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by Jim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 7 String tele build
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: 7 String tele build

Looks superb, love the through neck. What woods did you use? Camphor Laurel?
by Jim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port

That's all class Allen.
by Jim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: CA Glue?

Thanks Everyone!
by Jim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: CA Glue?

Thanks Martin- I'll check them out.
by Jim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 610

CA Glue?

Does any one have a good source of CA glue in various viscosity? Looking for super thin and thick varieties.

Thanks

Jim
by Jim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: All blackwood 000-12
Replies: 0
Views: 315

All blackwood 000-12

Hi All, This is my second guitar complete. Built this one at the same time as the first posted last week. This one was strung up second, hence it's number two. Triple 000- 12 fret to body Blackwood face, sides, back and neck Blackwood and Vic Ash bindings, headstock veneer and heel cap She Oak fretb...
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Gidgee

King Billy Pine top Peter?
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: School builds
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: School builds

Great looking bunch of guitars Martin- they must be thrilled.
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: First Guitar Finished

Thanks Mark, Number two is actually about a week away from being posted on here- built them as a pair- this one is all blackwood. Number 3 and 4 are on the way too- had so many little bottlenecks building jigs or buying/making tools whilst making the first two I got the boxes on the next two closed ...
by Jim
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: First Guitar Finished

Thanks Wayne and Trent,

It's Martin long scale 25.34. The tweaks were the solid lining and also I went with a 1 11/16 nut size and 2 3/16 bridge spacing.

Jim
by Jim
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 440

First Guitar Finished

Hi Everybody, This is my first guitar, finished setting it up last night and spent a couple of very pleasurable hours playing it. What an amazing feeling to sit down and play your first guitar! It's a 000-12 from stewmac plans with a few slight tweaks of my own. Bunya top and braces Silky oak back, ...
by Jim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Fret bending?

That Frank Ford clip is great.....
by Jim
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Fret bending?

Thanks for the advice gents. Since I got Steve's reply I've been looking at you tube for ideas but I'll check Trevor's out now too.
by Jim
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret bending?
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Fret bending?

Hello all, About to fret my first radiused board and pondering how to go about bending fret wire. I've got the straight stuff from stewmac. I've seen the fancy fret radiusing jigs and people bending by hand on you tube. Just thought I'd mine the collective wisdom of the forum before setting about it...
by Jim
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12 String design thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: 12 String design thoughts

I love the multiscale idea- would be so effective making sure string tension is good. Thanks so much for the thoughts and the links Mark.
Martin are you a fan of the multiscale design having made and played one? Does look like a challenge to execute.
by Jim
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12 String design thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 742

12 String design thoughts

Hi All, Was just listening to a Fretboard Journal podcast with Todd Albright. He was talking about 12 string guitars- specifically 12 strings with heavy gauge strings tuned way down. Got me thinking.... love to play one set up like this- would add a really nice dynamic to a two acoustic guitar sound...
by Jim
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: Maple side crack, any suggestion ?

+1 on the well played!
by Jim
Fri May 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: alternative fingerboard woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: alternative fingerboard woods

I'm only a newbie to the game so my opinion doesn't carry much weight I'm afraid, but I've used sheoak which I really like for fretboards, bridges and bindings. It's dense and pretty stable, can be prone to chipping and looks amazing when finished. Bends really well too. Takes a high sheen when sand...
by Jim
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pear Shaped Tenor Ukes
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Pear Shaped Tenor Ukes

Maybe try an x braced one next?
by Jim
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Pear Shaped Tenor Ukes
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Pear Shaped Tenor Ukes

I love the way you can make some direct comparisons. Which one ended up being the favourite?
by Jim
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: B/w small body guitar.

Beautiful! Big fan of the fretboard design especially.
by Jim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Looks amazing! That black limba neck looks especially stunning. How do you like the 20 radius on the neck?
Cheers

Jim
by Jim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CNC fretboard radius file?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

CNC fretboard radius file?

Hi Everybody, Having a crack at building my first pair of guitars at the moment, 000 size and I'm looking at doing the fretboard radius. The school I work at (I'm a teacher) has a cnc machine. They use v carve as software for it. Unfortunately I don't have the software on my computer for it, but the...
by Jim
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is this spruce?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Is this spruce?

Thanks very much gents. I thought it might have been, just wanted some input of some more expert eyes.
The piano tuner said it just won't tune up to pitch any more and won't hold pitch.
by Jim
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is this spruce?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Is this spruce?

Hi Everyone, So the piano at home reached the cannot be tuned stage and has gone into retirement. Rather than just throw it out I decided to try and salvage some wood from it. Got some nice ebony and ivory from the keys and was hoping to get some spruce brace material from the soundboard ribs. I've ...