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by Alaska Splty Woods
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: MusicWood Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 135

MusicWood Documentary

I stumbled across this today after doing a search about something else. I had forgotten about it.... Anyway, I believe it was in 2008 when a small film crew and producer of "MusicWood" was on POW Island and came to our humble shop. I spent 1/2 day with them showing them all the different soundboard ...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

It doesn’t surprise me too much that pretty sold before tone. Though all are/were good for tone, some definitely better than others. I conclude that this was a good thing to do, for us and customers. If anyone would like the 2 set- sets produced and offered again, we could do this. 8 set batches wor...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

Trent you don’t see them? I have never used the “private” setting before. I can see them when logged in, so I assumed anyone logged in could.. Maybe only admins. Me and my web master? I guess I’ll go make the public. And ask troy about it tomorrow for the next time. Check in 5 minutes.
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

OK Luthier Friends, I have worked on this all afternoon.It’s now 8:30 PM and I have created the category and the 8 product listings. Each with description of dimension and weights both un-cooked and cooked and photo. The listings are set private for now to allow you customers with accounts setup alr...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

I spose it's not often, if ever, someone building instruments has had opportunity to get a 2 set lot like these, of sequentially cut sets; one torrefied and one not, to do experimentation with. We already knew the reduction in weight/density. So Our experiment was most focused on the aesthetics and ...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

I am going to get right on thicknessing and trimming these 16 sets of cooked/un-cooked sets to all the same dimensions, and record the weights. The post these sets in our online store as 2 set- sets. The uncooked and cooked sequentially cut sets. Each priced per 2 set lot by grade and sort. They wil...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Torrified Sitka from ASW's salvaged Old Growth Timber

We have been thinking about adding Thermally Modified Sitka to our extensive product line of soundboard products. We recently sent a number of sets to one of our customers that uses the process for a test. I selected a number of tops with various character types. Finding 2 sequentially cut sets that...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale

Thanks Martin! Just so everyone knows. There is no shortage of Great soundboard products of old growth Sitka Spruce around here. Thousands of tops. And nearly .75 million board feet of large diameter log selected specifically for tonewood products production in our log yard inventory. We are current...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale

We are out of the original bunch of tops that prompted this sale. We will still honor the coupon to any orders to this product/grade, but will go through inventory in the stacks to glean those nice ones with "the Flash". I know there are more there, and not hard to find.. A great top for $21/set!
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale

12 sets remaining for this sale, as of Friday 4/26 10 am ADT
by Alaska Splty Woods
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce FLASH sale
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Sitka Spruce FLASH sale

Yesterday, Customers following our Facebook Page got first dibs on these gorgeous tops for cheep. Here's the deal. We just finished processing a high grade log into tops. There are a number of tops with the stiffness, texture and color of AAA and Master grade, but with some "flash". From either a kn...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew

Excellent youtube presentation! Will be on an Alaska inside passage cruise in Sept and would like to come and see your mill / guitar top sets. Unfortunately, I cannot include a visit with the preset cruise itinerary. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 Ya, that is the one of the downsides ...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew
Replies: 4
Views: 928

A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew

Hello Friends, Been awhile since I visited and posted anything.. We have hundreds of hours of video and pictures doing stuff around here. the last 2 weeks before heading to winter NAMM, I tasked Brent Jr to build an overview video of our clowning around. Part of the time was learning to use the prog...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed May 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Listing of Preferred Vendors
Topic: Listing of Preferred Vendors
Replies: 7
Views: 15872

Re: Listing of Preferred Vendors

For the month of May, Alaska Specialty Woods Inc, has slashed their already attractive prices for their 100% Savage Sourced Old Growth Sitka soundboard products.This month it's Mandolin family time. No coupons needed for this sale. Also if any of the Admins of ANZLF want to grab any of what's on sal...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 21
Views: 10476

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

It's been awhile since I have visited the forum. I just saw this post. We would like to donate some product to any of the admins of ANZLF if it would help. If any of you are in need of soundboards or bracewood, We would be VERY happy to throw in some extras that you folks could auction off or outrig...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: EARTH WEEK and NEW ASW Grand Opening
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

EARTH WEEK and NEW ASW Grand Opening

I wanted to share this with everyone here since we launched this special earlier in the week. But being way off the grid enjoyed by our neighbors in the lower 48 states technology in and out of Alaska, at least for us, seems to give us as much problem as shipping costs. Folks on our current opt-in m...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Serious Problem for ASW
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: Serious Problem for ASW

Yes it is word press
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Serious Problem for ASW
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: Serious Problem for ASW

We are fixed after a long day. I guess a hacking robot, or multiple, had uploaded and downloaded 84 gigs of data and deposited corupted files in the back end of the blog. Dick spent 3 hours restoring and getting us back. I have work to do also. I didn't know how long it was going to take to get back...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Serious Problem for ASW
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Serious Problem for ASW

I just learned AlaskaWoods.com is not accessible as of this morning 6/12/2017 70% of our sales are through AlaskaWoods.com, so this is a serious situation. Trying to reach the Domain Host, a company in UK that is also the owner of our online store software. Anyway, when going to alaskawoods.com, you...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: help contacting a luthier in NSW
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

help contacting a luthier in NSW

Does anyone know Ian Bartholomew in Bega, NSW? Ian placed a nice order with us via the online store. We have tried emailing several times and calling the phone number listed, but no answer by phone or voicemail, nothing and no reply by email. Alternately Martin found Ians Facebook profile. But it's ...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trying to reach Dan Gould
Replies: 0
Views: 1295

Trying to reach Dan Gould

Is Dan Gould in this forum? Dan emailed me yesterday with inquiry for a custom size soundboard and my reply to his email is not deliverable. I bet he doesn't even know his email client isn't setup correctly. If anyone Knows Dan, have him call me or email his phone to me. I don't even know what count...
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The AU$ +
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Re: The AU$ +

Woohoo, another penny gained! 1.32au/1us
by Alaska Splty Woods
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The AU$ +
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

The AU$ +

I am so happy to see the AU $ gaining purchasing power... After months of decline and a low of $1.39 AU/$1 US, the currency has gained about 4.5% to $1.33/ $1US. And on another note. We'll be at NAMM show if anyone would like to connect... Do email me.
by Alaska Splty Woods
Thu May 05, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brent Cole - Alaska Specialty Woods house fire
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Brent Cole - Alaska Specialty Woods house fire

With tears of humble gratitude, all I can say is Thank you so much! So many of you, my friends from down under, have contributed to the fund-me page started by my daughter while I was still unconscious and several have helped with orders for product. We really appreciate you all.
by Alaska Splty Woods
Wed May 04, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Brent Cole - Alaska Specialty Woods house fire
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Brent Cole - Alaska Specialty Woods house fire

Thank you SOOO much all my friends from down under... Hello Everyone, Many have been wondering whats going on with this Cole Family and Alaska Specialty Woods Inc. I’m very happy to report that this Cole is still alive. It was a close call. Here’s the story… Monday afternoon 4/18 I went to “The Wood...