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by kiwigeo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum fingerboard
Replies: 2
Views: 20

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: 409

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: 1489

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: 455

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: 3239

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: 487

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: 4723

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: 1050

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. .
by kiwigeo
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: VA plots for tap test on plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: VA plots for tap test on plates

Hi Richard,

Here are the typical plots I get for tap tests.
Flong
Flong MG_1196.jpg
Fcross
Fcross MG_1195.jpg
Fdiagonal
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by kiwigeo
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Christmas Greetings

Thanks Bruce, Unfortunately both Jeremy and myself have been very busy with house builds and/or house moves this year so haven't had as much spare time as we'd like to spend on the forum. That will change from mid next year when I get my new house finished and get the workshop up and running again. ...
by kiwigeo
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Christmas Greetings

Hope you guys (and gals) all have a great Christmas and a big thank you for your support of the forum over the last 12 months. For those of you in bush fire affected areas...stay safe and remember your house can be replaced but you can't.
by kiwigeo
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: The News Tonight

Friday was hell here in The Adelaide Hills. Cudlee Creek fire was 20km from me and CFS red warning zone extended to a couple of kms from my house. Had car packed ready to roll and fire plan activated. Wind changed to the south late afternoon and pushed fire away to the north east. Fire is still burn...
by kiwigeo
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Banja p*ss Take
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Banja p*ss Take

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by kiwigeo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fibre Sheet for side lamination
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Fibre Sheet for side lamination

I did a parlour guitar with laminated sides a few years back...think I used some macrocarpa side sets for the inner lamination and some extra thin Indian Rosewood side sets I got from LMI for the outer layer. I'm not sure if fibre sheet would be stiff enough to work for laminated sides.
by kiwigeo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyser
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Spectrum Analyser

Thanks Alain.
by kiwigeo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

An intriguing build.....play on McDuff....play on! :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum change with age
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Spectrum change with age

Don't forget the obvious...with time your playing usually gets better :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: packaging tape for binding
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: packaging tape for binding

LMI has a special on their binding tape.....a few of you might want to get together and do a bulk buy and cut down on freight costs.
https://www.lmii.com/tape/29517-sale-4- ... 19f6c226f9
by kiwigeo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood Waste
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Wood Waste

Interesting reading. Did they distinguish between woods with and without preservative? I assume this might be mentioned in the body of the paper....which you have to pay to download. Er ok hang on..yeah if I scroll down there's the full paper :/ My reading matter for the holidays ... https://www.res...
by kiwigeo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood Waste
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Wood Waste

My thoughts. Wood consigned to ground fill eventually decomposes....and produces CO2 in the process. I currently use a wood stove as my primary source of heating in my current house (new house will be Passivhaus....very little heating required) so any wood scraps I burn means burning less red gum fr...
by kiwigeo
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A shout out to the moderators
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: A shout out to the moderators

The garage and workshop will remain unchanged.....the workshop has been packed up as we'll be living in the garage/workshop while the pld house is demolished and the new place built. With the house build my workshop is currently packed up and out of action for at least the next 12 months....I badly ...
by kiwigeo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Sides issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1839

Re: Bending Sides issue

Other Luthiers Forum :mrgreen:
CNCWorksNZ wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 am
Dave M wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:45 am
There is a useful current thread on bending on the OLF. -Bending Different species-
OLF?

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