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by Steve
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Likely Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Likely Scam

Looks like you’re on the money. She appears to have a voracious appetite to splurge on her daughters...
https://www.print21.com.au/news/graphic ... print-scam
by Steve
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Queensland Maple and Queensland Maple?

Queensland Maple was first described/named by a German guy - Ferdinand von Mueller. He was one of Australia’s great botanists describing hundreds of species. He did end up becoming a Naturalised British subject in Australia, so we still have a tenuous option of giving the Brits some stick if we choo...
by Steve
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Ukulele sides Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Ukulele sides Bender

Petecane wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:19 pm
I can still use the iron but can you please advise me how a heat blanket works?
How is it heated?
Pete
It’s one of these electric jobs...
https://www.michaelsenterprises.com/index.html
by Steve
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 42
Views: 17497

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Still kicking, just not much woodworking lately. I’ve got a heap of half-finished projects in the cupboard that I’ll return to one day, mostly spending my time at kids-sports activities lately. While I only pop in occasionally these days, it is good to see what everyone is up to. Keep up the good wo...
by Steve
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 45
Views: 15824

Re: Server Maintenance

I hope you like the new theme. I believe you can change it back to the old one in your profile somewhere if you don't like the new one. If someone wants to test it and let me know I'd appreciate it. I can always install a few more themes so you can personalise the look of the forum to something you...
by Steve
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Can I bring NZ timbers back to Oz?
Replies: 13
Views: 4685

Re: Can I bring NZ timbers back to Oz?

"Imported articles need to be clean, free of bark, insects, soil or other contaminants (look for holes and sawdust as this may indicate that your article contains insect pests). "

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/ti ... d_articles
by Steve
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carbatec Drum Sander
Replies: 35
Views: 16117

Re: Carbatec Drum Sander

Have you guys got a spring-loaded pin on yours? Not as good as two free hands, but it gives you a bit more room and control to slide the paper in.
by Steve
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: No more High Mountain Lutz?
Replies: 26
Views: 13888

Re: No more High Mountain Lutz?

As Shane mentioned, we dropped in on him for a visit back in August. I had originally asked him if he could point me in the right direction for a bit of bushwalking - I like the look of standing trees as well as what they look like on the inside. Any of you who have travelled through BC will already...
by Steve
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NSW bushfires, OCT 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Re: NSW bushfires, OCT 2013

I've just spent this week working with the Incident Management Team looking after the eastern section of the State Mine fire that's been knocking on Eric and Sebastian's doors. I only dealt with the overnight updates to the fire maps, so haven't had to deal with any of the extreme conditions that th...
by Steve
Thu May 09, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equation 1.7-1
Replies: 33
Views: 16018

Re: Equation 1.7-1

I've just run your data through my program and get much the same answer as you, Craig. So it seems that the Selmer guitars do have a very low effective mass! Your intermediate numbers look odd, though! It looks like K has been calculated in N/mm (instead of N/m) which in turn has modified m, which ...
by Steve
Tue May 07, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equation 1.7-1
Replies: 33
Views: 16018

Re: Equation 1.7-1

Craig - I've just plugged your numbers in & I'm getting a result of 0.01156 s/kg (or, 11.56 x 10-3 s/kg). I get the same answer as you did if I leave the deflection in mm (instead of converting to metres). I reckon that the s refers to seconds (from pulling apart K 's Newtons into kg*metres/second^2...
by Steve
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: mortiser or drill press mortise attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 19384

Re: mortiser or drill press mortise attachment

The consensus on most of the woodworking forums seems to be that most of the mortising add ons for drill presses arent worth it and a dedicated mortiser is the go. Any comments would be appreciated. Sorry, this isn't going to help you Martin, but this guy's passionate review is pretty amusing: http...
by Steve
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Wher can I buy the book
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: Wher can I buy the book

Hey Eric - I bought mine from here: http://www.goreguitars.com.au/main/page ... _book.html. I've learnt enough to prevent alzheimers for another 150 years so far.
Steve
by Steve
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's all over now
Replies: 30
Views: 12010

Re: It's all over now

Well, it's good to have you back, but the thought of you hunched over your dining room table up in your mountain bunker assembling rocket engines (evil genius-style rather than backyard enthusiast) really appealed. :D
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's all over now
Replies: 30
Views: 12010

Re: It's all over now

...my decision is to towards a completely different direction Now this does sound intriguing. Perhaps dressing up in a Batman costume & fighting crime? Building a rocket on your dining room table & getting to Mars before NASA? Getting one of those 3D printers and capturing the spare body-parts mark...
by Steve
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Anyone see the new Veritas plane?
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: Anyone see the new Veritas plane?

Hmmmm, $55.00 AUS on the Carbatec.AU site, go to the New Zealand site & it jumps to $77NZ :evil: Doing a currency conversion $55AUS comes to only $68NZ :shock: I know it's only a nine buck difference & I'll probably still get one,but I still get that feeling of being screwed again. Now where did I ...
by Steve
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Keef. My ero
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Keef. My ero

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by Steve
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another modal tuning course?
Replies: 22
Views: 8113

Re: Another modal tuning course?

Well, maybe there's two courses here, the one proposed at Bega and perhaps another up north. Have to say that Coffs is a lot closer to me than Brissie. Maybe the Brissie guys can head to Coffs, if Steve is able to host? Sorry, I'd love to be in a position to host, but I don't even have a shed. Happ...
by Steve
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another modal tuning course?
Replies: 22
Views: 8113

Re: Another modal tuning course?

I know that you were asking about Bega, but while everyone's talking about it, Brisbane's way closer and a more viable option for me too.
Steve
by Steve
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 105
Views: 47144

Re: 4 DOF Model

Thanks for keeping this going everyone, and sorry for not getting back. I took a holiday! Then there's all the other sh!t I've been having to deal with recently (nothing serious, just takes time). Anyway, there's about two days effort to go through all my workings again to check everything term by ...
by Steve
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)
Replies: 11
Views: 8708

Re: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)

...but then that's not upscaling to 60" Bloody hell, you've got your own cinema! We were pretty happy moving from a 49 cm CRT to a 42" flat-screen, so I'm not sure that we're at all familiar with the finer nuances of HD codecs while flicking through our music collection on the TV via our phone. Sou...
by Steve
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)
Replies: 11
Views: 8708

Re: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)

That was awesome Kim - thanks for the link. That Jimmy Page looks like one cool old cat. Not sure if it's of any interest at all, but our old telly blew up just after christmas & the new one that we got has wi-fi connectivity. It makes it really easy to watch Youtube directly on your TV. Our one is ...
by Steve
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Silly question about mass-loading sides.
Replies: 9
Views: 4072

Re: Silly question about mass-loading sides.

Hey everyone! This is my first post so I'll get the intro out of the way: My name's Nate, I'm just a student builder in the second year of a luthiery program invading your board from the states (though I did live in Auckland for a time). I hope to stick around a while. Anyway. I've had the Gore/Gil...
by Steve
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 105
Views: 47144

Re: 4 DOF Model

Jim, what do you think AII 2-38 to AII 2-43 should be? Hey Dom - I believe that it's the derivation of AII 2-38 to create AII 2-43. If you derive AII 2-38, we've both been getting F(+Kt.Kb.alphaab +...) instead of the F(-Kt.Kb.alphaab +...). A more complete explanation here: http://www.anzlf.com/vi...
by Steve
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 105
Views: 47144

Re: 4 DOF Model

As for the math, the Wikipedia article on determinants is enough to go by. (I admittedly checked myself). I had a go at this & have to agree with you that I'm getting a positive value for the first term in in Equ AII 2-43 (ie., F(+Kt.Kb.alphaab +...). My solutions for AII 2-40 & 2-41 were the same ...