Search found 1643 matches

by Lillian
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A new book on building ukuleles
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Oh Graham, that would be wonderful. I would love the chance to meet in person. If you are there, lunch is on me. Looks a good excuse for trip to Australia Lillian :D Lillian, I would be delighted to sign a copy for you, the only difficulty being that the copies ordered through Kickstarter for backer...
by Lillian
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A new book on building ukuleles
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: A new book on building ukuleles

Graham, what are the chances of getting a signed copy? I totally understand if you would rather not. The wife worked at a book shop for years, and I know what an author goes through when signing stock.
by Lillian
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 40
Views: 7280

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Nice job with the scarf joint. What's the wood? I like the grain pattern.
by Lillian
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Hollowbody electric

Rod, that is just lush. One of the things I plan on doing as soon as we win the lottery is to commission a guitar. Though having me play it is probably an insult to your guitar, but there you go, I want one anyway. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
by Lillian
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: StewMax Membership and Free Shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: StewMax Membership and Free Shipping

I joined about two months ago. It's paid for itself twice over in free shipping and the discounted books and media. The free shipping is slow for me as well. It takes it at least a week to go from Ohio to PNW. But the discounted price for two day shipping is more than reasonable. It's what I would h...
by Lillian
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Hello from Canada

From the looks of things, the templates were a good call. The neck is very clean, looks smooth and silky.
by Lillian
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Hello from Canada

Hello Dave, welcome to the forum. Looks like you are off to a fantastic start. The neck looks like you've been carving them for years. I'm sure it will be a stunner when its done.
by Lillian
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Hi Rod, this one is coming along nicely. Its looking clean and sharp. Its going to be a beauty when it's done. I really like your wood choices. I have to say you guys are spoiled for beautiful native woods. Our most figured native woods are walnut and cherry, after that it gets pretty plain. Not tha...
by Lillian
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 40
Views: 7280

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Things like this can be so frustrating. I'm glad you aren't letting it stop you.

In the picture you captioned "Started routing the body on the router table. First side went ok." Was that done with one pass or was that multiple passes?
by Lillian
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Head stock inlay - Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Head stock inlay - Photos

That's really nice. I haven't seen anything like it on a guitar or uke. Nicely done.
by Lillian
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Thanks for the photo Andy. Your neck looks perfect, as smooth as a baby's bum. I can see what you mean about using the light to help you work. I am planning on using poplar for my first run at doing the neck. The pine I can get up here isn't worth using. I'm making the neck because my son asked me t...
by Lillian
Thu May 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome Andy. I am looking forward to your posts. I'm trying my hand on the electric side of the house. I hope to get started on the neck here in a bit.
by Lillian
Thu May 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Re: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)

Rest in peace Kym.
by Lillian
Wed May 29, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: Back in Business

Nice job Leigh. That turned out great.
by Lillian
Fri May 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Truss Rod Channel

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the insight. I thought I might be overthinking things, but just wanted to double check. The radiused sanding beam has arrived, so I should be able to get started making sawdust and shavings this weekend. Allan, thanks for the video link. It was fascinating to watch the ...
by Lillian
Thu May 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Truss Rod Channel

I've watched hours of Youtube videos of guys making electric guitar necks. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't understand why they don't cover the channel before they put the fret board on. I've watched a few of 'em cover the channel with tape, smear glue all over the neck and the fretboard, ta...
by Lillian
Tue May 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Good to hear you like the TUSQ nuts. I've never used them before and thought I'd give them a try. Yeah, I'm a bit closer to StewMac than you are. Since this is my third order from them in as many months, I opted for their membership. 3 purchases and I will have recouped what I spent on the membershi...
by Lillian
Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

I ordered a set of Grover Mini Rotomatics (205 Series) 3+3 Tuners for a guitar I'm making for me, a set of Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 6-In-Line Tuners for Ryan's neck, a couple of TUSQ nut blanks and for the less sexy, and for the less sexy, some supplies for the shop.
by Lillian
Mon May 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Mick, that is usually my plight as well. But sometimes the stars align and I get lucky. That and I have been on StewMac's mailing list for about 15 years. But I do appreciate you bringing the subject up. They have slashed the price on their replacement bits to just over $5 usd, so if you were planni...
by Lillian
Sat May 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: Slow neck carving

Those David Fletcher videos are very good. He clearly knows his stuff and explains well. Much is only relevant to the electric neck but there are definitely a few ideas that are useful. What I'd never heard of is anyone making there own marker dots... never heard of polymer clay. It struck me that ...
by Lillian
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: Slow neck carving

I'm about to start the first one I've carved in, well, forever it seems. I've been watching David Fletcher's youtube videos for his strat style guitar build. I'm not completely sold on his method, but I think I'll be following most of how he does it. Unless someone has a suggestion for a "better" (b...
by Lillian
Fri May 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

StewMac has a sale going on until May 21. The Safe-T-Planer is $25 off - knocking it down to $32.23 and the replacement bits are $5.67. With Mick's ringing endorsement I think I'm going to have to spring for one. I've started a practice neck build and I think this will make my life a bit easier. Tha...
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 3747

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Its coming together nicely. I like your choices. The fret makers made me smile.
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Safe-T-Planer sources AU/NZ

Mick, This might be a viable option. https://woodworker.com/drill-press-planer-mssu-24760.asp These looking like they could work as well, attach the wood to be surfaced to something flat and have parallel rails for your router to ride on and Bob's your uncle. Hopefully. Well that's the thought any w...
by Lillian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Welcome Mick. Looking forward to seeing what's on your bench and how you deal with it.