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by Bob Orr
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 6 course renaissance lute
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: 6 course renaissance lute

Lovely! Do you hand cut/carve the rosette? What do you use as a backing ? Bob
by Bob Orr
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 4305

Re: Hello!

Lovely work Jo! Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 12468

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

Steve Sawyer wrote:I realized today that I'm nearing completion of build #2 and I'm already becoming giddy about build #3 that only exists in my head and a rough drawing.

This is weird.

No don't be silly, it is much, much worse than that! Bob
by Bob Orr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Drawing curves
Replies: 16
Views: 6918

Re: Drawing curves

Use a two way straight rod?
by Bob Orr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sandpaper adhesive
Replies: 12
Views: 4379

Re: Sandpaper adhesive

I use wide double sided sticky tape or buy self adhesive sandpaper.
by Bob Orr
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway
Replies: 21
Views: 12079

Re: MIMF 21st birthday giveaway

Thanks for everything you do Charlie and happy 21st! Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu May 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Info requested on Gallotone archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 3881

Re: Info requested on Gallotone archtop

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by Bob Orr
Thu May 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Info requested on Gallotone archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 3881

Info requested on Gallotone archtop

Hi. My friend manages a charity shop in Nailsea and this was recently handed in. He was told it is just like John Lennon used to play! Now I know Lennon played a Gallotone very early on but it was not like this I know. Tried doing some research online but could not find one like this. It appears to ...
by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: "Relic-ing" a Finish: Opinion Only
Replies: 8
Views: 6860

Re: "Relic-ing" a Finish: Opinion Only

I have never really got the relic thing."Fake News" as far as I am concerned.
by Bob Orr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Has anyone ever tried making their own strings?
Replies: 21
Views: 21430

Re: Has anyone ever tried making their own strings?

No I don't think so and for good reason. I think the tooling costs for a set up that would produce anything remotely usable would be prohibitively expensive unless you were going to sell thousands of them.
by Bob Orr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 13370

Re: Broken router collet. Why?

Just a thought but do you clean out the collet regularly. I lost a cutter once because the collet was all gummed up with fine dust and although it felt tight it was not gripping the shank properly. If it was gummed up perhaps that caused the collet to split|? Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Cold Bendable Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 8153

Re: Cold Bendable Wood

Had a look but wood is moist when shipped and must be moist to be cold bent. Would be concerned about movement when it dries out. Bob
by Bob Orr
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question about rubber hose
Replies: 17
Views: 16147

Re: question about rubber hose

I think you mean silicon surgical hose, I have seen that used. Here is a link to evilbay. Bob https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/140860748248?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=43978108057&rlsatarget=pla-349840072776&abcId=1128956&adtype=pla&merchantid=113689872&poi=&googleloc=9045620&device=c&campaignid=856935089&c...
by Bob Orr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 23129

Re: You know how it is...

I am in too. Just done the same thing with my hand drill!

Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My#2 Mahogany 000
Replies: 6
Views: 5700

Re: My#2 Mahogany 000

Thanks, yes number three already in the planning stage and this one sounds good and only been strung up for a day or so.
by Bob Orr
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My#2 Mahogany 000
Replies: 6
Views: 5700

Re: mY#2 mAHOGANY 000

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by Bob Orr
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My#2 Mahogany 000
Replies: 6
Views: 5700

Re: mY#2 mAHOGANY 000

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by Bob Orr
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My#2 Mahogany 000
Replies: 6
Views: 5700

My#2 Mahogany 000

Plan: Stew mac 000. Changed bracing pattern to add A frame bracing in upper bout, mortised into head block. Added scoop cutaway and arm bevel. Back sides and top: mahogany/sapele. Cannot be more specific as it it is reclaimed timber from Bristol Timber Recycling Project. Width was limited hence 4 pi...
by Bob Orr
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Wax for French polish
Replies: 5
Views: 4509

Re: Wax for French polish

I have used microcrystaline wax on a Tru Oil finished guitar with some success. I like it because it dries quickly, is non sticky and does not leave fingerprints or handling marks on the guitar.
Bob