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by Bob Connor
Thu May 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Huon pine in a laminated neck?
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: Huon pine in a laminated neck?

I built a Terz with a Huon Pine neck

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Make sure you've got lots of carbon fibre in it!!

Regards
by Bob Connor
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Move
Replies: 4
Views: 5369

Server Move

G'day The forum will be moved to a an online service provider in the next few days so it may appear to be offline whilst DNS records are updated around the globe. You may see a notice page if you get directed to the old server but it shouldn't take more than 24 hours to be back online for everyone. ...
by Bob Connor
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4205

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Where still in the process of organizing server switches and a few other technical details. An announcement will be made in a week or two inviting donations :) PS: Don't donate to the old thread...Bob will take off to Tasmania with the money and blow it all on whiskey. Is the Donate thread still ac...
by Bob Connor
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: London luthier
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: London luthier

G'day Rod Get in touch with these blokes https://www.luckyfret.com/ They were originally called the Vintage Guitar Boutique and I bough an Gretsch resonator from them about four years ago. They're not luthiers but given the fact that they had lots of vintage Martins and Gibsons as well as heaps of e...
by Bob Connor
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Telealike.
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: Telealike.

Very tasty Tele Jim. Love the faux scratchplate.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood identification?
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Wood identification?

Might be Wattle.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Need Help - Info on Ray Black
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: Need Help - Info on Ray Black

Give him a call on 03 5264 5282

Regards
by Bob Connor
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 13326

Re: I'm retiring

Bob, just want to thank you for setting this forum up and having things running ever so smoothly. I wish you good luck with your future adventure, it must be an exciting prospect. If you ever feel the need to come to the other tip of the world hunting for barrels I can take you on a guided tour to ...
by Bob Connor
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: AAAA Cocobolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: AAAA Cocobolo

I don't think any back that is running off the quarter on the outer edges could be called AAAA.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 13326

Re: I'm retiring

Thanks for the kind words everyone . I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to call it a day and I'm sure the forum will continue in much the same vein as it has over previous years. If you want to keep up with what's happening with the whisky you can check in to: https://www.sandygraywhisky...
by Bob Connor
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 13326

I'm retiring

Hi Everyone I'm retiring from luthiery on July 12th. Why July 12th? Well, the property on which my workshop resides has been sold and the new owners are moving in on that day. The strength in my hands has also deteriorated to the point where I feel it's dangerous to be around sharp things that rotat...
by Bob Connor
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What do you do when,,,,??
Replies: 11
Views: 3091

Re: What do you do when,,,,??

I trust you didn't swear Rod.

What a bummer.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

Who needs NBN?
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by Bob Connor
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

Julian's already booked it.
by Bob Connor
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

That'd be the Cray.
by Bob Connor
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

Everything's been rolled over. Speed test indicates I'm now getting 100MB up speed which is about twice as fast as it was before so I'd be interested if anyone see's an improvement in responsiveness of the forum.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

I think tomorrow may be the day we swap over to the new plan so the forum may become unavailable for a short period.

Please sand by and create sawdust in the interim.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Emails are now working again
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Emails are now working again

Hi Folks Emails can now be sent from the board. There was a change in the security settings of a new version of PHP, which is the programming language with which the forum is programmed, which restricted where emails could be sent. I've hacked some lines of code in the email send functions of the fo...
by Bob Connor
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Re: Interruption coming up

Looks like it'll happen later this week.

Got a text saying that an inspection would occur on the 9th to see if the premises is suitable for a cable connection. WTF. I've had an existing cable connection here for 15 years. :lol:

Regards
by Bob Connor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Interruption coming up
Replies: 14
Views: 4248

Interruption coming up

Hi Everyone There may be interruptions over the next few days as I'm swapping the internet service to a business plan. This will mean getting a new IP address which I will have to update in DNS. (Domain Name System) It can take up to 48 hours for the new DNS entry to propagate around the planet so i...
by Bob Connor
Wed May 31, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Weissenborn
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Weissenborn

I've changed the bracing pattern Weissies to reflect my practices with 6 string guitars. I've also used the traditional bracing and the Christmas tree bridge. Both have worked out fine and they are all still in shape after a few years stringing up. I think Dave White might have done one with really ...
by Bob Connor
Tue May 23, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Button shellac
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Button shellac

I used Davis pearl glue in the 80's . It was all you could get back then. Seemed to work ok.


Regards
by Bob Connor
Sat May 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Forum Software Update

Hi Wayne

What browser are you using?

Regards
by Bob Connor
Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Forum Software Update

Hi Bruce

Try clearing the browser history, then log out then log in again.

Regards
by Bob Connor
Sat May 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Forum Software Update

Hi Mark

I had the drop down menus as well the first time I logged on.

Clearing the browser history, then log out then log in again seemed to fix it.

My clock is OK. Check the settings in your profile.

Regards