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by CNCWorksNZ
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Decals

The laser engraving/nail polish method looks interesting. I should be able to do that with my CNC by using the same tiny bit I use to cut my logo. That opens up a lot of possibilities, just need the time to program and debug some of the possibilities. Once done though I can make as many as I like. ...
by CNCWorksNZ
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings, eh!
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Greetings, eh!

Yup, one and the same.

Go and Follow Alistair's Music on FaceBook. He puts interesting Videos up on the odd occasion.

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by CNCWorksNZ
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings, eh!
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Greetings, eh!

Have you found Alistair's Music Shop yet?
by CNCWorksNZ
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings, eh!
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Greetings, eh!

Hi Michael,

What area of Wellington have you landed in?

Murray
by CNCWorksNZ
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violin Luthery
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Violin Luthery

I think that this Video will be appreciated by most here in this Group.

Love the way it is presented, just the sound of the Tools, and no distracting background Music.

https://vimeo.com/22691598?fbclid=IwAR0 ... 5TkKwqDeIY

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by CNCWorksNZ
Tue May 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: The order of things ...

Thanks Guys, it gives me some insight as to how people approach things ...
by CNCWorksNZ
Mon May 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

The order of things ...

I've always wondered why Luthiers don't put the Fret Wire in and Trim/File the Fret Ends before gluing the FretBoard to the Neck? Serious Question as that's the way I do my Ukuleles. I Build & Finish the Body, Carve the Neck, Fret the FretBoard & join to the Neck, Fettle as required then Finish. I t...
by CNCWorksNZ
Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Baritone Ukulele Strings
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Baritone Ukulele Strings

Thanks Allen.

Baritone Uke Strings seem to be hard to come by at a reasonable price in NZ.
Do you have a supplier in Oz? If so, at what cost per Set?

Murray.
by CNCWorksNZ
Fri May 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Baritone Ukulele Strings
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Baritone Ukulele Strings

Has anyone here had any experience with GHS Branded Baritone Ukulele Strings?
by CNCWorksNZ
Fri May 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What NZ woods are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: What NZ woods are these?

Wow!

I used to have one of those Rules at Primary School, some other Pupil broke it though :x

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by CNCWorksNZ
Tue May 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: It's not all bad news....

I've managed to sell one so far this month ...
Headless Bass on Trademe ...

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by CNCWorksNZ
Mon May 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tenor Ukulele - Tiger Myrtle / King Billy
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: Tenor Ukulele - Tiger Myrtle / King Billy

Just a quick observation; That T-Nut in the Solera where the Sound Hole is, should be on the other side of the Board. This is so the Nut digs into the Timber under compression. If you put too much tension on yours, it will pull out.

MM
by CNCWorksNZ
Mon May 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Best way to repair bent sides?
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: Best way to repair bent sides?

Can anyone explain why a Ukulele should be tapered? Is there any Acoustical reasoning behind this, or is it just traditional? . They do not need to be and many traditional ukulele's are not. I think the tapered sides on a tenor looks better. It matters less to me with a soprano or true ukulele. I m...
by CNCWorksNZ
Sun May 03, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Best way to repair bent sides?
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: Best way to repair bent sides?

Can anyone explain why a Ukulele should be tapered?
Is there any Acoustical reasoning behind this, or is it just traditional?

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by CNCWorksNZ
Sat May 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Best way to repair bent sides?
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: Best way to repair bent sides?

You could put a nice contrasting Heel Cap in that space ... That's what I would do, just for the hell of it ...
by CNCWorksNZ
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting to NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Posting to NZ

Just the normal Customs Form from OZ, but do include the wording above.
by CNCWorksNZ
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting to NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Posting to NZ

You will need a Customs declaration to get it through the NZ Border.

Just the usual description of; Processed, Treated Timber, no Insect Infestation, Bark, or Knot Inclusions ... about it really, apart from CITES if it applies.

MM
by CNCWorksNZ
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

The Instrument is a Baritone Ukulele with a Soundbox shaped like a Balalaika and tuned D3G3B3E4 as per a Baritone Uke.

Balalele or Ukulaika ... your choice ...
by CNCWorksNZ
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Lillian wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Thanks for the pic Murray. Its paw prints, the question is canine or feline.

=^..^= It's the Manager's 'Paw of Approval'
by CNCWorksNZ
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

No worries CNCWorksNZ, ah, mind sharing your name? Your user ID is a tab bit long. Any chance of seeing the rosette? In your opinion, does the body shape affect the sound? Or did you change too many elements to really say? Murray is my Name. Rosette is attached, let me know if you see what the patt...
by CNCWorksNZ
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Andos wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:48 pm
Nice
A balalika next?

I don't want to hijack the OP's Thread, but each and every Instrument I have made, (this is #17), has something different that I haven't done before, just to push my Skill-Set further. First one as a Balalaika, and first Classical Style Bridge.
by CNCWorksNZ
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Here's mine, which I have only just finished last Week.

Mahogany Neck / Cedar Sides, SoundBoard & Back / PurpleHeart FretBoard & Bridge / Aquila Baritone Strings / Bone Nut & Saddle / Mahogany Binding & Rosette / Piezo Pickup / Shellac Finish
by CNCWorksNZ
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stay Safe Out There!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: Stay Safe Out There!!

I have the feeling that my Workshop is the only thing that will keep me sane for the next 4 Weeks.

Two builds on the go, but only have Machine Heads & Strings for one :cry: (Now, where is my Fishing Line)

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by CNCWorksNZ
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Re: The 3 tenors - First ukuleles build

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Very noice ...

The next Group that came out were the 'Ten Tenors' .... fancy the challenge?

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by CNCWorksNZ
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 26
Views: 10656

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

So impressed with the E-Pub, I've gone and bought the physical Book as well ...

For those of you who want to save a Dollar or two, The Book Depository Sells 'The Book' with free Shipping.
From Amazon it would have cost 1/2 the price of the Book just to get it sent to New Zealand.

Murray.