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by nikolav
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I applied too much linseed oil
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: I applied too much linseed oil

Yeah, I figured that I have to wait. But I wasn't happy with the result anyway. There were still too much and too big "dry" spots. So I sanded everything down to bare wood. Then I wiped everything with turps and kept doing that for a few untill the rag stopped turning brown. And now I'll wait as lon...
by nikolav
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I applied too much linseed oil
Replies: 2
Views: 203

I applied too much linseed oil

My first ever attempt (not counting 1-2 necks) to use boiled linseed oil as a body finish is ending in a disaster. I wanted to finish a swamp kauri body in linseed oil. Probably due to the inconsistency of the wood - burling, change of grain direction etc. when I started coating the body I had some ...
by nikolav
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Resawing in/near Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Resawing in/near Auckland

Hi Richard I'll give Matakana sawmill a call. Their website is down, so looks like they've been shut indeed. Cypress sawmill is relatively close to my place, so I checked with them first, but they can't help. Bookmatching was my plan B, and I was even considering trying this on my table saw. But I t...
by nikolav
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Resawing in/near Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Resawing in/near Auckland

Happy New Year guys Today I obtained a pretty thick piece (600 mm x 500 mm x 65 mm) of spalted alder and I want to slice part of it by say 5 mm slabs for laminating and use as a top for bodies. Is there anyone that can help with this near Auckland, or point me in the right direction? I'm happy to pa...
by nikolav
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass

Thanks Mark! I'm also consiering Tru oil and funny you mentioned it, but I emailed yesterday the guys I buy the epoxy from if they have any idea if their epoxy could have some issues with the tru oil, as I read some mixed reviews about that. Still waiting for their response. I even read a suggestion...
by nikolav
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass

Thanks, Richard! Seems like I have the bug :). The next step is making my own necks. The one good thing about this lockdown is I have a bit more spare time, so I'm on it now. The one thing I learned from making this one is how much I hate working with poly. I'm trying something different for the nex...
by nikolav
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Swamp kauri + epoxy resin bass

It all began several months ago when I decided to give myself a second chance in playing the bass. Well, that didn't work, Again. But this doesn't mean I can't try and make one. It only took me two lockdowns to complete. My first ever encounter with woodworking, epoxy, and of course making a musical...
by nikolav
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: Timber supply - Auckland

Thank you, Richard! I sow the other Nick post. Yep, we Nicks are everywhere :) You gave me I reckon very good starting points to start looking for timber. I'll pay these spots a visit. Two days ago I found this random guy on Trade me selling some timber in Browns Bay, so I purchased some maple, rose...
by nikolav
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber supply - Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Timber supply - Auckland

Hey guys. My name is Nick and no, I'm not a luthier, but just a person with too much spare time :) I started working on some of my own bass guitar projects. Just for fun, I reckon for the moment. So far I've made two bodies made from kauri and epoxy resin. Again, that's for fun only and I'm not sure...