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by Joseph Jones
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Thanks Ross
Pm sent

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Thanks Ross,

The plan suggests 25’ top and 15’ back.
I made my dish with the online calculator @25’
which I’m using for both top and back.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Bit of an update so far. Bought some evo gold fretwire, some titebond 1, Bone blanks and a few other bits and pieces, so should be moving a little quicker now... Fretboard is slotted and tapered. 20 frets, 14 to body, and 633mm scale. I scribed the spacings to nearest 0.1mm. No issues save fret 10 b...
by Joseph Jones
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Yeah that’s what I meant, thanks.

Good articles. after seeing that barrel bolt one I’m sold. Would never use the other kind that go straight into the end grain...

Also I’m about to order a hotrod trussrod from stewmac as I hear their straight forward to use.
Anyone had issues with them?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Going for a pinned mortise on the neck joint.
Mahogany neck and tasi oak block should work well?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

That looks like it will be a little beauty. The issue with ebony is that weighs a lot more than equivalent timbers and (to paraphrase Gore/Gilet) the mass of the bridge has a big impact on the sound of the guitar with lighter being better. I agree ebony looks great so if you use it try to find the ...
by Joseph Jones
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Hank wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 am
Hi Joseph
I'm doing the same! Same plan same body timbers

I'm trying a 10ft radius on the back with 25ft on the top and 13 frets to the body

Looking forward to seeing yours come to life
And yours!
by Joseph Jones
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

I should make the block the same timber as the neck?

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Hmm yes, the neck joint.
Do I need to sort all that out now before the neck block is in or is it easier to cut it at a later stage?

Won’t be going dovetail I reckon.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Thanks Mark, lots of insight there.
Will keep the humidity in mind each step also.

I’ve got cumpianos book. This forum also is where I’ve learned just about all I know.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Just bought and download the arm bevel video.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Thanks for the links Trent,
Ebonizing sounds like the way to go then.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

2) Ebony makes for a rather heavy bridge....I prefer rosewood or if using CF I use blackwood or walnut to keep weight down with the CF adding stiffness. Thanks Martin I really like look of the Ebony bridges I’ve seen on other guitars. I’ve heard bridgeplate species changes sound too so don’t what w...
by Joseph Jones
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Thanks Mark, Titebond lll (green) is what I’ve been using so far, the gorilla is just for jigs etc. But I’ll try find some of the red. Peghead but haven’t got any tuners yet. Not sure about scale at this stage, probably 14 fret now that I’m not doing a cutaway. yet to get cluey about all that. frets...
by Joseph Jones
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 4622

00 Acoustic build thread.

Hi all. Rather than filling the forum with all my First-builder questions...I thought I’d start a thread on the whole guitar. I’ve downloaded the 00 size plan from Grellier and am “customising” it to my preferences. It will be Sitca Spruce top Mahogany back Sides are either mahogany or rosewood. Mah...
by Joseph Jones
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Likely Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Likely Scam

Just recovered from a fatal accident hey? 😅

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Mulga Bindings
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Bending Mulga Bindings

Thanks Wayne,
I’ll get some fabric softener next time I’m in town too.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Mulga Bindings
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Bending Mulga Bindings

Steve.Toscano wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Snap from its own weight??? Whats the grain configuration in the bindings?
Im assuming theres heaps of run out.
Yeah the grain runs on a 45 and has a few swirls
in it.
Would use a dark Jarrah but the rosette and headplates are mulga so I really want to keep that theme if I can.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Mulga Bindings
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Bending Mulga Bindings

Hi all, Build #1 is well and truly underway now. I’ve got the sides bent (courtesy of John Maddison). Top and back are joined, with the rosette and backstripe done. Neck started... Today I thought I’d bend the binding, as the sides did really give me any strife. But the Mulga I’ve got seems to snap ...
by Joseph Jones
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Thanks Robbie,

I’ve just put the rosette in my first build the other day. I used a medium size router and a 3mm spiral bit. It worked, but no where near as quick and easy a in the video!

Do you recommend using a circle cutter in a drill press? Just wondering your thoughts on that method.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: Mahogany wanted

Yeah about $200.
And that’s before post and all that.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: Mahogany wanted

Hi all,

Still looking.
Turns out Mathews don’t ship to WA.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Perth
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Perth

Think theres a guitar making school in Fremantle...

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: Mahogany wanted

Thanks everyone,

Mathews is the place to go, they’re selling it for $35 a Lm.

Joseph
by Joseph Jones
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mahogany wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: Mahogany wanted

Sort of chasing the mahogany if Im gonna pay for timber as it would suit with the b/s.

But here’s the Sheoak I’ve got. Don’t know if it’s any good for guitar necks but if not I could get some more I suppose...
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Joseph