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by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 26081

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

ps: Martin...I get the joke but consider it inappropriate under my circumstances :gui :dru :lol: do you get my joke my friend? Sorry to hear about your health issues Ross.....sounds like you've drawn the short straw there. Re my OP...it was serious. The "Free Money" title was chosen simply to attra...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Designation
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: Designation

Not sure Dave. I suspect it may be based in number of posts or something. Ill check it out for you. This is an idle query, but I have often wondered what our labels tell about us. I seem to be a Blackwood, there are Kauris and assorted other names. Do they have any significance or are simply assigne...
by kiwigeo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2355

Re: The order of things ...

I fret up the fretboard and I press in my frets. I leave out 2nd and 12th frets as there are holes drilled in same that register with pins on the neck. I haven't thought too hard on this one but fretting up with the fretboard off the instrument is definitely a lot easier than doing it with the fretb...
by kiwigeo
Sun May 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Nice work Alan..... :)
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: Test post

Hi Al,

No just sorting out an issue for another member. Got it worked out in the end. See Tutorials Section
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Okay. 1. Select the share option under the clip in Youtube. This will be a URL link looking like this https://youtu.be/JBM5r5WnPOs 2. In your post go up to row of buttons at top of window and select "youtube" button at far right. This will insert the two square bracketed codes into your post. 3. Pas...
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Test post

by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Working on it. Jeremy is the IT brains.....my main function is shooting down potential spammers and trouble makers :)
Valben wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:04 am
Hi Martin, any hint from your side? I have spent some time trying but can only get the link in the post but not the embedded box :-) thanks VB
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

This is the stuff I use.....I used to get it from a retail outlet here in Adelaide and I think Robert Shines still supplies the stuff. http://www.recochem.com.au/index.php/products/industrial_products/ethanols/item/daa_industrial Robert is best contacted via phone call....he's very knowledgeable and...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: It's not all bad news....

DHL knows they can get stuff around quicker in their planes so they're probably price gouging. At least with a DHL plane you wont have Qantas baggage handlers handling your instrument. The price difference will absolutely astound you Martin. $83 AUD for AustPost. $450 AUD by DHL and even higher by o...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advice on removing HHGed binding
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Advice on removing HHGed binding

Unless you need to keep the bindings just go in with a router and rout them out.
by kiwigeo
Thu May 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Do you have specs for that "shellac reducer"? I mixed and store the cut in a glass jar. When using it i put some in a small plastic (PE??) bottle with a tip so i can apply it accurately to the fad. I'm using "shellac reducer" which is methanol I believe. Its all going well at present, so I'm happy.
by kiwigeo
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

I believe Richard has his mike over the bridge. I think holding it over the sound hole will result in a better T(1,1)1 response. The guitar looks good. I also wonder about the consistent lack of T(1,1)1 on your plots. I just wonder in you setup something is filtering out the lower frequencies. It sh...
by kiwigeo
Wed May 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 53
Views: 44455

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Thanks for the update mate. Looking forward to pics of your daughters build....and also yours when you get back into it. 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 kiwigeo
Wed May 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Glass container? What's the meths you're using?

seeaxe wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:34 pm
Fresh pack of ground blonde shellac.
by kiwigeo
Wed May 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: It's not all bad news....

I'm thinking courier companies who operate their own freight aircraft would be a better bet than Aussie Post which I assume would use commercial passenger services for most of their international freighting. I don't want to get any busier. The biggest issue I have is getting them to clients overseas...
by kiwigeo
Tue May 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Afterwards I strained it through cotton t-shirt material and decided I would use a kitchen measuring jug to do that. Even then it kinda went everywhere. Not too worry I thought, it will come off pretty easily. I wiped the jug out with a cloth and took it inside to wash. Get a pack of those paper fu...
by kiwigeo
Tue May 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nozzle Size HVLP
Replies: 9
Views: 2593

Re: Nozzle Size HVLP

LOL...reminds me of asking about the "best" french polishing method :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Mon May 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tap test spectrum Comparison between Standard and Faclate bracing in Tenor Ukuleles
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Tap test spectrum Comparison between Standard and Faclate bracing in Tenor Ukuleles

My first thoughts...I wouldn't expect as much difference as that you'd see with a guitar mainly because of the big difference in area of the top. A frequency plot will show you where the important frequency peaks are but it won't accurately show you things like relative volume unless you hit the top...
by kiwigeo
Sat May 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24491

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Looking good there Richard. That blackheart sassy is a really nice looking wood.
by kiwigeo
Sat May 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2725

Re: Quality Machine heads

ozziebluesman wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
..... the guitar can not afford for the tuners to slip.
That's what I was thinking when I first strung up my 7 course gut strung Gerber lute :?
by kiwigeo
Sat May 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Reducing BOBO neck weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Reducing BOBO neck weight

"Does the BOBO neck have to have such a fat heel that I see on them in the book or can it be shaped in the traditional lean, sharp flamenco style?" The "chunkiness" of the heel is because of the need to have a bit of "meat" surrounding the 10mm square brass bar that the two bolts engage into. Ive go...
by kiwigeo
Sat May 09, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Reducing BOBO neck weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Reducing BOBO neck weight

I wouldn't leave out the wedge....