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by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

Yep, the bit of flex I have it attached to only gets static charge if I have it hooked up to my makeshift drum sanding attachment that is on my big belt sander, when I use that same bit of flex on my tablesaw or router table I don’t get any charge off it. I think it has to do with the speed of rotat...
by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

The static electricity issue causing sparks and subsequent fires has been debunked many times, static charge can be felt on the outside of the ducting sometimes, I have a bit of copper wire around one length of flex duct that is grounded to the shed that I brush up against regularly, only because th...
by Cal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Baritone Uke - Video Gallery
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Blackwood Baritone Uke - Video Gallery

That is lovely Allen, top work as always!
by Cal
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: A quick ukulele

ROFL......classic story Cal. Nice work. Haha! Should have seen the looks on the others that turned up to take the class :lol: One fellow said “gee, you must have good tools” I said “That’s like telling a chef they must have good pots” oh no, he said, that’s different. Hmmmm, I use to get the same t...
by Cal
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: A quick ukulele

Can't beat a good quickie, Cal 8) Looks like a Barimando with a Kb Pine top, not too shabby for a knock up!! I quite like the shape, well done! Gaz Thanks Gaz, yep King Billy top, Claret Ash for the neck, sides and back. Got the steam iron out of the laundry to do the bending, it was quicker than w...
by Cal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 302

A quick ukulele

After building my daughters baritone ukulele I decided that I should really learn how to play. I found an 8 week beginner course close to home and decided to enroll. In all my enthusiasm I forgot that I don’t own a ukulele. I enrolled on the Tuesday and started to build when I got home from work Wed...
by Cal
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thank you Wayne! I have just handed it over to my daughter and she is so happy with the end result, she can’t put it down :D
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yep, that’s him :)
We will have to do a catch up again at some stage Martin, this ukulele will be gone at the end of the week so maybe once I get the other one finished so you can see my mistakes in person :D
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yep, that’s Dig (who I told you about in Stirling) he is a very good player. Sounds better than I thought it would, I must learn how to play one day :wink:
by Cal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

A short video of a friend playing the ukulele.
https://youtu.be/VYzndJW2nP0
by Cal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks Martin and Wayne, there are floors and faults but the knowledge gained was worth it all :D
by Cal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Ok, finally at the end of the line on this one. Saddle slot cut and piezo connected. All strung up and ready to roll. Baritone ukulele (1 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (2 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (4 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (5 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (6 of 11).jpg Baritone ukulele (7 of 11)....
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

Food for thought Pat...Bill Pentz.com , some say fanatical but, how much is your life worth?? I'm setting up my extraction system with a 4hp motor & 150mm spiral metal ducting with fittings. Bill site is a lot too wade thru, but a great guide line. I applaud your Extraction ideals Cal, great job!!!...
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Dave M wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:04 am
Sorry Greg I was trying to be funny!

The early ones all hanging from the ceiling, later ones OK. I'm on MS explorer and Windows 8.
Did you post this in the wrong thread?
by Cal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

Sorry if it’s too much information, I’m not sure as to what you’re plans are or the amount of information you have on the subject. What I have written only touches the surface of a safe environment and dust, I really started to take notice after I turned and finished a bowl from redgum. I had a head...
by Cal
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Back is on, bridge is on and preamp is installed, will do the binding next and give the bridge some time to rest before stringing it up to set the saddle location. The nut is on, only rough shaped will need lowering yet. 9E44C591-EA63-4E0E-95D2-DE6D369E9ED4.jpeg 6F7ECFFF-AFB5-44C8-92EB-E3C4834EB5F0....
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:13 pm
So THAT'S why the air is always fresher in Strahalbyn? :mrgreen:
Yep there is that and I am doing my part to keep the town in a constant vacuum, just the way the old towns folk like it :lol:
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

ok, here are some images of my setup, in no particular order. the only machine I don't have with 150mm ducting is the bandsaw, its not exactly mine so I am not going to cut it open to the 150mm duct size. since I took these pictures I have added a large bell mouth hood the the belt sander. IMG_0687....
by Cal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: More on dust extraction

Hi Pat, Probably the first thing to consider in installing a dust extractor is where it will be located, inside a shed is not an ideal location as you will be breathing in all the dust that the extractor is unable to contain. I have mine located outside the shed in its own shed and the duct runs thr...
by Cal
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: How big a drumsander?

You’re welcome Martin. The main instigator about dust on the woodwork forum is BobL, he is a living encyclopaedia on the subject and takes it very seriously. He has taught me all I know about dust and it’s dangers, it really is a subject that should not be pushed aside for anyone working in a dust c...
by Cal
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: How big a drumsander?

No intention of opening a can of worms on dust extraction but have a look at the woodwork forum, information is good for your lungs. http://www.woodworkforums.com/f200
I use a 3hp unit with 150mm ducting, it really is the minimum that will keep you healthy.
by Cal
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Thanks Martin, will get to it on the weekend and see what I come up with. As for the bridge patch, I guess i am being over cautious this time round as the last one was under done. I have to learn to get the balance right :D
by Cal
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Some more pondering with this, sorry to trouble you all. With my last attempt at a guitar I ended up putting a tailpiece on to it due to my lack of knowledge (bridge lifted) I seem to notice quite a difference in volume with the tailpiece v’s without? With this build only having the f hole and nylon...
by Cal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

I think I just have to bite the bullet and glue the bridge on prior to the back going on then cut the saddle slot, I don’t see any other alternative really. My normal method with anything I do is freak out and over think things then calm down and do it, it ends up not being as big of a deal as I fir...
by Cal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 6213

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Ok, fretboard is glued to the neck. I still haven’t sorted the frets out yet, will do that shortly. Still worried about the bridge and cutting the saddle slot after it is all glued on. I fully understand that it is the only way to go though. If the scale length was that of a soprano or tenor, it pro...