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by demonx
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I’ve got heaps of glue varieties for various jobs, but this particular glue is one that I only use on acoustics and it dries up with storage, so I only buy one small tube at a time as per needed.
by demonx
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Pretty sure everyone can work out what’s going on here. It’s the blues creek setup and a dewalt trimmer.

Won’t be gluing it in as my acrylic glue has ran out. Job for another day.
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by demonx
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Box is closed. You can see in this pic I’ve started off with the metal clamps, they’re faster/easier to work with, so by doing the front and back blocks first with those it helps me get the centerline in place first, then the other clamps to finish the job. A6E78AFF-1FE5-4330-811C-1473DAAD815F.jpeg
by demonx
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Starting to look like an actual instrument now as opposed to some random pieces of timber thrown together.

I was hoping to get the back cut in and glued today but it looks like it may be a job for another day. Unless I can squeeze it in late this arvo.
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by demonx
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

No pencil lines required for that mate....I just keep sanding until my arms are ready to drop off :mrgreen: Hahahaha, try marking it next time, you might be able to rest your arms sooner! One point to note, as long as the bulk of it is rubbed away, if there’s some persistent pencil marks, you can g...
by demonx
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks liking your powering on with build. Great progress. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 Thanks. It’s just something in the background of my usual work, but since things are fairly quiet at the moment I’ve able to throw an hour or two at it each day. I also recut the maple lining, I w...
by demonx
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Ok, back in business, pics seem to be working again. I figured it was something up with the forum as I hadn’t changed anything different in the way I was posting, simply take a pic with my mobile and then upload! Front and back blocks in clamps: 2A61C7EA-2166-4829-A7EA-9FFCA476515F.jpeg Pencil lines...
by demonx
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

For the last day and a half I’ve been getting HTTP error message anytime I attempt to upload a pic, so the thread is a few updates behind.
by demonx
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Well... there goes that theory. I’ve just pulled side two from the bender AFTER baking but before it cooled down and it is the same.

I guess it’s the Gidgee but I didnt have this happen on my last Gidgee set.

Oh well
by demonx
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Always a first for everything, this time it’s the paper gluing itself to the Gidgee. I’m wondering if it’s because the Gidgee is extra oily and it was left in overnight... no idea, I do know I’ve left both Blackwood and rosewood sides in overnight before and never had the paper dry up like that befo...
by demonx
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The acacia top looks great, I never thought to use a flush cut saw like you did on the purflings. This will be a fun guitar build to watch. I used to just run it through the drum sander, however one build the black plastic binding in the rosette ran through the drum and then as the belt pushed the ...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Nice looking bending rig...someone's got some loot :mrgreen: Not anymore, the people that sold the rig to me have it all now! 😂 I was going to pull the bent side out and take pics before I knocked off tonight, however someone came and I was distracted. I left it in the bender overnight, will pull i...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The bulk of the bending I generally get done before it even heats up to the “250” setting, then I bake for fifteen minutes at “160”. Then I let it cool down inside the bender before it’s removed and put in the form. I did some trials a couple years ago on different methods and I found this helps it ...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The sandwich I use is spring steel, blanket, aluminium foil, cooking paper. I put a bit of tape which hangs out )green in photo) at the waist so I can find it easy incase the blankets move. Wood is spritzed lightly with mineral free water. E29CD604-9AC8-439C-B742-8E59E9CBEF0E.jpeg 133521A9-2C45-4228...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Have you decided on whether it’s going to be a cutaway yet Allan ? I’d be thinning a cutaway section down some more but if it’s a non cutaway should be good. I’ve got a Gidgee set from Pete here I’m just waiting on a project to use it on so I’ll be interested to see how your bending goes. Wayne I d...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

When working with acoustic sides you are working with very small tolerances, for example, the top one is drum sanded to 1.9mm, the bottoms one was drum sanded to the same 1.9mm however after hand sanding the drum marks out it is now 1.8mm which is the target thickness that I like to bend at. If I ha...
by demonx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Trev’s Falcate Bracing to Taylor’s New V brace

I’ve only heard one of the new Taylor’s with this bracing and I much preferred the sound of my own X braced build when I compared them side by side.

To be fair though the Taylor was a Koa top and mine Cedar, so it’s apples to oranges. The Taylor didn’t sound bad though.
by demonx
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 8 String bocote falcate braced nylon string crossover guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: 8 String bocote falcate braced nylon string crossover guitar

The guitar looks great! I’d love to hear/play it in person, I’ve been tempted to build seven string dread, in my mind I was going to simply put a extra brace behind the bridge plate like what some twelve string guitars have.

Thank for posting 👌
by demonx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I had a big of spare time at the end of today’s word day, so I knocked out the headstock, glued the scarf and started shaping the top bracing by hand.
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by demonx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I have mini clamping cauls that I’ve made similar to that for other jobs, however when I glue the braces I leave the top flat so there’s a surface for the rod to press down on, then I shape after it’s all glued up. Yes I sand the base of them prior on the radius dish so they match the top radius, an...
by demonx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

As everyone knows, there is always “something”, and if this is the biggest “something” that happens during the build I’ll be a happy man! When I clamped the back bracing in the go-bar deck I only used 3 rods pre brace as opposed to the usual 5 that I would do. No particular reason, it’s just what I ...
by demonx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I was up at my local boozer last Friday and there was a bloke plugging away on a blackwood topped Cole Clarke. I had a brief strum on the instrument and it sounded ok. It was a good thing the guitar sounded half decent because the bloke's singing was atrocious :shock: If you played it side by side ...
by demonx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Thanks Allan, I was just curious, I've never built a hardwood top guitar. Wayne I’m not sure what is a standard for Blackwood/Koa tops, that’s just what I decided to go with, whatever is s standard wouldn’t matter as this isn’t a standard density top. In saying that I had a Koa Taylor on the setup ...
by demonx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

56nortondomy wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 pm
What thickness will the top end up Allan? Any specific target?
Wayne
Dressed to 3.5mm and then final hand sanding after that
by demonx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1421

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The customer I had booked in after lunch was a no show, so while I was on a roll I did some pretty shaping and cutting in of the top bracing. I leave just enough flat on the top surface that I can clamp in the go bar deck, but it’s shaoed enough that it saved time when it’s all glued up. 1CC89E49-E7...