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New Year

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:38 pm

A Happy New Year to all our members and a big thanks to you all for your sharing with others your wealth of knowledge and experience.

Cheers and a big thank you from Jeremy and Martin

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Post by 56nortondomy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:16 pm

Yeah happy new year to all, and thank you Martin and Jeremy for all that you do.
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Post by ozziebluesman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:31 pm

Happy New Year to everyone
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Post by blackalex1952 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 pm

Yes! Peace and goodwill to all, and a happy and peaceful year to all! With Love and human compassion, let's make this year a kind and sharing one on this wonderfully open hearted Aussie New Zealand forum. Thank you to the moderators for a dedicated one. To all contributors....take care of your families and above all look after yourselves in the holiday season. People die from neglect at Christmas and New Year, I have seen it! So lets all work to make this world a more sustainable and compassionate collaborative one.
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Re: New Year

Post by WJ Guitars » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:51 am

Happy new year! Thanks Martin and Jeremy for all the support and input provided.

Looking forward to another year of sharing and learning about guitar building.

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Re: New Year

Post by Steve.Toscano » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Happy new year everyone. As someone said last night - "Do what you did in 2018, but do it better in 2019"
Hope you all have a great time making more beautiful instruments throughout 2019.

Also, huge thank you to the admins who kindly donate their time and expertise to keep the forum running - your work does not go unnoticed.


Had a huge year in my workshop, this time last year i had just taken possession of the keys and was in a mad hurry making benches, here's some workshop stats for anyone who might be interested:
17 guitars built to completion by me, 1 Uke, plus 1 with a f#@k up that was put on the back burner :oops: .
26 guitar making students through the door each week.
Total number of sides bent in the workshop - 128
Total number of frets hammered, yes, hammered, in - 1183
Approx 49 pounds (22kgs) of spruce brace wood used.
Most common back and side timber: Australian Blackwood, closely followed by Indian rosewood.
Including guitars still being built or partway through construction; There's been the same amount of falcate braced OM steel string guitars as fan braced nylon string guitars = 33each.

Im a numbers nut and like to keep useless records so i can later look at even more useless stats :roll: .....

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Re: New Year

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 pm

You keep a record of the number of frets you hammer in??? You need to get that OCD treated :mrgreen:
Steve.Toscano wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Happy new year everyone. As someone said last night - "Do what you did in 2018, but do it better in 2019"
Hope you all have a great time making more beautiful instruments throughout 2019.

Also, huge thank you to the admins who kindly donate their time and expertise to keep the forum running - your work does not go unnoticed.


Had a huge year in my workshop, this time last year i had just taken possession of the keys and was in a mad hurry making benches, here's some workshop stats for anyone who might be interested:
17 guitars built to completion by me, 1 Uke, plus 1 with a f#@k up that was put on the back burner :oops: .
26 guitar making students through the door each week.
Total number of sides bent in the workshop - 128
Total number of frets hammered, yes, hammered, in - 1183
Approx 49 pounds (22kgs) of spruce brace wood used.
Most common back and side timber: Australian Blackwood, closely followed by Indian rosewood.
Including guitars still being built or partway through construction; There's been the same amount of falcate braced OM steel string guitars as fan braced nylon string guitars = 33each.

Im a numbers nut and like to keep useless records so i can later look at even more useless stats :roll: .....
Martin

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Re: New Year

Post by rocket » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:16 am

A happy new year to all the members and a big thanks to the admin team for taking over and continueing with Bobs brainchild, and while we're on the subject of brainchildren ala Connor, it's only six and a half years to the first bottle rolls off the line at Sandy Gray!! :cl :dri :dri :dri

Cheers all, have a good 2019

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Re: New Year

Post by Steve.Toscano » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:59 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 pm
You keep a record of the number of frets you hammer in??? You need to get that OCD treated :mrgreen:
Nope, but I do keep a record of every instrument including the number of frets it has :)

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Re: New Year

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:04 pm

LOL......I don't know where half the guitars I've made are now. I use to "lend" them to muso friends and none of them seem to want to give them back :(
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:59 pm
kiwigeo wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 pm
You keep a record of the number of frets you hammer in??? You need to get that OCD treated :mrgreen:
Nope, but I do keep a record of every instrument including the number of frets it has :)
Martin

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