Petition to have your handle changed to "CrazyglueDave911" because you hold this place together my friend.
I'm not currently setup to build at the mo, but will watch with interest and try to offer advice (for what it's worth) if asked and encouragement when I can.
You rock, Dave.
Amazing. I didn't even know about that occasion, I pretty much switched off after throwing in the towel over rule discussions prior to the 2014 Challenge, following how traumatic events became at the end of the 2013 event. Not only did I pull out of being a mod, I pulled out from the whole site...
I have dammed a headstock with tape and used slow setting epoxy for this. Gotta keep things level and use it sparingly. The slow set allows it to level out. You really need to keep the quantity to a minimum to avoid ending up with a thick layer of plastic over the decal, but brushing it on will...
Yeah, we're doing well over here (for the time being). Only cases are returnees tested at the border, which remains manageable. Poor old Victoria, sounds like NSW is in danger too. Stay safe up there in Queensland, Dave!!
The auction site this was most likely purchased from doesn't let you do that. Any bid can be countered within 2 minutes. I've had items that I've had (comfortable) auto-bids on for days disappear before my eyes in the last original minutes of an auction. Some auctions can continue to go for...
Jeez Dave, there I was on FB cracking wise (sorry) about your arm on Rich's post, but I had no idea about the true extent of things. My goodness, young feller, that's very scary stuff. I'm so glad you're on the mend.
The kindest man I've never met, hang in there my good friend.
Good to hear, Dave! I've built my first acoustic and I'm currently repairing acoustics which is outside my comfort zone but still enjoyable.
Hoping to tip the balance on the full time work / part time luthier situation within the next few months, exciting changes ahead!