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OK, that makes it harder....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 15. 6 Replies

Friends and kinfolk, I am aggrieved. Just went to the usually helpful cigar shop to stock up on boxes for the Xmas hot season only to discover that cigars must now be sold only paper envelopes that…Continue

 

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Marvin O'Gravel replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"Darn! Hate to hear that.  I 'spose it'll happen to us in the US before too long.  Of course ours will say "Dude, smoking is bad for you, OK?"   I assume that it would be too expensive for us to send you some…"
Nov 15
Mike S replied to Paul Ronson's discussion Good source for pre shaped and fretted necks
"Aliexpress springs to mind, but doing your own fretting isn't hard, steel yard rule, scalpel, set square and, absolutely vital, a good fretting saw, stewmac can fix you up there. The scalpel is for marking, a pencil is much too thick. I made a…"
Nov 5
Mike S replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"Thanks for the input, guys. No doubt I'll still turn up the odd one, but the days of getting them a dozen at a time would seem to be over, sadly. I live out in the bush, weekend flea markets etc are problematic. Have made 4mm ply boxes in the…"
Nov 4
Lapsteel washboard replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"If you can buy it there, try Baltic birch plywood. It has more plies than normal plywood and contains no blows. It is a joy to build something with this plywood."
Nov 4
Mike S posted a discussion

OK, that makes it harder....

Friends and kinfolk, I am aggrieved. Just went to the usually helpful cigar shop to stock up on boxes for the Xmas hot season only to discover that cigars must now be sold only paper envelopes that have "don't smoke, tardo!" in large hectoring letters printed on them. Boxes, tubes and associated packing must be destroyed at the warehouse. Thank you, New Zealand gooberment! Not shop guy's fault, l thanked him for his help over the years, walk back to the car, roll up the windows and swing into a…See More
Nov 4
Mike S commented on Alan Garrett's blog post Recycling wood
"I use mainly recycled/found timber. Bed heads are an excellent source of perfectly aged mahogany, English oak and a couple of new Zealand natives. They can be had for literally a couple of dollars each at dump shops and recycling centers."
Nov 3
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"This is very cool! Never made a hubcap got but now I think I have to..."
Nov 3
Mike S commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo
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"This is very cool! Never made a hubcap got but now I think I have to...."
Nov 3
Mike S commented on Angus Edwards's photo
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"Hell of a thing! Nice work."
Aug 15
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"Very cool Mike!!"
Jan 23
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"A pair ready for market and since sold:-) I've adopted zero fretting as standard, a good system that streamlines production considerably, no more nuts to build and no need to rebate the box lid. Also means figuring bridge height is a snap, lay…"
Jan 21
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"Awesome Mike!  Love the cutouts."
Dec 20, 2017
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"A pair of elecs ready to rock on! The left one is mahogany neck and kauri body, spec order for a lucky husband who thinks I'm snowed under and can't get to him until the new year. The right one is kauri neck and mahogany body off the bench…"
Dec 19, 2017
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At 1:09pm on April 10, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

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At 5:45am on April 11, 2014, darryl.kernaghan said…

have a good one Mike

At 1:29am on April 10, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 8:17pm on February 13, 2014, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…

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At 2:03pm on April 26, 2013, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…

You asked for pix of my current build, I just posted a few.

CB

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Happy Birthday.

At 10:18pm on April 10, 2013, Ted Hartman said…

Sounds like a Great time.!!!

 
 
 

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