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by What Democracy?
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rules and Restrictions for participation at this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 74985

Re: Rules and Restrictions for participation at this forum

Hello to all, I do a lot of work with phpBB sites and have acted in "moderator's" position at site admin level. I also have a keen interest in building instruments. This is why I am here. At the bottom of this page and every other like it on this site you will find the following text: Powered by php...
by What Democracy?
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Any Good Pickup Winders In Oz You Can Suggest :)
Replies: 14
Views: 8771

Re: Any Good Pickup Winders In Oz You Can Suggest :)

Hi to all, I don't know if this guy winds pickups as a service outright. I have read through the website and I can see he obviously has the equipment and extensive abilities to do the job. Only way to know for sure is to email/message the guy I suppose... http://www.kinman.com/index.php I am sure so...
by What Democracy?
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What is wrong with this Martin Guitar
Replies: 61
Views: 16466

Re: What is wrong with this Martin Guitar

This, I believe Gentlemen, is one of the contributing factors to Martin Factory's overall control of product. Firstly, an interesting little article on a loop hole through China that lets these guitars materialise onto our markets. (Yes, I have seen Chinese made Brand-name "Marked" or "Branded" inst...
by What Democracy?
Thu May 26, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Re: Newbie here!

Thanks for replying guys, I went back in to face the damage and my lecturer (instrument maker) had taken upon himself to fit the rosewood strips around the back and complete the repairs. I could not thank him enough. He has affected a very nice repair job indeed. Even matched the grain edge to edge....
by What Democracy?
Tue May 24, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Re: Newbie here!

Yeah, I know I can only make my first guitar once! It is a bit of a thrill when it all goes to plan, but the inevitable mistakes bring me crashing back to reality. That back and sides were looking great until the TAFE router dropped it's guts 15mm into the back of my guitar when making the groove fo...
by What Democracy?
Mon May 23, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Re: Newbie here!

I just read back over the thread, should have posted them in the gallery section.
Sorry, still getting to know my way around this site - it's huge!

Ben.
by What Democracy?
Mon May 23, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Re: Newbie here!

Hi to all, Thanks to Jim for talking me through the pic upload process. Much appreciated. Here are some pics of my first guitar build ever, be kind guys, I know you will all have your own take on it. I am just watching closely and following instructions, I am in this for the learning exercise. It's ...
by What Democracy?
Sun May 22, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Anyone Know anything about this guitar
Replies: 15
Views: 6374

Re: Anyone Know anything about this guitar

I have seen one of these Harmony electrics in Adelaide Australia, garish green colour, been sitting there in the shop for years. Still there now... Nice to play, but the guy wants $3500 for it, dreamin... I have a 1960 Harmony Sovereign Jumbo acoustic, made in the U.S.A, picked it up for $350. This ...
by What Democracy?
Sun May 22, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I am PHP bb hopeless, please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

I am PHP bb hopeless, please help!

Hi to all, I want to post images up here on the site of my guitar build for your perusal. I use another PHP site and have had no success using the toolbar provided on the screen where I draft my posts. When one is attempting to post an image I assume I use the "Img" button, but I get no directory/fi...
by What Democracy?
Sun May 22, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Radiused Dishes
Replies: 23
Views: 27046

Re: Radiused Dishes

Sorry guys, Showing my inexperience here I know. I am very new to this but committed to it for the long haul (health permitting). I am certainly not going to arrive on here and start telling Grandma how to suck eggs. Really keen to sit back, read, watch and learn from a group of people who are FAR m...
by What Democracy?
Sat May 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Radiused Dishes
Replies: 23
Views: 27046

Re: Radiused Dishes

Hi to all, I have to make a couple of Radius dishes soon. The tips here will be most helpful. I went to a seminar at The International Guitar Festival in Adelaide in this year to hear Luthier Jim Redgate (http://redgateguitars.com.au/) talk about his radical guitar designs and some of his building t...
by What Democracy?
Thu May 19, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Newbie here!

Hi to all, My name is Ben. I am currently building my first acoustic guitar at TAFE in South Australia. I have been playing for 20+ years, so it was well overdue that I started work on my first instrument at last, something I have always wanted to do. I look forward to becoming an active member of t...
by What Democracy?
Thu May 19, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pick ups in Acoustics
Replies: 31
Views: 11307

Re: Pick ups in Acoustics

Hi to all, My name is Ben. Newbie here. I am building my first acoustic and hope to become a productive and active member of the forum. I will get onto my guitar build in the appropriate forum soon. Thought I would chime in here as I have been recently doing some work with a bloke in the US, goes by...