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by John Maddison
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany WA
Replies: 4
Views: 4223

Re: Albany WA

Probably time to mention we makers in the Great Southern, and friends (yes, you too TimS), will be featured in Playmakers 2016 towards the end of February as part of the Perth International Arts Festival season. The theme: 'Home Made, Home Played' ... We'll be turning one of the studios at the Alban...
by John Maddison
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany WA
Replies: 4
Views: 4223

Re: Albany WA

We've started ordering beer in by the pallet. Thirsty work this lutherie business.
by John Maddison
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Johns biscuit
Replies: 5
Views: 4205

Re: Johns biscuit

You might have to wait a long while, Col. This is definitely a one-off . I thought this would be a SIMPLE build, ha ha!! ... The tin was supplied (50 cents at a garage sale); all it seemingly needed was a concert-scale neck, fretboard, tuners, bridge/saddle, tailpiece and some strings. Turned out it...
by John Maddison
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Highfield Ukulele Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 4439

Re: Highfield Ukulele Workshop

You did good, Tim. Just goes to show you can't have too many clamps; or jigs.
Five new Uke makers on the scene ... Gotta be good :wink:.
by John Maddison
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 3263

Re: Alaskan Yellow Cedar Spots

Have you tried any finishes other than MinWax, Tim which display similar defects?
by John Maddison
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build log - Two sets of strings on a lap slide
Replies: 23
Views: 13095

Re: Build log - Two sets of strings on a lap slide

Stunning, Bob.
Re: pic #2 ... How many slabs of Heineken :gui ? ... have gone into this little baby?
by John Maddison
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany in July
Replies: 12
Views: 7627

Re: Albany in July

Hehe but I bet when he arrives he comes along with care packages ... Yep, we have all done well over the years from the generosity and good cheer that Tim brings to the lads on the south coast. He trades in Tonewoods of outstanding quality at very good pricing. And he's not too shabby when it come ...
by John Maddison
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build log - Two sets of strings on a lap slide
Replies: 23
Views: 13095

Re: Build log - Two sets of strings on a lap slide

Looking forward to seeing this double stringer develop, Bob. Inspirational build.
by John Maddison
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany in July
Replies: 12
Views: 7627

Re: Albany in July

Speaking of whom, we haven't seen many Sunday Specials on the Forum of late, Mr. TimS!
by John Maddison
Sat May 25, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany in April
Replies: 12
Views: 7891

Re: Albany in April

Here at Pete's right now, as is our regular Saturday arvo. All-comers are welcome to vist any time - entry fee is a six-pack and a good lutherie story ... doesn't even have to be the truth!
by John Maddison
Sat May 25, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Albany in April
Replies: 12
Views: 7891

Re: Albany in April

Bob Connor wrote:Col
They're ... a bunch of beer drinkers that like building instruments.
Regards
Ahh, so you spotted the new beer fridge, Bob? :lol:
Thanks for the sound hole compliment, Col!

Cheers
by John Maddison
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Western Red Cedar for bracings?
Replies: 19
Views: 10841

Re: Western Red Cedar for bracings?

Gotta love recycling ... Seems there is plenty of Oregon just lying around.
by John Maddison
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Western Red Cedar for bracings?
Replies: 19
Views: 10841

Re: Western Red Cedar for bracings?

Douglas Fir is perhaps more commonly known as Oregon in West Oz. Excellent bracing for backs.
by John Maddison
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Headstock inlay
Replies: 14
Views: 15772

Re: Headstock inlay

peter.coombe wrote:Here it is in pictures
http://www.petercoombe.com/Headstock_inlay.htm
Peter
Hi Peter ... In that online tute you mention the 'Target' range of products for filling and finishing. Where do you source same?

Cheers & thanks
by John Maddison
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Weissenborn is finished!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4354

Re: The Weissenborn is finished!!!

I took a second look at the photo's you posted Kathy and realised it was the last page of a whole string of pics of the whole build, great stuff, it's good to see how others do it. Very well presented too. Thanks for sharing. Currently attempting a Weissy build, so +1 from me too Kathy ... :cl. Tha...
by John Maddison
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Zipflex
Replies: 16
Views: 11157

Re: Zipflex

Thanks for the head-ups Bob & Kim. I think we are fortunate to have an Australian supplier in AMOP, where there is plenty of choice of curved strips in a variety of shell.
by John Maddison
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Zipflex
Replies: 16
Views: 11157

Re: Zipflex

Nice job Bob on the OM BTW ... Looks like you went real close to the edge, not a lot of wiggle room there?
by John Maddison
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Zipflex
Replies: 16
Views: 11157

Re: Zipflex

G'day Bob

I have only ever done rosettes so far with curved Paua from Australian MPO; it's the edge binding I'd be keen to have a go at, but with several curves of differing inside diameters it's daunting to even consider doing it with hard shell.

Cheers
by John Maddison
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Zipflex
Replies: 16
Views: 11157

Zipflex

Got talking yesterday with the lads at our regular makers afternoon at Pete's place about the availability of Zipflex in Australia. A google search did not find a great deal of information about same. Because of the Lacy Act in the states there are severe restrictions on the export of any shell prod...
by John Maddison
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stinky case
Replies: 25
Views: 11988

Re: Stinky case

The brand name is Xtreme - presumably from China. Yes, Chinese origin. What isn't these days. I bought an Xtreme ukulele case recently. Solid ruggetised construction compared to the CNB range and for the extra $10 or so for each size of case is good value. The 'muppet fur' provides good protection,...
by John Maddison
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Suitable Tasmanian soundboards
Replies: 78
Views: 29921

Re: Suitable Tasmanian soundboards

Aw c'mon ... How about some reliable suppliers of these Tasmanain Tonewoods.

Who's got an up-to-date list of mills and re-sellers still allowed to trade?

Thanks
by John Maddison
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Landfill Harmonic
Replies: 7
Views: 4421

Re: The Landfill Harmonic

Yo Luke

If you are on Facebook check out the image gallery for inspiration re building a fiddle ...

http://www.facebook.com/landfillharmoni ... tos_stream

Cheers
by John Maddison
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...
Replies: 33
Views: 16060

Re: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...

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by John Maddison
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...
Replies: 33
Views: 16060

Re: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...

May have answered my own question by looking at the FB images; seems there is a thread machined into the outside of shaft.
by John Maddison
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...
Replies: 33
Views: 16060

Re: Six String Tenor Ukulele - Pic Heavy ...

Thanks Allen & Jeremy for the info! So, are they a friction fit, or do they come with an anchoring nut?
Chiz