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by sebastiaan56
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending sides - Recommendations please
Replies: 11
Views: 6691

Bending sides - Recommendations please

Time to get some side bending kit. This means spending money and wel... Im cheap. There is a silicone blanket, has anybody dealt with these guys? http://www.hotco.com.au/Flexible_Elements_Tapes.html#Flex_SSR_Blanket or there is the bending iron http://luthierssupplies.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=1...
by sebastiaan56
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Myrtle Guitar
Replies: 32
Views: 16192

Graham McDonald wrote:This is the back
Very nice Graham, something to aspire to. How did you fit the neck? Is this Campiano's bolts swung through 90 degrees,

Sebastiaan
by sebastiaan56
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sponsor my Moustache for a good cause
Replies: 41
Views: 11781

Well, I'm still skint. I'm in for half a ton. Sorry. But that's on the proviso that they spend my money on a prostate test that replaces the current finger up the bum test :roll: with one that doesn't involve a finger up the bum. There is now a prostrate test that uses a blood sample, tests for an ...
by sebastiaan56
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Unwelcome post this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 4138

Unwelcome post this morning

Bob, I didnt know where to post this so Ill start here. This morning Sydney time a rather non lutherie post. Quickly removed, thx moderators. I know I used the term "p@rn" yesterday and wondered if this attracted the rabble. or is this just the real job of the moderators, keeping the riff raff out, ...
by sebastiaan56
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bracing Ottomans :)
Replies: 28
Views: 15882

So what about this bracing

A question, So what about this bracing system, www.kinscherff.com/BracingSys.html has anyone had the chance to evaluate the guitar. I must say that it fascinates me from a geeky engineering perspective. As mentionted in another post I spent an hour going through the concepts with an architect friend...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Myrtle Guitar
Replies: 32
Views: 16192

Hi Hesh, Ok Ive settled down now.... Porn is the best description, pant pant. One question, the top brace has a hole in it. Not by accident I expect, what is the reasoning. I spent a quiet hour with an architect friend of mine discussing bracing for buildings, bridges etc and he spent a long time ta...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing question for Kiwigeo
Replies: 14
Views: 7274

Sebastiaan We only use 100% metho for anything we do. The only place I can find it is from Haymes paint shops. Bob Hi Bob My local Haynes didnt have any, I went to an auto finisher supplies shop. Tried to sell me nitro, I got the best look when I mentioned French Polish.... but he sold me a litre a...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing question for Kiwigeo
Replies: 14
Views: 7274

The grain alcohol contains nothing toxic so that is my preference and you can drink the stuff if you get bored...... : Hi Hesh, and your Uncle Ebner runs a still out the back?!? verry nice, verry cheap?!? Still kits can be bought here and Ive often wondered. Ive heard that raw alcohol is one of two...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing question for Kiwigeo
Replies: 14
Views: 7274

Thanks everyone, All obvious enough when I read your replys but not when I asked the question. On the neck do you apply with a lint free cloth or brush? Martin, Denatured alcohol for what reason, stops cloudiness? BTW Arnt, I want to pick your brains on how you bound that F5. Did you make templates ...
by sebastiaan56
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finishing question for Kiwigeo
Replies: 14
Views: 7274

Finishing question for Kiwigeo

Ive started finishing this kit from Mal Ohlsen. In other places you have stated you use Z-Poxy as the filler. So I bought me some (8 hr turnaround from Barnes OnLine!!). Did one coat on the back last night, looks very good. The question do you fill the soundboard? The one I am making is Western Red ...
by sebastiaan56
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HESH
Replies: 13
Views: 5514

Hi Hesh,

I reckon '56 was a great year,

Sebastiaan
by sebastiaan56
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another Noob, mando questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5633

Thanks for the responses and welcomes guys. I know the archives arent deep yet but I bet they will be soon. Graham, what about timbers such as Bunya, Kauri etc, The imported timbers seem frightfully expensive. Also a recommendation for veneers, PM me if you dont want to be seen to be advertising. Se...
by sebastiaan56
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another Noob, mando questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5633

Another Noob, mando questions

Firstly an introduction, father of 2 in the Blue Mountains, amateur (really amateur) fascinated by musical instruments, particularly mandolins. I started off with pretensions of Baroque flutes and recorders but really cant afford the lathes and tooling. I completed an A Style Kit from Int Violin Co,...