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by MBP
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Unashamed plug - ANZLF Preferred Vendor??
Replies: 35
Views: 12613

Re: Unashamed plug - ANZLF Preferred Vendor??

Hey,

I have had pizza there a couple of times visiting friends or for festivals.

Most of the time I have been under the influence but loved the pizza.

Friends have moved from the area so unfortunately doubt I will be there any time soon.
by MBP
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: luthier in need of a little help.
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: luthier in need of a little help.

How would berry picking on the north coast of NSW be?
Plenty of blue berry farms there and they are looking for 500 more international workers.
by MBP
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: # 19 off the bench
Replies: 19
Views: 9137

Re: # 19 off the bench

Excellent looking guitar, the entire guitar goes so well together.

You should be very proud of that effort.
by MBP
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hollow body electric.
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Re: Hollow body electric.

Looks excellent Rod.
by MBP
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosewood experiment
Replies: 18
Views: 7836

Re: Rosewood experiment

Tod, I was abit surprised to hear it as well considering it was regarding solid body electrics but we will never know unless someone tries. I would but I dont have access to a decent set of calibrated scales. Sounds like a crock to me I agree with you but I still would like to see how much mass dif...
by MBP
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosewood experiment
Replies: 18
Views: 7836

Re: Rosewood experiment

Tod,

I was abit surprised to hear it as well considering it was regarding solid body electrics but we will never know unless someone tries. I would but I dont have access to a decent set of calibrated scales.
by MBP
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosewood experiment
Replies: 18
Views: 7836

Re: Rosewood experiment

Nick, Any chance you could do another experiment. I have read on a US site that using oil for a finish adds too much mass to the wood which does not allow it to vibrate. Could you get a couple of pieces of wood and oil some and then spray or however you usually finish and see how much weight is added?
by MBP
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret installation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4844

Re: Fret installation issues

When fretting I use two radius blocks. The first is a smaller radius and hits the outside in. Then the second is slightly bigger than the fretboard radius. Then I just tap the frets with the hammer to make sure they are down. I use a copper hammer. I imagine you can get them at a lot of places. If y...
by MBP
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled
Replies: 52
Views: 19190

Re: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled

How romantic Kim. :lol: lovely old cast machines and tactile sounds of the planer. Romantic Ro? Well possibly. But when it comes to hand planes its a sentiment shared by craftsman around the globe, well at least those who know how to tune and sharpen the tool properly anyhow. Likewise with old iron...
by MBP
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled
Replies: 52
Views: 19190

Re: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled

How romantic Kim. :lol:

lovely old cast machines and tactile sounds of the planer.
by MBP
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled
Replies: 52
Views: 19190

Re: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled

Do you check the cut with a straight edge before gluing? That is something I always do. Vertical, horizontal and diagnal. I agree with your comment though - it really doesnt matter HOW it gets done as each person is going to have their own preference, as long as it's done and the joint is perfect. ...
by MBP
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled
Replies: 52
Views: 19190

Re: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled

Its not so much to with with the blade as it is about the quality of saw, its guides and how it is set up. A well balance band or table saw gives amazing results and that kind of accuracy is most easily achieved from old iron with the weight and structure to deliver vibration free operation, that, ...
by MBP
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled
Replies: 52
Views: 19190

Re: Scarf Joint - Planer Sled

Please forgive me for taking away from your post. The jig is well thought out and will be of use to many that have a jointer but not a well set up saw. Be that a table saw or bandsaw. I use a carbide tipped blade that makes a cut that looks like it went through the drum sander. Hot hide glue and a ...
by MBP
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Celluloid binding
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: Celluloid binding

Thanks Graham.

I didnt think it would be able to be done but you never know until you ask.

Anyway he got back to me and they do carry it just wasn't on the price list.
by MBP
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Celluloid binding
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Celluloid binding

Hi All,

Is it possible to dye/stain celluloid or ivoroid binding. I am after some dark coloured stuff but the guy I deal with doesn't have them in the size I want.

I don't have any laying around to try.

Thanks,
by MBP
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New Zealand - 3 Gold, Australia - 1
Replies: 17
Views: 5931

Re: New Zealand - 3 Gold, Australia - 1

I think we may pick up a gold in hockey, maybe 2. Hopefully something in both mens and womens waterpolo. I would much rather see a NZer win gold than any other country and actually feel as if it was one of ours winning it. Same in football I dont mind if we loose to NZ and a lot of the time I am hop...
by MBP
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bridge & fretboard finishing
Replies: 33
Views: 11809

Re: bridge & fretboard finishing

Glass could be used to polish the wood. That is a good one to try out Ro , when you say glass ,do you mean like burnishing the wood with something harder than it ? That is done to compress , or sort of case harden the skin of a timber. And depending on the timber ,can bring up a good shine. Exactly...
by MBP
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bridge & fretboard finishing
Replies: 33
Views: 11809

Re: bridge & fretboard finishing

Has anyone tried woodturning wax.

Glass could be used to polish the wood.
by MBP
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blackwood Stain.
Replies: 51
Views: 16286

Re: Blackwood Stain.

Blackwood goes "black" due to tannins, iron and an alkali environment. There is usually enough tannin and iron around in the native wood for an alkali environment to turn the wood "black" (where "black" also means the dirty green, brown etc. that blackwood and your hands will turn). That is the sim...
by MBP
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bridge & fretboard finishing
Replies: 33
Views: 11809

Re: bridge & fretboard finishing

Most chanderlys sell a penetrating epoxy called everdure. You can thin epoxy with acetone for a similar result as penetrating epoxy. It reduces the gluing strength by a lot and doesnt actually penetrate all that far but penetrating epoxy doesnt either.
by MBP
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Query on mic preamp settings
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: Query on mic preamp settings

I dont know which is on or off but if you have a multimeter or volt meter it is easy to tell.

On you multi meter set it to volts dc and touch pin 2 and 3 and flick the switch with it plugged in and turned on.
by MBP
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Paolo Nutini..Now there's a funny name for a scotsman..
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Paolo Nutini..Now there's a funny name for a scotsman..

jeffhigh wrote:Sounds real good Kim.

I came to Australia via 6 years in Scotland as a young kid but never picked up the accent wee laddie.
Hence the last name? :mrgreen:
by MBP
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: In the market for a bending Iron.
Replies: 22
Views: 9008

Re: In the market for a bending Iron.

Copper conducts heat far better than Aluminium so just get some copper from your pluming supply shop.
by MBP
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: In the market for a bending Iron.
Replies: 22
Views: 9008

Re: In the market for a bending Iron.

Its so easy and cheap to make your own.

Some copper pipe and a high powered light globe. You can shape it how you like and make a few different size ones much cheaper than the lmi one.
by MBP
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More WTF moments
Replies: 24
Views: 8805

Re: More WTF moments

Is this a handmade guitar or a factory job? Who made it?


It actually looks like a nice top