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by seeaxe
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz and Blackwood classical
Replies: 13
Views: 2786

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: 20
Views: 1236

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: 8
Views: 521

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: 1100

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: 835

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: 2415

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: 885

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 13867

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: 3517

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: 2862

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: 3473

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: 7291

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: 7291

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: 16718

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: 7291

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: 7291

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: 4700

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'...
by seeaxe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Affinity Designer for Luthiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7340

Re: Affinity Designer for Luthiers

Also,
One thing to be careful of if printing on paper is that it will react to moisture and shrink and or expand. Particularly if using wet glue to fix to the blank. So good to check the output is within your tolerance before taking it to the saw.

Cheers
R
by seeaxe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Affinity Designer for Luthiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7340

Re: Affinity Designer for Luthiers

Hi Max
I downloaded the first PDF file without any issues, so should be all good.
Looks interesting.

Cheers
Richard
by seeaxe
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Braces with adjustable Youngs Modulus?
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: Braces with adjustable Youngs Modulus?

Hi again Deems Just to say that by altering the tension in the "string" of the bow you are not changing the stiffness. No dimensional change in the brace. What you will be doing is pre stressing the soundboard and possibly bending it, as someone else said, like truss rod. Given the amount of restrai...
by seeaxe
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falbo Intension Bridge
Replies: 92
Views: 28361

Re: Falbo Intension Bridge

So to my good mates on this forum, in my humble opinion is not very polite (and probably also incorrect) to say that someone else doesn't know how a guitar works just because they cannot, or perhaps choose not, to explain what they are doing in terms we understand or would like them to use. Especia...
by seeaxe
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 4861

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

woo hoo a bike thread, about bldy time!! I took my gixxer in for a service today and they give me this as a loaner - more fun than a barrel full of drunk monkeys 20161027_163353 comp.jpg My main ride..... 20161025_132714.jpg to misquote someone else on here...life is good when you're amongst the gra...