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by demonx
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Qld maple?
Replies: 1
Views: 23

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: 3
Views: 103

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: 211

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: 19702

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: 19702

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: 211

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: 257

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: 1188

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...
by demonx
Sun May 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: The Humidity issue!

Easy fix: keep it all in your house while you’re not working on it.
by demonx
Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

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?
by demonx
Thu May 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Engraving a pickguard
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Engraving a pickguard

I was looking at this https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Pickguard_Materials/Acoustic_Pickguard_Blanks.html What material do you normally use Allan? I checked the link and you’re spot on, it really is that thin! I guess now I think about it an acoustic pickguard should be super thin to ...
by demonx
Sat May 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Engraving a pickguard
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Engraving a pickguard

Can you link to the product you’re talking about? I can’t imagine any pickguard material only half a mm thick. Most hand engraving is done with a tool that is simply a metal spike, there are different shaped and angled spikes and you simply drag them across the surface. Me personally, I don’t have t...
by demonx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: maton square head truss rod adjuster
Replies: 10
Views: 3331

Re: maton square head truss rod adjuster

Just measured and checked the maton supplied tool, its actually a 7mm 12 point socket EDIT: Nevermind, I just found a 5/16” that works a treat Old thread bump: I just bought a long neck 7mm twelve point socket and it doesn’t fit! Seems to be too small. I can’t test any of my normal sockets as they’...
by demonx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shipping overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: shipping overseas

Every guitar I’ve freighted overseas in recent years has been via Pack and Send. They offer Insurance also.
by demonx
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

Even if I wanted to spend that amount I would not buy the stewmac buffer! I use a handheld 3” buffer and 3M pads. You can spend several hundred at an auto store or buy one on eBay for under $100. You will also want some sort of gauge to reduce the air pressure to slow the buffer right down. Alternat...
by demonx
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bad Router Day
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Bad Router Day

Pics?

P.S. We’ve all had bad router days. I myself have had many. Luckily it’s always only been timber damaged and not flesh.
by demonx
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Thanks Martin
by demonx
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Thanks Trent.

It might be my last build for a while as I’m going to be taking a break, so it’s been good to do a build thread for something different.

I hope at least one person got something from it.
by demonx
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: problems spraying poly
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: problems spraying poly

Without seeing it in person or without even seeing photos it’s hard to imagine what you mean by crators, are you talking about solvent pops? It could be anything from contamination to bad mixing (stir minimum 100x alternating left and right every 20x) to poor spraying technique. In my acacia build t...
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks great Allan, they're two of the nicest looking timbers we're lucky enough to be able to use and you've done them justice. Is it a keeper? Wayne Thanks Wayne I kept the last one I built so this one will go on the market. Hopefully to someone local. This guitar is more is a strummer due to the ...
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Twisted Ringed Gidgee
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Twisted Ringed Gidgee

I’ve heard people say Gidgee boards create a dull guitar and I call bullshit on that. I’ve made two comparison builds with same specs inside the box and consecutive cut cedar tops, one had Rosewood back/sides with ebony board, the comparison guitar has Gidgee back/sides with Gidgee board and I like ...
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

kiwigeo wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:16 pm
Nice work Allan.....a real eye candy job.

Thank you!
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The guitar looks amazing Allen! Beautiful timber combination styling and wonderful character. Now that the guitar is more settled in with the new strings do you have any more recent sound samples available. It be great to hear a sample of this guitar. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 Th...
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19702

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I finally got around to taking finished photos: 9EE399BE-010D-4702-8F59-09AE3531A623.jpeg 09E1DA39-1080-4498-AF79-A0316F728988.jpeg BF0AB11A-7CBB-42BF-A804-AD01AEF8CCE2.jpeg B80550F8-0953-497C-8EB9-F2392FF96A44.jpeg 7F8F2590-FADB-47D6-9AB9-7BE5128E1D61.jpeg C73EA8D4-A529-4F17-A75D-AB06FF9A2753.jpeg
by demonx
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Acacia themed dread build
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Acacia themed dread build

Build thread and specs in the main forum. I finally got around to taking finished photos: E2B2330B-5773-4289-B34E-FF4A089E7BF0.jpeg CCE7FE2D-A700-4E51-8E90-66B50BAB2151.jpeg E2CDB9D7-7126-452B-A458-93A37AC9A42F.jpeg 42675E5A-0DFF-4729-9536-1E6694CC13A2.jpeg 9B5BE484-D172-4B0B-94F2-54AE65DBC1F5.jpeg ...