to correct or will the screw holes be visible? Ch...
by ozwood
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carbatec new website !.
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Carbatec new website !.

Hi Gents, So Carbatec launched there new website , with a 10% inducement to try it out. So I took the bait and ordered a small item I have been wanting for a bit. You can now at least checkout and pay without the 5 day delay of waiting for someone to get back to you with a postage cost, so tick for ...
by ozwood
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Classical
Replies: 14
Views: 6756

Re: Ziricote Classical

Thanks Guys, What' s the story with those tuners? What brand are they? Also, do you notice a lot of difference between the sound of this and a conventionally braced guitar. Any chance of a comparative sound clip??? I ask because I'm gravitating to making more classicals from here on, and am wonderin...
by ozwood
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Classical
Replies: 14
Views: 6756

Re: Ziricote Classical

Thanks Wayne,

I watched Allen Mc Farlen's tutes and did just what he said.

Cheers,
by ozwood
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally back to building!
Replies: 6
Views: 4126

Re: Finally back to building!

Nice sassy Martin,

Love the look :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl

Cheers,
by ozwood
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Classical
Replies: 14
Views: 6756

Ziricote Classical

Hi All,

Classical with a contemporary look, radial bracing, live back ,weighted sides.

B&S are Ziricote.
Top is Engleman.
Neck is Walnut

Bindings and fretboard are both Wenge.

Sound is warm and loud.

Enjoy.

Cheers,
by ozwood
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 10
Views: 6297

Re: New Toy

Thanks Mark , all good Info.

My mate also purchased one at the same time, but has not opted for the shelix, I'll pass on you tip.

Cheers,
by ozwood
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: "Business of Lutherie" forum?
Replies: 58
Views: 19812

Re: "Business of Lutherie" forum?

he is the Demonx :evil:
by ozwood
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: "Business of Lutherie" forum?
Replies: 58
Views: 19812

Re: "Business of Lutherie" forum?

Here ya Go ! As seen on face book . Take your music business or career to the next level. Grab your spot in Left of Centre, a weekend business planning intensive especially designed for the arts being held at the inspiring COMMUNE Coworking space in Newtown. Learn a bundle of tips, tricks and tools ...
by ozwood
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mirrotone sealer
Replies: 10
Views: 4175

Re: Mirrotone sealer

Hi Rod, I have and still do, no draw backs as far as I'm concerned, sands a hell of a lot easier than gloss and can can be sanded the same day so handy to seal and build. Some would say it can dull the clarity when used with dark timbers, I would beg to differ so long as your not putting a heap of c...
by ozwood
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 10
Views: 6297

Re: New Toy

Well ...... umm :oops: :oops: not that particular unit, but one just like it LOL.

I see Peta was on "The Voice" , very compassionate and empathetic girl. :D

There was another mishap involving a plane and a bench caused by Peta , but that's another story.

Cheers,
by ozwood
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 10
Views: 6297

New Toy

Hi all, A bit of relief from the heavy threads ! I had a faithful Makita thicknesser for years, it was as tough as nails, the blades where cheap, but it sniped like a bitch and had been known to wood chip anything even slightly resembling curly grain, Tim spittle described the feed rate as "terrifyi...
by ozwood
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Please help !!!
Replies: 62
Views: 22633

Re: Please help !!!

I might be old fashioned, but, I Build a guitar , I sell a Guitar , I pour the money back into Jigs , tools and so on , I now have a pretty good setup, but it's mine fair and square, i'm not a tight arse I'll gladly share any of my equipment to support a budding luthier and regularly do. My hobby, m...
by ozwood
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flat Top Mandolin
Replies: 20
Views: 9502

Re: Flat Top Mandolin

Very nice indeed , gotta be happy with that. :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl

cheers,