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    Wooden rings wanted

    Mods, please move this as needed but Im not getting any traction in the usual avenues,

    A mate wants some high end wooden rings made. These will be shipped offshore to have a jeweller decorate them...
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    Looking good! Love the F hole. I think your...

    Looking good! Love the F hole.

    I think your method is great, we all know real luthiers would use CNC.....
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    Aquacote cross linked polyurethane?

    Long time no visit, but still messing around and having fun. There doesnt appear to anyone home at the ANZLF, so here goes.

    Has anyone used the cross linked Polyurethane from Boat Craft for...
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    Sweet indeed!

    Sweet indeed!
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    There are all sorts of variations for different...

    There are all sorts of variations for different instruments so Luthiers buy all sorts of sizes. If you want to get into resawing you will need to be aware of runout as much as anything else. Check...
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    Well it's been a while....

    Well it's been a while since I've built an instrument. Still has a bit of finessing to go, the finish could be rubbed out, the bone work refined, a replacement E (on order from Aquila) but it plays...
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    French Polisher needed - Sydney

    An architect mate of mine is looking for a French polisher in Sydney. PM me to be put in contact.

    Mods, please move this post to a better place if there is one, thx!
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. V Drum Sander

    Im looking for a V Drum sander.The new ones Flatmater and Flee go for one to many zeroes for my budget. Anyone looking to offload one?
  9. Before I spend a small fortune at Lee Valley.....

    Detachable hinges for boxes. Does anyone know a local supplier?

    These oneshttp://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=45246&cat=41241

    Thanks in advance,
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    Beautiful work Martin, and a commission!

    Beautiful work Martin, and a commission!
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    If it is a vintage instrument and valuable as...

    If it is a vintage instrument and valuable as such I would keep trying to find the right repair guy. Dont mess with it and potentially devalue it. Maybe someone over on the ANZLF, ie the Luthiers...
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    What grit are you sanding with Ash? The...

    What grit are you sanding with Ash? The blotchiness is probably from a coloured varnish originally sprayed onto the instrument, that and UV damage over time. If it were me I would try to even out...
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    Video - Grinling Gibbons

    I just ran across this series. Posted here so I can come back to them.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUCOXBI4m8
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    I did a lot in my younger days and there are...

    I did a lot in my younger days and there are markets for Calligraphic specialties. Historical recreation groups seem to be where the action is and there was a Society of Calligraphers who used to do...
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    Toy snakes, life size and textured. just move...

    Toy snakes, life size and textured. just move them around every few days.
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    Only 18 months? You are getting prolific :-) ...

    Only 18 months? You are getting prolific :-)

    Nice axe Kiwi, seriously nice axe.
  17. Thread: Jazz Box

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    Any progress pics Cliff?

    Any progress pics Cliff?
  18. FWIW, Ive successfully used Cedar for ukelele...

    FWIW, Ive successfully used Cedar for ukelele necks. There isnt that much tension there. Similarly Myrtle should work well fretboard, particularly if you are using small fret wire. Very few...
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    Too funny, posted in a hurry yesterday. I'll need...

    Too funny, posted in a hurry yesterday. I'll need to get to a desktop to edit. I'll fix it on Monday.
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    I told you I'd get around to it.....

    Even if it took a few years. QLD Walnut from the redoubtable Wards.
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    What you dont say is the level of skill and...

    What you dont say is the level of skill and equipment you have for the task. If you are light on on those I would seriously consider an aftermarket neck. Fretboard will be done and you will just need...
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    Not wood but still wow!

    I am somewhat in awe of this particular effort, not wood but still,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrHTYqm8pw&noredirect=1
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    Well done.

    Well done.
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    Wow!! How did you go about tapering the bore...

    Wow!! How did you go about tapering the bore Angus?
  25. Thread: Burl Musk

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    Warped in three planes

    Warped in three planes
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    I have some stashed away, potato chips now :-(

    I have some stashed away, potato chips now :-(
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    Why not a harp bass? ie a Harp guitar but with...

    Why not a harp bass? ie a Harp guitar but with bass strings and tuning.
  28. For flutes or Recorders or Netsuke? Like rocking...

    For flutes or Recorders or Netsuke? Like rocking horse Doo Doo. Cotoneaster is a working substitute for carving, for instruments I have no idea, sorry.
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    Try using some feeler gauges and cutting slots...

    Try using some feeler gauges and cutting slots into them to make a saw with a Dremel or the like. I've also used a hacksaw blade and ground down the sides with some 120 grit as well. Coping saw...
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    Not getting much woodwork done....

    or gardening... or home maintenance. But Im having a good time. Mine is the single seat C5.

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  31. We used Blue Mountains Solar and I would...

    We used Blue Mountains Solar and I would recommend them. I dont have our specs to hand but it has well and truly paid for itself. Like others Im waiting for the batteries to become widely available...
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    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. As for...

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. As for backgrounds something very neutral. As I have a wide screen the text becomes very wide and more difficult to read. Maybe consider some text boxes.
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    I like spoons, nice!

    I like spoons, nice!
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    TruOil, it's a gun stock finish.great stuff. My...

    TruOil, it's a gun stock finish.great stuff. My instrument finish of choice.
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    Yes inches. A mate is holding an exhibition with...

    Yes inches. A mate is holding an exhibition with a 5 x 7 size limit. Im entertaining the notion. Anyone else want to play?

    Bench is nordic granite. Great for pastry as well :-)
  36. I'm not playing this time but previously this...

    I'm not playing this time but previously this challenge has taught me heaps, go for it peeps!
  37. Welcome Viollet to the forum! I sometimes dry...

    Welcome Viollet to the forum!

    I sometimes dry in the microwave and generally get good results. I put the pieces of timber in, nuke for 30 seconds, pull them out, let them cool and repeat until...
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    In my experience the dovetail and getting the...

    In my experience the dovetail and getting the neck right is the hardest bit. Nice job! Are you adding a pickup?
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    The Umbrellas

    Local band. Am I the only Zappanista left? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMHMYMFAgs
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    Needs a roof rack.

    Needs a roof rack.
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    King Billy Pine from Greg Ward. Rocking horse...

    King Billy Pine from Greg Ward. Rocking horse dung. The smell is sublime. Beautiful to carve. BLO, 5x7. The background is our kitchen bench.. You know how you get in a mood sometimes 😉
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    The Screen

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...
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    Super sharp tools, prone to crack, finishes...

    Super sharp tools, prone to crack, finishes beautifully. My source is Razorback as well. It is a localised pest problem there so use as much as you can get your hands on. I found it much easier when...
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    Very pretty, I like the contrasts with the...

    Very pretty, I like the contrasts with the binding. Great work!
  45. What plans are you using Thun? The same as these?...

    What plans are you using Thun? The same as these? http://www.apsimplepsaltery.com/build/
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    Thank you guys! I have a few things to chase...

    Thank you guys! I have a few things to chase down. The carvers vise looks great Mike and I do take your point about nothing is immovable. And Undies ball vise is legendary, I agree.

    This is the...
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    What are your vices?

    I bought a vice off CarbaTec a while ago and stopped using it as it really doesnt hold the workpiece when I give it a good whack. It slips. What do people use and can recommend?

    I dont have access...
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    I am always in awe of your work Undie. The torso...

    I am always in awe of your work Undie. The torso is particularly striking. Thanks for posting.
  49. Serious pron there! Post it in the musical...

    Serious pron there! Post it in the musical instruments section of the forum.
  50. Oh the stories those instruments could tell.

    Oh the stories those instruments could tell.
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