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Chris Higgins
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30/08/2021 9:52 am  

Hi Gang

Joined the Premiumship this week

Hope to build stuff maybe a geetar maybe a doorstop

DIY and me aint mates

looking forward to the craic and hopefully some sawdust collecting meself

Cheers

Higgins

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30/08/2021 11:03 am  

Welcome Higgins @irishwhiskeycoke. If you and DIY aren't mates then you came to the right spot. Mark has the courses super easy to follow for any skill level. Also... if you have any question/concerns, this is a fantastic community to get help from. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. There is not much this forum group can't answer. 

Happy Building. 


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Chris Higgins
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30/08/2021 11:20 am  

Phew thats lucky BPower as I didnt fancy Flower Arranging

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30/08/2021 1:19 pm  

@irishwhiskeycoke

Welcome to the forum Chris. I’m sure you will be building in no time and Mark will guide you through the process. What style are you most interested in making.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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Chris Higgins
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30/08/2021 2:42 pm  

Hi RocknRoller912 (is that a Porsche reference🤔)

i prefer acoustics to leckies but realise tgat may be beyond my current ability

we’ll see

cheers


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30/08/2021 2:55 pm  

@irishwhiskeycoke

No it’s nothing to do with Porsche, I don’t even drive a car. I was watching a tv gangster film one night while looking for a web handle and thought I would pick something totally opposite to the person I am. Mostly not liking noisy electric guitar stuff.

Acoustic is my interest also mostly violins though. I think it’s achievable to do an acoustic guitar for a first build if you buy the Bailey kit where the wood is sanded to thickness already. It’s the hardest part if you don’t have big machines.

What part of the world are you in.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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30/08/2021 8:07 pm  

@irishwhiskeycoke

Welcome Chris. I'm sure you're going to have fun trying. Keep us posted on your journey. 

🙏🎶🙂🎸

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


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30/08/2021 8:32 pm  

@irishwhiskeycoke Welcome Chris, enjoy the courses and you will find help here if and when you need it. 

Cheers.

Boo. 👍

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Chris Higgins
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31/08/2021 12:59 pm  

Shropcestershire in the UK Penal Colony


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05/09/2021 11:48 am  

Welcome to the Builds!


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Chris Higgins
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06/09/2021 8:50 am  

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Chris Higgins
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07/09/2021 9:31 am  

Hi Guys

I've decided to watch through the Acoustic videos before touching anything - proper entertaining better than Corrie! 😉 

Starting from scratch slowly building up my equipment

Can anyone suggest a good bandsaw and what depth of cut should I look for also why are the braces placed & shaped in such a way is it strengthening, shaping (obviously) or is there a sound benefit or maybe all

Apologies if its been asked before but I am a strumming dul'ard trying to be a sawdust supplier


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mark bailey
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07/09/2021 10:35 am  

Hey Chris - it really depends on your budget - and in these strange times also what is actually in stock and available...

Virtually any bandsaw, even the smallest and cheapest, will suffice - but my advice is always to get the biggest and best you can afford as it will be one of your main tools and hopefully should last a lifetime.

Make sure to order a spare blade (or 2) as they wear pretty fast and the one supplied will likely be low quality.

I'd love to know what others have found out there - if anyone knows of any bargains please let us all know!

Measure twice, cut once...


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Chris Higgins
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07/09/2021 1:52 pm  
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Hi Mark

Thanks for your reply yes any help & suppliers advice from the guys would be appreciated

I've ordered some bits from yourself so look forward to receiving them - no mad rush tho'

Definitely going to buy the Acoustic Kit in near future to give myself a chance - I'm not too keen on electrics (sorry Rockers) although it would probably be an easier first geetar.

Cheers

Chris

 

 

 

 

 


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07/09/2021 8:56 pm  

I'd love to know what others have found out there - if anyone knows of any bargains please let us all know!

I managed to find an old bandsaw (But with big (44cm) throath and enough height (17cm)) at a thrift store for 75 Euro , just needed a good cleanup and a couple of new saw blades. I initially saved up some money to buy a new one, but over the span of a couple of weeks I found a small Metabo bandsaw online for 120 Euro, and then this one a few weeks later. Best of all, I still had money enough to buy a new spindle sander. So I would definitely look at used gear, you never know what crosses your path.


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07/09/2021 9:35 pm  

@koendb Nice hunter gathering, it’s always good to consider older gear, some real bargains can be found. 👍

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mark bailey
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08/09/2021 9:36 am  

I managed to find an old bandsaw (But with big (44cm) throath and enough height (17cm)) at a thrift store

Good point! A lot of folk buy a bandsaw and use it once...then get rid of it...

Also they think it is no good but really it just needs a new blade and set up.

Second hand might be a great option - as long as the drive belt looks good, tyres (rubber bits round the drive wheels that the blades run on) are intact, and the guides look ok.

Check the power - a lot of the really old 'free to a good home' stuff can be 3 phase and will not work. Make sure it works on standard 240v!

I would also check that spares are available. I keep spare drive belts and tyres these days as my bandsaw gets HAMMERED.

Measure twice, cut once...


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