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by WJ Guitars
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Heat marks on Pau Ferro sides
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Heat marks on Pau Ferro sides

I am surprised to see that the scraping and sanding did not removed these marks. What temperature did you use when bending? I alway use a water spray atomiser on the sides and then wrap the sides in foil when using a blanket / bending machine and so far have not had any marking issues. Hope some in ...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 72
Views: 3715

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Cal, the final result looks great with the 'F' hole style top and sounds great on your youtube video.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Router Table and Router

Thanks Steve, I've just opened the Router Box and found the winder. I have assembled the router table frame and fastened the table top. I am now ready to position the winder hole location in the aluminium plate for the router and then continue on with the final assembly. Looking forward to making th...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Router Table and Router

Thanks all for your helpful comments. I went to Carbatec today and after viewing the Compact Router Table, I decided to purchase the larger table size model RT-M810 (MDF top version) $799.00. I also purchase the Triton 2400W Dual Mode Precision Router. In the future if I get tired of bending under t...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Router Table and Router

My old jig to router out a channel for neck truss rod has become inoperative and I am now considering to either make or purchase a bench type router table. Carbatec has some new models available. On their website I was interested in their Carbatec 'Compact Router Table Kit with Cast Iron Top', Cost ...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: bobbin sanders
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: bobbin sanders

I have not seen either of theses sander products shown from the links you have prodided. However, an Engineer friend of mine from Orange uses a variety of machinery with good reliable results that have come from 'Hare Forbes'. I have a 'Jet' Oscillating Spindle Sander, Model JBOS-5, cost me around $...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blush - Yeccchhh
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Blush - Yeccchhh

I also am not an expect on spraying, however, on one occasion I had an blushing problem when spraying with Nitro Lacquer and eventually discover that the air hole in the HVLP spray gun canister lid has partially become clogged. This had constrained the Nitro Lacquer flow in the spray gun and i ended...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Liscence Plate CBG
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Liscence Plate CBG

Thats unique!

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blush - Yeccchhh
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Blush - Yeccchhh

Very helpful advice. Will keep this in mind when planning spraying.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My take on a J-45
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: My take on a J-45

Looks interesting and an excellent result with style. How does it sound?.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: How big a drumsander?

I have a Jet 22-44 Oscillating Drum Sander with a Jet DC-1200VX with canister kit dust extractor. This has proven to be a very useful tool for thickness sanding the top and bottom plates, making veneers for my arm rest bevels, thickness sanding the bindings that were cut on my band saw etc. I have r...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Trent, I like the design and shape of the neck. The purfling lines add a nice class to the guitar and the flamed maple bindings and arm bevel looks elegant.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: New GST rules

Today I received my parcel ordered from LMI. The total cost paid in US dollars was around $809.00 and the shipping / handing cost was around $93.00.00. (No tax added from LMI). The exchange rate to AU dollars at the time of this order would convert to around $1156.00 AU. This being over the AU $1000...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 8 String bocote falcate braced nylon string crossover guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: 8 String bocote falcate braced nylon string crossover guitar

John that is amazing result how you changed the top and retained the binding!

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

Here are some photos of laminated side / bevel linings as mentioned on my previous post and photos of a Streamline arm rest bevel made.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

Most of the guitars I build have Streamline Arm Rest Bevels. I have found no noticeable performance or sound quality issues with the slight reduction of the top in the lower bout area. I think the bevel lining increases the stiffness on the the side and the reflection back into the top. I also use l...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: lamitated armrest bevel - an idea

Well done! The veneer on the bevel suits the style of the guitar.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port

Great result! I like the Blackwood and rosette styling.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

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

Nigel

You may also like to check out Australian Guitar Timbers, Website, David Linton, 60 Denning road, Maleny QLD 4552. About 1 1/2 hour drive from Brisbane and see his timber mill. Worth a visit, contact David Linton and make an appointment.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 7 String tele build
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: 7 String tele build

Like the photos. Great looking guitar! With the 7 string design did you make the pickups to suit?

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: J45 headstock design
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: J45 headstock design

Like the finish and the black 510s do tone in well with the darker wood grain sections.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: J45 headstock design
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: J45 headstock design

Interesting design with character!

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Spray booth

Hey Wayne try a balloon in the sound hole way easier than masking it.
Thanks for the tip reminder. The photo was my first guitar spray a few years ago. I did see a video clip using the ballon method about one year ago.

Regards
Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Spray booth

Wow Martin thats an amazing fan system. Do you need any sound rating in your workshop or just wear ear plugs. However, on a more serious note I forgot to mention that all my workshop doors have industrial door seals. When the spray room and adjoining doors are closed during spraying the main worksho...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Spray booth

Steve, If I put that on my roof I would have to pack my bags and leave home. The neighbours would have me for breakfast!

It would be great to have your professional set up keeping everyone including the environment happy.

Regards
Wayne