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by Lillian
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 28
Views: 50424

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Hey Brad, welcome to the forum.

Your post is the first one on page two.
by Lillian
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Interesting hand saws
Replies: 4
Views: 5276

Re: Interesting hand saws

lamanoditrento wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:32 am
I saw someone mention somewhere they cover their japsaw handles with a pool noodle to help with their arthritis
That's a great idea. I'm going to give this a go when I get the shop back together.
Thanks for sharing.
by Lillian
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rejigged Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Rejigged Workshop

I remember your lute. I was totally blown away by the rosette. I saw it sitting on the bench, but thought you were done with it.
by Lillian
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rejigged Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Rejigged Workshop

Congrats on finishing the house and putting your shop back together. That is a serious stash of wood. That should keep you busy for quite a while. Thanks for the shot of your library. I saw a few books I might go looking for.

What's your first new build going to be?
by Lillian
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 28
Views: 50424

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Good Morning Martin.
It's been a few years since your last post in this thread. Thought I'd pop in and ask how are things going? Is it time to toss a few coins in the coffers?
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: 92659

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: 92659

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: 92659

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: 92659

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: 3548

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: 3487

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: 5162

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: 3831

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: 2588

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: 2588

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: 2588

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: 3456

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: 3084

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: 3456

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: 3084

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: 3084

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: 3084

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: 4633

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: 4633

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: 4633

Re: Moving to the Desert

Graham, Santa Fe or Parkland, I'm game.
My son is staying in the Seattle area, so...