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by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Electronic setup
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Electronic setup

My setup uses a Shure SM57 microphone running into mic input of a Windows laptop via a preamp. For Chladni work I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of Bradley's tone generators with a built in 50 watt amp.
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod bulk buy
Replies: 22
Views: 11463

Re: Truss rod bulk buy

blackalex1952 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:23 pm
When you talk about different threads on a truss rod, are we talking pitch, ie the pitch of each nut's thread on the two ends of the rod?
Pitch is distance between threads. This is an old topic and my truss rods are all packed away at present with the rest of the work shop.
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Carving
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Neck Carving

A few pics of the neck shaping process on my last G squared build.
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by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brief Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Brief Introduction

Welcome to the forum Sam. Looking forward to progress pics of your build.
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Extracting the bolt bar
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Extracting the bolt bar

Nice fix Dave. I generally trim the sides of the hole so the bolt bar is a comfortable but not tight fit....it should come out by gripping with fingers and a gentle pull. Maybe not an option if you have fat fingers :)
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Knock, knock
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Knock, knock

Hey Nick, always home for you mate...youre one of the "ANZLF Originals". Thanks for checking in and I'm sure I'm not the only one hoping that you get back building again and posting up updates on same.
by kiwigeo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Stain on soundboard

Great to hear that stain sanded out Bruce.....I'd still love to know what actually caused the stain.
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Nice work as always Rod. This guitar is US bound?
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Stain on soundboard

Ok Bruce had intended not to mention where he got this top from but I'm going to declare myself as the supplier of the top so I can post up this pic which was taken shortly before I sent the top off to Bruce. This Englemann originally came from Graham Hein..and was part of a box of tops cut from the...
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stain on soundboard
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Stain on soundboard

Occasionally I've had top sets turn up in my stash with a few spots of mould....generally they looked like this. DSC_0129.thumb.JPG.2220f5e05de75adcf7cb5d52a047b05e.JPG My only encounter with badly mould stained wood was a load of Lutz I received many years back from a Canadian supplier who is now d...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: High frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: High frequencies

I was always lead to believe that anything above 1K really isn't worth worrying about. Happy to be proved wrong. Trevor??
by kiwigeo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 'Milling' with a drill press
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: 'Milling' with a drill press

"In addition to drilling, i was wondering if anyone has had success with using a basic press and a 2 axis vice for simple timber milling operations, such as saddle slots, slotted headstocks, truss rod slots etc." I use a router or router table for all of these operations. For cutting saddle slots I ...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stop Loss bags
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Stop Loss bags

Carbatec list a few stop loss bag accessories but not the actual bags. https://www.carbatec.com.au/stop-loss-bags-funnels
by kiwigeo
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qualities of Spruce
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Qualities of Spruce

Saw your PM Kim but have been flat out with a new house build of late so didn't get around to replying to the PM.... sorry mate.

My thoughts - I've used Lutz and Englemann on classicals with good results. I think I even used Sitka once on a classical and that sounded ok.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violins
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Violins

Cerleen Hutchins was one of the pioneers in the science of violins. She was behind the Catgut Acoustical Society: http://www.catgutacoustical.org/journal/index.htm
by kiwigeo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum fingerboard
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Spotted Gum fingerboard

I've always used desert woods for fretboards.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Truss rod Installation

My truss rod adjuster always stops either flush with end of neck block. I don't run the adjuster through the upper transverse brace as I want to make the hole through same as small as possible....usually a 7mm diam hole. A rod adjuster allen key will be long enough to pass through the hole in the ro...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Leveling dust specs and other imperfections
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

Re: Leveling dust specs and other imperfections

Thanks a lot Allen.
by kiwigeo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video

Thanks Allen, Questions:

1) which epoxy resin are you using? West Systems or Boatcote?
2) after the initial epoxy sessions do you do any sanding back?
by kiwigeo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 23
Views: 4309

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't yet read your book in it's entirety...but like Trevor Gore and Gerard Gilet's Books your book is the sort of book where you read a couple of pages and you know straight away that the rest of the book is going to be just as good. Reading the rest of your book and p...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Fretboard compound radius
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Fretboard compound radius

Thanks a lot Robbie and Happy New Year to you. :)
by kiwigeo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)
Replies: 7
Views: 5495

Re: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)

A sad post script to this thread....a few months ago Kym's wife Nerida succumbed to cancer. I'm not sure what will happen to the guitar I made Kym...his daughter is a musician so I hope that she will play the guitar. The guitar has a twin that I started work on before having to pack up my workshop f...
by kiwigeo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Yes I use the capture screen. Thanks Martin. Well it looks like i have a few VA settings wrong then. Ill go back and reread the post on Trevors site. Also that's the "capture spectrum" screen i think. I had mixed results trying to use that. Then I'll twiddle some knobs and see what happens. .