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by Lillian
Tue May 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Good to hear you like the TUSQ nuts. I've never used them before and thought I'd give them a try. Yeah, I'm a bit closer to StewMac than you are. Since this is my third order from them in as many months, I opted for their membership. 3 purchases and I will have recouped what I spent on the membershi...
by Lillian
Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

I ordered a set of Grover Mini Rotomatics (205 Series) 3+3 Tuners for a guitar I'm making for me, a set of Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 6-In-Line Tuners for Ryan's neck, a couple of TUSQ nut blanks and for the less sexy, and for the less sexy, some supplies for the shop.
by Lillian
Mon May 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Mick, that is usually my plight as well. But sometimes the stars align and I get lucky. That and I have been on StewMac's mailing list for about 15 years. But I do appreciate you bringing the subject up. They have slashed the price on their replacement bits to just over $5 usd, so if you were planni...
by Lillian
Sat May 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Slow neck carving

Those David Fletcher videos are very good. He clearly knows his stuff and explains well. Much is only relevant to the electric neck but there are definitely a few ideas that are useful. What I'd never heard of is anyone making there own marker dots... never heard of polymer clay. It struck me that ...
by Lillian
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Slow neck carving

I'm about to start the first one I've carved in, well, forever it seems. I've been watching David Fletcher's youtube videos for his strat style guitar build. I'm not completely sold on his method, but I think I'll be following most of how he does it. Unless someone has a suggestion for a "better" (b...
by Lillian
Fri May 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

StewMac has a sale going on until May 21. The Safe-T-Planer is $25 off - knocking it down to $32.23 and the replacement bits are $5.67. With Mick's ringing endorsement I think I'm going to have to spring for one. I've started a practice neck build and I think this will make my life a bit easier. Tha...
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 19
Views: 1941

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Its coming together nicely. I like your choices. The fret makers made me smile.
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Mick, This might be a viable option. https://woodworker.com/drill-press-planer-mssu-24760.asp These looking like they could work as well, attach the wood to be surfaced to something flat and have parallel rails for your router to ride on and Bob's your uncle. Hopefully. Well that's the thought any w...
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Welcome Mick. Looking forward to seeing what's on your bench and how you deal with it.
by Lillian
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Machining a bridge on the CNC
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Machining a bridge on the CNC

Nice bridge design. And a slick tool to have in your toolbox. Is it something you put together?
by Lillian
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Roasted Neck Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Roasted Neck Wood

I have to say that I am amazed that this thread has been viewed 125 times and no one else has any thoughts about how heating wood affects it. I don't remember you guys being so quiet.

I'll have to figure out a way to roast a neck blank and check it out.
by Lillian
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Roasted Neck Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Roasted Neck Wood

I was asked to make a new neck for my son's guitar, since I didn't stock up on maple, I started poking around ebay to see what was out there when I stumbled across some beautiful amber figured maple. I have never seen anything like it before so I started reading what the seller wrote about it, after...
by Lillian
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 30
Views: 3057

Re: What am I doing here?

Welcome to the forum Gavin. I'm going to agree with the lads. You will be surprised at just how well your first one will turn out. Going with cheap wood is false economy at best. At worst, it will turn you off building because of all the problems you had to deal with from the substandard wood. I wou...
by Lillian
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 8977

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hey Mark! It's good to be back. And yes, I will be asking questions and making shavings and sharing pictures. I even got a new camera, so no excuses. The first thing I'm going to be sorting out is a small practice electric guitar. Not much to it, but it should be a fun place to start.
by Lillian
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2469

Re: Hollowbody electric

Life is getting better. I've got a bit more time on my hands and a tad bit more play money, so off into the shop I ran. Still shoveling out that "donkey's breakfast", but I can almost see the bench top now. Still trying to get some of the stuff that found a home in there a re-homed because they have...
by Lillian
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2469

Re: Hollowbody electric

That turned out stunning. Well done Rod.
by Lillian
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Back in Business

I like the shape. Looking forward to seeing finished.
by Lillian
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 8977

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Thank you for not binning my account Martin. Truly appreciated. Left another soul-sucking job a bit over a year and a half ago now, but then I had to get my license for my current position. That took about nine months. I got that all sorted out, so now I actually have some free time and funds to get...
by Lillian
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Strings in Motion
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Strings in Motion

Ever wondered what the strings were doing when they were plucked?

https://vine.co/v/Oqx7BJgazKZ/embed/simple
by Lillian
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

Found it! :fff It took me five minutes of hard out staring but I eventually found the bench in the picture! What do I win? Congrats Lillian, I too love that moment where you're telling management that you're leaving their horrible job, the feeling is quite liberating. :cl :cl I'll buy you a round o...
by Lillian
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

J****s C****t Lilian......what a donkey's breakfast!!!!! Bob, Nick and I are coming straight around with our pinnies and we're going to clean up that mess. Congratulations on landing that job...... When I told you I wasn't good company, I wasn't exaggerating. It's been a rough few years. Thanks. I ...
by Lillian
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

It's official. I got the new position. I'm not one for gifs or what not, so just image Snoopy doing his happy dance on an endless loop and that's about how I feel right now. Richard, I see your clutter and raise you total disaster. http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab358/Aoibeann/IMGP0002_zpsp5ygt1...
by Lillian
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

Thanks Nick. It's good to be getting back into things. Life have been far too stressful and harsh. The new job is a good step in the right direction.

I have to admit I've missed seeing your fishnets.
by Lillian
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

Good morning Allen. I missed you guys as well, but I didn't want to subject you all to my very cranky attitude.

The job is much closer. It is south of Seattle, so I'll be avoiding all of that traffic.
by Lillian
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8866

Re: Heads Up

Thanks guys. Martin, I've been either working, commuting or sleeping. It's been a very dull decade. I would have been more than happy with the stern talking to, that would have meant that I got to meet some of you in person. The first order of business is to clean out the shop. Its been storage for ...