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by kiwigeo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 24
Views: 1383

Re: Long time no build

Fretted up today and might have a bit of a problem. The frets felt sort of loose when I was filing off the ends in that I could feel them vibrating when the file ran over them, I don't remember that from last time. I also noticed that a couple of the ends were not holding down in the slots and migh...
by kiwigeo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nicco's Lying-Around-Timber-o-Caster
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Nicco's Lying-Around-Timber-o-Caster

Here are pictures of the mitre box. It worked a treat. Much better than I'd managed to do with any other method I could think of! The orange rings were spacers to put under the far ends of the board while it was being cut to stop the whole lot over balancing I use a couple of clamps either side of ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side waves
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Side waves

I generally wouldn't take my sides thinner than 2mm. The only exception would be where I need to work the side around a sharp radius bend such as on horn of a cutaway. In this case I would put in a reinforcement patch on inside of curve once bent. Haha I feel like the bridge is along way down the tr...
by kiwigeo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side waves
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Side waves

The hardest part will be agonizing over whether to do a conventional or pyramid bridge :mrgreen: Hey everyone there may be signs of life hahah I didn't want to waste the timber so Iv successfully disassembled the whole body and as I was making a drednaught there is still a bit of timber in it enough...
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Side waves
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Side waves

How thick are your sides?
by kiwigeo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 19948

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

The top is Lutz spruce. I bought a lot of this wood off Shane Neiffer back around 2000 and a lot of the sets had these nice red streaks through them.
kpcart wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:59 pm
nice red soundboard.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Declined commission
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Declined commission

I wouldn't have accepted the commission either. I have to at least tolerate a commission I'm working on.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fingernail issues
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Fingernail issues

I'm a long time classical player and have always played with the callouses rather than nails.
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Long time no build
Replies: 24
Views: 1383

Re: Long time no build

Welcome back Steve and thanks for the update. Into year 2 of a no build period here as I finish off a new house build. The workshop is currently a bedroom and the garage is an open plan living space during the house build. Should be back building early in the new year.
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paint Booth
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Paint Booth

I French Polish....and I'm not even French :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyser
Replies: 4
Views: 3870

Re: Spectrum Analyser

Thanks Alain!
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double V Neck Acoustic
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

A thought.......the two necks I assume will be in the same tuning? If so I would expect the strings on the unplayed neck to resonate with the strings on the played neck.....that should be interesting :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double V Neck Acoustic
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Thanks for the update pics of the build. How the guitar will sound will be interesting but looking at that massive bridge plate and the low area of unbraced or lightly braced lower bout I wouldn't expect a lot of volume. Main top frequency may also be off optimal value(s). Lets see how she sounds on...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Hello there

Welcome to the forum Jason and thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Pics of your builds as they progress are always welcome.
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Curly Pete

Jeremy might know.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 22944

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Thanks Terence....hope youll post up some of your work at some stage :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings, eh!
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Greetings, eh!

Is that the place down Cuba Street? I popped in there a few years ago when I was doing a building course run by Paddy Burgin and Dave Freeman.
CNCWorksNZ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Have you found Alistair's Music Shop yet?
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Test post

I saw Benson live in Christchurch New Zealand back in the late 70's...was a great show.

Promoters keeping your money when the event has been cancelled...that's called The QANTAS model.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: First attempt at video editing

Nice work Trent. That guitar sounds fantastic...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violin Luthery
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Violin Luthery

Sharp tools are better than sex!
seeaxe wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:08 am
Lovely. What a great way to start a day. I admire the sharpness of his tools. He knows what he is doing.
Thanks for posting that.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Samick Baby Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Samick Baby Bass

Truss rod adjustment sets neck relief, more or less tension on neck, for different string thickness and tension. It also helps with fine tuning at 12th fret, along with setting the nut, saddle and fret leveling. Neck relief will affect action etc but it's important that neck relief is set up correc...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Samick Baby Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Samick Baby Bass

2. I have adjusted the neck to remove the bow What's the current neck relief? If you adjust truss rod so fretboard is perfectly flat then there's a high chance you'll get fret buzz mid neck. A bit of relief mid neck allows for string excursion without slapping the frets. Without sounding like a sma...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 22944

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

ps: Martin...I get the joke but consider it inappropriate under my circumstances :gui :dru :lol: do you get my joke my friend? Sorry to hear about your health issues Ross.....sounds like you've drawn the short straw there. Re my OP...it was serious. The "Free Money" title was chosen simply to attra...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Designation
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Designation

Not sure Dave. I suspect it may be based in number of posts or something. Ill check it out for you. This is an idle query, but I have often wondered what our labels tell about us. I seem to be a Blackwood, there are Kauris and assorted other names. Do they have any significance or are simply assigne...
by kiwigeo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: The order of things ...

I fret up the fretboard and I press in my frets. I leave out 2nd and 12th frets as there are holes drilled in same that register with pins on the neck. I haven't thought too hard on this one but fretting up with the fretboard off the instrument is definitely a lot easier than doing it with the fretb...