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by Lillian
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Moving Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 465

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: 465

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: 465

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: 992

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: 901

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: 992

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 2001

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: 2001

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: 2001

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: 2001

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: 2001

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: 2001

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 8784

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: 2707

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: 8784

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: 2707

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: 2728

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: 3089

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: 3089

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: 3089

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.