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by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Jim Williams
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: RIP Jim Williams

I am sure many of you will know or at least know of Jim Williams whose book, A Guitar Makers Manual, has helped many a beginning guitar maker. Sad to report that Jim died last week near Murwillumbah on the north coast. Funeral early next week. That's a sad loss. Jim's book was constantly sitting op...
by kiwigeo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Packard Guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 4259

Re: Packard Guitars

johncrago wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 pm
One of his sayings was, "Three fingered guitarists never become famous"... LOL
Django Reinhardt might disagree :mrgreen:

Welcome to the forum John.
by kiwigeo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Drop me a PM Trent and we can discuss alternative ways of donating. Cheers Martin I'm having terrible trouble trying to get paypal working having not used it in years, changed phone number etc ad nauseam, but I really would like to contribute. Any chance of a PM or an email with EFT details and I co...
by kiwigeo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Couple of How to's
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Couple of How to's

Thanks alot Steve.....
by kiwigeo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

I remember Bob Connor recommending that you put a paddle-pop stick under one edge of your router base to make a slot that is slanted about 5 degrees off vertical. That always struck me as one of the all time great cheap tricks to achieve a clever result. Careful Mark, Stewmac monitors this forum. E...
by kiwigeo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosewood article
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Rosewood article

The problem with these kind of long term investments is that due to the inter-generational time frame for tree growth is a poor investment for individuals to achieve a result in their lives. You pretty well hit the nail on the head there. Investors don't generally think past their own lifespans.
by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

Hold your horses lads....it looks like Stewmac have just released their official version of the "dogs dangly bits:: http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Ty ... _Base.html
by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay

Ever had a client walk in and ask you make a uke with inlay to match his tatts?? :mrgreen:
Allen wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:24 am
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to doing more inlay....especially when the client is willing to pay for it. :D
by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay

We're working on it...
Mark McLean wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:45 pm
OK - now you are just showing off!
Mods - isn't it about time that we banned this man?
by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

My apologies Bob, I should have put in a proper link. Jeremy has posted the link that will take you straight through to Paypal.
ckngumbo wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:53 am
Sorry to be so slow but where is the link?
Bob
by kiwigeo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

A big thank you to those who have donated so far.....I wasn't expecting such a dramatic response to my post.
by kiwigeo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Thanks Allen
Allen wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 am
Link works fine Martin.
by kiwigeo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Hi Yakka, The Paypal account is active and I successfully forwaded funds to same the other day. Just now I saw a message on my phone informing me another member has just put through a donation. Let me know via PM if you continue having issues and we'll look at other options for donating. Cheers Mart...
by kiwigeo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

As some of you will be aware Bob has sadly decided to relinquish hosting and direct management of the ANZLF forum. Apart from a fund raising in 2015 to cover cost of some hardware upgrades the cost of running the forum has been borne largely by Bob. Myself and Jeremy are currently the forum’s admins...
by kiwigeo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo

I'm not an expert on CITES but if the Australian authorities are going to play by the book then you may have problems if there's no documentation regarding the provenance of the wood. That said a few members have imported IRW direct from Indian suppliers and haven't had too many problems. Things may...
by kiwigeo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Guitar Making School - Students blog
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Australian Guitar Making School - Students blog

Trent, I notice the truss rod hole in the UTB is drilled after the brace is glued in rather than before brace is fitted as in Trevor's books. I usually forget to drill the hole and end up drilling it post brace glue in. Is there a reason you do it this way?
by kiwigeo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Importing from CINNA MON in Indo

If this stuff is from Indonesia then I believe much of it is plantation grown?
yakka wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:23 am
hello All
Just seeing if anyone has had experience regarding importing Indo Rosewood from Cinna Mon.
I am aware of CITES.


https://www.facebook.com/cinna.mon.923724

regards
yakka
by kiwigeo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: tone
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: tone

It's an electric guitar? What make and model? Can you post a pic of the instrument?
by kiwigeo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Airbrush advice

simso wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Looks good

Steve
Not quite shiny enough....MORE GLOSS PLEASE!!!! :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Move
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Server Move

Jeremy D wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:27 am
We are now live on the new platform!

Please let me know via this thread if you encounter any issues.
Seems to be working ok.....seems miles faster.
by kiwigeo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

Is a soundhole patch just reinforcement under the rosette? Cheers Richard I put in a plate that reinforces the entire area around the soundhole.....as detailed in Trevor and Gerard's books. I install the patch before cutting the soundhole. You'd have to retrofit and then cut a hole in the patch and...
by kiwigeo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

Richard you could whack in a soundhole patch to help reinforce the seam forward and aft of the hole.
by kiwigeo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Soundboard gluing failure
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Soundboard gluing failure

If you're worried about the centre seam glue joint over the lower bout then just stick a few reinforcement diamonds over the underside of the seam.....I often stick then in on my conventionally braced builds as a routine precaution.
by kiwigeo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Stunning wood

I like it...but can you make it a bit more Glossy?? :mrgreen:
demonx wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 am
I don’t mind a nice piece of flame from time to time:

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by kiwigeo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Prototype Gore Guitar Freq Request
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Prototype Gore Guitar Freq Request

I've used King Billy Pine with an Elong of ~5GPa for all braces, using the dimensions given on the plans, and got strung guitars with a T(1,1)2 of 170Hz. Boxed not bound they come out ~190Hz. So whilst the redwood secondaries may contribute to the low T(1,1)2 you measured, I doubt that is the whole...