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by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Replacing an acoustic neck
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Replacing an acoustic neck

Great tute thanks Steve :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

LOL....this thread seems to have motivated a few of our "less active" members into making donations to help fund running of the forum. It wasn't quite the intention of my OP but to those people who have chipped in with generous "lurkers fees"...a big Thank You :)
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a start up

I was articular struck by the statistic of 30% of people not being guitarists. I think this is a statistic that you will find repeating itself throughout Australia and NZ. I did a 3 week intensive building course with Paddy Burgin and Dave Freeman in NZ back in circa 2005. Of the class of 12 people...
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

Trevor wrote: Well, that shot was posed for the book. I was operating the camera at the same time as posing for the shot. There are two hands in the shot. How many hands do you actually have, Trevor? No wonder you make good guitars! :mrgreen: -Ross Good spot Ross. Ok Trevor what's going on?? Time t...
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

Trevor Gore wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Maybe this is the trick: don't wear gloves! :mrgreen:
I don't think so...I also don't wear gloves. :(
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

The following will appear on my headstone when I depart this world: "Martin achieved quite a lot during his life....but he was absolutely shit at bending blackwood bindings" :(
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

simso wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Its something between a cloth of patch and weaved fabric, at a glance to me it looked like a strip of carbon fibre laid up, super thin.
Carbon Fibre cloth..impregnated with epoxy?
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

In the oil patch we dress threads with this stuff to stop shoes backing off from our casing strings. https://www.drillingsupplystore.com/thread-locking-compound.html Might not be practical on a guitar though :mrgreen: Might not be :) Anything that is Roughneck proof is generally pretty tough :mrgre...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

Trevor Gore wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm
A week???!!! Probably works better if you do it quicker! :wink: :mrgreen:
It was you who designed that bldi cutaway OM with that cutaway horn with a radius so tight that the blackwood bindings started trembling in fear whenever I got them close to the mold!!
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: ??? Glues and high pressure laminate

In the oil patch we dress threads with this stuff to stop shoes backing off from our casing strings. https://www.drillingsupplystore.com/thr ... pound.html

Might not be practical on a guitar though :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Thanks for the update on what you're up to Andos and nice work on that uke. Be sure to post more pics when it's finished. Never be afraid to ask questions no matter how "dumb" you may think they are. Ive been building for a while now but I still ask dumb questions from time to time :)
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: testing with an iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: testing with an iPhone

I generally use VA running on a dedicated cheap HP laptop but I also use iStrobosoft on my iphone. When using the iphone I plug in Peterson capsule mic. Not sure if theytre still making this mic and it won't plug into the newer iphones that dont have a headphone/mic jack. https://www.amazon.com/Pete...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Just to echo the great work you do on the forum Martin, it is highly appreciated. Anzlf.com is an excellent forum, I am sure it will continue to be so under your guardianship. Thanks Alan, There's actually two of us.....I mainly take care of the spammers while Jeremy takes care of the IT side of th...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

blackalex1952 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:16 pm
I I also want to thank the admin for doing an incredible and tough job!
Not a tough job....just a bit time consuming when you're busy building a new house. Jeremy and myself take care of the housekeeping but it's yourself and other members that make the forum what it is.
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

I'd like to stand up for the lurkers! I know people who lurk while they learn! They often are planning later in life to build, wish to learn and have humble personalities in the face of some rather advanced guys. If you plan to lurk and learn then that's fine but there's no reason not to put up a s...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Just to clarify. If you delete a lurkers account will that delete any posts they may have made? If so that could be an awful loss to the forum as there is some high technical resources in the archives by people no longer active. We have the option of deleting the users posts or retaining them. Note...
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Attention all Lurkers

GregL wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Hi Martin,

Is there any chance of having a "Date Last Posted:" field on the "Viewer Profile - User Statistics" page?

Thanks,
GregL.
Will look at this. I don't think you have much to worry about though :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

Hi all, yes I am using a bending form with a heating blanket. I rarely use the bending iron, mainly for touch-ups or when I do not have a bending form. Yesterday I tried to use the iron on a scrap short pieces of Louro Faia using fabric conditioner and about an hour soak, the result is still not go...
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Attention all Lurkers

We currently have 2002 members on the forum. A small number of members make up the "active" membership of the forum, making regular contributions. An equally small number of members don't contribute on a regular basis but have taken the time to at least introduce themselves. As part of overdue house...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Louro Faia for binding .. a complete failure

good question :) I have followed my standard procedure for binding (with little variations according to the timber in use). Thickness 2.05mm, tape the binding strips and protect them with paper after wetting the wood (wet but not soaked) with a spray bottle containing tap water. I usually start ben...
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Flamenco build details from the book
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Flamenco build details from the book

Your blog mentions no fingerboard tapering? You're talking about tapering of the sides of the blank or thickness...hard to tell from the photos. Yes, the sides (the width) are tapered all the way from the nut to the sound hole, but the thickness (depth) is constant. I was trying to avoid tapering t...
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Flamenco build details from the book
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Flamenco build details from the book

Your blog mentions no fingerboard tapering? You're talking about tapering of the sides of the blank or thickness...hard to tell from the photos.
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a start up

TallDad71 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 pm
kiwigeo wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:23 pm
TallDad71 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:12 pm


Aha, signatures! Martin my name is ...........
LOL..ya got me there. Missed it when it was staring right at me.
No, you were right first time! The "Aha signatures!" was me discovering I could add a signature. I did and it updated every post I ever did make.
LOL....nice to meet you Alan
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a start up

I will take a leaf out of your book and start posting regularly to social media in a bid to raise my profile. Then hit it hard with a little raw cash on Google AdWords. You could also raise your profile in here by telling us your real name :mrgreen: Aha, signatures! Martin my name is ........... LO...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Starting a start up
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a start up

TallDad71 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm

I will take a leaf out of your book and start posting regularly to social media in a bid to raise my profile. Then hit it hard with a little raw cash on Google AdWords.
You could also raise your profile in here by telling us your real name :mrgreen: