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by morgan
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 148
Views: 47121

Re: And now for something completely different

:cl :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl

Fantastic, educational and entertaining build from start to finish Nick. Can't wait to hear it. Thanks for sharing.
by morgan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: It's Movember
Replies: 15
Views: 4998

Re: It's Movember

Haven't participated this year, but I reckon this shot from a previous Movember would scare even more kids than yours!
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by morgan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maple Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 15
Views: 6484

Re: Maple Tenor Ukulele

That is just spectacular work. Inspirational for a beginner like myself to see how far a craft can be taken, and such a tasteful combination of design and execution.
by morgan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Uke twins
Replies: 16
Views: 8294

Re: The Uke twins

Goodness, I've just looked up the last post I made here and it's been half a year. Time to follow up. First things first... I actually managed to finish my very first instrument! Such a great feeling. Life gets in the way of all your plans, but to make a long story short after a bout of family illne...
by morgan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Free AutoCAD clone for plans in dxf and dwg files
Replies: 18
Views: 20875

Re: Free AutoCAD clone for plans in dxf and dwg files

I spend my days using AutoCad. Trying to use another program would be like bouncing back and forth between left and right hand cars. Well I can see how it would make no sense to have to unlearn skills you spent years building up. In my case, I have no AutoCAD skills and I have never taken the time ...
by morgan
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Free AutoCAD clone for plans in dxf and dwg files
Replies: 18
Views: 20875

Re: Free AutoCAD clone for plans in dxf and dwg files

Although it's intended primarily as a 3d modelling package, I have found Google SketchUp to be a great tool with a much smaller learning curve than a lot of the classic 2d and 3d modelling tools. Its intuitive approach to modelling got me up and running quickly and it is perfectly capable of doing a...
by morgan
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nick you ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Nick you ok?

Sorry Morgan, missed this part of your message. A number of organisations are taking donations for the Christchurch earthquake relief fund. I donated via the ANZ. I believe you can donate via an ANZ branch both here and in NZ. The Salvation Army are also taking donations. A big thanks for the kind ...
by morgan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nick you ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Nick you ok?

Christchurch is still taking quite a kicking; I'm guessing these would be full-on earthquakes rather than "aftershocks" anywhere else (how is this even decided?). Please check in Nick whenever you get the chance, hope you and your family are ok. Nick, Martin, anybody else connected to Chch - I have ...
by morgan
Tue May 31, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More pearls - scientific ones
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: More pearls - scientific ones

Heh, I just posted that here a couple of days ago :D

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Beautiful pics indeed, makes me wish I had access to this kind of technology.
by morgan
Sat May 28, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "holographic interferometry" images of stringed instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

"holographic interferometry" images of stringed instruments

Found this on the BBC... Beautiful images detailing exactly how and where soundboards vibrate using a fairly novel technique (or at least new to me). From the article: "Researchers at Cardiff University reporting at the Acoustical Society of America meeting have presented striking images of stringed...
by morgan
Thu May 12, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bass fails catastrophically at gig
Replies: 8
Views: 4861

Bass fails catastrophically at gig

I told him not to use Blu-Tack for the neck joint, but he insisted it would be great for easy removal if it ever needed a neck reset. :D


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by morgan
Wed May 11, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quoins
Replies: 28
Views: 15390

Re: Quoins

Whoa, Christian you hit the mother lode of quoins there! :o :shock: I must confess to having searched Trade Me when the topic originally came up but found nothing then and promptly forgot about them. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these. Top-joining assembly-line in the works perhaps?!?
by morgan
Tue May 03, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 148
Views: 47121

Re: And now for something completely different

Woohoo, I'm loving this build already and it hasn't even started yet. Bring it on. Don't think you'll find anyone complaining about the prime directive here.
by morgan
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Rolling Pin Sander
Replies: 13
Views: 11464

Re: Rolling Pin Sander

Nope, it's the original mould for a Selmer-Maccaferri.
by morgan
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Rolling Pin Sander
Replies: 13
Views: 11464

Re: Rolling Pin Sander

Brilliant! I had posted my efforts of turning a rolling pin into a sander last year on a thread that got lost in the great hack, but I never took it the next stage and hooked it up to a drill.
by morgan
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Factory built instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 5786

Re: Factory built instruments

That video is a great find and a real eye-opener. Thank you for posting it.
by morgan
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: My Name is Paul and I have WAS (wood aquisition Syndrome)
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: My Name is Paul and I have WAS (wood aquisition Syndrome

kiwigeo wrote:The latest plan is to build a 3.2 x 2.5m garden shed so I can move some of the garden tools and machinery out of the garage and make more room for woodworking machinery.
It looks like you could build that shed out of tonewood Martin, and still have enough left over to fill it. :D
by morgan
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: new(ish) here - introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 9124

Re: new(ish) here - introduction

Hi Jeremy,

Welcome! Reading your description of yourself it resonated a lot with me. I also push bits around for a living and found the best relief from this is to physically make tangible goods with your own two hands. Lutherie seems to be the perfect antidote to the IT industry :-)
by morgan
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tired of changing the sanding belt on your thickness sander?
Replies: 12
Views: 4539

Re: Tired of changing the sanding belt on your thickness san

This would be perfect for grating the mountains of quartersawn parmigiano cheese that the visiting Italian inlaws seem to be getting through.
by morgan
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Money as debt
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Re: Money as debt

This video was screened last year by the members of our local Transition Town movement as part of an effort to get people to understand the current system of money, and also to understand that there are viable alternative systems. We take so much for granted and have been so brainwashed into believi...
by morgan
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Luthier Ron Sharp talks about Red Spruce
Replies: 8
Views: 4561

Luthier Ron Sharp talks about Red Spruce

Thought you might enjoy this mini-documentary:


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by morgan
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: MacBook Pro
Replies: 24
Views: 9041

Re: MacBook Pro

2x congrats Paul! Keep your fingers occupied by hitting the keyboard for writing in the ANZLF and by holding chisels, planes, wood, etc. ... :D From the Mac Store site. 17-inch. Starts at $2499 One day I will be able to afford one. One day. The day I'll suffer from dispensable $ 2499.- I'll ignore ...
by morgan
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Wooden jaws for a metal vice
Replies: 7
Views: 11942

Re: Wooden jaws for a metal vice

Markus, Das war aber echt superklug von dir :-)
That is en excellent idea - you seem to be full of them! I may steal this.
by morgan
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: MacBook Pro
Replies: 24
Views: 9041

Re: MacBook Pro

Once you go Mac, you don't go back :D As somebody who was once a very heavy smoker I congratulate you on your achievement. :cl :cl Life improves every day without cigarettes. But a word of caution; at least with me I find that the body never forgets - I have to think of myself as a non-smoking smoke...
by morgan
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Selmer Maccaferri
Replies: 1
Views: 6266

Re: Selmer Maccaferri

Thanks for the links John, I hadn't seen these before. They look very basic to me however, and I'd recommend anybody who's seriously going to try to build one to spring for the Fran├žois Charle plans: http://www.rfcharle.com/HTML/PlanSelmerA.html (and his book too!) The Collins book is also a useful ...