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by Kim
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Split bridge & top
Replies: 10
Views: 3398

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: 1514

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: 10790

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: 10790

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: 4617

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: 4617

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: 3282

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: 8132

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: 2643

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: 10790

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: 1596

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: 3937

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: 6526

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: 1679

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: 2295

Re: Another one bites the dust

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

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by Kim
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thinning boards
Replies: 33
Views: 10758

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: 12150

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: 4532

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: 13293

Re: Difficult Customers

Onya Marty :!: :cl :cl :cl :gui :gui :gui :D
by Kim
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Difficult Customers
Replies: 51
Views: 13293

Re: Difficult Customers

kiwigeo wrote: Trees, sheeps and arseholes....
Mak'in ya feel a little home sick Marty??... :D
by Kim
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Setting that pesky plane blade.
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Setting that pesky plane blade.

:shock: Sorry Marty, didn't realise you had a hole now...must be a biggun, what'd ya use, one of them flam'in oil rigs ya bin work'n on??? :P
by Kim
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Setting that pesky plane blade.
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Setting that pesky plane blade.

You could always use it to measure u'r dick Marty.. :D

Looks interesting Nick, it may save a few of us from having to reach for that second set of reading glasses so often..

Cheers

Kim
by Kim
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12 string bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 3541

Re: 12 string bridge

For this mark-out in particular, and in fact every other mark-out undertaken when working with un-weldable woods, I highly recommend adding a KUM (no smart arse comments thanks), 2 stage, long point, pencil sharpener to your kit.... https://www.currys.com/Products/Media/fl/DMI/KUMAS2A7.jpg Bought my...
by Kim
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts
Replies: 42
Views: 10790

Re: Jet 10-20 conveyor belts

Ta Jeff :cl