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by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shell 'toxicity'
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Shell 'toxicity'

I agree you need to be careful with dust and especially fine dust from shell. I use a mask and set up a dust extractor pipe near the pearl cutting slabs when making inlays.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Using routers has their issues as you have indicated. I learnt from a John Hall you tube video re: using a router for binding channels on acoustic guitars that he recommended putting tape around the edges to minimise potential splits and tear outs. I take this precaution hopefully to avoid these kin...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Thanks for the good comments on the guitar build. Please note: I have updated the You Tube. Unfortunately, I forgot to set the video rendering quality correct and I have now created an updated You Tube version. Please now refer to new link below. https://youtu.be/W_d304VVmhA Gallery Photos Spec.pdf ...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Since completing this guitar I have prepared a Youtube Video with a Sound track sample and also pdf gallery photos with spec details, refer to link and attachment. I started this build in Feb 2019 and completed the build in June 2019 and over this period I provided progress photos in the Forum Build...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

I have now been able to finish the guitar and after a few days of settling in the relief and intonation has been set up, refer to pdf photo attachment. I will post in the 'Gallery' a series of photos with a video sound track soon. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 WJGS Build finishing.pdf
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to guitar building forum. Like the workshop.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Back in Business

Wonderful guitar build. How does it sound?

Wayne

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by WJ Guitars
Fri May 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: relic lecky
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: relic lecky

I enjoyed the video and liked the smooth sound as well as the playing style. Great result.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer

Very cleaver and cost effective result. I was not so adventurous and purchased a 'Stewmac' buffer machine some years ago and recall paying around $650. However, as you mentioned a $1000 is a too much.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Thickness Gauge

I made my own thickness gauge using the plans shown in the Gilet /Gore build book. I think 'Carbatec' supply gauges. I had a spare one that I obtained from 'Stewmac'.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sat May 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What difference lacquer makes to sound
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: What difference lacquer makes to sound

I have been using 'Behlem' Instrument gloss Nitro Lacquer from America on my Steel String guitar that I build and I am very happy with the final result, visually and sound wise. I apply: 1 x Vinyl Sealer Coats 5 x Wet Nitro Lacquer Coats 1 x thin 50:50 Nitro Lacquer Coats On some occasions an additi...
by WJ Guitars
Fri May 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Build #2: Steel String

I like the Blackwood. Great result and look forward to hearing a sound sample.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Flamenco guitar

Beautiful timber. The back and sides are eye catching and gives it an appealing style.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue May 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

I have now been able to make the bridge, grain fill the rosewood with 'Timber mate' and spray 5 wet coats. The final 6th coat (50:50) is yet to be added and then wait 3 weeks for the the Nitro Lacquer to harder before wet sanding from 600, 1200, 1500, & finally up to 2000 grade ready for the buffing...
by WJ Guitars
Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build - Spruce/Blackwood OM
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Student build - Spruce/Blackwood OM

Great wood selection and interesting inlay design and detailing. It look like a winner to me.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Slow neck carving

I also take my time and generally use various rasps and scraper, then finish with sand paper. I constantly check the shape and neck style I am aiming for. Spending time for me is important to achieve the desired results. If I had lots of guitar orders (and I don't), I would likely reduce time frame ...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 1574

Re: Light Bridges

I have never tried ebonizing timber. How deep does the colour change go into the timber?

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: Tele Thinline Build

I like your timber and look forward to seeing the final product.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 335 build with style.
Replies: 19
Views: 1421

Re: 335 build with style.

I also think your detail work is very impressive.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Finished Pernambuco/WRC contemporary classical guitar.
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Finished Pernambuco/WRC contemporary classical guitar.

John, brilliant result, superb finish and beautiful tone. The sustain and loudness is amazing.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My two most recent solid bodies
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: My two most recent solid bodies

Like the guitars. The Tele shape / Stra combination is an interesting idea. The Blue colour body also looks great.

At this stage I have only built acoustic guitars and this is my passion. However, one day I hope to build an electric guitar.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Thanks all for the good comments on the guitar build progress. It is probably not of any significance but Microsoft's SmartScreen filter doesn't like your photo site for some reason - had to turn it off to look at your PDF's/quote] I have a Mac computer and an external drive that I can switch to tha...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Thanks Wayne for your good comments. Yes, I use the Dremel tool to cut the inlay cavities and I make up a clear epoxy mix with Macassar Ebony dust to glue the pearl inlay and fill up gaps that occur when cutting the cavities out freehand. I generally do the inlay work over a two three day period. Wa...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

I have made some further progress with the GS Guitar build and will be making the bridge saddle slot soon. (Refer to pdf photo attachment). The next stage will involve checking for any marks or minor gaps that need to be fixed and then grain filling the Amazon Rosewood ready for spraying the sealer ...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Welcome to the group forum.

Wayne
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