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by Craig
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 26272

Re: I'm retiring

G'day Bob , It's been quite a journey. Thanks for everything old mate and all the very best for your future .

Craig :cl :cl :cl
by Craig
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge Pins - 12 String Guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

Re: Bridge Pins - 12 String Guitar

Hi Kim , The oversize pins came from Stumac. I'll try and find the pictures I included in the tutorial.
by Craig
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Horder
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: Horder

Geez Jim,,,,don't be too hastey :lol:
by Craig
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12 string bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 6215

Re: 12 string bridge

For this mark-out in particular, and in fact every other mark-out undertaken when working with un-weldable woods, I highly recommend adding a KUM (no smart arse comments thanks), 2 stage, long point, pencil sharpener to your kit.... https://www.currys.com/Products/Media/fl/DMI/KUMAS2A7.jpg Bought m...
by Craig
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Piano timber
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Piano timber

Bob Connor wrote:
I use the 100 x 100 for back bracing in my instruments

Regards
Definitely a non active back then Bob ?? :lol:
by Craig
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: It's been even longer!!
Replies: 28
Views: 12024

Re: It's been even longer!!

Very very cool Rod ..........Amazing work :cl :cl :cl
by Craig
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 19
Views: 9515

Re: It's been a while

I'm just gobsmacked Nick,,,, Superb !! :cl :cl :cl
by Craig
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Do you guys like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 6244

Re: Do you guys like this?

Here's a more subtle alternative I've made in the past rather than the solid mother of pearl or Paua dots FEB41.jpg A bit more work than you might first imagine. Cut some round pieces from the fretboard offcuts to match the grain of the wood where they are to be placed. Glue those pieces into sectio...
by Craig
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Epoxy adhesive
Replies: 10
Views: 5206

Re: Epoxy adhesive

I'm a bit over the sink back you get with Z-poxy Regards ME TOO !! Takes quite a long time , but it does happen ! . Very disappointing . I'm wonder if all epoxies do the same.......... ? I recall the old school French polishers mixing up a Plaster of Paris paste (with a suitable coloured water stai...
by Craig
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: home made c-clamps for gluing plates to rims
Replies: 11
Views: 13935

Re: home made c-clamps for gluing plates to rims

Geez ! looks like another banning :wh


Simple and effective . Great work Mark :cl
by Craig
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A better way?
Replies: 24
Views: 10936

Re: A better way?

Sorry Paul ,,,,,,,,,,You're out
by Craig
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: table saw
Replies: 10
Views: 5127

Re: table saw

Now I'm officially an old fart , but I've been wearing glasses for the last ten years or so. I've become pretty much addicted to my loupe type magnifiers as well.
It seems once you can see such close up detail of your work there's no going back.
by Craig
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Officially an old fart!!
Replies: 13
Views: 7890

Re: Officially an old fart!!

Thanks a heap guys , Old fart it is ! :D
by Craig
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Officially an old fart!!
Replies: 13
Views: 7890

Re: Officially an old fart!!

Thanks mate . Never had a bum salute before :lol:

60 years old and still haven't got a clue :D
by Craig
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Double (or laminated) sides -
Replies: 13
Views: 13843

Re: Double (or laminated) sides -

Nice work Bob and many thanks for this Tute . I've been wanting to give this a shot for quite some time . I'm a "believer " :D
by Craig
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretless Bass Epoxy Treatment
Replies: 18
Views: 10239

Re: Fretless Bass Epoxy Treatment

I've found using slightly less hardener than recommended in the mix results in a much harder epoxy finish.
I haven't used all the epoxies available , so experiment with the one you use first . You'll find it interesting.
by Craig
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A better way?
Replies: 24
Views: 10936

Re: A better way?

It takes me too long as well Jim . Have a try at turning the sharp edge on a smooth bit of hardened steel creating a hook on whatever your using to scrape off the finish.
Don't put masking tape on a recently French polished finish !! or you'll end up very pissed off ? :D
by Craig
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North, NZ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10238

Re: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North,

Nice work there Ken . I like that outside mold construction in particular . Those little middle blocks look a better solution than multiple layers of ply ( or particle board ,,,cringe ) Richard , Your braces will still be within your specifications after being radiused . Spruce will be removed from ...
by Craig
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dust Masks
Replies: 14
Views: 8239

Re: Dust Masks

I use mono-goggles (Ski goggles) which have a good snug seal around my nose etc, so they don't fog up. And I can wear my glasses under them if needed G'day Ken , I can see why you call yourself "Crafty Fox " You must really make a spectacle of yourself :lol: Luckily I'm not old enough that I need g...
by Craig
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Feedback please.
Replies: 55
Views: 20642

Re: Feedback please.

G'day Jim , Looks like I'm going against the flow of most here , but I like the design a lot. Reminds me of the precision engineering of a gunsmith . .I'm guessing the yaw alignment wouldn't be any more time consuming than a conventional heeled neck. I remember the old Eko Guitars too Nick (no neck ...
by Craig
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine Weissenborn
Replies: 23
Views: 11735

Re: Huon Pine Weissenborn

I just love these blonde instruments ,but this one takes the cake ! That's some beautifully grained Huon Bob . You're going to be kept busy at Port Fairy as this one is bound to get a heap of attention . I like the look of those Gold tuners against the Huon . What are they ? Top work as usual Bob
by Craig
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: archtop bass
Replies: 29
Views: 12581

Re: archtop bass

G'day Rod , Wow , that's another outstanding instrument . Superb work mate
DarwinStrings wrote:Jeez if that thing could walk I bet it would strut Rod.

Jim
Jim said it right !!

:cl :cl :cl :cl :cl
by Craig
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret
Replies: 25
Views: 12421

Re: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret

Thanks for all that double side info Bob , I'll be giving it a shot. Definatley loads of advantages . Like you ,I also try to avoid using epoxy . Titebond's ability to pull the surfaces together as it dries makes it a good choice for the job. It's quite a big surface , I imagine you brush it on to s...
by Craig
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret
Replies: 25
Views: 12421

Re: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret

Rod - the Coco bent easily. It was only .040" thick. :D I use double sides on anything I build and then glue the two laminates together with Titebond. Makes for incredibly dense, stiff sides that have very little ripple and no springback. I think my instruments sound much better since I started doi...
by Craig
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret
Replies: 25
Views: 12421

Re: Cocobolo O-18 12 fret

That's a class act Bob . Beautiful looking little guitar . With the Cocobolo and Euro spruce I'll bet it sounds like a winner too.. The Coco bound ebony fretboard is certainly a good look !