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by kevjed
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Works in progress.
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Works in progress.

As soon as I saw your little Diston with the dragon fly I thought of Jack. He has made some amazing guitars and his inlay work is right up there. I love his dragon flys and birds in particular. I spend a few years going to his work shop a few evening per weeks many years ago and he had a couple of t...
by kevjed
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Curly Pete

https://www.instagram.com/curlytimbers/ Pete is still gathering/cutting/selling timbers but is just doing it on another scale now. You can still get stuff from him when things align. He is making some amazing tools and getting on with things. He is often out and about with the family as well as doin...
by kevjed
Wed May 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 53
Views: 50837

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hi Folks, its been some time since I have even lurked but I am back and hope to become a (semi) regular again. My 13 yo daughter has given me a hard time about not building much I by putting it up here I am making a commitment to actually contribute. I will post my daughters first attempt at woodwor...
by kevjed
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 85480

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

Thanks for the promp delivery. Mine arrived in time to make it under the Christmas tree.
by kevjed
Tue May 22, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: "The Shed" guitar
Replies: 63
Views: 46731

Re: "The Shed" guitar

Oooops, just found the second and third page. The mystery is already answered.
Mass loading. Brass players do the same thing by adding mass to various parts of the instrument.
Sometimes valve caps but usually the mouthpiece.
by kevjed
Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: "The Shed" guitar
Replies: 63
Views: 46731

Re: "The Shed" guitar

Could it be that the second clip guitar is tuned down a tone, hence the need for the capo on the second fret, results in less string tension and thus drives the sound board a little less? This would seen to produce a more"mellow" tone or less "bright" sound if you like. Perhaps due to less of the od...
by kevjed
Wed May 09, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Improved Rosette Cutter
Replies: 150
Views: 85480

Re: The Improved Rosette Cutter

If you are taking expressions of interest for orders?...count me in.
with thanks
Kevin
by kevjed
Tue May 08, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cheap Thermostat AND Timer for a Fox Side Bender.
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

Re: Cheap Thermostat AND Timer for a Fox Side Bender.

I agree. I thought that I'd add the electrician thing to cover my self and the owners of the forum just in case some bunny fried himself by having a go at the 240v stuff. Every one needs a friendly electrician to look over things before they go bang.
lol
by kevjed
Mon May 07, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cheap Thermostat AND Timer for a Fox Side Bender.
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

Re: Cheap Thermostat AND Timer for a Fox Side Bender.

Thanks to all for the guidance on making a thermostat for the heat blanket. Here is my take based on the LMI version. Please get an electrician to wire yours up for you. I've just got to mount the plugs in the rear face plate and close the thing up. It was fun learning how to make it and now I'm loo...
by kevjed
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 5
Views: 3516

Re: Ziricote Tenor Ukulele

:cl
Thanks Jeremy, I think I like it so much I'll take it off your hands.
Kevin
by kevjed
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Guitar building book from Gerard Gilet
Replies: 63
Views: 24870

Re: New Guitar building book from Gerard Gilet

My Set of books arrived the other day. Content is fantastic. Sadly, my postie left them just inside the gate....in the rain. Volume 1 is fine...Vol 2 water damaged.... :evil: Its still drying out with water absorbing paper between each page. But...still reads very well. Well done Gerard and Trevor, ...