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by Gazm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

Apologies, that is 4140 hardened shaft, Not stainless 4110.
Happy to share a local small business with like minded sharing people!
Check your inbox Nigel

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

The local Brisbane distributor of 0.55 Kw motor $173 Sourced a 4110 hardened 1" shaft 36" lg, ends threaded, for $120 Bearing supplies $34 for P205 Buff wheels out of Melbourne $50 - $75 ea depending on cloth grade were to much for my hip pocket. So purchased buff wheels & flanges from Stew mac for ...
by Gazm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Posting photos

Poignant to topic Mark!. I have noted many times uploaded pic's are misconstrued to the viewing eyes. Do pic's look normal at preview before posting & then change tact when submitted?? Luthier computer whiz " Please explain". All be it upside down, Beautiful instrument Mark!! one of your creations??...
by Gazm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: HVLP set up
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: HVLP set up

Interesting reviews from this young bloke Nigel, supplier is UK based.
https://thegunman.net.au/ani-r150-t-mini-gun-review/

Gaz
by Gazm
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

I'm interested in your itinerary also Zendo.

Gaz
by Gazm
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 130
Views: 14216

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: 898

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: 4
Views: 1170

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: 4
Views: 1040

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: 1259

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: 1388

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: 4
Views: 1170

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: 4635

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: 18
Views: 2691

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: 2960

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: 1996

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: 1385

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: 1779

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: 2706

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: 1766

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: 7642

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: 3659

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: 7803

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: 8580

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: 2772

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