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by seeaxe
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: More Stephanie Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 811

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: 570

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: 2050

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: 760

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: 2207

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: 2207

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: 2207

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: 11500

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: 3206

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: 2565

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: 2964

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: 6351

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: 6351

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: 15751

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: 6351

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: 6351

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: 4269

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: 6709

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: 6709

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: 4914

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: 25473

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: 4265

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...
by seeaxe
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falbo Intension Bridge
Replies: 92
Views: 25473

Re: Falbo Intension Bridge

Hi Frank, if you are still tuning in, thanks for posting and being part of one of the more interesting discussions on this forum for some time. When you first started posting I had a quick google and was impressed by what you have done in the past and the organisations you have been involved with......
by seeaxe
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Braces with adjustable Youngs Modulus?
Replies: 23
Views: 4914

Re: Braces with adjustable Youngs Modulus?

Hi Deems Seeing as we have given another recent poster a hard time for not using the correct terms, we had better make sure you are! For a start, unless you glued your thumb and forefinger to the paper, you cannot apply tension to the plies of a laminated brace. You can apply pressure and you could ...
by seeaxe
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some news + designing a dream workshop?
Replies: 90
Views: 23348

Re: Some news + designing a dream workshop?

All looking good there Allan. Nothing better than working with some space around you...my workshop is getting tight. Yesterday I bent down to pick a dropped screw up off the floor and ended up with a Queensland Maple neck black sticking into my butt....nothing worse :( Sorry have to disagree. I wou...