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by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Medium Body Falcate
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Medium Body Falcate

This 'Raven' Guitar looks amazing and skillfully crafted.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Still not getting the sound I want...help!!
Replies: 40
Views: 2093

Re: Still not getting the sound I want...help!!

Hi Dave I would also recommend that you should use T&G book methods. To help you using visual analyser Trevor / Robbie O'Brian has produced a video set that demonstrates how to setup and use these methods. I purchased the videos online from Robbie O'Brian and found this very helpful when setup the c...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle

Thanks Wayne, I noticed you are in the shire! I am also in the shire at Woolooware might be nice to catch up for a Beer sometime./quote] Sorry for the late reply MAPP, I am currently busy with house renovations and would love to start another guitar build. I'll have to be patience until the renovat...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: Two new builds Huon and Tiger myrtle

Beautiful timber on both guitars they look amazing.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: First attempt at video editing

Excellent video production work. A great result.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another hollow electric
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: Another hollow electric

Great wood combination and styling. Wonderful craftsmanship.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri May 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya Blackwood OM
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Bunya Blackwood OM

Beautiful guitar build. Looks amazing.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri May 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger and Bunya O size
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Tiger and Bunya O size

Jim I like all the timber combination with this guitar. Great result.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri May 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Trent excellent guitar build and wonderful craftsmanship. I did enjoy hearing and seeing the video / sound track.

The guitar has a distinct style.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Falcate Guitar build
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: First Falcate Guitar build

Hey Wayne, Looks and sounds great./quote]

Thanks for the comments about the falcate guitar build.

When playing single lead notes with this guitar, I like how full and rich in clarity they are. Looking forward to the next falcate build.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Falcate Guitar build
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

First Falcate Guitar build

8O3JYp6vjtQ This is my first 'Falcate' braced guitar build (12th fret at the body joint) that I started building January 2020 and completed two weeks ago. I did enjoy the challenge creating jig frames for the 'Primary' and 'Secondary' braces. First time working carbon fibre and using the 'West' epo...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24291

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Great to see you keeping up the various challenges as you progress. I used 'Adirondack Spruce' for my braces. The secondary braces were a little more difficult to bend. I did break one laminate. I then had to be more careful and patience when using the bending iron for the secondary brace bends. I w...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 24291

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

I have also used spruce to make Falcate Bracing and had no issues. Refer to photo attachment.

Regards
Wayne
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SS Falcate Bracing.jpg
by WJ Guitars
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Big sheets of sandpaper
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Big sheets of sandpaper

Thanks fellers. From what I can see, neither of those firms have what I'm after. Nothing bigger than A4. Those of you who use spherical formers for "driving the bus" where do you get your paper from?/quote] You can order from WM Workmate adhesive disc shape paper cut to the diameter size you requir...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Big sheets of sandpaper
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Big sheets of sandpaper

Google 'WM Workmate Abrasive Specialists'. This where I purchase my sanding sheets from. They have a vast range of sand paper products. Welcome to Workmate Abrasives | Workmate Abrasives ..Contact Us Contact Us. SYDNEY Workmate Abrasives Pty Ltd P.O. Box 186 ... Woodworking Sanding Rolls – Raptor Go...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Re: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

I received my 10 Rosewood Bridge Blanks that I ordered with free shipping arrangements, 5th December 2019. from 'Stewmac'. This order was made when 'Stewmac' removed their export restriction on rosewood items for a short period in early December 2019. 'Stewmac' has re-introduced the export ban again...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Re: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

When I looked at 'Stewmac's' website, 5th & 6th December 2019, their website did not display a restriction on exporting Rosewood Bridge blanks or Rosewood Back & Sides. On the 6th December 2019, I placed an order for some Rosewood Bridge Blanks. I received an email 6th December 2019, from 'Stewmac' ...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

I was looking at 'StewMac' Rosewood timber Back & Sides Sets today and noticed that no warning came up regarding exporting it to Australia. I Googled to find out more and from the 26th November 2019, you no longer need CITES permits to import or export rosewood, refer to link. https://www.environmen...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore Course- Principles of Modal Tuning
Replies: 22
Views: 13284

Re: Trevor Gore Course- Principles of Modal Tuning

Anyone tries Trevor's online course at O'Brien Gutiars? I recently purchased the online video series from Robbie O'Brien and found them was very helpful explaining some of the setup aspects related to modular tuning and VA setup requirements after reading the Gore / Gilet books. Wayne https://wjgui...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 5866

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Thanks Martin for answering my questions. I am planning to build my first falcate mid body size with a 12 fret body joint. All my guitars that have built so far have been 'X' braced that include a Macassar Ebony Bridge that weigh around 32grams. I like the clarity and dynamic range that I have heard...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 5866

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

I noticed Martin from your excellent photos that the 14th fret is at the body joint instead of the 12th fret that is generally applied with falcate bracing. Hope you don't mind if you could provide some background in regards to: Were adjustments required to the falcate bracing layout in view of the ...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 5866

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

A great looking guitar!

I like the timber combinations. Did you have any issues working with the Australian Red Cedar timber being very soft? What was the final thickness of the Top? Like here a sound sample if possible.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build

Thanks all for the information links. This was very helpful and will be purchases CF soon.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build

I am planning on building my first Falcate Bracing Guitar using Gore/Gilet Design/Build Books. At this stage I am searching for the specifications for the Carbon Fiber Tape Weave used for the bracing, the Carbon Fiber Bridge Patch and the recommended places to purchase these items. Where can it be p...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shed insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 3956

Re: shed insulation

Nigel FYI, not sure whether this appropriate in your location. I insulated my guitar workshop (brick wall with colour bond roof sheeting as follows: 1. Foil skin 2. 30 mm thickness industrial foam sheeting (Very efficient insulator, can be purchased in various thickness, depending on the level of in...