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by sebastiaan56
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nice Uke
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Nice Uke

Jake has been a hero for a while now. I saw him at the BMFF four years ago. He has such a nice touch, Ive posted this before but it got lost.


youtu.be/
by sebastiaan56
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More resources - listing of rare guitars
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

More resources - listing of rare guitars

sent to me by a friend, quite a resource http://www.jedistar.com/jedistar_vintag ... ting_e.htm

Move it to plans if you think it is better there mods,
by sebastiaan56
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Historical workshops
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Historical workshops

I dont know hot I got there but check out D'Angelicos workshop, http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/Tours/Lillibrid ... kshop.html

There are also collections of historic tools for those who like that sort of thing,
by sebastiaan56
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Theres always time for a quick photo
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Re: Theres always time for a quick photo

Sea legs!
by sebastiaan56
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Archtop arching
Replies: 10
Views: 3643

Re: Archtop arching

Have you read the research papers here Matthew? http://www.violin.uk.com/ (see the research tab). Im still digesting and dont pretend to understand it all but the science looks very solid.
by sebastiaan56
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Lute Progress -
Replies: 222
Views: 75614

Re: Lute Progress - Test runs for cutting the rosette

Very nice Martin! :cl

How thick is the soundboard around the rosette? From memory Lute soundboards are 2.5mm at the rosette and 1.3mm elsewhere? Are you backing the rosette with vellum or the like?
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Lute Progress -
Replies: 222
Views: 75614

Re: Lute Progress - Test runs for cutting the rosette

Looking good Martin, lets hear it for extended breaks!

ABC RN did a couple of features on this album Jeremy, The Music Show I believe, its a great album!
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cutting "f" holes
Replies: 16
Views: 6245

Re: Cutting "f" holes

I drill the holes with a Brad bit and then remove the rest with a scalpel. Nice sharp edges!
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Floods down under
Replies: 39
Views: 10490

Re: Floods down under

by sebastiaan56
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fighting back against greedy retailers
Replies: 25
Views: 8653

Re: Fighting back against greedy retailers

I just heard on the news that Julia doesnt want a bar of it and Julie Bishop suggested putting it into the comprehensive tax review. I think its all too hard for them. Good. Death by inaction.
by sebastiaan56
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Want to close shop and move to a guitar friendly state usa
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Want to close shop and move to a guitar friendly state u

Hi Ernie,

most luthiers in Australia drive Ferrari's and live in 18 bedroom mansions.... nah just kidding, most luthiers in Australia have real jobs and are therefore real luthiers. Good luck in your search. Have you tried the OLF or other luthier forums out there?
by sebastiaan56
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: tonewood prices. . .
Replies: 30
Views: 10131

Re: tonewood prices. . .

I have noticed price increases as well. I would have thought these will be offset by the higher dollar but it doesnt seem that way. I know that the competition has been reducing and there are more out of stocks as well. I mainly deal with Tim Spittle for tonewood. If there is any good stuff left aft...
by sebastiaan56
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bourns Potentiometer Testing Results
Replies: 15
Views: 7136

Re: Bourns Potentiometer Testing Results

This is very cool Tim! :cl :cl :cl

Where do you get these puppies?
by sebastiaan56
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New years
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: New years

Have a great 2011 folks. 2010 was a bit ordinary for a lot of people, lets farewell the year of the Iron Tiger.
by sebastiaan56
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Friederich Article Translation-Excellent!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Friederich Article Translation-Excellent!!!

Good one David, thank you.

Puff, have you found a translation of the Russian page?
by sebastiaan56
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Herdy Gurdy
Replies: 16
Views: 10540

Re: Herdy Gurdy

I met a Hurdy Gurdy maker at a medieval carry on about 20 years ago. I dont remember if it was Harry but his instruments had a big sound. Very unique and perfect accompaniment for dancing, drinking etc. I didnt have the 5K needed to buy one....
by sebastiaan56
Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: playing guitar on a stand?
Replies: 13
Views: 4315

Re: playing guitar on a stand?

Actually its a La Prevotte and its made of Birsdeye Maple and Swiss Spruce.
by sebastiaan56
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The science of celebrities
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: The science of celebrities

:lol: :lol:
by sebastiaan56
Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First homemade handplane
Replies: 11
Views: 4997

Re: First homemade handplane

Looks great Frank, well done! Its a bit like building an instrument, its a thrill when it works well and there are years of satisfaction using it.
by sebastiaan56
Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Kauri Pine Soundboards.
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

Re: Kauri Pine Soundboards.

I built a parlorish guitar after La Prevotte with a Kauri top. I left it a 2.2mm and it sounded great.
by sebastiaan56
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?
Replies: 19
Views: 8725

Re: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?

Excellent, thx!
by sebastiaan56
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vegetable Sex
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: Vegetable Sex

Grow your own I say...
by sebastiaan56
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guitar dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 4170

Re: Guitar dreams

A teens Gibson A4 mando, pure stringed instrument porn IMO.

http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/show_mando.pl?3243
by sebastiaan56
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?
Replies: 19
Views: 8725

Re: Wot is your favourite XMAS song?

XMAS is unthinkable without a bit of Bach, PDQ that is...


youtu.be/