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by Matthew Lau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Getting back into building- tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Re: Getting back into building- tips?

Of particular note, they use a heavily automated side bender like the Taylor factory
by Matthew Lau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Getting back into building- tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Re: Getting back into building- tips?

Starting with Kamaka- classical bracing. Classical molds. Festool and industrial machinery. Mortise/tenon neck.
by Matthew Lau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tool chest/ Tool organization?
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Tool chest/ Tool organization?

Dear MIMF, If there's another shutdown, I'm thinking of organizing my tools properly. Currently, I have them in Systainers or a wooden ship's chest (ironically bought secondhand in Sacramento). Would you mind showing me your toolchest/cabinet/organization? -Matt ps. I realized that I posted a simila...
by Matthew Lau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught
Replies: 39
Views: 8980

Re: Need advice on "high end" parts for dreadnaught

Hey Peter,

I'd take a Wilcox over a Somogyi any day. I think that your friend should be tickled pink with your guitar.
If you're around Alameda, you're welcome to stop by for some home made gelato (assuming the fires get under control)
by Matthew Lau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 5206

Re: Long Hiatus... New Tele Style Guitar

That's gorgeous! Great to have you back, John
by Matthew Lau
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Getting back into building- tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Getting back into building- tips?

Hey MIMF, I haven't built an instrument for about 8-9 years, despite being nuts about it during dental school. I'll be building a trio of tenor ukuleles with koa (I've dimensioned, joined, and thicknessed them). Are there any special things I should consider? Any tips on jigs? FWIW, I'll be using th...
by Matthew Lau
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Build for Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: New Build for Myself

That's gorgeous. Like your tool wall.
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Socially distanced dining
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Socially distanced dining

With this COVID thing going on, it's sorta hard to have dates...or friends over normally. To solve that problem, I've been making the outdoor patio area a "socially distanced dining area." How about you'all? Any fun projects/ideas? MVIMG_20200723_210349.jpg IMG_20200723_172620.jpg I'm not sure if I ...
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 4370

Re: 3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas

Hey Patrick,

I know this is a super late reply, but you're a good man.
Also, nice work.

Hope you're staying healthy during this COVID time
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pig Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 5011

Re: Pig Guitar

Just add wings
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Re: Comet

Great photo! What's your setup?
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 2422

Re: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?

Hey everyone, I ended up getting tied up with COVID protocols for reopening. It's been really hard to get PPE (gloves, masks, gowns) in addition to dealing with the SBA (EIDL, PPP, CARES, as things were first come first served). After staring at the Osage Orange for weeks, I just bought some cherry ...
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 21
Views: 5550

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Hey Chuck,

You're a winner. Nice work.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3772

Re: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?

Also, bear in mind that there's no 100% standardized protocol set for us.
CDC/ADA/OSHA has just copied and pasted from the OR protocols (negative pressure rooms).
AGD/WISHA has a modified protocol that makes more sense.

It's been extremely frustrating on our end.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3772

Re: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?

I've been trying to help out my fellow dentists with setting up safety protocols. Here's mine: 1. All staff are temperature checked first thing in the morning. Staff with symptoms are sent home to self-quarentine. 2. Prescreen patients before they get in the office 3. Disinfect hands.  Temperature s...
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy 23rd Birthday, MIMF!
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Happy 23rd Birthday, MIMF!

Dang. I haven't been on much in many years, but glad MIMF is still alive.
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 34
Views: 12401

Re: Searching for a good respirator

Just bumping this thread.

With good American N95's in short supply, I've been resorting to Chinese KN95 from a trusted surgical supplier.
However, the quality isn't the same.

I'd appreciate tips on good respirators.
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 3611

Re: falcate bracing

I think he meant Antonio Torres.


Thanks for sharing this. If there's another shutdown, I might try doing that on a bass.
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice for changing bridge type mid-build
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: Advice for changing bridge type mid-build

Dunno. Glad he's in Canada. Should be safer than here in the states.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3772

Re: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?

No kids yet. Need a wifey first.

Heard from a number of patients who've been doing that with varied success.