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by seeaxe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bad Router Day
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Bad Router Day

Been there, done that. Mine was on a cedar top. I patched it with a piece from the same top but after several years it still sticks out like the proverbial dogs bollocks. Its pretty much the first thing I see whenever I pick it up. In hindsight I might have been better off to have put paua shell or ...
by seeaxe
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: What am I doing here?

Hi and belated welcome "I am guessing I should start with cheapish timber so that the mistakes won't hurt too much" While this seems entirely logical, its been my experience (and that of a lot of other people as well I think) that you are likely to be surprised how well the first one turns out. You ...
by seeaxe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Hi Martin I'm assuming from the Timspec comment that you are in NZ and possibly in Auckland. If you are and would like to meet up for a chat I'm happy to do that. Ive bought wood from timspec and they were really good. An established local builder gets his cedar for tops from Herman Pacific in Silve...
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

Not interested (only because I'm over here on the mainland and not on the West Island) but it's an interesting conundrum isn't it? If you are a player and get into luthiery to build your perfect guitar, the sooner you get to build one you're happy with the quicker all that gear and left over wood is...
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show

Hi Wayne Haven't been here for a while so only just watched this, looks like a great project. Must be very satisfying working in there. And seeing as I'm late to the party, anything you would do differently if you were doing it again? I wondered if the floor (looks lovely btw) might be slippery with...
by seeaxe
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz and Blackwood classical
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Before and after pics..

in 2012
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and in 2018
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by seeaxe
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 31
Views: 6207

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hi guys, you lot still here then? :D I look in from time to time but haven't been building anything for a while, life has been a bit busy with grandkids and motorbikes and actually learning to play the guitar I made. I've got a pile wood ready to go though and will hopefully one day get back to buil...
by seeaxe
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Home/workshop recording studio setup help
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: Home/workshop recording studio setup help

Hi Trent I've been trying to build up a set of recordings of my repertoire so set up a simple system that a non tech person like me can handle. I suspect I only use about 1% of its capability but I like to keep things simple. My recordings are my " homework" I take to the next lesson. I find the pro...
by seeaxe
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: More Stephanie Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Re: More Stephanie Jones

Hi Bruce
I saw that one...am subscribed to her you tube channel. Lovely tone as ever. The dedication explains the selection of the piece I guess.

Im hoping she finds her way to NZ again one of these days. I don't go to many concerts but I would go to that.

Thanks for posting!
Richard
by seeaxe
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stephanie Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Stephanie Jones

Hey peeps, bit quiet in here!!!! I have posted here before about Stephanie Jones, she comes from Perth but has been studying in Germany for a while. This is from her graduation performance. I can't think of a better reason for making guitars than the thought that someone someday might make one of mi...
by seeaxe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Heart Sassafras Dreadnought
Replies: 6
Views: 3025

Re: Black Heart Sassafras Dreadnought

Absolutely stunning. Love, love love that kauri neck. I've got some sassafras to use, I hope it looks that good when I'm finished with it.
by seeaxe
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Showroom shine
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Showroom shine

Thanks Robbie, informative as ever.

For those in NZ, you can get those (Meguiars) products from Smits Group in Auckland. I bought them from LMII years ago and agree they are good, I could get a great shine without using a buffing wheel.
Cheers
by seeaxe
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wood is this??
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

Re: What wood is this??

Thanks Again.
I did sand it on the inside of one the sides as I recalled that being a test for brw. Allowing for the fact that I have a bit of a cold atm I couldn't smell anything so I won't get my hopes up. The grain did seem to suggest it. It's nice whatever it is.

Cheers all
by seeaxe
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wood is this??
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

Re: What wood is this??

Thanks all, very helpful.
by seeaxe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What wood is this??
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

What wood is this??

Any guesses what this is? Its part of my departed mates stash and I'm going to help his family sell it
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by seeaxe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 16932

Re: I'm retiring

Jeez, you go away for five minutes, now Bobs retiring and Martins in sell down mode....

All the best Bob, I retired a few years ago now and it's the best job I've ever had. Have fun with the hooch.

All the best to the new Great Leaders!

Richard
by seeaxe
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Small bodied short scale guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Re: Small bodied short scale guitar

Just lovely Peter, great job.
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first scratch build, J-45 style
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: My first scratch build, J-45 style

Wow, that looks classy. Great job. Love the colours and the grain in the cherry. The purflings look pretty sharp too...
by seeaxe
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nick you ok??
Replies: 10
Views: 4183

Re: Nick you ok??

Hopefully Nick will chip in soon. News says most damage in Culverden, Waiau and Kaikoura so a bit up the track from Nick and he is hopefully OK. Would have been well and truly felt in CHCH, lots of damage in Wellington, trains out (while they check the lines) , schools out(while they check the build...
by seeaxe
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 8771

Re: US Election

As for USA being a business - we have an USAian telling us it is a business! I believe him. And businesses run the world these days, not diplomats so maybe he will have a better measure of them than the mandarins that preceded him. Cheers If you think the world operates like a business then IMO you...
by seeaxe
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 8771

Re: US Election

I'm just trying to look for a few positives in all of this because its being painted so black by a lot of people, in particular the press. In my view the career politicians and diplomats have a very poor track record - a lot needs to change for USA to return to its founding principles. I don't actua...
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build 11 - "Slydebyrd"
Replies: 39
Views: 18377

Re: Build 11 - "Slydebyrd"

Looking good Pete.
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 8771

Re: US Election

Thanks Max for your view from across the ditch. I notice the press demonisation of Trump continues, with reports of "mass protests" of a few hundred people here and there front and centre. Presumably that's happening there, too. Make no mistake I don't like the guy and I would have voted for Clinton...
by seeaxe
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 8771

US Election

Can't let last nights election result pass without some comment, especially as we have some members here in the USA. I felt the coverage of the election over here (NZ, but mostly parroting what was coming from the US) was very skewed by a press that did not want Trump to win, so didn't pick up on, o...
by seeaxe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dremel or trimmer
Replies: 18
Views: 5522

Re: Dremel or trimmer

Trimmer ftw I already had a big old router when I started so went for the Dremel cos it seemed to mentioned in every guitar building thing I read at that time. I cut two lots of binding channels before it s**t itself. This was the expensive variable speed one. Have since bought another but it doesn'...