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by Bob Orr
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another newbie's number one!
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

Re: Another newbie's number one!

Thanks. The wood on the ukes fronts is lacewood. It is quarter sawn London Plane tree. Called London Plane because that is what lots of the trees on the streets on London are. It sounds great looks good and is easy to work. Back and sides are leopardwood which is the nearest id I could get. It was s...
by Bob Orr
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another newbie's number one!
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

Re: Another newbie's number one!

Thaks and yes the base is nice and full. I am hopeless at recording anuything but will see if my son can help sometime soon and may be able to post a soundclip.

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another newbie's number one!
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

Re: Another newbie's number one!

a few more pics.
by Bob Orr
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another newbie's number one!
Replies: 8
Views: 5835

Another newbie's number one!

Here is my first guitar. I built a couple of ukes last year which are pictured below and were the first instruments that I made, though I do have some hobby woodworking experience. I wanted a wood resonator to play acoustic slide and wanted something with a good base response so after numerous month...
by Bob Orr
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Goodbye David Bowie!
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

Re: Goodbye David Bowie!

First gig I ever went to was Bowie's Ziggy tour in 1972 at the Glasgow Apollo. Just amazing and his songs mean so much to me as a gawky teenager growing up in the early 70's and yes I did have a Bowie haircut! God bless you, your music will live forever, My favoutite... Chamges.

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How guitars are really made
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

How guitars are really made

made me laugh anyway!

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: black Sumi (japanese calligraphy) ink for ebonizing?
Replies: 6
Views: 6377

Re: black Sumi (japanese calligraphy) ink for ebonizing?

I read in a UK furniture making mag last month about using squid ink for ebonising. Produced a very natural deep black. Availabale online or from Italian food suppliers as it is used for cooking with pasta. May smell a bit but apparantly it dissappears after a day or so! Have not tried this myself y...
by Bob Orr
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: This Baby Needs a Better Joint
Replies: 16
Views: 13394

Re: This Baby Needs a Better Joint

Looks like it was stuck on with bondo! Look at the thickness of that pink gunk!

Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu May 28, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Turn of Cent Bruno parlor Neck Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4966

Re: Turn of Cent Bruno parlor Neck Issue

That stuff looks like car filler or bondo as I think you guys the other side of the pond call it!

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Lee Valley's April Fool tool for 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 3173

Re: Lee Valley's April Fool tool for 2015

and this one from Axminster Tools in the UK!

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-rider-reversa/

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Beginner and Chords
Replies: 8
Views: 7524

Re: Beginner and Chords

Check out this free site. Lots of free lessons from beginner to advanced.

http://www.justinguitar.com/

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: tortoise celluloid sheets
Replies: 22
Views: 19406

Re: tortoise celluloid sheets

You could try here but it is a UK supplier

http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk/pr ... lates-109/

CHeers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is it God's design?
Replies: 6
Views: 4242

Re: Is it God's design?

Bill Raymond wrote:Probably not, but if it makes you happy...
I was feeling pretty low as my brother died suddenly yesterday but reading this put the smile back on my face so thank you.

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 24008

Re: December Giveaway

I AM IN TOO!

Cheers, Bob
by Bob Orr
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: My first two builds
Replies: 5
Views: 5987

Re: My first two builds

And some more pics
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by Bob Orr
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: My first two builds
Replies: 5
Views: 5987

My first two builds

These are two ukuleles I made for David Goldberg and his son Isaac, during 2013/2014. David was instrumental (no pun intended) in my getting an early retirement package from Lloyds Banking Group and as I had always wanted a go at making an instrument I agreed to make these for him as a thank you. I ...
by Bob Orr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 13
Views: 8140

Re: September giveaway

Yes please!

Cheers,Bob
by Bob Orr
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Pretty parlour guitar with a bridge crack
Replies: 13
Views: 10107

Re: Pretty parlour guitar with a bridge crack

I would be tempted to lift the bridge and make a replacement. Look like oversize bridge pins have been pushed too far in at some point. Do not know of a way to satisfactorily glue that while it is on the guitar. I would check the bridge plate underneath to see if it is split too (use a mirror throug...
by Bob Orr
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double Action truss rod question
Replies: 16
Views: 5259

Re: Double Action truss rod question

You can also wrap it in clingfilm to stop the possibility of any glue sticking to the rod. Just a very thin wrap will do and helps to prevent rattles too.

Bob