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by demonx
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Router Table and Router

Before I had a CNC I did all my truss rod slots on an old dewalt router table, it was free and did the job nicely.

If that’s all you’re using it for you don’t need to spend big bucks.
by demonx
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

Welcome to Australia!
by demonx
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 744

Re: Spray booth

I wouldn’t try using a balloon if you’re spraying 2k, it’ll most likely go POP! Even latex gloves melt off your hand if you’re using 2k. I wear nitrile gloves.
by demonx
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Neck Thickness

You’ve got nothing to worry about. When you said neck thickness that’s usually inc board! If you’re at 15mm and add a 6.5mm board, that’s plenty thick and 5mm beneath the truss rod slot is ample. I drum sand my fingerboards to 6.5mm and then radius from there, when radiusing i dont loose much center...
by demonx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Neck Thickness

Mahogany is a dream to carve compared to most timbers, you should try carving a Ebony or Wenge neck, you’ll love Mahogany after that! Just my personal opinion, yes that’s too thin to be comfortable. Assuming you’re including fingerboard thickness in that measurement. If you’re worried about it maybe...
by demonx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Gidgee

I never use tape like that so that’d be a no.

As far as blunting your bits, that’s a firm yes. It’s an absolute bitch to resaw as well. Blade goes wherever you don’t want it to. You’ll be sawing straight one second and then it’ll just kick off on an angle. Tough heavy stufff.
by demonx
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Gidgee

I started this Gidgee body on my Xmas break and it’s been put aside since. I should probably get back to it! Only drama I had with the Gidgee was it chipping when I routed the binding recess. I also had on another guitar a Gidgee fingerboard shrink on me, it’s from a reputable supplier so should’ve ...
by demonx
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Fret bending?

For years I bought fretwire in tubes and straightened the old school way with a pair of pliers either end gripping the tang. My first fifty or eighty fretjobs would have been done this way before I finally bought a fret roller/bender. These days I buy by the roll and I don’t even use the roller. Sur...
by demonx
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

With that said though, in guitar building I never use this up to the 6” capacity, so I’d never need an 8” for guitar building. What's your method for correcting warp on boards wider than 6" -- I'd imagine this is pretty common for a typical two-piece electric blank? Avoiding warped boards being the...
by demonx
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Congrats!

You’ll notice the spiral heads are much quieter as well, and give a better finish!
by demonx
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

My 10 cents worth. I'd be looking at a 6" machine but spending the extra dollars an 8" machine would cost me on a 6" machine with helical cutters. The spiral head is definitely worth it. It does cost a lot more, however it’s much better. Less timber wastage due to tear out boo boos. It makes me wis...
by demonx
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Looking on their website my 6” isn’t there, but the 8” is the basically the same:

https://www.ledamachinery.com.au/leda_p ... ce-planer/

I’d go with whichever has the closest dealer to you or best freight etc.
by demonx
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flatbed jointer opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Flatbed jointer opinion

Looks like a rebadged version of my 6” Ledacraft, if so I highly recommend.

I had a non spiral version which I sold, bought another machine and realised I’d made a mistake and rebought another Ledacraft, however this time with the spiral head. It makes the world of difference.
by demonx
Sun May 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Graveyard II - build video

Your work really is amazing Alan, I haven't seen anything of yours I don't like, I don't think you could make anything better. Col Thanks Col. I appreciate the kind words. As anyone here would know, when you build a guitar, or build anything for that matter, as the builder you know every tiny littl...
by demonx
Sat May 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Graveyard II - build video

Enjoyed the clip Allan, the cnc work was quite interesting to watch. and a great end result. I think I have read in past posts that you use PPG 2 pack, Is this still the case? I use the D800 range here myself on a few projects. Cheers Mark Hi Mark. On my guitars there are many varied products, it d...
by demonx
Sat May 26, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Graveyard II - build video

A few images from the build video in the first post:

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by demonx
Thu May 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Graveyard II - build video

kiwigeo wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:02 pm
I enjoyed watching that clip. Thanks Allan. The orange coloured cutter on your CNC machine..is that a bull nose cutter of some sort?
Thanks.

It’s this one:
https://www.carbatec.com.au/routing-and ... mm-1-2-cmt
by demonx
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Graveyard II - build video

You’re welcome Bruce, thanks for watching!
by demonx
Thu May 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Graveyard II - build video
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Graveyard II - build video

This video is a detailed compilation of mobile phone footage showing the Graveyard II guitar evolve from timber blanks to a completed guitar, including the pickup making and final setup!

I hope you enjoy!


https://youtu.be/trSIZqlzkBA
by demonx
Fri May 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bandsaw opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: bandsaw opinions

I have the laguna 14SUV, same model as Steve. I’d buy it again without hesitation. I run a 1” blade on it no problems and it’s setup for straight cutting. I read above someone having issues with the Laguna and all I can say is, this is my full time job, I’ve been running the laguna for years now and...
by demonx
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Airbrush advice

Before Searls Guitars existed, when I used to do guitar refurbs/resprays etc I used touch up (detail guns) for bursts. Then I learned how to use an airbrush. The thing is, “airbrush” is a broad term, they’re not all created equal. I’ve used some cheapies that there’s no way I’d use for a burst, and ...
by demonx
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airbrush advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Airbrush advice

Contrary to Steve’s advice, airbrush is my weapon of choice for bursts. I use an Iwata Eclipse. Any burst you see on any of my guitars has been airbrushed. When I did an airbrushing course years ago I got to use several styles, the Iwata is by far my favourite. I also would never just use a tank, I’...
by demonx
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: Stunning wood

Kamusur wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:38 pm
That's insane Allan aka "please pass the sunnies".

Stev
Thanks.

It was just a mobile snap shot for the customer.
by demonx
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stunning wood
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: Stunning wood

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 am
I like it...but can you make it a bit more Glossy?? :mrgreen:
demonx wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 am
I don’t mind a nice piece of flame from time to time:

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Hangs head in shame... I’ll try better next time!
by demonx
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Blackwood Concert with Cherry Blossome inlay

Stunning, simply stunning.

I’ve wanted do do a similar inlay themed build myself for quite a while, just haven’t had the right customer come along.

Great work!