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by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Mono mobility (Martin and my TG style) results
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Mono mobility (Martin and my TG style) results

Is the back on The Martin coupling with the top? I think this needs to be established before comparing back frequencies for the two instruments. Are those frequencies gathered while tapping the back or top of the instruments?
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grants
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Grants

lamanoditrento wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:26 am
Grant to do what?
How's the beer fridge looking? :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Grants
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Grants

People often pay others to advise on applying for a grant.....this suggests there's a problem with the whole process. My best advice....move to Peter Dutton's electorate and then give ol' Pete a call :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: This level of confidence is scary
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: This level of confidence is scary

Low tech is sometimes best. Time is money when you're building for a living. The chisels....they look like a set of Marples benchies you'd get from Bunnings but the guy puts them to work.
by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Overseas payments
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Overseas payments

Faark off! Born in Dannevirke in 1911 and moved to Banana Central in 1913 at the age of 2! He would have had to be an Australian citizen to be a politician. Anyway Dannevirke isn't officially part of New Zealand...it's a shitty little North Island town so small you'd miss it if you blinked while dri...
by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Overseas payments
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Overseas payments

I can't think of a way to process overseas financial transactions without some banking pimp skimming off their cut.

You could always ask for payment in cash...in large brown paper bags. It worked for Bjelke Peterson :)
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Pushing the boundaries there Trent. That's one classy looking guitar....not bad for a "kitchen sink" build.

I've been looking for some inspiration to get back in the shop and make some dust after a 2 year break from building......looks like I just found it!
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Guitar one frequency
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Guitar one frequency

Ok so we need to nail down the 224Hz peak. As I noted earlier tap the back and see what frequency that gives you. Some Chladni testing will help you nail down exactly what is generating each peak. I'd ignore the peak at 12 and 47Hz.....I often get low F peaks when I tap test my instruments. Are you ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Guitar one frequency
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Guitar one frequency

12Hz........is the neck on the instrument? 47Hz.......noise from power supply? Is the peak always there or only when you tap the top? 115Hz - Helmholtz? a bit high. Block sound hole and retest. if the peak disappears then its the Helmholtz 224Hz - is the back live? Tap the back to verify. Perhaps yo...
by kiwigeo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Chinese bending iron
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Chinese bending iron

Any appliance service shop or electrician should be able to check it out. There's not much to these irons apart from an element and a thermostat. You can get spare elements for most of these irons from Stewmac or on Ebay....bit it may be cheaper buying a whole new iron if it's a Chinese cheapie. htt...
by kiwigeo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trying some experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Trying some experiments

Multiscale is a pain in the arse!!!! My multiscale Gore style monster took 2 years out of my life!! :?
by kiwigeo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Wolf notes
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Wolf notes

Great post thanks Robbie...and Trevor
by kiwigeo
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RIP Chick Corea
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: RIP Chick Corea

Bitches Brew = Modal Miles. Its an album I used to not like but that's changed over the years. Keith Jarett played on the live version of the album...but looks very lost and out of place in some of the video footage. He was one of those that brought music into a new phase and saw beyond genre bounda...
by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Identifying wood
Replies: 23
Views: 721

Re: Identifying wood

I'm going to be the odd one out here and say Blackwood..Ive got a few sets of same that look a lot like the stuff in the photos.
by kiwigeo
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RIP Chick Corea
Replies: 3
Views: 173

RIP Chick Corea

by kiwigeo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum section for business
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Forum section for business

As noted Ill give it some more serious thought and discuss with Jeremy. Unfortunately right now I'm at the end of a house build and am trying to get back up and running with my building. Everyone too polite to ask why they havent seen any builds from me for the last 18 months :?
by kiwigeo
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Identifying wood
Replies: 23
Views: 721

Re: Identifying wood

Looks a bit like cedar....
by kiwigeo
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum section for business
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Forum section for business

Also there are topics as pro's we want to ask advice on such as repairs, or procedures, suppliers and even clients. If it was open to the public then many would be extremely reluctant to seek such advice. All understood but if opinions on clients and suppliers start being aired on this forum even i...
by kiwigeo
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum section for business
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Forum section for business

I haven't thought hard on this one. I would prefer that ANZLF remains as an open forum accessible to everyone. If anyone has information they'd prefer only certain individuals are privy too then sending a PM is an option....or if that doesn't suit then there's the Facebook Group suggested by Allen. ...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 26
Views: 41211

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

There have been a few donations coming in over the last few days. Im trying to respond personally to everyone but if I miss you...thank you very much for your donation...its much appreciate and will allow us to keep the forum going.
by kiwigeo
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 26
Views: 41211

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Hi Lillian, Yes we're always open for donations. I've had a few come in of late...many thanks for your donations. The money donated is used to cover the ongoing fees we pay to the company hosting our website. Good Morning Martin. It's been a few years since your last post in this thread. Thought I'd...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rejigged Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Rejigged Workshop

A multiscale OM commission build took precedence over the lute and I never quite got back to finishing the lute.

Lillian wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:53 am
I remember your lute. I was totally blown away by the rosette. I saw it sitting on the bench, but thought you were done with it.
by kiwigeo
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rejigged Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Rejigged Workshop

Lillian wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:00 am
What's your first new build going to be?
Hi Lillian, the first build? Ive got 3 half finished guitars and a lute that needs a nut and stringing up. Theres a Gore OM, a classical and a parlour guitar and the Gerber lute. Need to finish those first and then move onto some new builds.
by kiwigeo
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: New workshop to be

So where's the car going to go Wayne? :D
by kiwigeo
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Headstock - Ears or not
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Headstock - Ears or not

I only stick on ears when the blank isn't wide enough. Usually the case when I'm doing a straight string pull headstock.