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by WJ Guitars
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 60
Views: 1372

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks liking your powering on with build. Great progress.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: B/wood parlour

The guitar looks amazing.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 60
Views: 1372

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The lower density Blackwood top combination with the Gidgee back and sides sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing the final guitar build. Hope you can also provide a sound clip when completed.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

There is a nice clear 'presence' with the guitar rhythm playing that is noticeable in the live recording. A great results and therefore, worth all the care and patience required to complete this guitar build.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: 8 string baritone

Beautiful result. Very interesting looking rosewood back & sides.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz and Blackwood classical
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Like the Blackwood. Great result.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

Looks like you have overcome many challenges with this guitar build. The timber combination looks amazing. Be interested in hearing the sound clip when the sound recording is completed.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Attention all Lurkers

When I decided to set up my workshop to build acoustic SS guitars I was lurking on the forum for about 12 months. I have not been to any guitar courses. Initially I started purchasing some timber, tools and books (Gore/ Gilet) at the Botany workshop from Gerald. I was able to learn many thing when v...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Home/workshop recording studio setup help
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Home/workshop recording studio setup help

Hi Trent I have an older version of Pro tools, some 'waves' software and record in my upstairs loft studio room. I record in an acoustic controlled environment in stereo, dry no eq or effects. Less is more. On some recordings I use X - Y microphone format with a matched pair of condenser microphones...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Heat marks on Pau Ferro sides
Replies: 2
Views: 382

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: 73
Views: 5572

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: 993

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: 993

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: 993

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: 11
Views: 953

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: 1118

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: 509

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: 1118

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: 427

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: 961

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: 1617

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: 25
Views: 2723

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: 17
Views: 1550

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: 2678

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: 2678

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...