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  2. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I'm not sure of the size conversion here. My can is 5 gallons, the gas station is a mile away, I don't have a bicycle or a rack on my motorcycle (yet.. working on that) and my yard is almost 3 acres. 5 gallons will mow it 2 or 3 times with my John Deere 42" rider. How's that for some Imperial Dimension Culture Shock? I should have my truck back soon though.
  3. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Fat chicks? They're pretty common here.
  4. ScottR

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I love hearing what normal life is like in other parts of the world. Saunas seem to be as common in your world as .......what? Laundry rooms, pick up trucks (help me here guys) are in ours. SR
  5. Mr Natural

    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    that shade with gloss would look bad ass. agree with your comment-I would have kept it there too if it was mine. (btw-bonus point for feet in shot) there is something about a V. A wiseman once said, its the inner "schenker" in us all.... To which a fool replied, well some schenkers are smaller than others. bad da boom. (rim shot emoji)
  6. MiKro

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    New neck for a 24-5/8" scale. Yep late 50's Gibson scale. Only on a few guitars. Some were also 24-9/16. all were listed as 24-3/4. 6 inline, 6* angled head stock, small volute.
  7. Hmm well.. I had a bit of an iffy day today. I planed a taper in to my fretboard. no issues there. Always a pleasure. Then but before coming to glue i realised my board could rock back and forth. I realised both my board and neck black were not perfectly flat, I had a go at flattening them with my planes, but after gluing there's still a bit of a gap in places Quite disheartening. I was leaning towards rebate routing and adding binding anyways so i think i'll pull it back. But quite disheartening none the less. No point trying to take the board off to fix it. It will just destroy my blank. I've seeped superglue in to the gaps for strength. I've also noticed ive somehow ended up with a slight forward bow in my neck after clamping.. It never ends
  8. Bizman62

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Well, I live in an older house, built in the early fifties when everything was sparse after the war. There was a bunch of public plans for standardized houses to be built and lived in with a low budget to inhabit the veterans. Due to the construction they're also nicknamed as round (dance) houses because of the central chimney around which the rooms are situated in the first floor; you can go from one room to another and end up where you started. There's a fireplace in every room except the hall, that's five in common. In the sauna there's two more, the stove and the cauldron. We have electric radiators and air conditioners but the wood keeps electricity bills low in the winter. Fire also gives a different feel of warmth, maybe because the burning process draws air from the room so fresh air has to suck in. And the sauna... 250 kg of stone around the stove gives a nice spirit/heat when throwing some water on the stones. The dictionary didn't give a good translation for "löyly". One explanation: When you throw water on hot stones, steam is something you can see. Löyly can't be seen. So yes, wood is what we use for heating and keeping our electricity bill low plus some more. Sauna and BBQ. It pays if you can get wood for a reasonable cost. It's not too common, though, although many houses have a fireplace. There's also been lots of talk about the ultra fine particles causing lung diseases and global warming.
  9. ScottR

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I presume the wood is your major source of heat during your winter? Even I don't BBQ enough to go through that lot... SR
  10. Bizman62

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Heh, in Texas everything's bigger. I can easily take the 5 litre can to the nearest gas pump (1 kilometre) on my bicycle. That's enough for several mowing sessions on my 1000 m2 yard. BTW the second firewood tower has reached the halfway mark.
  11. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Yeah, with all the rain this year I'm constantly behind on my mowing. My truck is in the shop and my grass is getting unruly because I need gas for the mower and can't carry it in my car.
  12. ADFinlayson

    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    Yep, i love everything about this guitar except for the shape and colour. I had a bc rich v when I was 17, that’s enough v for me
  13. mistermikev

    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    yeah, what they said... walnut looks killer. top looks great too. nice job. I've never been able to play v's - even with that leg flap they put on them in the 80's. great guitar to play standing up... which I never do... all that said I still kind of want one (what's wrong with me?!)
  14. ScottR

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Pshaw. I've been mowing the grass since February down here in Houston, Texas. I've only had to mow every week for maybe 6 weeks though... SR
  15. The only thing not making me jealous about that guitar is that I'm not a great fan for V's. POP!
  16. gpcustomguitars

    Custom headless guitar with a head

    ...a few headstock designs later, we are still not closer to deciding on a shape ....
  17. komodo

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    We are full into summer - the grass is long AF and I've already mowed it a couple times. Last couple days its been humid and we've had huge thunder boomers that rattle the windows and walls. So jealous of people building guitars around here, I might actually get mine started this weekend. FFS.
  18. komodo

    Osorio CS 2019 Builds

    The distribution of the fissures(?) in the Eucalyptus remind me of Mappa burl in a way. Will you leave end up filling them in any way? If your Cedar is anything similar to North American cedar, it will be amazing. The best electric guitar woods I've ever used are light and resonant like pine, cedar, and swamp ash.
  19. gpcustomguitars

    Melodia Menges acoustic guitar repair/modification

    Same here, that's why I often try to work on such projects, no pressure and a lot to learn on.
  20. ADFinlayson

    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    Very helpful bud, thank you! After sealing, I decided I'm pretty happy with it after all, so I've started putting some poly over it. At this point, the walnut went POP I dropped a bollock though because the control cover has more flaming than the headstock There is a hard edge at the start of the heel, so I'm planning to tidy up the edge along the sids where the maple laminate is and have that line as the start of the oiled neck which will hopefully look seamless.
  21. gpcustomguitars

    Custom headless guitar with a head

    Finally had some time to cut the remaining lams (day before) and glue them up (yesterday). They'll be in the clamps until this afternoon, cant wait to see how they will clean up. I'm planing to level the fretboard surface on the router jig shown earlier. I've been working on some more headstock designs as he wants a few more options, so there'll be a update on that as well, and we are also talking about a few other inlay options as well. 045-ZS045 by Goran P, on Flickr 046-ZS046 by Goran P, on Flickr
  22. Bizman62

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Sure looks like almost noon on a warm summer day, the blue light can be sensed. Would be interesting to compare photos from various parts of the world, taken on the same week at the same time of the day in a similar weather and towards the same compass point or maybe rather having the sun in the same position. Then again, camera makers have their preset preferences for colder and warmer hues and since most monitors aren't calibrated photoshopping won't make the results any more comparable. Your "spring" seems to be ahead of ours; the tree leaves aren't fully grown yet and yesterday was the first day I heard a lawn mower this year.
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  24. mistermikev

    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    you forgot to add "QED" at the end there.
  25. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Installed a flagpole. This is the light in Texas around 11am.
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