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by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Repairing Guitars
Replies: 6
Views: 4693

Yep...going in through the soundhole is the first option. If major surgery is called for then I take a rather ruthless approach. Out comes the router and off comes the binding. I then heat up a pallet knife with the heat gun and work the back or top off.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goings on in the workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 4660

Hesh, when Ive mastered French Polishing Ill certainly consider doing a tutorial. Most nursing homes have internet access these days.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goings on in the workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 4660

Yeah I know spraying Hard Shellac is the go but Im stubborn and French Polishing is something I want to get the hang of before I die. Im actually French Polishing the classical with Hard Shellac and am keen to see how the product performs.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Goings on in the workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 4660

Goings on in the workshop

One week now since I came back from work so I now have my sanity back along with enough energy to get back in the workshop. Current projects include a classical undergoing french polishing (Pic 1) and back bracing on a 12 string dreadnaught (Pics 2 and 3). http://www.mcguitars.com.au/phpBB2/userpix/...
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Where to get black vulcanized paper?
Replies: 30
Views: 17293

Fish paper from China.....sounds downright fishy.
by kiwigeo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paddy Burgin playing a double necked Weissenborn
Replies: 0
Views: 3155

Paddy Burgin playing a double necked Weissenborn

Nice looking instrument made and played by Wellington Luthier Paddy Burgin.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... &plindex=0

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back Cross braces for Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Thanks alot Bob. Very helpful indeed.

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Specials from Australian Tonewoods
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

What time tomorrow????!!!
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello Everyone, just completed OM Cutaway
Replies: 13
Views: 8903

Very nice guitar Allen,

Nice neat simple lines and nothing too flashy, just what I like in a guitar.

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 40024

Kim,

Thats actually a good example of de-evolution.

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Latest Rosette
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

Paul, Just going from the pic in the post IMHO the inlay needs to be a bit closer to the soundhole. Theres a bit too much wood between the inlay and the hole....to me it makes for a clunky look. Depends on the guitar as a whole of course. Can you pan back and take another pic of the whole top and po...
by kiwigeo
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HESH
Replies: 13
Views: 6493

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HESH

Hope the Big Day is great one mate
by kiwigeo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Naptha for removing oil
Replies: 6
Views: 5577

Okay I got my hands on some...lets see if it helps with my problems.
by kiwigeo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Naptha for removing oil
Replies: 6
Views: 5577

Thanks Paul

I asked the people at local Mitre 10 and they didnt have a clue what I was on about.

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Naptha for removing oil
Replies: 6
Views: 5577

Naptha for removing oil

Okay Ive got a French Polish job here thats turning nasty on me. The shellac surface has a few minute breaks appearing in it. Its not an issue with shellac or the oil itself..both have been changed. The most likely culprit is some olive oil that has somehow gotten into the rosewood pores..possibly d...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Ozzie/Kiwi Question!
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

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by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Ozzie/Kiwi Question!
Replies: 21
Views: 9831

Good grief whats next...... George Bush playing a banjo?
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 40024

That explains it, I went to uni more than ten years ago. Should have written about it then, now it would be the "Burns Theory". Well, maybe not, never did go for that naming crap after yourself thing. When I first started studying Geology, Plate Tectonics wasnt widely taught...even though Wagner ha...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 40024

Not a new theory, its probably at least 10 years old now but for numerous reasons hasnt received much publicity. Stephen Jay-Gould was a gifted scientist and writer with a knack of being able to explain some pretty complex scientific in a way that the layman can understand. He's written a truckload ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Weird 9/11 facts
Replies: 11
Views: 5988

Serge youre thinking too much. Channel the energy into building those beautiful guitars mate :D
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: EUROPEANS WARNED OF THE "DANGERS OF CREATIONISM"
Replies: 102
Views: 40024

You're right about one thing here bro and it is that there is a huge fossil record to choose our bones from, the only problem is, there is no evidence of transitional form, not just a missing link but a missing chain everywhere in the whole fossil record. Hey there Serge, Being a Geologist Im duty ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Top bracing, let's see em
Replies: 6
Views: 6507

Interesting tone bars Sam. Is the instrument a left hander?
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Guitar Troji
Replies: 33
Views: 18427

matthew wrote:Where does the word Troji come from?
Trojan...its a brand of condom in the US isnt it?
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New kids on the block!
Replies: 12
Views: 6318

"Pallet Wood" just doesnt seem appropriate for one of Australia's number one Aussie Tonewood Suppliers.

How are ya going Tim?

Cheers Martin
by kiwigeo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The humble Tasmanian Oak
Replies: 7
Views: 8811

Sam Price wrote:Tasmania seems to be blessed wtih great trees!!
Not for long if Gunns get their way :(