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by 56nortondomy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: B/wood parlour

A friend has just done a video of this guitar, if anyone wants a listen I've posted the link. Wayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-reU2QO ... e=youtu.be
by 56nortondomy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strat.
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Strat.

Thanks Mark, it's a nice red ( pearl ) paint, really common on Mazdas. I thought I'd go with a custom shape for the head stock to give it some originality. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strat.
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Strat.

Only my 2nd electric guitar, the 1st I made for myself about 10 years ago. The colour is soul red a really common colour on Mazdas, I was going to use candy apple red but it was to expensive around $500 just for enough to do the guitar. It has Slider p/ups they're replicas of the ones Jimi Hendrix u...
by 56nortondomy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

I print my own labels on parchment paper from officeworks, I think they look fine, you can get different colours, it's way nicer than just normal print paper. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Another amp

Hi Rod, the guy that built the amp did the holes and lettering. I made the face plate gave it to him and after he drilled and printed it he gave it back to me to lacquer. He has a process of printing the lettering on the stuff used to cover school books that has adhesive on one side then he irons it...
by 56nortondomy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Another amp

Thanks Wayne, it's about 4 watts, it's a mini train wreck express.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Another amp

Thanks Rod, I made some raised tiles 3 different thicknesses to get a 3d effect. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another amp
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Another amp

I've had the cabinet for this one finished for a while, I've been waiting for the amp to be built, I picked it up today and assembled it.
It's art deco style made from walnut and maple ( with some birds eye maple as well. )
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Double Bass Build Completed
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: First Double Bass Build Completed

Most put the clips on youtube and then post a link. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Thanks Wayne, I was just wondering what it was, RC tonewoods sell a green binding tape and I thought that might be the one. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Looking good Wayne nice ,neat and clean inside the box, looks like it'll be a winner when it's finished. What's the tape you use for the bindings?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Spruce tops for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Red Spruce tops for sale

Pm sent. Martin.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bad Router Day
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Bad Router Day

Maybe an opportunity for an inlay, of course it depends on the position. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Looks thicker in the photo Pete, 2mm should be ok. When you want to add a photo go under the dialogue box click on attachments you should be able to work the rest out, just remember they have to be under a certain size. I resize mine with a program called fotosizer it's free and easy to use.Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 75
Views: 2834

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Hi Pete, I'm no expert on ukes but the bridge patch looks really big, how thick is it? Just my observation. ( not a criticism ).
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: What am I doing here?

Hi Gavin. I tend to agree with Richard, he makes a good point, I wish I had that advice on my first guitar, it turned out really well but I'd used 2nd grade timbers, it's still a nice guitar but could have been a lot better.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What am I doing here?
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: What am I doing here?

Welcome to the forum Gassy, don't be scared to let us know your name ( unless it is Gassy and so we already know :lol: ).
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2195

Re: Current archtop build

Yeah I agree looks great. Well done again. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2195

Re: Current archtop build

Looks great Rod. Is the lamination under the bridge for looks or did you need to make it a little taller?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello everyone I am Pete
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Hello everyone I am Pete

I made my own Pete, works pretty well.
Wayne
http://woodgears.ca/sander/thickness.html
Hope the link works there's plans at the bottom.
by 56nortondomy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello everyone I am Pete
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Hello everyone I am Pete

Pretty sure most guys on the forum ( if not all )will share their knowledge, especially if you ask specific questions, the guys will chip in with info with just about anything luthier related. What Martin says about the paddle pop stick is how I've cut the majority of my sound holes.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello everyone I am Pete
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Hello everyone I am Pete

Hello Pete, as long as you're not a threat you're ok here :lol: Just build how you feel comfortable, I cut all my neck mortise and tenon joints by hand and sound holes by hand, other guys use jigs that's ok whatever works. Welcome to the forum and thanks for the great introduction.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 130
Views: 16816

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks great Allan, they're two of the nicest looking timbers we're lucky enough to be able to use and you've done them justice. Is it a keeper?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

I always keep an eye on ebay, you can pick up some nice sets for a reasonable price ( sometimes ). We've got some good suppliers here in Aust. maybe check them out. I haven't used Bubinga but I've heard the figured stuff is really hard to work with so if you're going for a cutaway on your first buil...