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by peter.coombe
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

I noticed that as well. Looks like some common sense has returned, but that common sense is somewhat limited! Back and side sets - Nope Bridge blanks - Nope Fingerboard blanks - Nope Bindings - yes Bridges - yes Slotted fingerboards - yes Personally I am disappointed about back and side sets (but no...
by peter.coombe
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Hacked

Website is back again, with security scanning every 24hrs implemented. I never found the needle in the haystack, but I am fairly certain I know what happened. The website template uses the Bootstrap framework, a very popular utility that makes website development much easier. However, some versions ...
by peter.coombe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 1967

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

Mmm, WAY too much stress over what should be a simple easy and quick job. I took one look at the router bit and thought NO WAY, far too dangerous, and for what? I rough out the radius on the linisher, then install the fret maker inlays, then rough out on the linisher again, then a final sand using t...
by peter.coombe
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carbatec 400 mm Drum Sander Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Carbatec 400 mm Drum Sander Issues

Pete have you had to change the feed belt? My problems only started when I stuck a new belt on
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No. When it was new the motor was noisy and I was expecting it to fail, but with a bit more use the noise went away and has been problem free ever since.
by peter.coombe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Carbatec 400 mm Drum Sander Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Carbatec 400 mm Drum Sander Issues

I have one, probably close to 20 yo now. Never had a problem with the feed belt motor but I still hate changing sanding belts.
by peter.coombe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Hacked

Progress. I have access back and a maintenance page is up. Now the real work starts. I been trawling through the logs and is interesting to see the hacking probes and what they are looking for, but is a needle in a haystack to pick up the actual exploit.
by peter.coombe
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Hacked

I don't have any beef about the sledge hammer approach. As you say, they are protecting their other users. My beef is that they advertise a 24hr support turnaround, but in practice that is some sort of a joke. Netregistry is now owned by MelbourneIT and they outsourced their call centres overseas. I...
by peter.coombe
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Hacked

I discovered some weird files on my web site today and deleted them, and then changed all passwords. Just a few minutes after deleting them I got an email from the host provider saying my site had been hacked with a phishing file (now deleted) and my account had been suspended. Now I can't do anythi...
by peter.coombe
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Graham Caldersmith
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: RIP Graham Caldersmith

Thanks Graham. Just getting over the shock from reading your post on Facebook. Graham was my inspiration when I first started. I pested him with my early creations and he was very gracious and encouraging, even told me "when you go full time". At that particular time I thought fat chance of that hap...
by peter.coombe
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shed insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Re: shed insulation

I have built two sheds and a steel framed house and we used a foil system that consists of two layers of foil and a foam layer in between. I think the R rating is 3.0, but can't remember exactly. It is only about 10mm thick so is easy to install, and you get no glass fibres on you and your clothes. ...
by peter.coombe
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Likely Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Likely Scam

Yes well I have not heard from sob story single mother Sarah again. Missed out there, but also dodged a credit card fraud. I gave up my merchant facility years ago and never regretted it. Customers can still use a credit card via Paypal.
by peter.coombe
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Likely Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Likely Scam

Just received this. Smells strongly of an attempted scam to me. Several red flags. I replied I don't take credit cards and so far no reply. Thanks for the swift response, Â Â Â I really wish i could call the store directly, Am a single mother with a lovely girls for about three years now and sadly i...
by peter.coombe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bote-cote epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Re: Bote-cote epoxy

So what is the crystal resin? I have been using normal resin for the boat. What is the difference? I can't find anything on their web site nor in the small book they produce, although mine is now quite old and may be out of date.
by peter.coombe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bote-cote epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Bote-cote epoxy

I have been using the bote-cote epoxy system on a big boat restoration project I am doing and am quite impressed with it. Easier and much more pleasant stuff to use than West System. It has hardly any odour and the hardeners are completely clear of any amber tint. Should make a very good pore filler...
by peter.coombe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

Who do you insure your instruments with when you ship Peter? Australia Post. They self insure so that is a very good incentive for them to treat it good in Australia. However, once it gets to the overseas country it is out of their control. Never had a problem with Australia Post, and I have sent l...
by peter.coombe
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical

Weird, never seen anything like that before. Maybe it has been spattered with very hot water. The cloudy patch does look like heat damage to shellac.
by peter.coombe
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

Has anyone had the courtesy to tell you why we need this extra red tape and how it benefits the SME? Of course not. Why would Dutton's department give out reasons and benefits? Personally I think it is absolutely ridiculous to have to get permission to export small items. Any way, you all now know ...
by peter.coombe
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

Just received this. Nobody told me anything about this - "Your Export Declaration has been received, however is unable to be processed as the following documentation is also required: - Evidence of Identity (100 points) documentation - Passport Identification page and Drivers Licence (please include...
by peter.coombe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

Makes you wonder if the people who think this stuff up have any idea how a SME really works. Yes. I have wasted the best part of a day trying to get this sorted and am really pissed about it. One more thing. You need an ABN if your item is worth more than $2000. No ABN and you are toast, even if yo...
by peter.coombe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

Ok, I think I have it sorted. After getting shuffled around from person to person I finally got the correct person who directed me to the correct form which I already had found on their web site. He also gave me an email to send it to instead of fronting up to a counter (yes!). Form has been sent, n...
by peter.coombe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Now more difficult to export

It gets worse. Apparently the local Border Force office in Eden cannot accept the Export Declaration form.
by peter.coombe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Now more difficult to export
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Now more difficult to export

Today I rocked up at the local Post Office with a recently completed mandolin packed up and ready to go to the USA. Nothing out of the ordinary, I have been doing it for many years. The lady at the counter entered the details into the Aussie Post computer system, but it would not accept the item wit...
by peter.coombe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 5400

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

All now resolved. TNT delivered the Stew Mac package on Thursday, but it took another prod from me, and they delivered the LMI package yesterday. Phew.
by peter.coombe
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 5400

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Have called FedExp and got them to change the address to my street address. Hopefully it won't be the same nightmare.
by peter.coombe
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stew Mac shipping - warning
Replies: 26
Views: 5400

Re: Stew Mac shipping - warning

Ordered a bunch of stuff from LMI on the weekend and just got an email from LMI. They send via FedExp to my PO address. AAAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!! I must be jinxed. No idea how that happened, I thought it was going via USPS since there was no great hurry for this (just as well!). Have sent an email to LMI...