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by Lillian
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

Happy New Year Lillian, and it is great to think that your new workshop is going to be built soon. Can you show us some pictures as it goes up, or when it is done? I would love to see a “Lillian’s shed” thread on the forum. Happy New Year Mark. Happy New Years to everyone. I think I can make that h...
by Lillian
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

Lillian’s suggestion to look up a Men’s Shed is a good one (sorry Lillian - that is the name that they go by in Australia. They do not exclude women, but the name makes a very gendered assumption about who would want to use them). It could give you good access to bigger tools like a thickness sande...
by Lillian
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

Zandit, I grew up in the South (Virginia) and I would have sworn that you were from Tennessee or Kentucky. That was a great video. I loved the song. Thanks for sharing. Good luck figuring out where you are going to build your next one. I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing your next creation.
by Lillian
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: New Tassie member(Don't hold that against me!!)

You did a fantastic job, it sounds wonderful. And if I didn't know better I'd swear that the singer hailed from my neck of the woods. I have to echo Martin and Mark. You really can do your second one by yourself. And if you really have been bitten, you'll be miserable until you start building. You d...
by Lillian
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, however you roll, I hope you have a great day and that the New Year is leagues better than 2020.
by Lillian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Movement at The Station
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Movement at The Station

You must be happy as all get out to be getting back in the shop. I'm looking forward to seeing your new builds.
by Lillian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More mandolin thoughts - the end result
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: More mandolin thoughts - the end result

Peter, that is just gorgeous and it sounds wonderful. It sounds like a dream.
Well done sir.
by Lillian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Great sharpening set up
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Great sharpening set up

Sweet. Thanks for sharing.
by Lillian
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Moving Equipment

Good call Dave. I'll separate the motor tomorrow and secure it to the base. I decided not to trust the movers with certain things, the drum sander being one of them. All the tone wood. The lumber stash. Yeah, I'll be renting a small cargo truck and filling it up with the delicate stuff. Not that I r...
by Lillian
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Moving Equipment

Thanks, I'll try to box it up, wrap it up so that the moving gorillas don't break it. Well looking at the quote, I'd say we're paying by the meter and the oz. :shock: It's cheaper for me to sell off the drill press and lathe than it is to move it. I'll save money buying new when I get down there. I'...
by Lillian
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Moving Equipment

Good morning all. Moving day is almost upon us. Since we moving about 26500 km, I'm letting the burly blokes with the big truck do this for me. So I was wonder if I should prep the sander some how for the move. I was thinking of putting a piece of the white kinda squishy foam between the table and t...
by Lillian
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar

Mike Thomas wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:03 am
Mark, I have a spare copy of the book, still in its shrink wrapping. I accidently bought two of them. I am happy to sell it. Perhaps you could send me a personal message, and we can sort out the details. Mike.
Sweet!
by Lillian
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shed Building
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Shed Building

Love the greenhouse! Great idea. Couldn't help noticing the retaining wall in the new one is leaning in...not enough support there! Would love to see some pictures of that when you get going. I thought it was a great idea especially since it can heat and cool. And we will definitely need the coolin...
by Lillian
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar

Check with your library and see if they can arrange an international loan. Lincoln College in the UK has a copy. The call number is 787.87 COL.
by Lillian
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shed Building
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Shed Building

When camping in the hot Queensland sun a few years ago, I erected a tarpaulin over my tent with about a one foot air gap between the tarp and the tent roof. The temperature with the tarp had dropped around 20 degrees at mid day when compared to the day before with no shade from the tarp. So contain...
by Lillian
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shed Building
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Shed Building

Richard, the plan, such as it is, is to put doors on the side or cut out sections of the sides on the concrete pad area. Most likely I'll go with doors. This will give a big room in the center that can be used for gatherings, and I can lock the doors to keep the noisy ones out of the shops. From wha...
by Lillian
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shed Building
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Shed Building

So we have signed the paperwork for our current house and have signed a contract for our future home. We'll be down-sizing a bit, so nothing can go in the house long term. I'm mulling over my options for building a shop/shed. One of my options is to use shipping containers, possible two 40 footers p...
by Lillian
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Moving to the Desert

Thanks Craig. It's going to be a massive change. But you do what you have to do for family.
by Lillian
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Moving to the Desert

Hey Jim, its nice to know we'll be "neighbors". You'll only be about 3 hrs away, which is a darn site closer than AU or NZ. I've not lived in the Silver City area before, but I'm not totally unfamiliar with the Land of Mañana. I was stationed out at WSMR in the mid '90s. When I got out of the Army, ...
by Lillian
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Moving to the Desert

Graham, Santa Fe or Parkland, I'm game.
My son is staying in the Seattle area, so...
by Lillian
Fri May 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Moving to the Desert

Yes, there is a fire season here. There have been a few big fires over the years, but that's too be expected. White Sands Missile Range had a brush fire when I was stationed there. Not a fun time. Yucca and mesquite burn really hot.
by Lillian
Fri May 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Moving to the Desert

Thanks Dave. I appreciate the response. It will be exciting and challenging. My brother-in-law is dealing with some health issues so we're moving in with him. The country is more lush up here against the Gila National Forest, but it is still desert. There are trees, real trees and not just over grow...
by Lillian
Thu May 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Moving to the Desert

Life threw us a curve ball. Before the year is out, we will be moving to New Mexico's high desert. One of the buildings we will be putting up will be a shed of course. Is there anything I need to keep in mind for the shed and I guess for building as well?
Thanks in advance.
by Lillian
Fri May 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 3467

Re: It's not all bad news....

Peter, no one should have to deal with the mess we have going on here. Stupid doesn't begin to describe things. I am very grateful you guys aren't dealing with our numbers, but then again it seems that you to have an adult in charge there. No one that I know of has ever called President Tweety an ad...
by Lillian
Thu May 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 3467

Re: It's not all bad news....

Part of the increased shipping time you are seeing is that all the couriers and the post office are dealing with a massive increase of packages and fewer people working the system. Our Post Office was the first to report a positive test result in our town back in late March. Mail delivery as been sp...