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by Lillian
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving to the Desert
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

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: 1485

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: 1485

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: 1485

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: 1485

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: 1485

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: 1987

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: 1987

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...
by Lillian
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Very slow weissenborn wip
Replies: 22
Views: 6808

Re: Very slow weissenborn wip

Hi Lillian Look no really good advice im afraid, as i must admit I'm not 100% happy with the finish at the moment. Tru oil is certainly a nice product but i dont think i have it dialled in yet. Though I must admit i think i have higher expectations than most, everyone who has seen it reckons it's f...
by Lillian
Mon May 04, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Best way to repair bent sides?
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Best way to repair bent sides?

kiwigeo wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 5:58 pm
If the sides aren't tapered...then it's a banjo....and we don't wanna be buildin' banjas do we??? :mrgreen:
You mean like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYQsLSNzBhY
by Lillian
Mon May 04, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Very slow weissenborn wip
Replies: 22
Views: 6808

Re: Very slow weissenborn wip

Looking good Steve. It's coming along nicely. But for the record, I think I have you beat by a decade. I started my first guitar about 14 years ago and had to put it a side to deal with life. The body is closed and bound. It needs to be sanded and finished. The bottle of Tru-Oil finally showed up We...
by Lillian
Sat May 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Best way to repair bent sides?
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Best way to repair bent sides?

You could do both, put a heel cap on and then taper from the waist to meet it.
by Lillian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

ethanreyn wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:59 am
Thanks for the reply mate. I should of been more specific I was talking more steelstring guitars. Probably a silly question but in what sence is the open pores a possible drawback ?
Dirt and grim will get stuck in the pores and make the board look, well dirty.
by Lillian
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

The top and back are now joined to the sides. That went surprisingly well. I was going to trim the overhang tonight, but I can't find the spindle wrench for the router. Actually I'm not sure I had one. The Colt has a spindle lock, but my left thumb isn't strong enough any more to hold the lock in wh...
by Lillian
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Western Red Cedar is indeed soft but makes a great soundboard on nylon strung instruments. Yellow Cedar is a bit harder and also makes a great soundboard. I've used both for clients. Yup, I'm familiar with cedar as a soundboard. I'm planning on using WRC on the next one. But this is the first time ...
by Lillian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Thanks for the pic Murray. Its paw prints, the question is canine or feline. I'm going to go with man's best friend. Which of the many cedars did you use? I'm not sure if any of the local cedars are hard enough to consider using. What I've come across will dent if you look at them hard.
by Lillian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

No worries CNCWorksNZ, ah, mind sharing your name? Your user ID is a tab bit long.

Any chance of seeing the rosette? In your opinion, does the body shape affect the sound? Or did you change too many elements to really say?
by Lillian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Building a Baritone Uke

Thanks Allen. I do remember that jig, now that you've mentioned it. I ended up gluing the StewMac back and putting a strip of sandpaper down between the braces and using it to put the radius on the other braces. It seems to have worked. The last brace on the scratch build is gluing up now.
by Lillian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Baritone Uke
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Building a Baritone Uke

I decided to do a scratch build along side of the StewMac kit. So far so good. Got the plates joined and planed/sanded to thickness. That was actually therapeutic. Nice sharp blade making curlies appear. But it's been awhile since I've done anything, so I got a blister on my palm, which sent me to t...
by Lillian
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

That is one sweet looking guitar Rod. Well done. Any chance of a sound clip?
by Lillian
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 3435

Re: Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas one and all.

Martin, you and Jeremy have kept the lights on and this place open. That's more that anyone could ask. I know I'm grateful. And I'm also looking forward to seeing your new shop and builds. Fun times ahead.
by Lillian
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: The News Tonight

New Mexico was in dealing with a drought the entire time I lived there during college. The standing timber in the forest I worked on was dryer than the lumber at the building supply stores. We had a few forest fires while I was there that were scary, but they were nothing like what you guys are deal...
by Lillian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: The News Tonight

Gawd that's right, your summer has just begun. If I could send the atmospheric river we had the past few day down your way I would. We were supposed to get ~7" of rain in 72 hrs. I think we ended up with about 4" in 48 hrs. No rain today.
Mark, Bruce glad to hear you are okay.
by Lillian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: The News Tonight

Well that's good news.
Thanks for checking in Allen.

How are the rest of you guys doing?
by Lillian
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The News Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: The News Tonight

Martin, what a relief to hear you two are okay. My heart sank when I read about Adelaide Hills. The news clips, videos and photos are just heartbreaking.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.