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by demonx
Sun May 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

No way I would use such a soft timber on a structural item such as a fingerboard.

It’s asking for too much trouble,

Not only will it be too soft and make the guitar neck like rubber, but I also would assume it to have trouble holding the frets in long term.
by demonx
Sun May 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Nozzle Size HVLP
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Nozzle Size HVLP

I’m going to go opposite to what the guys above are saying

When spraying clear coats I prefer a larger nozzle.

I used 2k paint and if spraying colour I like a 1.4

When spraying clear I like a 1.8

I feel I get better flow with the larger nozzle on clear coats.
by demonx
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Baritone
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: Honduran Rosewood Baritone

Looks superb!

Great work as always 👌
by demonx
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Re Coating Danish Oil too Quickly.....Problems??
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: Re Coating Danish Oil too Quickly.....Problems??

Danish oil is fairly forgiving, so unless you’re seeing any kind of issues I really wouldn’t worry.

When I went through a phase of danish oil finishes I think I used to do a few coats, let them cure for a day or so, do a fine sand and then recoat, let it cure again and then give it a light buff.
by demonx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 8741

Re: Flamenco guitar

That looks fantastic!
by demonx
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Glueing the scarf joint
Replies: 5
Views: 5933

Re: Glueing the scarf joint

I never have issues with scarf slippage, it’s as simple as using two pins. So many people try to over complicate things with jigs and all sorts of things.

Scroll to the 30 second mark and your scarf problem will be solved:

https://youtu.be/trSIZqlzkBA
by demonx
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

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: 6986

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: 8883

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: 8883

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: 8883

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: 8883

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: 6102

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: 12
Views: 6517

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: 4067

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: 4067

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: 4067

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: 1553

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: 3089

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: 18
Views: 4506

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: 2371

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: 2371

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: 1898

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.