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by Jeremy D
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Measuring and marking frets
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Measuring and marking frets

I am no expert but one tip you may or may not already know. Make sure you do not measure fret to fret. Making tiny mistakes this way compounds the errors further down the fretboard. Only use this type of measuring to check your work. The stewmac calculator is good for this and shows both from nut an...
by Jeremy D
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 10623

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Hi Greg,

You can click on the "search users post" link on the profile page and it should show your latest post at the top.

I will see if I can get a dedicated link up.
by Jeremy D
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs
Replies: 21
Views: 10394

Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Hi Guys, Thank you so much for the donations, the response has been fantastic. I have created a link to make it easier to donate. I will also be adding a permanent donate button to the site over the following week. You can make a payment by clicking the following link: https://www.paypal.me/anzlf
by Jeremy D
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Move
Replies: 4
Views: 14894

Re: Server Move

We are now live on the new platform!

Please let me know via this thread if you encounter any issues.
by Jeremy D
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic
Replies: 8
Views: 4519

Re: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic

I love the Koa guitar.
by Jeremy D
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Diamond Sharpening Stones
Replies: 40
Views: 16670

Re: Diamond Sharpening Stones

I have the 8" ones and love them (https://www.dmtonlinestore.com/8-Diamon ... -P2C2.aspx).

Havent really noticed the "tracks" developing in the blade, but I think I subcosiously try and move around a bit while sharpening to keep the wear even anyway.
by Jeremy D
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Myrtle OM
Replies: 12
Views: 5676

Re: Myrtle OM

Classy looking guitar!
by Jeremy D
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/Indian acoustic guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: Spruce/Indian acoustic guitar

Thats a classy looking instrument!
by Jeremy D
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pau Ferro fingerboards
Replies: 17
Views: 7725

Re: Pau Ferro fingerboards

Thanks Peter. I am a sucker for a dark fingerboard so difficult to change to somthing lighter. Has anyone had any experience with Rocklite Ebano http://rctonewoods.com/RCT_Store/rocklite-ebano-guitar-parts-c-174_179/ ? Seems quite expensive so would have to be very impressive to be worth the expense...
by Jeremy D
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pau Ferro fingerboards
Replies: 17
Views: 7725

Re: Pau Ferro fingerboards

I have been using macassar ebony for most fretboards.

I love that it goes really dark with oiling.

Does gidgee go dark when you oil it?
by Jeremy D
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 2571

Re: Newbie

Hi Jonny and welcome.
by Jeremy D
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Assortment
Replies: 6
Views: 2785

Re: Assortment

Wow look at that throat plate. Its done a mile or two! A great resource, as usual, for newbies to luthierie Steve! One trick when making kerfed linings is to use an old piece of bandsaw blade or some veneeer glued into a wooden stop as per the photo. Shown in the pic is the one I laid my hands on in...
by Jeremy D
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Same small body shape, very different guitars
Replies: 11
Views: 6802

Re: Same small body shape, very different guitars

Both guitars are absolutely stunning.
by Jeremy D
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!
Replies: 38
Views: 16921

Re: pattern makers vise at Carbatec at last!

blackalex1952 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:44 pm
These guys have one...$346 - scroll down on the page.
https://www.thewoodworks.com.au/shop/eq ... ist-of-all
I have one of these green ones. Got a family member who imports cars to bring it back for me for around $150. I couldn't do without it now that I have it.
by Jeremy D
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck projection error
Replies: 11
Views: 3790

Re: Neck projection error

Why not just pop the neck of cut and refit the neck (basically a neck reset) Just out of curiosity why 8.5mm thick bridge, thats a little on the low side. When I do a neck reset, I aim for about 1/2 inch clearance of strings to the body, I also replace the bridge if someone has been shaving it down...
by Jeremy D
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Curly Blackwood and German Spruce Tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: Curly Blackwood and German Spruce Tenor

The styling and design elements are outstanding.

Any plans to build another flat top in the future?
by Jeremy D
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I'm retiring
Replies: 45
Views: 18662

Re: I'm retiring

This forum has been a big inspiration to me and would also like to say thanks.

You have done a fantastic job, there is no place on the internet that I know of that has such a genuine community of like minded people.

I wish you all the best with your new endeavors.
by Jeremy D
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: New toy

Thanks Alan :)
by Jeremy D
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New toy
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

New toy

Just got this for my 40th birthday. Pretty keen to try it out. Next on the list is a matching high angle blade.

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by Jeremy D
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Col Finley special guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 5536

Re: Col Finley special guitar

Great work soulman. Love the woody look of the oil finish.
by Jeremy D
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Serious Problem for ASW
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: Serious Problem for ASW

Is the blog Wordpress? We have a few Wordpress sites on one of our servers. If you don't keep them updated they get hacked really quickly.
by Jeremy D
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard oil
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

Re: Fretboard oil

Just thought I would reply because no one mentioned this stuff. I have been using it on all my guitars for years and I have seen a few builders recommend it on various forums etc. I really like it, non sticky and doesn't collect dirt etc. I use it very sparingly like maybe every 5 or 6 string change...
by Jeremy D
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: AAAA Cocobolo
Replies: 4
Views: 3038

AAAA Cocobolo

This was just posted on instagram by Lowden. Its a beautiful back, but is it really AAAA?

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by Jeremy D
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 4895

Re: New Year

kiwigeo wrote:
Jeremy D wrote:
kiwigeo wrote:New years resolutions...just one...to build more than one guitar a year :(
I have been saying this for the last four years, guess how many guitars I have built?
Four??
Spot on ;)
by Jeremy D
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 4895

Re: New Year

kiwigeo wrote:New years resolutions...just one...to build more than one guitar a year :(
I have been saying this for the last four years, guess how many guitars I have built?