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by Valben
Mon May 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NAF (Native american flute)
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

Re: NAF (Native american flute)

here some more pics. Hope to do some quality recording soon :-)
by Valben
Mon May 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

thank you Martin, following this procedure it works fine :-)
by Valben
Mon May 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 10
Views: 5900

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

Thanks to Martin :-) , finally I am able to embed the youtube video directly into the post , see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8830
Cheers Valter


youtu.be/a32penp1Bao

youtu.be/dMzVMfGvWWM

youtu.be/Qt_yfst8AtY
by Valben
Tue May 19, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 10
Views: 5900

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Qt_yfst8AtY[/youtube]
by Valben
Tue May 19, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 10
Views: 5900

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

[youtube]http://youtu.be/dMzVMfGvWWM[/youtube]
by Valben
Mon May 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

That is a really nice work Trent, nice, nice and really nice :-)
Enjoyed listening the sound clip ... booming and sharp at the same time, I guess the customer will be extremely happy.
Valter
by Valben
Thu May 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Hi Martin, any hint from your side? I have spent some time trying but can only get the link in the post but not the embedded box :-) thanks VB
by Valben
Tue May 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Hi all,
Anyone knows how to embed a youtube video box in a post ?
I mean not only the link but the video itself, like this post from Robbie O-Brien : viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3028

Thanks for help
Valter
by Valben
Wed May 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge minimum gluing area
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Bridge minimum gluing area

Thanks for the comment Dave.
The bridge Martin doesn’t like is about 3950 sqmm ....so I guess I am going to take the risks. Cheers Valter
Oh, I have got the books few weeks ago and I am slowly going through the theory volume now.
by Valben
Tue May 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bridge minimum gluing area
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Bridge minimum gluing area

Hi everyone :-) The pic below shows a bridge which I have built for my new guitar project (Prima-R). The idea was to build a smaller bridge with the aim to slightly decrease the overall mass with respect to a standard belly bridge. The E to e is exactly as I wanted (56.5mm) but I am now wondering if...
by Valben
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

Re: 3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new

And another 5 pieces laminated billet ready for slicing: EI rosewood (center) , Rewarewa and Mangeao sides.
by Valben
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

and another one : [youtube]https://youtu.be/fX8KkVDfavA[/youtube]
by Valben
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 10
Views: 5900

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

Here a video with decent audio of the Custom Prima : [youtube]https://youtu.be/a32penp1Bao[/youtube]
by Valben
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

Re: 3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new

Neck progress, figure will be interesting after shaping is complete :)
by Valben
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

3 piece laminated neck blanks, trying something new

After the successful Jatoba/Blackwood combination used in the last build : http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=8386 with noticeable increased sustain, I have decided to try a Rosewood/Rewarewa combination into the next Custom Prima-R build. Will provide feed-back in the gallery with the final ...
by Valben
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: Truss rod Installation

For a soundhole adjust solution you will need a longer truss rod than the the neck adjust solution.
Some pics below may help to understand.
Valter
by Valben
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: Truss rod Installation

Following pics may help. I keep the opening size in the upper brace about 1 mm more than the size of the truss road end.
I cut the slot on the neck block and guitar top ( after the neck is installed) with a small laminate trimmer using a clamped fence.
Valter
by Valben
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NAF (Native american flute)
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

NAF (Native american flute)

Hi, I have been exposed to these cool instruments during my last trip to Hawaii while building a Uke under the guidance of Brad Donaldson As I have showed interest in these flutes construction, Brad built and gifted me a NAF made entirely with KOA timber (many thanks Brad :-) ) which I did learn how...
by Valben
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 26
Views: 10697

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

Thanks, I am more into guitars & flutes but have just ordered my copy from booktopia :-)
by Valben
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Here a video clip with decent audio recording :) :
[youtube]https://youtu.be/DV7VM3wDfBY[/youtube]
by Valben
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build

yeah, it is a keeper :D
by Valben
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build

:D eheh, bit excessive, I am not into mass production :wink:
by Valben
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build

My last builds and first Ukuleles… hence the 3 tenors 😊 1) Uke-Koa Tenor 12 frets built under the guidance of Brad Donaldson in Kaua’i (HI) .. Lot of tricks and effective methods I have learned so thank you Brad & Carol, I have really enjoyed my time in your company. Front, Back & sides – Hawaiian K...
by Valben
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosewood
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Re: Rosewood

I can provide a contact of a dealer in India if you are interested. I have bought some timber from them recently and all went well. cheers Valter