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by kiwinoz62
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to install pre-amp to Ukelele
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: How to install pre-amp to Ukelele

Thats cool, thanks Steve...
by kiwinoz62
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 10010

Re: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!

Hi Guys,

I also have the green pattern makers vise, but if I had of come across the parrot vise first, that would have been my preference to buy...why?...because it can be used in the vertical & horizontal positions & swivelled to any degree.
Of course, horses for courses.
by kiwinoz62
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: vacuum pumps
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: vacuum pumps

I'm also interested in using vacuum, looked at veneersupplies.com to buy a kit from and import, but with the added cost of freight it begins to become expensive and not a worthy project. Has anyone built using components bought on the local market in Oz/NZ. If anyone can pass on their knowledge, con...
by kiwinoz62
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: For those wishing to branch into repairing.
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: For those wishing to branch into repairing.

Nice one Steve, Thanks for documenting & taking the time to show how different tasks are performed. There's some interesting stuff going on in these tutorials, I know that I am going to benefit from & I'm sure others will also. This is what makes this forum great, people willing to share their exper...
by kiwinoz62
Fri May 27, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How I inlay my Empire design
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Re: How I inlay my Empire design

Allen,
Great tutorial, nice work as always.
Thanks for your time to post and share.
by kiwinoz62
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: How many ANZLFers in Auckland?
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: How many ANZLFers in Auckland?

Richard,
How bout you sing this catchy tune to your 10 builds. . .

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo_fg8rzoNI
by kiwinoz62
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top or Back First
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Top or Back First

I'm currently building an OM at Gerard Gilet workshop in Sydney ( a real experience ) and they put back on first then the top.
All because of glue squeeze out and then having to clean it up.
by kiwinoz62
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 35
Views: 11100

Re: Quiet in here

kiwigeo wrote
sorting 50 Indian Rosewood back and side sets
Martin, all I'm doing is drooling over what your counting.
When I need one I'm gunna come a knockin' :)
Surely you would give up just one. . .
by kiwinoz62
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NZ holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

NZ holiday

Hi all, Presently on holiday in "the land of the long white cloud" and stormy clouds with rain. One day sunny the next rain, oh well, doesn't matter. On our trip to lovely Paihia, bumped into a bloke called Christian Druery, had some of his items on display at a market fair day. Apart from building ...
by kiwinoz62
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw advice
Replies: 25
Views: 12696

Re: Bandsaw advice

Hi, My 2 cents worth. . . Don't mess around with a toy, buy the best bandsaw you can afford. You will kick yourself if you don't. Their was a discussion awhile back on bandsaws and most blokes gave good reviews on the Laguna LT14 SUV from Gregory Machinery. I got one, plus accessories and for the mo...
by kiwinoz62
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Kauri and Tulip Archtop
Replies: 8
Views: 2960

Re: Kauri and Tulip Archtop

Wow. . . certainly different to traditional woods used.
What a great gift for your father.

Well done.
by kiwinoz62
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tas Myrtle OM
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Tas Myrtle OM

That's nice, the engleman dose'nt look creamy like the ones I have in stock. It looks quite aged which I like.
Is it the finish used or just the lighting taken when photographed, interesting.
by kiwinoz62
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Joke?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Joke?

:lol:
by kiwinoz62
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally back to building!
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Finally back to building!

Martin,
That sure is classy, the fretboard & bridge fooled me for EIR.
The rosette done alone in paua looks spectacular & I would love to get a gloss finish like that.

Well done. . .
by kiwinoz62
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: LARGE abrasive sheets
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: LARGE abrasive sheets

Hi Matthew,

I've used Workmate in Botany and All purpose Abrasives in Campbelltown NSW, both may have what you require.
by kiwinoz62
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tonewoods
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Tonewoods

My 10 cents worth, don't see the need for change & I'm a bloody kiwi :).
by kiwinoz62
Thu May 07, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Spanish Heel Side Slots
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Re: Spanish Heel Side Slots

Allen,
Nice one, simple & effective.
by kiwinoz62
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: student update
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: student update

Hi,
Nice build. Interested to know how the cut-a-way was bent, thickness, wet or dry bend etc. As I tried to bend some Brazilian Lacewood for a cut-a-way but was'nt sucessful. Any info appreciated.
by kiwinoz62
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop Ukulele
Replies: 18
Views: 5958

Re: Archtop Ukulele

Miguel,

That's awesome, choooice bro'
by kiwinoz62
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 28
Views: 8357

Re: Quiet in here

Ahhh. . . Waikiki. Back in 81' that building was really bright pink, memories.
by kiwinoz62
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bubinga/Sitka tenor guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Bubinga/Sitka tenor guitar

That's nice.
Love the simple yet effective rosette & the finish to the soundhole.
The centre stripe with the neck stripe compliment one another & the bubinga looks terrific.
You're workmanship is nice & clean & up there with the best.

Well done. .
by kiwinoz62
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Power feed for a bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 5241

Re: Power feed for a bandsaw

Steve,
I've used my resaw blade maybe six times and it's starting to drift.
What about you? Post some feedback on the drift master if you can.
by kiwinoz62
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Brazilian Lacewood sides
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

Re: Bending Brazilian Lacewood sides

Thanks for the replies guys. Food for thought. . . You can try soaking the sides in water with fabric softener in it. I tried Super-Soft 2 to achieve a cutaway bend on some figured timbers. But in the end, some beautiful pieces of timber just won't bend without cracking - which is when you decide to...
by kiwinoz62
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Brazilian Lacewood sides
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

Bending Brazilian Lacewood sides

Hi everyone, Have'nt posted here for awhile and in need of any help offered. I need help in bending Brazilian Lacewood sides, they have alot of short grain and this has been the end result. IMG_20141015_184114[1].jpg IMG_20141015_184136[1].jpg Tried bending with heating blanket 300deg F, bending iro...
by kiwinoz62
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 6 String Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 20
Views: 5461

Re: 6 String Tenor Ukulele

Hi Allen,

Do you radius the backs of your ukulele's & if so, what radius?

As usual you've hit the mark with the choice of woods for this build, also the way you achieve such a high degree of finish on you're instruments just gives them that extra 'wow' factor.

Pleasure to see great workmanship.