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by sebastiaan56
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: This made me chuckle
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: This made me chuckle

That’s awesome!
by sebastiaan56
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 10242

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Ive kind of changed direction in the last little while, A mandola in progress based on Cremonese Mandolin and a "I wonder if this could work mando". I'll take some nicer photos one day.
by sebastiaan56
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Aquacote cross linked polyurethane?
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

Aquacote cross linked polyurethane?

Long time no visit, but still messing around and having fun. Has anyone used the cross linked Polyurethane from Boat Craft for finishing instruments? It seems to have a number of very nice features including an exceptional hardness and water clean up. Im a big fan of Bote Cote and the company seems ...
by sebastiaan56
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A banjo
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: A banjo

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrlpFA5BbuU[/youtube]

Bela Fleck..... love the jo...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Invercargill and Princes Love Child
Replies: 1
Views: 4253

Re: Invercargill and Princes Love Child

Not much happens down there does it?
by sebastiaan56
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Show us your sled
Replies: 10
Views: 5937

Re: Show us your sled

Nice ride, a Virago but for city work it's da bomb. How Yamaha make a 250 sound like a 1000 Harley is beyond me. Bikes are like zoot, just one more....
by sebastiaan56
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Show us your sled
Replies: 10
Views: 5937

Re: Show us your sled

This is almost as expensive as lutherie.....
by sebastiaan56
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Resawing in Sydney?
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Resawing in Sydney?

Thanks guys, I'll try those leads.
by sebastiaan56
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Questions We Never Ask
Replies: 17
Views: 6235

Re: The Questions We Never Ask

I tried to get my business there last year Perry but had to move some people on when the numbers magically fell. It's a great way to get unpopular.

As for the zoot it's going to the local Men's Shed
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Resawing in Sydney?
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Resawing in Sydney?

Seems like I'm back to instrument making. A recent splurge in tassie has me in possession of some boards that I want ripped down to 4 and 12mm. Blackwood and myrtle.

Does anyone offer this as a service? I'm not after freebies just a quality job.
by sebastiaan56
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Show us your sled
Replies: 10
Views: 5937

Show us your sled

2015 C5 Enfield, not really stock any more....
by sebastiaan56
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 6115

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

Funnily enough I've just started a build as well. Funnily enough I've had the same distraction to deal with.
by sebastiaan56
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tru-oil finish; Tackiness and possible solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 4550

Re: Tru-oil finish; Tackiness and possible solutions

Modern polys are not that well suited to Danish Oil type mixes of this type. They don't polymerise properly due to interactions with the BLO. This has been extensively discussed on the UBeaut forum. I learnt the hard was as well.
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Heads up for Melbourne members
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

Heads up for Melbourne members

Just posted on the UBeaut forum http://www.lockwoodcompany.com.au/S2734.htm. Some poor bugger going out of business and someone will pick up some fine timber.
by sebastiaan56
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 4812

Re: Spotted Gum

Thanks, I'm a TruOil guy so it should be ok.
by sebastiaan56
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 4812

Re: Spotted Gum

Can you tell us more Jeff? Id like to avoid the learning curve :-)
by sebastiaan56
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 6 String Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 20
Views: 7319

Re: 6 String Tenor Ukulele

What does the Ancient Spruce add to the sound Alan?

Shit hot instrument!
by sebastiaan56
Sat May 31, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 4812

Spotted Gum

I've managed to score some very attractive Spotted Gum. The pieces are not wide enough for backs but sides an certainly necks are a possibility. I know it's used for tool handles so stability shouldn't be an issue.

Does anyone have any experience with this timber?
by sebastiaan56
Wed May 28, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mandocello plan/advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

Re: Mandocello plan/advice

It is not uncommon for guitars to be converted to Mandocellos by drilling a couple of extra tuner holes and replacing the saddle and nut. There are a few on the Mandolin Cafe along with some people who do it regularly. If you go with a archtop type tailpiece it gets even easier. Graham MacDonald wil...
by sebastiaan56
Thu May 22, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic body
Replies: 56
Views: 15472

Re: Acoustic body

Or buy pre shaped necks, front and back plates, slotted fingerboards etc. For me part of the fun is taking my time and working things out. I already own a manufacturing business, one is enough thx.
by sebastiaan56
Thu May 22, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is this destined to fail?
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Re: Is this destined to fail?

I dont think you will need extra binding. The sides should route just fine.

One of the violin books recommends using several layers of veneer and laminating them around the mold. An outside mold that is. Also an option.
by sebastiaan56
Thu May 22, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ebay Hacked - Change your password
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Ebay Hacked - Change your password

I hope they have a system where they get rid of inactive accounts. Ive tried a dozen times to use it but it never actually works.
by sebastiaan56
Mon May 12, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Frick what now???!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7718

Re: Frick what now???!!

Looks like the shit Ive been hacking out of my lungs...
by sebastiaan56
Mon May 05, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Desert, Gold fields and other timber
Replies: 9
Views: 4807

Re: Desert, Gold fields and other timber

There is also Monterey Cypress grown locally,
by sebastiaan56
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 17892

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

I look forward to seeing the caramel toffee swirl set from log11/37/y:bdars, pure antique manchurian goodness.