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by Dennis Leahy
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Aussie Leahy makes US visit
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Aussie Leahy makes US visit

Well, I just met (for the first time, in person) and spent a day with one of my Australian cousins and his Japanese wife. Born and raised in Cairns, has been living in Hobart, Tasmania for years, and will be moving to Perth as soon as they sell the Hobart place. Really nice guy and his wife is a ver...
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: David Gilmour...over 2 hours of bliss
Replies: 11
Views: 4471

David Gilmour...over 2 hours of bliss

Saw/listened to part of this concert (and downloaded it for later, off-line, enjoyment as well.)

Made me think of Kim Hickey. :~)

David Gilmour Live at the Royal Albert Hall

youtu.be/

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ban
Replies: 30
Views: 15538

Re: Ban

Alright mister! Everyone is being so bloody polite, I guess I'll have to be the one to come down heavy: Steve Kinnaird, you are banned forever, plus two weeks. Don't come back until you invest in one of these things ( https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Old_Iron_1.jpg/800px-Old...
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: When is a flat top guitar not a flat top?
Replies: 16
Views: 9698

Re: When is a flat top guitar not a flat top?

I know Dave White builds using a cylindrical rather than dome shape, and every guitar of his I've heard recorded was "sumptuous"... maybe he can chime in.

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What d you make of KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand?
Replies: 9
Views: 4113

Re: What d you make of KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand?

What d you make of KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand? And I hoped "Kiri Campbell" was another NZ wood for instrument making. :? If this is a money-making scam, then perhaps the final outcome could be the scammer sliced in 3mm slices, dried, and sold as "New Zealand Ancient Kiri." I had a feeling ...
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What d you make of KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand?
Replies: 9
Views: 4113

What d you make of KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand?

KIRI CAMPBELL Of Hawera New Zealand Unlawfully Arrested And Detained After Exposing Massive Banking Fraud Kiri Campbell of Hawera NZ has been detained by the NZ Police and NZ Courts for exercising her rights. She is the only Maori Woman in the world to make a stand against the alleged foreclosed ba...
by Dennis Leahy
Mon May 20, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Xavier Rudd
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

Xavier Rudd

Not stringed instruments... but this guy made me think about me upside-down friends:


youtu.be/

:~)

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bob Brozman, Passes Away at Age 59
Replies: 12
Views: 7816

Re: Bob Brozman, Passes Away at Age 59

Damn, I'm 59 years old. I seem so young to me.

That band in the sky just got a little bit better.



youtu.be/

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I predict an exodus from Queensland...
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

I predict an exodus from Queensland...

Queensland Government Bans Chocolate, Saffron, Echinacea and Beer

Source: http://melbournecriminallawyersblog.com ... -and-beer/

Oh well, you blokes probably won't miss beer very much.

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello...hello....hello
Replies: 33
Views: 14829

Re: Hello...hello....hello

Sandra's earrings so distracted me that I provided old weather details, from before the last storm. My little town of Duluth, MN has broken its old record for snowfall in April, and we now have over 41 inches of snow in April (over ten feet for the entire winter.) I'll get out my slide rule and try ...
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello...hello....hello
Replies: 33
Views: 14829

Re: Hello...hello....hello

... Your Barmaid for this event will be Sandra http://www.delish.com/cm/delish/images/We/bikinis-waitress-2.jpg ... You know, I could not help but notice, Sandra has big, er, huge, um, I mean enormous [______________.] <--- I want to make sure I put the correct word in there, as I know that you Sou...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I disown thee, I disown thee, I disown thee
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

I disown thee, I disown thee, I disown thee

...That is, if this guy was really a relative of mine, I would disown him. http://www.news.com.au/national-news/queensland/families-rejoice-as-21-year-old-murder-suicide-finding-rejected-and-husband-ordered-to-face-court/story-fndo4ckr-1226588777132 Very bizarre that the police and forensic patholog...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping a book to Oz
Replies: 23
Views: 10494

Re: Shipping a book to Oz

Wow, Martin, your book is a gorgeous value-added memento for the guitar owner. Brilliantly done!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping a book to Oz
Replies: 23
Views: 10494

Re: Shipping a book to Oz

Hi Col, I'm not sure if he has considered that or not. I'll ask him. I did think of the possibility of him sending it to one of those "print-on-demand" printers that some authors are using. Rather than printing 1000 copies, or 10,000 copies, you just print one each time there is an order. The machin...
by Dennis Leahy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping a book to Oz
Replies: 23
Views: 10494

Re: Shipping a book to Oz

I have a family member that worked for DHL, and I know how they did some of their magic: "mules." It is cheaper to send a human being with "luggage" from, say, Los Angeles to Paris than it is to send the "luggage" as air freight. So, DHL hires people (or at least they used to), and the person was al...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping a book to Oz
Replies: 23
Views: 10494

Re: Shipping a book to Oz

Thanks for all the replies. Yes, there is no way to get any deal on shipping if you are a small business sending out one small parcel occasionally. Sounds like international buyers are subsidizing not only domestic shipping but, when buying from small vendors, also subsidizing the big guys' internat...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping a book to Oz
Replies: 23
Views: 10494

Shipping a book to Oz

This is off-topic from lutherie, in this particular case, but may come in handy for any type of shipping. For those of you who live in Australia or New Zealand, when you buy a book from the US (for example, from Amazon.com, or Somogyi's book), how is it shipped to you ? (USPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) I ha...
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat top tail piece
Replies: 17
Views: 8895

Re: Flat top tail piece

Thanks, Nick for the clarifications! I also realize I said "ladder" bracing in my post and meant "parallel" bracing (with the two longitudinal braces doing the work.) Even if I'm wrong, that's what I meant to type. Mike, thanks for that link that gave the look at that 1950s Selmer-Maccaferri beauty ...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat top tail piece
Replies: 17
Views: 8895

Re: Flat top tail piece

Hi Jim, I'm a wannabee luthier, so will only offer ideas you may want to explore, but not the experience to back it up. A flattop guitar with a tailpiece is a combination of two styles of guitar that sorta flies in the face of engineering theory. A regular steelstring flattop has a strong break angl...
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Assistants? Staff? Apprentices??
Replies: 22
Views: 9480

Re: Assistants? Staff? Apprentices??

... And then there's working with Americans....26 years of that is enough to drive the thickest skinned person mad. :lmao I did it for all my life - no wonder I gave up and started my own business. The boss is still an asshole, but he won't fire me. Besides, the world needs "Americans." You need at...
by Dennis Leahy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Snow on US East Coast: Problem? Solution!
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Snow on US East Coast: Problem? Solution!

I figured my Antipodean friends (many of whom are sweltering in heat) would appreciate a photo from the snowstorm that just hit the East coast of the US...and what some enterprising person did to deal with it.



Image

Cheers!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A major disaster
Replies: 34
Views: 15070

Re: A major disaster

Any thoughts at all of creating a patch that looks like an inlay? If you don't go crazy with cleats on the backside, I'll bet it won't sound noticeably different than what it would have sounded like. If you try a patch (not a "hidden" patch, that would be impossible in this top), and you don't like ...
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Flooding Queensland
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: Flooding Queensland

Thinking about those of you affected by the flooding and tornadoes. Tornadoes? Hey, give Dorothy in Kansas back her tornadoes!

Seriously hope everyone is OK.

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello...hello....hello
Replies: 33
Views: 14829

Re: Hello...hello....hello

This forum features some of the best luthiers on planet Earth. And some of the best natured. And some of the funniest.

Don't you dare take time off! Build some guitars, you bunch of lazy Antipodeans!

:~)

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)
Replies: 11
Views: 9995

Re: A 2012 tribute to Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Centre Honours)

That was awesome!

Well played, Kim!

How would you like to be a musician tasked with playing the music of rock legends back to them? How intimidating to play the Jimmy Page guitar part to him, or sing the Robert Plant vocals back to him..

Really outstanding.

Thanks, Kim!