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by Gazm
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A Blackwood tenor ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: A Blackwood tenor ukulele

Two thumbs up for this little beauty Frank!! Stunning.
I'd be interested too know what brand of strings you fitted ?

Well done!
Gaz
by Gazm
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Black Heart Sassafras and Spruce Classical

Choice bro!! Great colour combo, Satin box pops that beautiful Sassy!
Intriguing butt strips, your own design?, & that neck to body join?? interesting, being a uke man, how does it attach
?, similar too a telecaster?

Well done!,

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Curly Pete

Interesting shop south west of Brisbane, anders.

blackwoodtimbers.com.au

Cheers,
Gaz
by Gazm
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Silky 000-12
Replies: 3
Views: 3727

Re: Bunya/Silky 000-12

I really like this colour combo Jim! The stained Silky Oak pairs well with the wild She oak F/b & bridge, while the Bunya top tones it all down, & what a great idea in the green purfling to accentuate the Paua & Pearl shell rosette, Love that feature! If I may, what stain did you use too enhance the...
by Gazm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Sides issue
Replies: 17
Views: 7101

Re: Bending Sides issue

Official Luthiers Forum, The answer too many topics Murray!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 6551

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

I'm keen too see your method also Thanks Steve.
by Gazm
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shed insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 4414

Re: shed insulation

Similar situation Nigel, I erected my 2nd hand shed, thinking my location by the Brisbane bay side, would be cool enough with sea breezes to omit roof insulation, NOT the case! I installed enviro friendly 2r Tontine thermal insulation 75mm thick between Top hats under existing roof sheeting & then c...
by Gazm
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hollow electric
Replies: 6
Views: 5496

Re: Hollow electric

Cool pic's Mark, what is your photography set up?

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hollow electric
Replies: 6
Views: 5496

Re: Hollow electric

Reaching for my sunnies too protect my eye's from abundant wood porn!!!
If I was into electrics, would probs say " AWESOME AXE MAN!!!
BUT I'm into UKULELES.....so, Meh! Itsorrright! lol.
I love the look of the unbound double cutaway & the Blackwood is amazing!

Good work Mr Killer!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Siriusly...Alan Parsons on a 32 string uke!
Replies: 1
Views: 3715

Re: Siriusly...Alan Parsons on a 32 string uke!

Ripper rendition! Thanks for sharing Kim & Great too see you back on the keyboard.

Happy Easter to all!

Gaz
by Gazm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway
Replies: 9
Views: 6306

Re: Concert Uke with Bevel Cutaway

Impressively Splendid colour tones Allen!
In regards to recon tiles, would thin ca glue hold the fragile stone better whole processing?
Does the lazer explode the crumbly tile?

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 5287

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

That's a little ripper slimline Cal, with a hearty jig sound sample, did you craft the tuner buttons as well?
Great patch of black eyed Daisy's for a back drop photo shoot!! I'm sure your daughter will love that plinker!

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

Apologies, that is 4140 hardened shaft, Not stainless 4110.
Happy to share a local small business with like minded sharing people!
Check your inbox Nigel

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

The local Brisbane distributor of 0.55 Kw motor $173 Sourced a 4110 hardened 1" shaft 36" lg, ends threaded, for $120 Bearing supplies $34 for P205 Buff wheels out of Melbourne $50 - $75 ea depending on cloth grade were to much for my hip pocket. So purchased buff wheels & flanges from Stew mac for ...
by Gazm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 16
Views: 17977

Re: Posting photos

Poignant to topic Mark!. I have noted many times uploaded pic's are misconstrued to the viewing eyes. Do pic's look normal at preview before posting & then change tact when submitted?? Luthier computer whiz " Please explain". All be it upside down, Beautiful instrument Mark!! one of your creations??...
by Gazm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: HVLP set up
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: HVLP set up

Interesting reviews from this young bloke Nigel, supplier is UK based.
https://thegunman.net.au/ani-r150-t-mini-gun-review/

Gaz
by Gazm
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired
Replies: 17
Views: 9657

Re: Selling my Luthiery wood and tools - retired

I'm interested in your itinerary also Zendo.

Gaz
by Gazm
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 67153

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Best you sling a few dags of the over abundant Blackwood my way Thanks Martin, more is less so I've been told, W A Syndrome is a bugger!!

Mesmerizing flitch of Blackwood Allan!! ...McCurly stock?

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A quick ukulele
Replies: 4
Views: 3620

Re: A quick ukulele

Can't beat a good quickie, Cal 8) Looks like a Barimando with a Kb Pine top, not too shabby for a knock up!!

I quite like the shape, well done!

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: uke rope binding
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: uke rope binding

Excellent timing Graham, I,m happy to proof read your knowledgeable " draft" versions per say, of the finer tiny instruments & any rope binding of coarse would an added treat :wink:

Gaz
by Gazm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First ukulele......
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Re: First ukulele......

Great looking instruments Jim, one lucky customer!!

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 4475

Re: 8 string baritone

Excellent craftsmanship Jim, love the scalloped bridge, mild bling & clean fret board works well!!!
How are the 4th & 6th strings secured beneath the bridge...bead on end of string??

Gaz
by Gazm
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: October, yes October tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 5651

Re: October, yes October tutes

Thanks for your informative tutes Steve.
What gram strength & clarity of HHG do you use for successful bridge glue ups?

Gaz
by Gazm
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: uke rope binding
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: uke rope binding

You could try, Gurian Instruments, Seattle, USA...I enjoy using their quality products & open minded approach to new design!

Gaz
by Gazm
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 25
Views: 12912

Re: New GST rules

I recently received a small package from Stew Mac $380 USD with NO GST violations,Thank you Mr Morrison.
Ordering a package thru Canada shortly, so will keep it under the grand mark to test the waters!!

Gaz