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by John Steele
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bill Collings
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

Bill Collings

Just came by this on another site.
Sad news
by John Steele
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

What a great design. Really nice jig. I can see the locking arms' benefit.
The Timbuck binder. Has a nice ring to it...
Cheers
John
by John Steele
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: All Lurkers Please Read
Replies: 12
Views: 5198

Re: All Lurkers Please Read

Greetings all My name is John Steele and have been a member for a few years. After several moves across the US I guess I slowly slipped into lurkerdom. I am still building. I am like a good many of you here meaning I mostly build because I love it. I always check in to see what you all are up to as ...
by John Steele
Thu May 19, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guy Clark
Replies: 1
Views: 2613

Guy Clark

by John Steele
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tri-Can ukulele
Replies: 26
Views: 7484

Re: Tri-Can ukulele

Love it !!!
It sounded great to my ears.
Great tune as well.

John
by John Steele
Tue May 24, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cook Woods
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: Cook Woods

Hi there Liam. I've purchased wood from Cook through Ebay, mostly dimensioned lumber . Most of the transactions have been smooth and the wood depicted was what I recieved. Had one run in with them when they "lost" the actual piece I bought and substituted with another that was so surfaced checked it...
by John Steele
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: ANOTHER big earthquake in Christchurch
Replies: 94
Views: 20704

Re: ANOTHER big earthquake in Christchurch

Been following this from last night. I hope all are well and safe over there. Sounds like some communication lines are starting back up, that seems a good sign and will help with response efforts. As a side note, University buildings are generally built to high standards code wise. May not hear from...
by John Steele
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nice Uke
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Nice Uke

A gorgeous piece played very well on a fine box.

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133242454 ... he-ukulele

Cheers
by John Steele
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: El Cheapo scaper
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

El Cheapo scaper

I had a few trashed utility knife blades and decided to give one a handle. Took me all of 10 minutes. I plan on shaping a couple more for specific jobs. EZ sharpening and the blades I have are decent steel and roll a hook quite nice.
Cheers
J
by John Steele
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Floods down under
Replies: 39
Views: 7638

Re: Floods down under

Sounds and looks like a major disaster there. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/australia-floods-brisbane_n_807997.html "We're having a bit of a barbecue because we've got no electricity," said Bob Vilgan, an 80-something dressed like most of the neighbors in shorts, a T-shirt and sandals. "T...
by John Steele
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guitar dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

Re: Guitar dreams

If you come across one of these I could make room under the tree....

1962 Strat "Fiesta Red"
62 Strat.jpg
Merry Christmas to all

John
by John Steele
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Showing my age
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Showing my age

Not a bad age to show....

I enjoyed seeing them at the half-time show last year...


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by John Steele
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?
Replies: 19
Views: 6513

Re: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?

Lil Christmas Jersey style ...


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Loved the ukes!

Happy holidaze to all
John
by John Steele
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Snow?

Any you guys been making funny dances down there lately?
:shock:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/2 ... 99110.html
by John Steele
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wild Wood Gallery - Inspiration
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

Re: Wild Wood Gallery - Inspiration

Wow, lots of great looking stuff there.
This is some walnut I found when I first moved here many years ago. Some gunstock company felled a HUGE walnut.
I grabbed some of what was left over. Lots of bowls and boxes. I use this for pick guards and headstock veneers.
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Burl 2.JPG
by John Steele
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: A little ditty on the Uke
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: A little ditty on the Uke

Nice little clip, was just listening to the boys the other day.
Thanks Nick-O
by John Steele
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Paypal and Wikileaks
Replies: 13
Views: 3959

Re: Paypal and Wikileaks

Wikileaks will be declared a terrorist organization if they can figure out how to do it while at the same time not implicate the New York Times - which has not only partnered with Wikileaks to do some of the redacting, and has published the new leaks, but the Times also has the distinction of being...
by John Steele
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Paypal and Wikileaks
Replies: 13
Views: 3959

Re: Paypal and Wikileaks

Im surprised you got one as well. Lets them know what you think and they may be toting lost transaction fees. A question for the yanks. Is donating to Wikileaks through a US based company going to be treated as a donation to a terrorist organisation? Or is there a process that is needed to declare ...
by John Steele
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Lute Progress -
Replies: 222
Views: 58900

Re: Lute Progress - Test runs for cutting the rosette

Looking good there.
Hey Martin are you using the scalpel to cut all the way through the wood or using a jewlers saw to cut the areas out and following up with the scalpel for clean up?
Looks like a good job for some nice tunes and and maybe a glass of something to ease the nerves.....
John
by John Steele
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: KB Pine/Blackwood OOO
Replies: 60
Views: 19901

Re: KB Pine/Blackwood OOO

Good save on the dent Steve. Man, that has got to be one of the worst feelings to have something like that when you're that far along.
Guitar is looking great.
J
by John Steele
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Latest build - Ruby's Classical
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

Re: Latest build - Ruby's Classical

Really nice looking there sir.
I didn't know you had a floor in your shop... :shock:
<sincker>
John
by John Steele
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Some good news
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Some good news

kiwigeo wrote:They did have some seagull sashimi I believe.

And then some. Tough lil dudes. They were starting to drink seawater because of the lack of rain
by John Steele
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Some good news
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Some good news

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/2 ... 88474.html

3 teens found after being adrift for 50 days off NZ.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
John
by John Steele
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Guitar Plans deux
Replies: 1
Views: 3499

Guitar Plans deux

In the same vien as the above topic's site

http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprint ... struments/

A simple reg is required to get the full size images
Some interesting stuff as well
John
by John Steele
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The mighty L1
Replies: 12
Views: 3624

Re: The mighty L1

Taffy, I think the best finish for a finger board is finger oil. I guess I consider it a blues guitar so any discoloring is fair wear & tear. Hopefully the discoloring will be on the whole neck. :lol: Lillian, TY, I like the figure of walnut also. I've seen a lot of wood on this site with as much or...