Search found 143 matches

by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build -
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Student build -

Trent it is great to see you teaching guitar building so skillfully! This student must be very happy with the final result.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue

As mentioned, I would recommend more passes at a thinner rate and more regularly cleaning of the drum sand paper with an 'Abrasive Belt And Disc Cleaning Stick'. I get my cleaning sticks from 'Carbatec'.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Thickness gauge

After a bit of research, I ended up buying it from Amazon.com.au. It's a Neoteck digital indicator Model: NKT021, sold by neoteckau Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com.au/Neoteck-Indic ... 8208&psc=1 Your guitars look incredible. I'm very much at the other end of your journey. Made one onto num...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Thickness gauge

The thickness gauge looks great. I like the gauge, who did you purchase the gauge from? I would like to up grade my gauge.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome Dave to the forum. I like your workshop.

The guitar build looks great. Nice looking fingerboard timber grain that gives an interesting character to the guitar.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

Sanding the radius into the sides by "driving the porcelain bus" is an absolute pain in the arse job. There was one builder in the US who had rigged up his sanding dish on a potters wheel. He got the wheel turning and then just held the sides down on the dish and hey presto. It's something I plan t...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

I agree that laminated side linings definitely for the top is recommended and also for the back side linings is good (kerfing lining for the back is still ok). The closed box is structural stronger and helps reflecting sound back on the top as explained in the Gilet / Trevor Gore books. If you check...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Sides and solid linings are bent and laminated and the top is ready to be jointed/quote]

Like the laminated lining design / construction that will ultimately be part of a great guitar body with strength and quality.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

I'm more thinking about where the radius is when fitted to the sides. I not sure whether this information is useful regarding the guitar sides and top / back radius shaping of acoustic guitars. In the stages before the sides are bent and fitted into the guitar mold re: sanding the sides using a rad...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shell 'toxicity'
Replies: 3
Views: 835

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
P4171710.JPG
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

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: 3
Views: 771

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: 3
Views: 771

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: 3413

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: 1264

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to guitar building forum. Like the workshop.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Back in Business

Wonderful guitar build. How does it sound?

Wayne

https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri May 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: relic lecky
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: relic lecky

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

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative to a Stewmac buffer
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

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
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 929

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
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1

Thichness gauge Photo.jpg
by WJ Guitars
Sat May 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What difference lacquer makes to sound
Replies: 7
Views: 878

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: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Build #2: Steel String

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

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: Flamenco guitar

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

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue May 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 3413

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: 952

Re: Student build - Spruce/Blackwood OM

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

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Slow neck carving
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

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 ...