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by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

An update to 16/32-gate. Yesterday I spent 2 hours going through a routine of shifting the belt back to the far side (rel to motor) and then tightening up motor side tensioner to full and leaving near side loose. I then ran the belt at full speed and timed how long each run took for the belt to wand...
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hybrid X bracing
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Hybrid X bracing

You can post a link to Youtube clip but attaching a raw video file to your post is beyond the capabilities of the forum software. Further to my previous post regarding the Tiger Myrtle OM, I wanted to attach an improvisation by Anthony Garcia. It appears this is not possible due to format? Any one w...
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

Here's how simple Jet want you to think changing a conveyer belt is on a Performax Drum Sander: https://youtu.be/bU4qCx53kwA
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

I haven't really delved into the other brands. The issues Ive mentioned are definitely well known problems with the Jet Performax machines. I notice jet have changed the conveyer belt tensioning adjustment set up on their latest machines....havent seen any reviews of these machines. My machine...Ill...
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

There is what appears to be a fine adjustment knob with a spring near the motor mounting bracket. I purchased an owners manual, but find no mention of it, although it does show up on the exploded drawings. Any info on that appreciated. The bolt with the spring is used to adjust leveling of the drum...
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

I just picked up a used Performax 16 32 plus last week. The feed belt is missing 1/3 from the belt drive motor side. I’ve ordered a replacement off Amazon. I wish I had seen this thread before I picked the $34 belt. I’ll just have to wait and see how true it is. The machine was not well cared for. ...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking
Replies: 23
Views: 8752

Re: Performax 16/32 Sander - belt tracking

This is an old thread but thought Id update my last post. The conveyer belt still wanders to the motor side as it used to be. Ive tried everything in the book to fix this problem but to no avail. My overall impression of the Jet Performax 16/32...not worth the $2000 I paid for it. Any time I save us...
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Odd frequency spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Odd frequency spectrum

That pdf is a pic of one of my builds.....be careful as its a multiscale instrument..all the bracing and the bridge are assymetrical :)
mak009 wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:19 pm
Martin,
No the books were knocked back by local library so-I admit-I'm cobbling info together.Falcate2.jpg.pdf
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Odd frequency spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Odd frequency spectrum

Was looking at the layout of those secondary braces.....they should normally pass under the wings of the bridge. Mak009.....do you have The Books? Hi Mak009, Are you building a falcate ukulele or is this another type of instrument? I'm having trouble understanding the shape, soundhole position etc i...
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Odd frequency spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Odd frequency spectrum

What's the mains frequency where you are?
by kiwigeo
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Math Help Calculating h
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Math Help Calculating h

Usually the problem boils down to keeping track of the zeros and the units. I haven't looked closely at your coding but I think your units for plate dimension should be in metres (SI unit) not mm for the calculation. Dont quote me on this but I have a vague recollection of this being one source of e...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: US Postal Service
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: US Postal Service

Sounds like the US is giving up on everything!!!
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ancient vs. Modern Kaurie
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Ancient vs. Modern Kaurie

Swamp kauri is the same species as the modern Kauri that grows in NZ...Agathis australis. Its just been buried in a swamp for up to 60,000 years.

Nice work on that uke Bob.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: US Postal Service
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: US Postal Service

Aussie post still managing to get stuff overseas. More business for the courier companies I guess.
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Chisel set
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Chisel set

They seem to get a reasonable review: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/lub ... els-171165

What is your sharpening method?
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some activity in my workshop at last
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Some activity in my workshop at last

Its great to see your workshop in full swing and projects on the go Martin. Have you been working on the classical guitar for long? It looks great. Cheers, Matt A couple of years now. Right now I'm busy making up a new neck for the thing. The old neck's heel block never fitted tightly against the b...
by kiwigeo
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Newbie introduction

Japanese Ash....used a bit for solid body electrics. Not sure about using the stuff in an acoustic.
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Newbie introduction

Welcome to the forum Ricky. The first few builds can often be rough affairs but like you say you learn from your mistakes. Even more frustrating is when your first build turns out to be a decent effort but then the next few builds are absolute boats.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 57
Views: 82210

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Thanks for the post Brad and glad you get something out of the forum.
by kiwigeo
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video
Replies: 13
Views: 13327

Re: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video

Ken Parker is using a varnish top coat over a layer of epoxy....he explains it all here: https://kenparkerarchtops.com/etude-applying-finish
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 57
Views: 82210

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Welcome Brian. Sorry for any delays approving your membership.....not a lot of staff on duty at present.
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Alternative String Attachment to Top Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Alternative String Attachment to Top Plate

Welcome to the forum. My first thoughts........that top is going to get banged around behind the bridge every time you do a string change.
by kiwigeo
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Torrified Maple
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Bending Torrified Maple

Hi Andrew, I wonder if a wood softener might help get it done. Here in the States, I can get Supersoft from a marquetry supply house. I don't know if you have something similar there. Might be worth a look around. https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Super-Soft-2-Veneer-Softener-Conditioner.html...