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by Matthew Lau
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Getting back into building- tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 40

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: 4
Views: 268

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: 0
Views: 128

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: 3378

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: 4004

Re: Pig Guitar

Just add wings
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 553

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: 1267

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: 19
Views: 1994

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 400

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: 8182

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: 825

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: 1040

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: 1578

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.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3120

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

I really like your joint Peter.

Can I copy/use it on a future build?
I'll be building an acoustic bass guitar with nylon string.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

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

When I did a pizza, I but it on a cedar plank on a charcoal grill, but gas should work fine too. beem making pancake pizzas though. trader joe's pancake mix. flip pancake. Add sauce ( 2 pt spahetti, 2 pt pt tomato paste 1 pt sriracha). Add some slices of cheese. pop in toaster oven for 10 minutes. Y...
by Matthew Lau
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

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

Hey Clay,

Try baking a pizza on a BBQ grill sometime.
You might be pleasantly surprised how it turns out.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

June 2020- How/What is everyone doing?

Hey everybody, It's been a while since I've been on the forum. I just wanted to see how everyone's been doing. Also, I'm curious what people have been up to. I've been growing blueberries, and making Kombucha. Mainly, I've been focussing on reopening my dental office with new safeties in place for C...
by Matthew Lau
Mon May 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?

nope. got swarmed by work.

now, coronovirus shutdown