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by Bob Orr
Wed May 31, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 11661

Re: Archtop body binding with router

I made one out of a cheap plastic cutting mat. Cut out a circle with a circle cutter in a pillar drill. Put a bolt through and a couple of washers and a bolts and put it into the pillar drill. Used 80 grit on hardwood block and a scraper to shape it. Easy to shape but makes a mess! I drilled a coupl...
by Bob Orr
Wed May 31, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Top Damage Advice Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 9309

Re: Top Damage Advice Needed

I think the crack will re glue ok. The dent can be improved with a wet cloth and some heat. Put a damp clean cloth over the dent and apply heat on top of the cloth with the tip of an household clothes iron or a soldering iron. Repeat as necessary. This has worked for me so long as the fibers are not...
by Bob Orr
Thu May 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: neck heel crushing sides of guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 14638

Re: neck heel crushing sides of guitar

Glad you got a solution. You need to leave a small space between the end of the tenon and the mortise. If it has been bottoming out them the temptation is to crank on the bolts to try to get the heel to sit flush. Looking at the amount of denting on the bindings at the soundboard I think the bolts h...
by Bob Orr
Sun May 07, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (closed)
Replies: 22
Views: 23026

Re: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (open)

Bob Orr wrote:I am in too though I suspect the prospect of carriage cost to the UK rule me out!

Cheers, Bob

OK I will cover shipping costs to UK ! Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed May 03, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (closed)
Replies: 22
Views: 23026

Re: May giveaway, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 7 (open)

I am in too though I suspect the prospect of carriage cost to the UK rule me out!

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The party!
Topic: MIMF retrospective and future
Replies: 15
Views: 49344

Re: MIMF retrospective and future

Well Charlie, what sets you apart? Quite simple really without this forum and all the help and advice I have received here I would never have started building guitars! Now 3 ukes and two guitars later I am still a daily visitor.

Regards, Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: First giveaway- $50 StewMac gift certificate (closed)
Replies: 22
Views: 25333

Re: First giveaway- $50 StewMac gift certificate

Count me in too!

Bob
by Bob Orr
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Concert Ukulele plan
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

Re: Concert Ukulele plan

I have used these to good effect, Cheers, Bob

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by Bob Orr
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Archtop Build Journal - Fifth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 11800

Re: Archtop Build Journal - Fifth Edition

wow Mike I have just downloaded this, thank you for this great resource. Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: a uke for my daughter
Replies: 3
Views: 3468

a uke for my daughter

This one was finished yesterday for my daughter Sarah and this is #3. The inlay is her star sign. Back and sides; leopardwood Top ; lacewood binding ; oak and bwb purfling. fingerboard, bridge and headstock veneer ; wenge inlay, abalone & maple veneer Finish ; shellac based sanding sealer then Tru O...
by Bob Orr
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Wilkinson open back machine heads
Replies: 1
Views: 5313

Wilkinson open back machine heads

Hi I am looking for a set of Wilkinson open back tuners and a supplier in UK or EU or with free postage. Have found several sellers in the USA online but postage charges are ridiculously high.

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: 1965/66 Gibson B25-12 trapeze tailpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 16265

Re: 1965/66 Gibson B25-12 trapeze tailpiece

Could you get someone to braze or weld the old one back together again?

Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: looking for advice to remove a clear self adhesive pick guard
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: looking for advice to remove a clear self adhesive pick guard

Hi guys thanks to all for the input. Used a combination of lighter fuel (only way I can get naptha here!) and a hair drier and it came off a treat. masked rest of top with thick cardboard. Fitted new one using a spray of water and a cork block and it went on first time with no bubbles. Friend is del...
by Bob Orr
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Hand planes
Replies: 39
Views: 26277

Re: Hand planes

+1 for Veritas have the block plane and the low angle smoother and they are both great. The thicker blades made of much better steel make a huge difference. I also have a low angle jack plane from Quangsheng which is also very good. Mine came with three different blades and I turned the middle one i...
by Bob Orr
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: ooo bracing query
Replies: 1
Views: 2340

ooo bracing query

Hi I am about to start an all mahogany 000 and am using the stewmac plans. Has anyone used these plans and if so do you suggest any alterations to bracing heights and thicknesses as they look a bit chunky to me.

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 54658

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by Bob Orr
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 54658

Re: What other things do you guys make?

Here is a marquetry jewellery box I made for my daughter. complete with secret drawer.

Cheers, Bob
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by Bob Orr
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Google Map of the MIMF
Replies: 23
Views: 29166

Re: Google Map of the MIMF

Added mine! Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: looking for advice to remove a clear self adhesive pick guard
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

looking for advice to remove a clear self adhesive pick guard

Hi a friend has asked me to replace the clear plastic pick guard on his Oakwood bouzouki and I am looking for any advice on the best way to tackle this.

Regards, Bob