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by Nick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bandsaw advice
Replies: 25
Views: 25688

Re: Bandsaw advice

Unless you intend only cutting up to a maximum of 6mm thick material don't even consider table top saws, before the wealth of info and advice that was available on the internet (we're talking pre-internet here!) I mistakenly bought one when I started down this crazy path, worst purchase I ever made!...
by Nick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway
Replies: 217
Views: 139255

Re: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway

Don't usually make 'new years resolutions' but I must get around to reading "the books" this year :oops: (they've been sitting in their boxes for far too long!), that's a beautiful looking joint and stronger that a brick outhouse by the looks. Have you only just removed the sealing layer of Shellac ...
by Nick
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Just can't believe my eyes.
Replies: 10
Views: 10027

Re: Just can't believe my eyes.

If the customer bought it new then I'd be suggesting he takes it back and either asks for a replacement or his $ back. I'm not sure whether these companies (in the current economic climate, as they say) have laid off the quality control guy in an effort to save money or hired cheaper labour when I s...
by Nick
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Arch top structural challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 7801

Re: Arch top structural challenge

Hey Chalks, long time no hear! Which way have you got your neck block grain orientation? if you've got it orientated so that the end grain is facing the back and front plates then it could possibly be a faulty glue joint with the back plate.
by Nick
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The zero fret
Replies: 27
Views: 23413

Re: The zero fret

Suits guitars built in a factory environment where slapping in a zero fret takes less skill than working up a nut. Probably quite right there Martin, Maccaferri was like the Henry Ford of guitars, his thinking when setting up production at Selmer, was to have as much made by using jigs so that anyb...
by Nick
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How to replace bridge plate with falcate bracing
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: How to replace bridge plate with falcate bracing

kiwigeo wrote:Yeah but sometimes I wonder if I should have stopped after the first one.. :(
:lol: :lol: Amen to that!
by Nick
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Handy conversion chart for the engineers amongst us
Replies: 5
Views: 4958

Re: Handy conversion chart for the engineers amongst us

Kamusur wrote:That chart isn't complete Nick, sorry to say. They forgot a bees pube, a midges bawhair and the finest of them all a poofteenth.

Steve
Must be a country thing Steve, never heard those terms used in Ky why ungineering. :shock: I did notice I've missed out "5/8ths of F.A" though :oops:
by Nick
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Handy conversion chart for the engineers amongst us
Replies: 5
Views: 4958

Handy conversion chart for the engineers amongst us

Here's a quick and easy conversion chart I formulated for engineers (using "officially recognized" engineering terms) when removing material.
Engineers Measurement chart.pdf
(801.37 KiB) Downloaded 520 times
:mrgreen:
by Nick
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Small body (Neo) SS, with a touch of deco
Replies: 9
Views: 7982

Re: Small body (Neo) SS, with a touch of deco

What can I say? Absolutely gorgeous Trevor, it's no secret I'm a fan of Blackwood and those pieces are exceptional (well done Pete) ! The rest looks a thing of beauty as well, and to have the sound to match?!.....one lucky customer. :cl :cl :cl :cl Was stopping the frets at the 15th the customer's c...
by Nick
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Aussie vs NZ cricket (FOR NICK)
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

Re: Aussie vs NZ cricket (FOR NICK)

:bum
If the third umpire wasn't also the 12th man for Aussie we might have been in with a shout! :lol:
by Nick
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Truss Rods
Replies: 18
Views: 12414

Re: Guitar Truss Rods

demonx wrote:In the one thread we have a Alan, Allen and an Allan.

It can get a bit confusing!
Mind if we call ya Bruce? :wink:

youtu.be/
by Nick
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway
Replies: 217
Views: 139255

Re: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway

This guitars been apart more times than Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor and had more work done than Joan Rivers! :lol:
I'm enjoying this build though Martin, warts and all, it's a great learning tool for beginners and older hands alike. :cl
by Nick
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: hardwood uke top
Replies: 8
Views: 8025

Re: hardwood uke top

Here's a Uke I made a couple of years ago using a Mahogany top, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHswarzWhc8 As Allen pointed out, it has that more traditional Hawaiian Uke sound, I'm not sure about Cocobolo though that's 'harder' still, again as Allen said (he is the Uke master after all, he's the wi...
by Nick
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping from Spain to Australia. Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 6023

Re: Shipping from Spain to Australia. Advice?

kiwigeo wrote:Blatant Ozzie bashing!!
Na not just in Oz and not just DHL! :wink:

youtu.be/
by Nick
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shipping from Spain to Australia. Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 6023

Re: Shipping from Spain to Australia. Advice?

Not sure about DHL anymore, although this was only one airport and a few employees.

youtu.be/
by Nick
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: EIRW archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 16506

Re: EIRW archtop

Excellent job Wayne for a 'firsty', what style of bracing did you go with (X or parallel) and have you achieved the tone you were after?
What is the brand of tailpiece? I know Benedetto used one in a talk he gave and did name it I think but it's been some years since I watched the DVD.
by Nick
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Torrefaction experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 14052

Re: Torrefaction experiment

Whoops, double post, hit quote instead of edit!
by Nick
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Torrefaction experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 14052

Re: Torrefaction experiment

no oxygene means no oxygene aka Vacuum without air a fire cant breath and therefor dies, or in this case does not start so in my book "torrefication" means drying the wood by burning it in a vacuum add air to the process and you might end up with "terrification" rather ;) best j Not completely corr...
by Nick
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hare and Forbes T-13S Thicknesser
Replies: 10
Views: 11425

Re: Hare and Forbes T-13S Thicknesser

kiwigeo wrote:Would it turn mouldy Kermode spruce into beautiful clean Lutz spruce???
You haven't still got that stuff have you? I thought it would have become kindling ages ago! :shock:
by Nick
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway
Replies: 217
Views: 139255

Re: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway

Hmmm not sure about all this T(1,1) type talk ( still haven't read 'the books' yet :oops: ) but it sure is looking good :cl :cl Sorry Nick T(1,1)1 - air resonance T(1,1)2 main top T(1,1)3 - main back Christmas is coming up...time to start leaving photocopies of the front of The Books lying around t...
by Nick
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Elsie-May dread cutaway build
Replies: 60
Views: 32947

Re: Elsie-May dread cutaway build

All of that sounds like a whole lot of messing around compared to simply putting a few pieces of tape on! Once you've done it a few times it becomes a very quick operation (doesn't take that long to cut out a rough circle with a pair of scissors) compared to trying to get those last couple of bits ...
by Nick
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 String Tenor
Replies: 5
Views: 4953

Re: 8 String Tenor

You're getting the hang of these Ukelele things aren't you? :lol:
At the risk of repeating myself (cos I'm running out of superlatives for your work), just beautiful Allen and you've done that piece of Mahogany proud. :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl
by Nick
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway
Replies: 217
Views: 139255

Re: Current Build - Falcate Braced Multiscale OM cutaway

Hmmm not sure about all this T(1,1) type talk (still haven't read 'the books' yet :oops: ) but it sure is looking good :cl :cl
by Nick
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Elsie-May dread cutaway build
Replies: 60
Views: 32947

Re: Elsie-May dread cutaway build

I've sprayed in darn near all finishes (I think child's poster paint is the exception), two pot, Acrylic, Nitro and pre cat and I've always used the balloon trick. I will say however that with the two pot, instead of leaving the balloon exposed as in Wayne's pic, I would cut out a piece of stiff car...