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by Daniel_M
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Strings for a harp guitar.
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Strings for a harp guitar.

yeah far point.

Thanks Martin.
by Daniel_M
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Strings for a harp guitar.
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Strings for a harp guitar.

Hi All,

Just a quick question, does anyone know any suppliers of harp guitar strings in australia that would have them in stock?

Thanks in advance,

Dan.
by Daniel_M
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jarrah
Replies: 7
Views: 6293

Re: Jarrah

That Bass is just awesome - I love the design. Bass players always seem more open to different designs! :cl
by Daniel_M
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Journeyman Model
Replies: 39
Views: 17082

Re: Journeyman Model

Gorgeous John as always I really love that simple understated look! :cl :cl :cl :cl
by Daniel_M
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: on the workbench...
Replies: 17
Views: 9940

Re: on the workbench...

Hi Gents, The LP top will have to have something done to it - I don't think that just filling with maple will be good enough as the nitro may potentially show the join over time (depending on how it is done) – one potential option may be to use a thin slice of maple veneer just to stop it sinking; w...
by Daniel_M
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: on the workbench...
Replies: 17
Views: 9940

Re: on the workbench...

Thanks gents, it means a lot. :oops:
by Daniel_M
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Yellow Cypress.
Replies: 15
Views: 7858

Re: Yellow Cypress.

Thanks Chuck that is some great info and welcome to the forum :gui
by Daniel_M
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: on the workbench...
Replies: 17
Views: 9940

Re: on the workbench...

:lol: :wink: It is a nice piece and was sourced from our very our Tim Spittle as was the sheoak, pacific blackwood and the Sheoak B&S. I think that it is one of the nicest and more traditional looking pieces of bunya I have seen. I am using bunya for the bracing as well. I think that I took it down ...
by Daniel_M
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: on the workbench...
Replies: 17
Views: 9940

Re: on the workbench...

thanks Nick, As I mentioned the snake was a function of not having a big enough piece of sheoak - it was actually meant for the headstock. The binding around the snake was a result of making the routing for the snake a little large in one spot (it was OK when I started but after a few pear ciders I ...
by Daniel_M
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: on the workbench...
Replies: 17
Views: 9940

on the workbench...

Hi, I just thought that I might share a couple of things on the workbench at the moment....sorry about the way the pictures are around :) This is a harp guitar currently in for a complete resto. There is a lot of cracking in the sides and the top is in pretty bad shape - we were talking about puttin...
by Daniel_M
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: TODAY IS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY
Replies: 11
Views: 5256

Re: TODAY IS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY

Middle aged is a bit generous isn't Martin? ;)

Happpppppy birthday Bob. :gui
by Daniel_M
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)
Replies: 36
Views: 20909

Re: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)

Oh I agree maton are not paying that but for a luthier to build something similar it was a rough estimate. But if you add it up, Tim has solid qld maple back and sides for $115 add 20 for shipping, let's say 100 for a AAA top including shipping, $40 for a bridge and fingerboard (maybe a little more)...
by Daniel_M
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret slotting jig, Digital
Replies: 13
Views: 8681

Re: Fret slotting jig, Digital

I like it alot Rob! great idea

:gui
by Daniel_M
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)
Replies: 36
Views: 20909

Re: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)

As far as I know TE does not actually play a TE model, he may at times but not the go to guitar. He also has custom luthier made guitars. I know of one guitarist who was payed to play a certain brand but used something else for recording as he thought it sounded better. He does play them check out ...
by Daniel_M
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)
Replies: 36
Views: 20909

Re: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)

You are completely right Jeff; the 808's that he uses are notoriously known to sound small unplugged but sound huge plugged in using the APmic system. So small in fact that Tommy calls his 'mouse'. He often holds master classes and is quite happy for people to play his guitars. :D I didn't mean to b...
by Daniel_M
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)
Replies: 36
Views: 20909

Re: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)

many would agree that maton has a distinctive tone. Some would say it is a function of them being heavily built or over braced. perhaps the same way people refer to the gibson tone, martin tone, taylor tone etc... To say some don't have a tone at all is a relatively silly statement; of course they h...
by Daniel_M
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)
Replies: 36
Views: 20909

Re: another introduction (and bonus tonewood question)

I have to disagree. I like the sound of Bunya. Yes it does sounds different and many people have referred to it as having a fundamental tone – that is, without the complexities and overtones of other sound board materials. Does it sound like spruce? Nope. Does it sound like Cedar? Nope. It sounds li...
by Daniel_M
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Re: Queensland Maple bending problems

thanks gents,

I am bending on the weekend again so will no doubt post of my success (finger's crossed!) :wink:


Daniel
by Daniel_M
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Name the timber
Replies: 9
Views: 5915

Re: Name the timber

Hi Peter,

just a quick question, what are you using for your bracing?

thanks,

Daniel.
by Daniel_M
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 6732

Re: Fretboard finish?

Hi Presto,
The tele that I made with a jarrah board I left it unfinished and then used a little bore oil to stop it drying out. No issues with it so far.
by Daniel_M
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Re: Queensland Maple bending problems

Thanks all for all the great help and suggestions. I am trying again next weekend, but after all the advice it seems like we had the heat blankets too hot and this was drying out the timber. As per advice I will be re spraying half way and also making seal with the tinfoil better - I just had it fol...
by Daniel_M
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Re: Queensland Maple bending problems

Thanks again Bob. I am about to build a double side sheoak OM so that info is handy! Will try with those at 1.2mm. :)
by Daniel_M
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Re: Queensland Maple bending problems

Hey Bob,
I took them down to 2.5mm. There is a possibility that they may not have been dry enough - I need to get a new moisture meter.

Thanks,
Dan.
by Daniel_M
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Re: Queensland Maple bending problems

Hi Martin, Sure am. Small bending slat for waist, large bending slat, large heat blanket,wood, small heat blanket for waist, large bending slat. There is two heat readers in there a well - just small wires. This is per the instructions. The procedure is let it get to 350 then quarter turn every 30 s...
by Daniel_M
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Queensland Maple bending problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9170

Queensland Maple bending problems

Hi all, I was after some advice regarding qld maple. Our LMI bender arrived yesterday, after we unpacked it, shook our heads at the price again, we got into some qld sides. But they are cracking. As we are at a loss, I thought that would seek out your collective wisdom. We have it set at 350 for the...