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New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Hello all, I have just joined the forum and have been having a read of some of the posts. Fantastic builds going on and a huge knowledge base too! I have had an attempt at making a guitar like instrument from scratch of my own design with what I had at hand. I have been into woodwork for years and made plenty of things, but building a guitar is a whole new ball game, my hats of to you all for the skills you have (I have much to learn)
I have finished making a bending iron with a PID controller and I will attempt a small bodied guitar/ukulele to start with.
Guitar consists of Silky Oak, Huon Pine, Claret Ash and an unknown hardwood for the fretboard. I logged and milled the Silky Oak and Claret Ash with a chainsaw mill, I have some Blackwood drying at the moment too.
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I have just finished with installation of my dust extraction too, makes a world of difference to my health and working in the shed.
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I think I will enjoy the experience sliding into the black hole!
Cheers Cal

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 pm

Welcome to the forum Cal and thanks for putting up the pics of your build and the workshop.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by simso » Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 pm

Nice home workshop setup
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by rocket » Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 pm

Cool workshop

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Fri May 25, 2018 5:14 pm

I have started a couple of ukuleles, one of my daughters designed it and wants an electric ukulele. I thought I may as well do two at once. Camphor Laurel.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon May 28, 2018 4:55 pm

Wow, what a great worshop!
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks for the replies, the shed has been a work in progress for the last 3 years, really happy with how it flows now. Hopefully I won’t feel the need to buy any new equipment as it’s full enough :D
Still working on the latest build
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Feel free to give me any tips hints or words of advice
Cheers Cal

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 6:54 pm

No doubts about the location of that workshop.....down under. I'll try and edit the posts and get the pics up the right way. Cal for future posts can you do a preview before you post to check pics look ok...ta :)
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm

I can but it would be on the same device as I am using to view the forum and my pictures are up the right way when I view the thread on my device. Any more tips? I’m using an iPad and the pics ar from my iPhone. Cheers Cal

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm

Is anyone else seeing the pics in Cals posts upside or is it just me?...or is everyone else just too polite to say anything? :mrgreen:

Cal, you might have to pop up to Stirling and we can talk about it over a beer at The Stirling Pub :)
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I can but it would be on the same device as I am using to view the forum and my pictures are up the right way when I view the thread on my device. Any more tips? I’m using an iPad and the pics ar from my iPhone. Cheers Cal
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 9:22 pm

Easy done, I work up at Aldgate!

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 9:30 pm

Aldgate Pump then..unless that's where you work!!
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Easy done, I work up at Aldgate!
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 9:32 pm

Yep, that would be great either way. No don’t work there, I ride around on a scooter with a flappy yellow flag on the back! :D

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 9:47 pm

Aha! An honourable profession. The day I moved into my house back in 1990 the Postie stuffed some letters in my mailbox, parked his bike at the bottom of my driveway and helped me lug a bed frame up to the house....that's what I call service! I've probably passed you while out on my daily walk from Stirling to Aldgate and back. We'll definitely have to catch up for a chat.
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Yep, that would be great either way. No don’t work there, I ride around on a scooter with a flappy yellow flag on the back! :D
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 9:51 pm

Haha! Done a bit of that myself :lol:
Yep, for sure. It would be great to meet you. Wednesday afternoons are best as I have school pickup other days during the week.

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 9:56 pm

Dental appointment tomorrow but next Wednesday should be good. I'll drop you a PM closer to the day. Cheers
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Haha! Done a bit of that myself :lol:
Yep, for sure. It would be great to meet you. Wednesday afternoons are best as I have school pickup other days during the week.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 10:00 pm

Next Wednesday is out, sorry the only one that is pre booked with a dog bath! But the one after should be fine.

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 29, 2018 11:37 pm

Ok no problem...
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Next Wednesday is out, sorry the only one that is pre booked with a dog bath! But the one after should be fine.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am

kiwigeo wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Is anyone else seeing the pics in Cals posts upside or is it just me?
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The pics are upside down from this side of the West Island :P
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Thu May 31, 2018 11:51 am

Thank God for that..I thought it was just me.

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The pics are upside down from this side of the West Island :P
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by GregL » Thu May 31, 2018 12:17 pm

Hi Martin,

*For me* the first post from Cal pics were the right-way-up, but all subsequent posts from Cal the pics have appeared to be upside-down.
(BTW Cal, nice looking stuff!)

Thanks,
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Thu May 31, 2018 1:09 pm

Until I get a chance to re-jig Cals photos members are requested to stand on their heads while reading this thread. For those members getting sore heads we have specially manufactured head gear available on request :mrgreen:
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Thu May 31, 2018 4:42 pm

Well that has got me stumped how the images ended up the wrong way up, I just viewed the thread on the computer and they are up the wrong way as you say (not that I didn’t believe you)
I can’t see a way to edit the post myself (is it due to being new to the forum or is that not something that can be done?) interesting though if you click on the images they open up the right way up on the computer. Strange..... :|

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Dave M » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:54 am

Images are fine from this side of the globe!
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by GregL » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:11 am

Hi,

Could this be a case of different browsers? Pics are upside-down for me - I'm using the latest version of Firefox (60.0.1) on Windows and FF on Android tablet. In an earier post from Cal, he said pics were ok on iPhone and iPad, but not on computer (what browser?). And now Dave said pics are ok (what browser?)

Hey Martin, is that called an iMupsidedown?

Thanks,
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