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by demonx
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Fret seating problem

[The modified hacksaw might work but I suggest you get your hands on a proper fret saw. Yes, I suspect the additional information may also supply a possible culprit to the problem. To answer the question, I use the same stewmac circular saw blade for all timber boards and all fretwire. It’s cut tho...
by demonx
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Fret seating problem

More thoughts on gluing in frets. Are we actually gluing in the fret (ie a metal to wood bond) or just stiffening up the sides of the fret slot to improve the tang seat? If fret slotting and fret fitting is done carefully then do we actually need glue? If all you want to do is fill the fret slot, s...
by demonx
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Fret seating problem

I take the view that the water from the Titebond swells the wood surrounding the slot and the glue prevents the wood returning to original state once water has dried off. I also run a bead of water into the slot prior to fretting. That sounds pretty scary to me. My personal opinion is I’d not want ...
by demonx
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Fret seating problem

Richardl wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:09 pm

So, with titebond, would I still have to heat the fret before pulling it out?

Cheers
Richard
No, the reason being is that titebond will never properly adhere to the fret. It’ll only fill up the space between the tang and the fret. It kind of defeats the purpose of glue in the first place.
by demonx
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 23
Views: 566

Re: Fret seating problem

After skim reading the posts and looking at the pic I’d guess it’s either slots not deep enough or they haven’t been cleaned properly, or the frets simply weren’t hammered in enough, OR... what i suspect is the most likely the issue, most probably the neck wasn’t supported enough during the hammerin...
by demonx
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber identification
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Timber identification

I’m still sticking with my first comment!

However if you’ve got QLD Maple there to do a side by side comparison, you’ll probably be able to answer this yourself. Check the smell of it fresh cut side by side too
by demonx
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber identification
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Timber identification

Not the best pics, so I’ll throw out a guess of Qld Maple, but due to the pics I wouldn’t even bet a dollar on that guess!
by demonx
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:08 pm
What's that gun youre using?
It’s actually the cheapest piece of crap gun that I’ve got!
A $100 workquip !!!

It’s my primer gun, but since ive broken all the cups for my other guns and not putting money back into the business I’ve just been using this for everything lately.
by demonx
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I’m hoping this links works, it’s an example of my lazy spraying, but it gets the job done.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrjMkPQHRvv ... c3ytm987uy
by demonx
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Spraying! In the time I’ve been on this forum I see a lot of newcomers as well as those with a few builds under their belt asking about spraying, so I’ll break down the process with some hints and tips to help you experiment and learn your own way. - I use Nitrile gloves. Latex gloves will just melt...
by demonx
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Warning to be conscious!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Warning to be conscious!!!!

I’ve heard second hand stories of people burning their shed down with Fox style benders, they set them up, go do something else and forget it’s turned on. I always set an alarm on my mobile phone to go off after what I call the “bake period”, this way it’s never on for longer than the minimal times....
by demonx
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go-bar rods
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Go-bar rods

All mine came from Blues Creek Guitars in the USA.
by demonx
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

This morning is a day off, so I spent a bit of time 320 sanding the entire guitar, running the 320 around all the shard edges to create a minor fillet and just paying attention to anything I may have missed. Problem areas I place a bit of tape to find them easily (less sanding work later involved th...
by demonx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I usually don’t pore fill acoustics as the Mirotone sealer does a good job of that, however I figured this Blackwood could use a helping hand, so a mixture of Zpoxy with a dash of acetone was wiped over it. I’m glad I did as it highlighted a drum sander scratch I had missed on my “by eye” inspection...
by demonx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Looks great! You’d have to be very happy with that!
by demonx
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Not much time for this build lately, however I at least ticked one more job off the list today, the bridge position. First I measure from the nut to the front of the bridge, then I’ll run the straight edge along the edge of the fingerboard. As much as I’d like to think the centreline on the top set ...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I use the old “texts in the fret” track before I do a level, then I crown by running 320 grit along the length of the board held lightly in my fingers, followed by 600, 1000, OOO steel wool and then a scotch brite. 2F53A68B-F3C1-4F1B-B21F-13B136CF0271.jpeg I remove the tape and do the edges using th...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Fret installed using a hammer. I trim the tang using a summit trimmer. I find them MUCH better than the stewmac guillitine. I then use a fret expander and gently squeeze the ends, then I use a file to make the trimmed underneath flush. Acetone is used to clean up any superglue squeeze out. I use tap...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 106
Views: 6689

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Radiusing and fretwork. I start off by getting the neck as straight as possible via the truss rod: 2B9E48D7-5E44-4C70-952F-31E238D9897D.jpeg Then I create guidelines. I use a 20” caul to sand with 80 grit until the guidelines are gone. 039FF451-D526-42FD-9609-E92D0CF42436.jpeg I the repeat with 120 ...
by demonx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: White purfling strip

Veneer can be stabilised with a size coat of thin HHG, then it can be worked and sanded if there are problems with the material. Cheers! Ross I laminate with veneers all the time and with the hundreds of guitars I’ve built I’ve never had to stabilise any. Just glue it up with titebond and carve away.
by demonx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: White purfling strip

I’d use maple veneer as suggested above.

It’ll be much friendlier during the sanding process. I’ve had issues with 0.5mm ABS plastic melting when I sand as it heats and softens so fast, then it’s a pain in the rear to repair, whereas veneer is easy to glue and won’t have the sanding problem.
by demonx
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

The guitar looks beautiful, Would also like to hear a sound sample. I used to have a rack mount recording setup, however it all got sold off as I don’t play anymore. Any recording I make would only be a mobile phone clip and we all know a mobile phone recording could make the best guitar in the wor...
by demonx
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

Wonderful looking guitar Allen. The wood from Pete is so great that I have to check my bank account balance before I open Instagram these days. I like the cedar gidgee combo and your photos are looking really nice showing both how nice the wood is and your finish. :cl :cl Thanks for the kind words,...
by demonx
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

The gidgee looks sensational. Did it fight you in bending, or any other comments on working with it? I agree, This was a score from Pete that I couldn’t pass up once I saw it, I knew I had to build a guitar from it and it’s now my personal player. Looks and sounds sensational. Re: “Working with Gid...
by demonx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Thanks Allen, That helps heaps. Just had an idea....😬 What about an insulated “box” in the workshop? Problem is I don’t know how the shed(18x12x4.5) goes with temp as we haven’t been here long enough yet. Joseph See, what you’re talking about now is different again and you need to understand that t...