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by Crafty Fox
Sun May 25, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Just a bit of romance
Replies: 43
Views: 16869

Re: Just a bit of romance

Beautiful!
by Crafty Fox
Sun May 25, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic body
Replies: 56
Views: 17641

Re: Acoustic body

I build one acoustic per lifetime (so far).
And I like Rocket's build attitude the most.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: dying ebony fretboards
Replies: 13
Views: 6963

Re: dying ebony fretboards

I saw a report somewhere last year about Bob Taylor buying a Cameroon ebony mill with the intention of using and promoting/supplying all the usable ebony harvested regardless of the colour.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ebony Bindings
Replies: 24
Views: 10666

Re: Ebony Bindings

If you really want a black wood binding, you could easily stain something, eg,........... anything! Maple bends easily with heat.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build thread for first Gore SS from the plans in the book.
Replies: 98
Views: 46757

Re: Build thread for first Gore SS from the plans in the boo

That Tas. Blackwood is magnificent! Looking forward to your progress. Thanks for sharing.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood drying ovens
Replies: 12
Views: 5879

Re: Wood drying ovens

How about building a solar kiln?
by Crafty Fox
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar builder vises bought straight in from Taiwan.
Replies: 89
Views: 36797

Re: Guitar builder vises bought straight in from Taiwan.

I may be up for one too, once I get more details thanks.
by Crafty Fox
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Another dead modem
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

Re: Another dead modem

The Billion modem range have always been rock solid for me and many others Bob. Have a look at Warcom to see if any ring ur bell. http://www.warcom.com.au/shop/browse/adsl-modem-router/Billion/ Cheers Kim I agree. I changed to Billion after continually struggling with Westnet's BOB2. The Bob2 was c...
by Crafty Fox
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How come Amercia can freely sell brazilian rosewood
Replies: 20
Views: 7263

Re: How come Amercia can freely sell brazilian rosewood

I got some BRW from a yard in Melbourne in '91. Can't remember the name of the supplier since I was staying at a mate's place who happened to be a cabinet-maker and took me round all the good woody places. Anyway, for some reason I stored it in the roof of my home but didn't retrieve it after my mar...
by Crafty Fox
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Build Thread: 000 Koru kahikatea/Heart Rimu.
Replies: 40
Views: 14491

Re: Build Thread: 000 Koru kahikatea/Heart Rimu.

Beautiful, elegant work. Many thanks for sharing, it is very inspiring.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scraper Burnisher
Replies: 22
Views: 10561

Re: Scraper Burnisher

This is an issue I've struggled with for years. I did buy the Veritas burnisher but never got good results with it. My wife's uncle runs a 10mm dill bit along the scraper. I tried this today but haven't used it yet; waiting for the binding glue to set on a Tele. Hope to give it a go tomorrow.
by Crafty Fox
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The victim if an angry ex-wife..
Replies: 38
Views: 16360

Re: The victim if an angry ex-wife..

I think I'd leave as is; it's got quite a story.
by Crafty Fox
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

Re: New Toy

Awesome; science fiction becomes science fact!
by Crafty Fox
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North, NZ?
Replies: 20
Views: 8746

Re: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North,

Hi Richard. Regarding the dishes I used an orbital sander on 17mm ply. Went a little deeper than I should've and filled it with a thin gyprock base coat mixed with a bit of Bondcrete then carefully sanded again to correct(ish) contour, and sealed with diluted Bondcrete. Just stuff I have lying aroun...
by Crafty Fox
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dust Masks
Replies: 14
Views: 6540

Re: Dust Masks

I use mono-goggles (Ski goggles) which have a good snug seal around my nose etc, so they don't fog up. And I can wear my glasses under them if needed G'day Ken , I can see why you call yourself "Crafty Fox " You must really make a spectacle of yourself :lol: Luckily I'm not old enough that I need g...
by Crafty Fox
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North, NZ?
Replies: 20
Views: 8746

Re: Are there any guitar builders close to Palmerston North,

Hi Richard, I've recently completed my first acoustic build, and I used the Kinkead book, and I believe that other members of this forum have also been inspired by his book. I'm very happy with the result. I'm too far away to duck round with my OM, though I'm happy to email you any pics. I also went...
by Crafty Fox
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dust Masks
Replies: 14
Views: 6540

Re: Dust Masks

I use mono-goggles (Ski goggles) which have a good snug seal around my nose etc, so they don't fog up. And I can wear my glasses under them if needed
by Crafty Fox
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Anyone had a similar valve amp issue?
Replies: 50
Views: 14362

Re: Anyone had a similar valve amp issue?

Wow, that amp is classy, or should that be Class A? Very nice indeed.
by Crafty Fox
Sun May 26, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supplier: Brisbane
Replies: 12
Views: 6034

Re: Timber supplier: Brisbane

Indeed WA is spoilt for quality wood. Tim Spittle of Australian Tonewoods is only a few K's out from Perth's CBD in Bassendean. Like most tonewood dealers it's always better to give him a call to find out what is current, but the website usually has something to stir the blood all the same and prov...
by Crafty Fox
Sat May 25, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supplier: Brisbane
Replies: 12
Views: 6034

Re: Timber supplier: Brisbane

DaveW wrote:Damn
I even saw quarter sawn timber ??
hard to find that in WA
Hard to find anything in Perth; pine or treated pine sir? LOL
by Crafty Fox
Mon May 20, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: effect of neck length on tone
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Re: effect of neck length on tone

Sorry, can't help you but thought I'd just say that I hope you do a thread of this build. I'd love to see how you go about it.
by Crafty Fox
Sat May 18, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Playing with branding irons
Replies: 25
Views: 9545

Re: Playing with branding irons

It's a cactus?
by Crafty Fox
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plastic binding/purfling help....
Replies: 17
Views: 4852

Re: Plastic binding/purfling help....

Great job, I love it. Well worth the effort.
by Crafty Fox
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Floyd Rose Bridge fix
Replies: 12
Views: 5383

Re: Floyd Rose Bridge fix

Great work, that old Flamingo has scrubbed up really well.
by Crafty Fox
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Genesis of the term "F-hole".....
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: Genesis of the term "F-hole".....

I've only done it once, on a Thinline Tele. I shaped the plastic with a heat gun and every time I got one end right I worked on the other end only to see the first end straighten itself out again. It was a fight to the death but I won eventually and I'm pleased with it. I'll use timber binding next ...