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by Gazm
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 58
Views: 1318

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Best you sling a few dags of the over abundant Blackwood my way Thanks Martin, more is less so I've been told, W A Syndrome is a bugger!!

Mesmerizing flitch of Blackwood Allan!! ...McCurly stock?

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: A quick ukulele

Can't beat a good quickie, Cal 8) Looks like a Barimando with a Kb Pine top, not too shabby for a knock up!!

I quite like the shape, well done!

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: uke rope binding
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: uke rope binding

Excellent timing Graham, I,m happy to proof read your knowledgeable " draft" versions per say, of the finer tiny instruments & any rope binding of coarse would an added treat :wink:

Gaz
by Gazm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First ukulele......
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: First ukulele......

Great looking instruments Jim, one lucky customer!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: 8 string baritone

Excellent craftsmanship Jim, love the scalloped bridge, mild bling & clean fret board works well!!!
How are the 4th & 6th strings secured beneath the bridge...bead on end of string??

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: October, yes October tutes

Thanks for your informative tutes Steve.
What gram strength & clarity of HHG do you use for successful bridge glue ups?

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: uke rope binding
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: uke rope binding

You could try, Gurian Instruments, Seattle, USA...I enjoy using their quality products & open minded approach to new design!

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 25
Views: 2700

Re: New GST rules

I recently received a small package from Stew Mac $380 USD with NO GST violations,Thank you Mr Morrison.
Ordering a package thru Canada shortly, so will keep it under the grand mark to test the waters!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 15
Views: 820

Re: More on dust extraction

Food for thought Pat...Bill Pentz.com , some say fanatical but, how much is your life worth?? I'm setting up my extraction system with a 4hp motor & 150mm spiral metal ducting with fittings. Bill site is a lot too wade thru, but a great guide line. I applaud your Extraction ideals Cal, great job!!! ...
by Gazm
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

AWESOME! The French polish looks as deep as the Pacific ocean, love the segmented heel & deco slotted head!!
Great work Trent.

Gaz
by Gazm
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 1176

Re: Gidgee

Better late than never to ask, What did you use for kerfing material on this lil beauty please Peter?

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Soprano with heaps of bling - picture set
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Soprano with heaps of bling - picture set

Ambrosia is a freaky piece of natural beauty, much like our Sassafras!!
Bedazzling bling box, Well crafted Allen!
What make of tuners are those?

Gaz
by Gazm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: 100 tutes

I very much enjoy your tute's, Master of nothing!
Vacuum clamping & hide glue are my next challenge, so I would appreciate your generous input tute!!
If I can learn something new from others point of view, then each day is enriched.

Thanks Steve.

Gaz
by Gazm
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Tossing up between 150mm/6" and 200mm/8"... I suspect 150mm would do 99% of what I'd need it to do but there's always that temptation to go bigger for a little bit more. On the money Richard! If you prefer to size your own billeted timbers, then bigger is BETTER! I used my local turners club for som...
by Gazm
Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Tenor Uke in Master Grade Australian Blackwood

Your Poly paint expertise really pops our beautiful Australian timbers! Well done Allen!!
Intriguing nut & saddle colourings, is that natural bone??

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Thanks forum team, money well spent, happy to contribute to ANZLF'ers

Cheers,

Gaz
by Gazm
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: B/w small body guitar.

GREAT keeper Wayne!! funky town rosette & head stock...very unique!

Is the arm rest pinned or magnetized to top??

I have a Baritone project in mind, fully Huon, similar to a Tassy guitarist build, Cary Lewincamp.
Did you keep the Huon top a tad thicker than say Sitka??

Cheers,

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - WA
Replies: 39
Views: 5555

Re: Timber supply - WA

G'Day Nicco,

You could try your local go to man Tim Spittle, at Australian Tonewoods, somewhere south of Perth!
An abundant variety of instrument timbers to suit your needs & a good bloke too deal with.

Look forward to pic's of the build.

Gaz
by Gazm
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Air filtration
Replies: 24
Views: 7600

Re: Air filtration

G'day fella's...Dust EXTRACTION is the KEY!! A number of years back,my daily grind was contract boilermaking at a sugar mill, beside the mill is a co-generation plant & to the South east corner a 5 acre timber crush yard which fueled the generator boilers. On a good S. east windy day the sawdust par...
by Gazm
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Babinga and Ancient Spruce Tenor
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: Babinga and Ancient Spruce Tenor

Bloody good job Allen, not too fussed on the full gloss finish, I think your Satin gloss pops that beautiful timber better, but hey, the customer knows best!!
How did you bend that curly Babinga, side mold or hot iron?

Gaz
by Gazm
Wed May 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackwood milling
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

Re: Blackwood milling

Mother nature at her best!!, beautiful colours Pete,will make many Ukulele top, back & side sets :wink:

How long must we salivate before these are air dried?
In anticipation!
by Gazm
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Native Olive tenor ukulele
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Native Olive tenor ukulele

AWESOME Olive set ,the sides to the end graft are a mirrored landscape setting...well almost!

Good choice with the Gidgee.

Fine looking Tenor Alan!! :cl :cl

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Huon Pine Soprano
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Blackwood and Huon Pine Soprano

If this little beaudy is anything like it's over sea's twin, then the voice would be ' Rich, full body sustain, exploding with enthusiasm'. :cl :cl

The'5P Rules' well applied....Tight lines Allen!!!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

Re: Blackwood and King Billy Taropatch Uke

Monumental effort!!.....SUPERB comes to mind, requesting a sound play of this little beaudy.

Well done!

Gaz.
by Gazm
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Lazarus Bass Ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: The Lazarus Bass Ukulele

Interesting recycling rebuild Miguel, "It's all about the bass", are the bindings also from said chest of draws?

Well done!!



Gaz