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by Kim
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustical effect of back woods
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Acoustical effect of back woods

Didn't bother reading the report as I know pretty much what I want to know to pursue my mousetrap and I don't wish to confuse and complicate that with the wot if's of others. What I will share of my view is that with the caveat of having an inclusive armrest, and the player's clear understanding tha...
by Kim
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Scum bags - thieving shits
Replies: 9
Views: 3608

Re: Scum bags - thieving shits

BTW Regarding agreed sum insurance, here's something else worth knowing. Any sum agreed to by you and your insurer that is beyond your vehicles market value is considered an unrecoverable loss in the event of an accident. In other words if someone runs a red causing a collision and your vehicle is d...
by Kim
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Scum bags - thieving shits
Replies: 9
Views: 3608

Re: Scum bags - thieving shits

Agreed value can work against you. In this example car is flogged for 400k....Do you really want it back? Market maybe 7k, agreed lets say 10k. Assessor now has 3k more panel and paint to spend before you get saved from a lemon. If you thought that insurance would pay for a trashed box and slappy pi...
by Kim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood identification
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Wood identification

Yep my vote is Meranti or perhaps Nyatoh. Sand and sneeze its probably Nyatoh. http://mtc.com.my/wizards/mtc_tud/items/report(92).php Used for everything where straight grained, knot free, and cheap wood was required in the 70's through 90's, its a fast growing sand sucker from s/e Asia that's sure ...
by Kim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Siriusly...Alan Parsons on a 32 string uke!
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Siriusly...Alan Parsons on a 32 string uke!

Gday,

[youtube]https://youtu.be/na1Mj7ocxL8[/youtube]

Cheers :)
by Kim
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Split bridge & top
Replies: 10
Views: 4648

Re: Split bridge & top

Frank, One school of thought suggests that in order to reduce the possibility of aligning the BP holes with a single grain line of the bridge wood thus inadvertently introducing a fault line prone to cracking as a result of the wedging effect of the pins, that the BP holes are best drilled to a mild...
by Kim
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: This one goes out to Kim. (cover of Comfortably Numb solo)
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: This one goes out to Kim. (cover of Comfortably Numb sol

:shock: Geez...thanks for that Dennis....I think.. :mrgreen: ..Brilliant! :)
by Kim
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts
Replies: 42
Views: 14644

Re: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts

Mine arrived yesterday and were in perfect nic cause they were so expertly packed.

Thanks very much for the effort Jeff, much obliged.

Cheers

Kim
by Kim
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts
Replies: 42
Views: 14644

Re: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts

Awesome :!:

Thanks mate :D
by Kim
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maurice 12 string
Replies: 12
Views: 6359

Re: Maurice 12 string

Not your regular wingnut style, but perhaps Steinberger's gearless 40:1 straight through tuners would do the trick for you Mauri... http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Guitar_and_Solid_Peghead/Steinberger_Gearless_Tuners.html#details http://www.stewmac.com/product/images/18397/...
by Kim
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maurice 12 string
Replies: 12
Views: 6359

Re: Maurice 12 string

Superb work as always Mauri...thanks for posting Pete, very inspirational. :cl :cl :cl
by Kim
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tru-oil finish; Tackiness and possible solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 4373

Re: Tru-oil finish; Tackiness and possible solutions

The mix i.e. poly/turps/BOL, sounds very much like a hand burnishing oil although probably not a 1/3rd turps. Years ago, would have to be about 25+ by now I reckon, I re-finished an old English Oak knock down travelers table with it and it came up really well. Application on a large flat surface is ...
by Kim
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 28
Views: 10808

Re: Quiet in here

I've been busy playing around with a couple of electric motors of late...rebuilt (paint & bearings) a $40 3phase 2 speed, 705rpm @ 1.2hp and 1430rpm @ 2.5hp fitting that with the necessary 3 position rotary switch to the drillpress...worked out well because I was shooting for lower speeds and low is...
by Kim
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Myth or fact?
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Myth or fact?

It all depends Marty, If you own, run, or work for a major guitar making company, particularly one which marks up their solid wood products at a premium, then of course solid B and S really does make a 'huge' difference to the instruments tone...especially over time...just like red wine..If on the o...
by Kim
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts
Replies: 42
Views: 14644

Re: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts

All good Jeff thanks for the headzup.
by Kim
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Odd new thing
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

Re: Odd new thing

Geez...sounds like a constipated whale doing his rendition of Pink Floyd's "several species of small fury animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict" from their 'Ummagumma' album ...on a didgeridoo.... :cl :cl :cl :cl Turn it up really 'loud' just for old times sake..But be careful...
by Kim
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Melbourne Working with Wood Show - Big Sky Timber
Replies: 8
Views: 5224

Re: Melbourne Working with Wood Show - Big Sky Timber

Hey Jeremy,

Any chance of you and Curly dropping into me shed for a show and tell?? Bit of a drive but I'll make sure there's plenty of refreshments on ice :D
by Kim
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Double (or laminated) sides -
Replies: 13
Views: 8303

Re: Double (or laminated) sides -

Bugger the IRW Marty, how about giraffes, do they have any giraffes...They're extinct from the local zoo now for some reason..Reckon it's them bloody luthiers, I hear they're always ready to knock the top off a long neck..... aint that right Bob :wink:

Cheers

Kim
by Kim
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Ancient trades fair
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Re: Ancient trades fair

Then, there was this nice plane, maybe to fine tune the thickness the soundboard's edges on the inside after it has been glued to the ribs? http://www.anzlf.com/download/file.php?id=11915 Hey Markus, It looks like it was an interesting show...if your really keen on trying out that plane on spruce t...
by Kim
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 6
Views: 2975

Re: Another one bites the dust

What do you mean 'younger' days.... :?:

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:D
by Kim
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thinning boards
Replies: 33
Views: 14229

Re: Thinning boards

Gday Andrew, If you have a drill press then a safe-t-plane can quickly get you close to where you need to be to then finish off by hand. I have a few of the original Wagners. They're no longer made but these look okay. http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/safety-plane.jpg http://www.ebay...
by Kim
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Metalwork Department opened up this month
Replies: 28
Views: 15977

Re: Metalwork Department opened up this month

I reckon since Tim first joined us a few years back, he's clearly demonstrated his intent is to bring more to the craft than he will ever take...Please feel free to post relevant links and prices for your products Tim...especially if you offer our members a quid or two off... 8) Seriously,..feel fre...
by Kim
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Progress on No 13
Replies: 16
Views: 5964

Re: Progress on No 13

My wife has asked me what she'd do if I died. I told her my mates at the ANZLF would help her out. The responsibility you take as her husband is admirable! :cl Wholeheartedly agreed Markus. Admirable 'and' commendable...Well done Marty, your an inspiration to us all and a shoe-in to pass the ocka c...
by Kim
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Difficult Customers
Replies: 51
Views: 18187

Re: Difficult Customers

Onya Marty :!: :cl :cl :cl :gui :gui :gui :D