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by demonx
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go-bar rods
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Go-bar rods

All mine came from Blues Creek Guitars in the USA.
by demonx
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

This morning is a day off, so I spent a bit of time 320 sanding the entire guitar, running the 320 around all the shard edges to create a minor fillet and just paying attention to anything I may have missed. Problem areas I place a bit of tape to find them easily (less sanding work later involved th...
by demonx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I usually don’t pore fill acoustics as the Mirotone sealer does a good job of that, however I figured this Blackwood could use a helping hand, so a mixture of Zpoxy with a dash of acetone was wiped over it. I’m glad I did as it highlighted a drum sander scratch I had missed on my “by eye” inspection...
by demonx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Looks great! You’d have to be very happy with that!
by demonx
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Not much time for this build lately, however I at least ticked one more job off the list today, the bridge position. First I measure from the nut to the front of the bridge, then I’ll run the straight edge along the edge of the fingerboard. As much as I’d like to think the centreline on the top set ...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I use the old “texts in the fret” track before I do a level, then I crown by running 320 grit along the length of the board held lightly in my fingers, followed by 600, 1000, OOO steel wool and then a scotch brite. 2F53A68B-F3C1-4F1B-B21F-13B136CF0271.jpeg I remove the tape and do the edges using th...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Fret installed using a hammer. I trim the tang using a summit trimmer. I find them MUCH better than the stewmac guillitine. I then use a fret expander and gently squeeze the ends, then I use a file to make the trimmed underneath flush. Acetone is used to clean up any superglue squeeze out. I use tap...
by demonx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Radiusing and fretwork. I start off by getting the neck as straight as possible via the truss rod: 2B9E48D7-5E44-4C70-952F-31E238D9897D.jpeg Then I create guidelines. I use a 20” caul to sand with 80 grit until the guidelines are gone. 039FF451-D526-42FD-9609-E92D0CF42436.jpeg I the repeat with 120 ...
by demonx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: White purfling strip

Veneer can be stabilised with a size coat of thin HHG, then it can be worked and sanded if there are problems with the material. Cheers! Ross I laminate with veneers all the time and with the hundreds of guitars I’ve built I’ve never had to stabilise any. Just glue it up with titebond and carve away.
by demonx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: White purfling strip

I’d use maple veneer as suggested above.

It’ll be much friendlier during the sanding process. I’ve had issues with 0.5mm ABS plastic melting when I sand as it heats and softens so fast, then it’s a pain in the rear to repair, whereas veneer is easy to glue and won’t have the sanding problem.
by demonx
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

The guitar looks beautiful, Would also like to hear a sound sample. I used to have a rack mount recording setup, however it all got sold off as I don’t play anymore. Any recording I make would only be a mobile phone clip and we all know a mobile phone recording could make the best guitar in the wor...
by demonx
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

Wonderful looking guitar Allen. The wood from Pete is so great that I have to check my bank account balance before I open Instagram these days. I like the cedar gidgee combo and your photos are looking really nice showing both how nice the wood is and your finish. :cl :cl Thanks for the kind words,...
by demonx
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

The gidgee looks sensational. Did it fight you in bending, or any other comments on working with it? I agree, This was a score from Pete that I couldn’t pass up once I saw it, I knew I had to build a guitar from it and it’s now my personal player. Looks and sounds sensational. Re: “Working with Gid...
by demonx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Thanks Allen, That helps heaps. Just had an idea....😬 What about an insulated “box” in the workshop? Problem is I don’t know how the shed(18x12x4.5) goes with temp as we haven’t been here long enough yet. Joseph See, what you’re talking about now is different again and you need to understand that t...
by demonx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Timber storage and humidity

WIFE!!!!!!! I’m only 16!! No wife Wayne, my biggest concern is my two critcicing older brothers that I share a room with. Maybe under the bed? Joseph Under your bed will be fine. At one point in time at our old house I had so much timber shoved under the bed there was no room for anything else!!!! ...
by demonx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Timber storage and humidity

Keep it in your house!

Even here in VIC I keep a lot of sensitive timber in the house, larger stock lives in the workshop.

Keeping weight on it will also help prevent it move on you.

Good luck!
by demonx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Nice bit of Gidgee

This is my most recent completed build, I’ve been slack tacking photos, the guitar itself has been completed for some time and it sounded so damn good I kept it for myself. Cedar top, Gidgee and maple to fill in the gaps. Tusq XL nur, saddle and bridge E4A0CC5E-16F9-4560-87D4-A3BDC4676FA9.jpeg 8A84A...
by demonx
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Yesterday was supposed to be neck glue day, however nature had other plans and the heel snapped. The joy of working with Blackwood, you only have to look at it the wrong way and it splits, this time it happened when I was tightening the neck bolt during glue up. I was forced to quickly pull it apart...
by demonx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

kiwigeo wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:12 pm
That pencil line looks a bit rough....and the teeth on your rasp look very disorderly :mrgreen:

Yeah, a little bit different to a Bunnings one!
by demonx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I had a bit of spare time in the arvo so I roughed the neck profile. My method for this is to use a flap disc for waste removal, working close to some freehand greylead lines. This takes only a couple of minutes. I follow with a dragon rasp, followed by an 80 grit sand. 334FF462-9E15-48C1-A590-54EA1...
by demonx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Position of bearing is adjusted by changing the lengths of the plastic tubing. I’ve never seen/heard of it done that way, when using those style plexi templates (which I used to use all the time on my electrics pre CNC) I always just changed to different length cutting bits. Which I’m guessing is q...
by demonx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

With the guide bushing you can cut the mortise/tenon as a gradually deepening cut and not have to stuff around with bits of plastic tube to position the bearing on the cutter shaft. I’m not sure what you mean by plastic tube on the shaft? Are you talking manual depth adjustment via the cutting piec...
by demonx
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Wow the guitar is looking great! Spraying not far away. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 Thanks. I’ll try add info on my painting process on this build as well. I won’t be spraying this in a booth, it’ll be getting done here at the workshop, so it’ll be a more DIY style paint that anyon...
by demonx
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

LOL......can't remember how many times I've routed into the sides of my neck joint templates. I need to keep reminding myself to wait until the cutter has stopped spinning before pulling the router out of the template. It wasn’t that, it was the cheap piece of shite router. I’d never recommend a tr...
by demonx
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 101
Views: 3953

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Earlier today I routed the neck joint. First the angle must be set, you can see the bridge and fingerboard are pushed against a aluminium piece of angle which is attached to a arm that the neck is mounted on. Once that is tightened the aluminium is removed to allow routing clearance. D92FF77B-509F-4...