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by Dennis Leahy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: David Churchill
Replies: 37
Views: 14773

Re: David Churchill

That Ziricote wood looks absolutely awful! It is so dark, and has all those wiggly black lines in it. Some "master luthier" this guy is! He should have bleached the wood to a nice blonde color, and used some wiggle remover (hair straightener) to tame those lines. Other than that, it looks OK. Denni...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: David Churchill
Replies: 37
Views: 14773

Re: David Churchill

That Ziricote wood looks absolutely awful! It is so dark, and has all those wiggly black lines in it. Some "master luthier" this guy is! He should have bleached the wood to a nice blonde color, and used some wiggle remover (hair straightener) to tame those lines. Other than that, it looks OK. Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Replies: 12
Views: 5547

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Those are some SERIOUSLY cool instruments, Bob!

Gotta hear 'em! Do you have any sound clips?

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rate Bob, Kim, Dennis and Martin as Luthiers
Replies: 10
Views: 4847

Re: Rate Bob, Kim, Dennis and Martin as Luthiers

Unfortunately the poll is set up to include Bob and Martin and Kim, who don't make wall hangings like I do, and therefore I was unable to select that option.

I would, however, be honored to be included in a group called the "Bad Dingoes" including these guys. I'll play tambourine. :lol:

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 26235

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

Wow Mario is a dead set squeezer. He is going nuts on poor Dennis about his wall hangings :P I find his rants hilarious. I reckon he is on the gear for sure. Col They must be some wall hangings. Hey Dennis....some pics please of your prize winning wall hangings. Please, I love macramé, post some pi...
by Dennis Leahy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 26235

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

"Any press is good press" applies here. This veracity-challenged windbag has already gotten too much attention. It was just important to note that this liar Mario impugning Kim's character needed a public comment in this thread. Kim has more integrity in his boogers than Mario has amassed in his lif...
by Dennis Leahy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar
Replies: 58
Views: 37409

Re: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar

Is Liberon Finishing Oil available in AU and NZ? I have a quart, and plan to try it soon (so I can't give a roaring recommendation, yet, but the instruments I've seen finished with Liberon look excellent.) A number of luthiers like it better than TruOil. Dennis p.s. Oh wait, I did a bit of research,...
by Dennis Leahy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 26235

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

...Unlike Kim I never actually posted or PM'ed anybody on the stupid f***er's forum... Remember, in spite of the bloviating megalomaniac's insistence that it was HIS forum, it was really about 30 to 50 active posting members' forum - the heart and soul of any forum isn't a server or admin functiona...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tenor guitar build thread
Replies: 19
Views: 12093

Re: Tenor guitar build thread

Loved it, Martin!

:cl

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 26235

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

Oh, I shouldn't bother, but for the sake of anyone that gloogles AFLNZ LMFAO or luthierforumaustralianewzealand, they should find this thread first. Ironic that Kim (and I) caught Mario breaking into the private message system at Mario's forum - then he lied when confronted about it, then "banned u...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.com
Replies: 61
Views: 26235

Re: New Luthier's Forum - LuthierforumAustraliaNewZealand.co

"Kim and Martin are there for not truthful and were banned for underhanded abuse of our policy. If you get banned from Luthierforums many Sites you are a bad tas. " Anyone here know what a "bad tas" is? I think Bob is from Tasmania originally so yes he's probably a bad tas. I'm from New Zealand and...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: spraying contact adhesive
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Re: spraying contact adhesive

Cheers guys. This is a new business venture my dad and I are under taking. We are building about 100 doors month for shipping containers hence wanting to use a spray system :-) Are there any special guns we can get or do we just use cheap ones? Thanks for the help! The contact cement that is on the...
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: spraying contact adhesive
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Re: spraying contact adhesive

I agree with Bruce! Although I would place the contact inhibitors 199.5mm apart, not 200mm. :~) If you can find a set of cheap, plastic window blinds (typically used as horizontal blinds), they work really well as spacers/slats, rather than sticks or dowels. (I have used sticks and dowels, but it is...
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Buzz Aldrin
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Buzz Aldrin

Buzz off!

heheheheh

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazing lot
Replies: 8
Views: 6123

Re: Amazing lot

Man, if it was that hot in Adelaide, how hot was it in the traditionally hottest places in Australia? 60°C+ ??? http://www.businessinsider.com/australia-is-hotter-than-its-been-in-100-years-2014-1 Is everyone at ANZLF accounted for? Fires in Perth...one man died (dammit, Kim, let the shed full of tr...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazing lot
Replies: 8
Views: 6123

Amazing lot

In between fighting fires in places and heavy rains in places, you guys manage to pick up the pieces and move on...and maybe even build an instrument or two in the hiatus between extremes. You're an amazing lot, and - even though you may be used to adversity - I wish you moderate weather and more ti...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Whatever happened to...Lutec 1000 free energy generator?
Replies: 10
Views: 12393

Whatever happened to...Lutec 1000 free energy generator?

One of these guys is in (or from) Cairns. I'm wondering what happened with them (or to them) and their invention. I want one.


youtu.be/
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQXYBRYwbg

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "We must learn to love each other"
Replies: 0
Views: 2978

"We must learn to love each other"

"We must learn to love each other"

A cute story, about Buddy, the starling.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Buddy-the-talkin ... fault.aspx

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting Frets without Template? - Ukulele & Mandolin
Replies: 30
Views: 15287

Re: Cutting Frets without Template? - Ukulele & Mandolin

Using a 25.34 scale, starting from the 10th fret would yield a 15.103" scale (.353" too long for a 14.75" scale, but mighty close to the 15.0" concert scale) starting from the 11th fret would yield a 14.222" scale (.528" too short for a 14.75" scale) but, using the Martin 24.9" scale you have, and s...
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting Frets without Template? - Ukulele & Mandolin
Replies: 30
Views: 15287

Re: Cutting Frets without Template? - Ukulele & Mandolin

I fretted a few fingerboards correctly without a template, and a couple incorrectly. Perhaps the chalk dust in a razor line scored would have prevented my errors. I used a "4H" (hard lead) pencil, sharpened to a fine point, and made a teeny-tiny dot on the wood, at each fret location. The mistakes h...
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Chubby Chum on Discount Flight?
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Chubby Chum on Discount Flight?

Alright! Which one of you blokes recently flew from Perth to Sydney on Valuair?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... e-man.html

And, are you Rich or Jabba?

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: website entry in signature
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

Re: website entry in signature

Alan, try adding the "http" part at the beginning http:// www . hamleyfineguitars . com If I write it out correctly, the forum software will "interpret it" correctly, and not show the http part, but try adding it all. Maybe I can type it out, if I leave spaces: ht tp:// www . hamleyfineguitars . com...
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Matchmaking (for Darwin Jim)
Replies: 8
Views: 4467

Re: Matchmaking (for Darwin Jim)

It's platonic!

I swear! :lol:

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NSW bushfires, OCT 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

NSW bushfires, OCT 2013

I'm hoping all of you and your loved ones and loved ones of loved ones... are safe from the bushfires.
www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-20/bushfire ... sw/5034212

Stay safe!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Matchmaking (for Darwin Jim)
Replies: 8
Views: 4467

Matchmaking (for Darwin Jim)

Jim, (DarwinStrings) is in the mood for falling in love with talented female vocalists (that may or may not also possess playing and composing skills.) Good luck not falling in love with Sarah Jarosz . :lol: Song up in her head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdM89_88cdM (that girl don't know how to ...