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by TimS
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackheart OM-S
Replies: 21
Views: 5008

Nice job on the guitar Jeff. I am very interetsed to see how you go with the celery top pine for the neck. I have several large baords of Cewlery Top Pine that I was going to convert into neck myself.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Spruce
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Hi Xray,

I have about 60 sets of Red spruce in stock from 2A to Master if you need anything.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: OM plans
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

I have both plans that I put with kits.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stupid question: Grover machines for slotted peghead...
Replies: 11
Views: 3553

Good question Paul!

I just recieved some myself. As I have used the LMI slotting jig I can't see where they would be located. Perhaps some suggeswted putting them just in case they could be used (as you say) for an unslotted set up.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Sassafrass
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

I had a look and some of the Sass looks promising. If I was in Victoria I would make the effort to go and have a look and sort the through the stacks.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Snakewood,York Gum Burl and Birdseye Karri
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

Snakewood,York Gum Burl and Birdseye Karri

Just an update that I will put in the Australian Tonewood sections with more detail a little later tonight. Karri (Eucalytpus diversicolor) The sap is darker than the pink heartwood http://www.anzlf.com/phpBB2/userpix/13_Karri2_1.jpg http://www.anzlf.com/phpBB2/userpix/13_Karri1_1.jpg York Gum Burl...
by TimS
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackheart Sassafras
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

Hi Dominic, Blackheart Sassafras is prone to fungal staining particularly where there is moisture and little air movement. The wood was actually a beautiful cream colour in the areas adjacent to the heart staining. However the fungal activity moved through the material rapidly. If I had any control ...
by TimS
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackheart Sassafras
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

Not a problem Allen. I will pm you when the sets are ready.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackheart Sassafras
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

I managed to resaw several sets that have been racked out. All I need to do is let them dry without getting anymore spalting particularly where the rack sticks are in contact with the sets.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackheart Sassafras
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

Blackheart Sassafras

Just a few of images of some Black Sassy that lost the cream due to spalting but retained an amazing pattern.

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regards

Tim
by TimS
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The GAL Steel strings and others stringed instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

And of course here is Larry

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by TimS
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is there any thing good in Virginia? Steve Roberson!
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Well Ron you missed out on all the fun as I was ducking for cover under that incredibly beautiful green tree foliage. And Yes I would concur that I had a great time down yonder!

Tim
by TimS
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is there any thing good in Virginia? Steve Roberson!
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

The wood is Bocote. I am planning to get several sets of this in a month or two.

Here is one guitar that incorporated bocote.
http://www.nitsugamangore.com/bocote-ce ... sical.html
regards

Tim
by TimS
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Bending forms and mods
Replies: 29
Views: 12360

Hi Dominic, Just an observation about the joining of the upper and lower steel sheets: Have you made sure that there is a bit of relief at the end just in case the side material needs to moves towards the end a little when you complete the bend? I was thinking that the material might have a tendency...
by TimS
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Classical, Finish finally done! (pics and sound clip)
Replies: 24
Views: 7125

Actually I have had a craving to put on my lutherie hat and tuck into a classical guitar once the flu passes. I am as always happy to oblige with wood if the need is required. I will be receiving a bulk order of African Blackwood bits and pieces soon.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maple/Lutz 12 string
Replies: 23
Views: 7530

Beautiful work Steve,

I ahve the privilege of holding it and having a play at the GAL. No doubt it is off to a good home.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Classical, Finish finally done! (pics and sound clip)
Replies: 24
Views: 7125

Well Waddy,

I was sitting here with a rather bad case of flu with all the attendent symptoms and I clicked you sound file. Quite a sweet refreshing tune to lift the spirits. I am sure you have been rewarded if by this perfomance alone.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Captain Cooks Classical
Replies: 34
Views: 6787

Set price for Alpine Ash will probably remain at $70 for some time so I wouldn't fret. I wonder how many other possible tonewoods are lurking out there?

regards

Tim
by TimS
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The GAL Steel strings and others stringed instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

Hi Lilian

Yes that is Graham. By the way if I had been more adventurous I would have popped up to see you. Ah well next time.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The GAL Steel strings and others stringed instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

Bob I believe that is Mike Doolin (luthier/player)
by TimS
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is there any thing good in Virginia? Steve Roberson!
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Is there any thing good in Virginia? Steve Roberson!

Like making guitars? Travelling through Virginia? Give Steve a call! Just make sure you don't upset him!!!! He has a couple of planes in the backyard, a feisty house cat and a punchy 30/30 Winchester. Bearclaw stika, Curly Mahogany, Pal dao & Bocote. http://www.anzlf.com/phpBB2/userpix/13_Steve_Pla...
by TimS
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The GAL Steel strings and others stringed instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 3893

The GAL Steel strings and others stringed instruments

During the convention builders has an opportunity to have their instruments played one after the other to allow all those present to compare volume, tone etc. All the guitars including the unusual shaped one sounded very responsive. I didn't get an opportunity to takes images of the classical guitar...
by TimS
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The GAL
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

The GAL

Well guys I have a few shots that may be of interest to you. Although I bought a new camera and a 8 GIG memory card I ddin't spend a lot of time taking pictures. So of what I did shoot at here they are. Mike Doolin and Nancy Conescu and guitars http://www.anzlf.com/phpBB2/userpix/13_MikeDoolinNancy...
by TimS
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Anyone hear from Tim Spittle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Tim is alive and well and will emerge from his jet lagged state later this weekend.

regards

Tim
by TimS
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: guitar building / lutherie courses in Australia?
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Hi Bern,

Phil Crickmore runs a course. If you want any more information about his style of teaching/delivery let me know and I might be able to put you on to someone. http://www.carson-crickmoreguitars.com.au

regards

Tim