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by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

and if I work on your refrigerator I will wear a belt. Welcome to the forum Dennis! Ah! Where you gonna keep your pencil then? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Billy, thanks for the welcome. You know, a lot of people love to include LOL or ROTFLMAO in their comments, but I'll tell you that you and Kim have ...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goncalo Alves Side Bending
Replies: 6
Views: 5819

Bob, We'll have to get Grant Goltz in here to talk about bending Goncalo Alves. (I know he has successfully bent it, and has quite a bit on hand.) 170°C (338°F) sure sounds like enough heat. How long did you have it at that temperature before cranking it down? Did you use foil and wet paper in the...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 41656

Re: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM&

Of course Dennis, you and i can still be mates even if our views of reality differ ... rest assured that i will respect your point of view Excellent! We have mutual respect. That's firm footing. ... will try to demonstrate that evolution has not produced one single bit of evidence on transitional c...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top bracing, let's see em
Replies: 6
Views: 6706

Dennis, that is very cool! Is she strung up yet? If so, how's her tone and volume? My hats off to you sir to be bold enough to try new ways to skin that old cat... Thanks, Alain. She is strung up now, for over a year. Of course, this being my first guitar, and my one and only guitar so far, and the...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I gotta try and make something a bit more conventional......
Replies: 21
Views: 11543

Martin, that is a very cool guitar. I'd need to hire a musician to play it for me! Is this for yourself, for a customer/commission, or built "on spec"? You mention a switch to switch between the undersaddle pickups - will the switch be 3-way, and allow both pickups simultaneously (in addition to one...
by Dennis Leahy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Progress on my SJ-walnut/lutz
Replies: 21
Views: 11110

Dave, this guitar just exudes class. Really elegant. The Walnut is understated and framed beautifully.

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top bracing, let's see em
Replies: 6
Views: 6706

And now, for something completely different

I'm not sure this is what you were hoping to see, as this won't help much in a discussion about X-braced tops. This was the experimental "pivoting radial" design I used for my guitar. http://www.7thsensemultimedia.com/angelinabracingshot800.jpg The idea was to have a single lateral brace that allowe...
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 41656

Re: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM&quo

A text by Dr Chuck Missler, The idea that we are all simply the result of random chance ... The more we learn about universe, the more obvious it becomes that we are not the result of random chance. ... Random chance cannot account for the complex design of DNA. It is statistically and mathematical...
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

Kim wrote:Oh great, there goes the neighbourhood :D

Cheers

Kim
Kim, I promise to brush my teeth at least once a week, cuss only when absolutely necessary, and if I work on your refrigerator I will wear a belt.

Thanks for making me welcome, my friend!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Show Us Your Joint
Replies: 51
Views: 23966

Wow, Hesh, Matt, Arnt, and Paul!

You roll nice joints! :cl Very clean work!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Tutorial - Fitting Bridges
Replies: 14
Views: 7944

Good tutorial, Hesh. Since my bridge started out flat on the bottom, I did a step prior to your tutorial to get the general radius: I took a piece of MDF and sanded it in my radius dish. That gave me a convex 25' radius block. I then put sandpaper on that block, and that was used to get the initial ...
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

Thanks, Serge! I enjoyed hearing the clip of you playing your Heshtone. Very cool!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

Thanks, Hesh!

Is that wiggly, thumbs-up emoticon a Serge head? Too funny!

Dennis
by Dennis Leahy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

Hello from Duluth Minnesota, USA

I am honored that Kim invited me to join the Australian/New Zealand Luthiers Forum, especially considering I am neither Australian nor New Zealander, and have only built one guitar. For those that don't know me from other forums, I have a pretty experimental mindset when it comes to lutherie, so you...