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by Nick
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rare Aria Pro 2 repair
Replies: 8
Views: 6564

Re: Rare Aria Pro 2 repair

Find out if you have a local supplier for "Weld-on 16" cement, it's a recognized glue in luthiery for plastic bindings. It's all I've ever used, tell a lie! I did use another Acrylic glue once and it turned out to be rubbish. There must be something in the recipe that these guys use that makes it wo...
by Nick
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 4
Views: 5949

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

With a little artistic license, I guess a Ukelele could be considered a guitar..
by Nick
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's on your bench?
Replies: 56
Views: 40189

Re: What's on your bench?

Thats a big call, making an assembly line after only manufacturing two basses to start with Steve He's been spending years dabbling away in his garage building many prototypes, getting an 'assembly line' approach to building them all setup (He's a consultant who travels much of the globe helping ot...
by Nick
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's on your bench?
Replies: 56
Views: 40189

Re: What's on your bench?

As well as making the high chair I've also been helping this guy to get set up and producing basses. He's 'launching' at the London Bass show on the 12th of this month and considering he only had his own 2 completed basses when we first set the factory up, he's done well to get a dozen basses togeth...
by Nick
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's on your bench?
Replies: 56
Views: 40189

Re: What's on your bench?

Are you going to make us guess? Nice bench, by the way.......... I was going to say Kev's house training pet rocks........until he spoilt it with the real reason! :wink: :lol: Here was the last thing I had "on the bench", made from rescued old Rimu bookcases our department were going to throw in a ...
by Nick
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck screws
Replies: 4
Views: 4139

Re: Neck screws

Just as a general question, where can you find decorative screws of various sizes for pickguard and other visible parts of the guitar? Again preferably in Melbourne? These guys do screws and all sorts of bits you may need for guitarin if you want to order online, don't know about Aussie but in NZ t...
by Nick
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nitro in aerosol in NZ
Replies: 9
Views: 9600

Re: Nitro in aerosol in NZ

Not sure if your dad had a "Spraystore" in Auckland or any other similar motor trade finish supplier but they can mix any colour up and put it in a spray can for you, if they can do colours then a clear is no problem I'm guessing. As they supply the motor industry the finish won't be Nitro but Acryl...
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Ervin Smoygi Books
Replies: 17
Views: 13538

Re: Ervin Smoygi Books

From what I remember Ervin didn't visit his own sub forum much and certainly didn't offer advice or answer specific questions as generously as Trevor does so maybe Bob removed the topic as it was dying a natural?
by Nick
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What's on your bench?
Replies: 56
Views: 40189

Re: What's on your bench?

:shock: :shock: Might be time to say "no" to new work, at least until you get more staff :?
by Nick
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Another Quake
Replies: 3
Views: 4981

Re: Another Quake

Whoops, been away up in Palmerston North for a week, sans internet (I've had a 3 month old grandson to fill the technology void). Yeah we were driving back from Timaru when the 5.7 hit so never felt a thing, we live over in Riccarton so a little way away from the coast so when we got back there were...
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maurice White RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 3155

Re: Maurice White RIP

The guy had pure funk running through his veins.
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 15330

Re: Heads Up

Found it! :fff It took me five minutes of hard out staring but I eventually found the bench in the picture! What do I win?
Congrats Lillian, I too love that moment where you're telling management that you're leaving their horrible job, the feeling is quite liberating. :cl :cl
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Satin Black Searls SS6RT
Replies: 7
Views: 6835

Re: Satin Black Searls SS6RT

I actually quite like the 'unfilled' grain look you've got here Alan, makes a nice change from a high gloss finish. Oak body! How is the finished weight compared to your usual builds?
by Nick
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finish problem
Replies: 18
Views: 11675

Re: Finish problem

I've had this happen a couple of times too and my fix is to wick in some thin superglue under the chips that have lifted using a tiny amount of glue on the tip of a toothpick, let it cure then re do the buff out steps from the 600 grit level to re-level the surface. Any 'stray' glue that may have fo...
by Nick
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fast Fret Good or not
Replies: 4
Views: 5084

Re: Fast Fret Good or not

Hmmm not sure about applying anything that contains unknown chemicals (even though it's a GHS product and trust/like them enough to use their strings on all my electrics). To me the only thing that should go on fingerboards is your fingers and natural oils so I'd be dubious about using anything else...
by Nick
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 18
Views: 15330

Re: Heads Up

Look forward to having you back Lillian, it's been far too long! & good news about the change in job circumstances. :cl :cl
by Nick
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 35
Views: 24570

Re: Quiet in here

Woah Bob! That tiger Myrtle body and neck....insane, thought I was flashing back to the seventies and psychedelia! :dri
by Nick
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 35
Views: 24570

Re: Quiet in here

I've been, and still am, building a highchair for my recently born Grandson (the first of many,a wishful thinking wife tells me) using all the old Rimu bookcases and bench units the Department were just going throw out into a wastetaker. Haven't had much time for loofery things of late! :(
by Nick
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: All Blacks and Fizzy Drink
Replies: 3
Views: 4457

Re: All Blacks and Fizzy Drink

It's a sad fact Richard, that because they can churn a 44 gallon barrel of the stuff out cheaper than a pint of milk that they return HUGE profits and as such can talk the numbers when talking sponsorship to the likes of the "AB's". I put AB's between quote marks because these days they aren't reall...
by Nick
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RIP Glenn Frey
Replies: 3
Views: 3869

Re: RIP Glenn Frey

Now I would have said that Joe Walsh would have been the first to go out of that lot. Rip Glenn, thanks for the music.
by Nick
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cant afford a vasectomy?
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Re: Cant afford a vasectomy?

Now that's taking B&D to the next level!
by Nick
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: NZ holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 3038

Re: NZ holiday

Yes, they copped a fair bit of the wet stuff up that way over the break, mind you, down here in Christchurch and we're into our third day of rain :roll: (so much for feckin' summer!) . Always said our weather is schizophrenic, a couple of weeks back we had 36 C one day and 17 the next! Love it up in...
by Nick
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A laugh
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Re: A laugh

I think you may have over braced that Uke Steve. :wink:
by Nick
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 5
Views: 5715

Re: RIP David Bowie

Think I wore the grooves out of my copy of "Heroes", especially the title track, the volume knob bounced off the stops when I cranked that track up. Wasn't so struck on his latest stuff but still an innovator to the last.
by Nick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Last uke of 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 5239

Re: Last uke of 2015

Brilliant as usual Allen, love that Sassafras. You nailed that butt end joint too, you're certainly starting to get the hang of this building lark aren't you! :lol: