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by demonx
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum!

Cheers

Allan
by demonx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Makore and Lutz Tenor with Scrimshaw Inlay
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Makore and Lutz Tenor with Scrimshaw Inlay

Amazing as always!
by demonx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Mahogany wanted

I would be willing to order some if you had couple of pieces big enough to suit making one piece acoustic necks Steve No, it’d be 2pc if you wanted on the quarter. The whole cube is flat sawn lengths at body blank thickness ranging from 35mm to a bit over 40mm It’s the same stuff that sells up in a...
by demonx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Mahogany wanted

Bring a trailer and a roll of cash!
by demonx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Mahogany wanted

Freight to WA will cost more than the timber, this is extra heavy Mahogany. High quality stuff. If you were local to the area I’d have sad swing by. Where are you located, I have a tonne of it I need to clear out at bargain price. Lots of other timber that has to go too. I’m near Ballarat. Hi Allan,...
by demonx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Mahogany wanted

Where are you located, I have a tonne of it I need to clear out at bargain price.

Lots of other timber that has to go too.

I’m near Ballarat.
by demonx
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele

This looks fantastic! Amazing work as always.
by demonx
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: King Billy Pine/ Queensland walnut classical
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: King Billy Pine/ Queensland walnut classical

That looks like a lovely guitar, great work, well done!
by demonx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical

Trevor Gore wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Looks very weird!

Has a soldering iron been used to try to steam out dings?
Not at all, it’s simply a finish reaction to direct heat making the compounds in the finish separate.

To the eye it looks like flakes floating in clear coat.
by demonx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical

I gave it a light cut at there was superglue everywhere and now I can see this area clearly it looks 3D, as in, to get rid of the “flakes” the finish would have to be sanded to wood, not just the surface. That’s why I guessed it’s a shellac finish, it looks like the flakes have uncured and become vi...
by demonx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Finish (shellac?) repair suggestions on Spanish classical

I’m comfortable with modern finishing however I’ve never working with older style finishes, so I’m writing in hope some of the traditional method guys here may have some insite. I have a classical on my bench for a service and clean up and I’m guessing it has a shellac or some other traditional styl...
by demonx
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Late Peter Scott-Young
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: The Late Peter Scott-Young

I can’t answer as to what happened to the stock, I did hear about his passing quite some time ago.

I have purchased from Peter in the past, not often though as I rarely work with veneers, however for anyone who did Peter was the man to call.
by demonx
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Head stock inlay - Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Head stock inlay - Photos

Great work, looks excellent! The shading really makes it!
by demonx
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to the forum!
by demonx
Tue May 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RATS
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: RATS

They like warm engine bays too.

A while back I had one decide to make a meal out of the fuel injection wiring harness in my ute. Plenty of rodent bait went into the shed after that incident!
by demonx
Tue May 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RATS
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: RATS

You could try scrubbing with deck cleaner/oxalic acid.

I’d definitely do a test piece first.

I’ve used this before to get mineral staining out of Blackwood.
by demonx
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qld maple?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Qld maple?

Over the years I’ve had QLD Maple ranging from hard to so soft I didn’t feel comfortable using it.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you found some that light.
by demonx
Sat May 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

Re: RIP Kym Bell (scripsit)

Sorry to hear this new Martin.

Rest in peace Kym.
by demonx
Fri May 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Truss Rod Channel

Board is “Pale Moon”, it’s not the most ideal fingerboard timber and so many customers insist on it against my advice, however at the same time it’s not so bad that I’ll refuse to use it. As long as the customer knows it’s not as stiff/stable as rosewood or ebony and their neck will move around a li...
by demonx
Fri May 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 28508

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Gassy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Just had to say this is a brilliant thread, thanks.
Thanks Gassy!
by demonx
Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 28508

Re: Acacia dread build thread

TenEighty wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 am
Thanks Allan for a terrific insight into your build process, I got a lot out of it and appreciate the detailed descriptions, Cheers Dave :D
More than welcome Dave. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
by demonx
Fri May 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Truss Rod Channel

https://youtu.be/trSIZqlzkBA Scroll to 7:50 and you’ll see exactly how I’ve been doing it for years. Never had a problem with rods binding up. In fact having a bit of glue deep in is a good thing as it’ll help close up any space! Key to this though, in the clip you’ll see me use silicone at each end...
by demonx
Sun May 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What difference lacquer makes to sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: What difference lacquer makes to sound

So given that different lacquers will have different effects on the sound how on earth do you engineer the soundboard to compensate. Experience tells us that a 1% difference in structure can separate a great guitar from a good guitar. Do you knowingly over thin the top or under build the braces in ...
by demonx
Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

Re: Slow neck carving

Reading some of the posts here it’s safe to say most people here are taking WAY too long. I wonder if many people would be interested if I offered a once off private neck carving workshop? I'm all for that...as long as the fee includes beer and a barbeque :mrgreen: If you’d seen what my BBQ looks l...