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by 56nortondomy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1195

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Have you decided on whether it’s going to be a cutaway yet Allan ? I’d be thinning a cutaway section down some more but if it’s a non cutaway should be good. I’ve got a Gidgee set from Pete here I’m just waiting on a project to use it on so I’ll be interested to see how your bending goes. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: B/wood parlour

No problem Pat, like I've said quite a few times, we all make stuff ups, there's usually some way around them ( maybe not every time ), gives the brain some exercise trying to figure out a solution ( after the initial swearing and cursing :lol: ).
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: B/wood parlour

Thanks Peter, I'm pretty happy with it despite the stuff up.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1195

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Thanks Allan, I was just curious, I've never built a hardwood top guitar.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1195

Re: Acacia dread build thread

What thickness will the top end up Allan? Any specific target?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: B/wood parlour

Thanks Jim, I quite like the Huon. I think it sounds great maybe not quite as bright as spruce a little more mellow. I’m currently building a selmer that has a Huon top, owners request be interesting to see what it sounds like it has BRW b/s. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: B/wood parlour

We all make mistakes I don't mind owning up ( when I get caught out :lol: ) . The arm rest is glued on Trent.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: B/wood parlour

Thanks guys. You’re on the ball Trent, I cut one of the sides to a wrong pencil line which left the side about 20mm short so I widened the tail block and did a bit of creative work with the end graft normally I use a piece of bindings but couldn’t this time, nice pick up lol. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 384

B/wood parlour

I've just finished this guitar, a parlour size made from another great set of b/wood from Pete plenty of figure in it, the Huon top is also from Pete. Mahogany neck, EIRW f/b and bridge, jarrah bindings on the body and b/w bindings on the f/b. I used off cuts for the rosette and h/stock veneer. Hard...
by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: The compact workshop challenge

Lucky for me Steve I don't have any lawn to mow so I don't have to worry about that, I guess I cheat a bit I do have some stuff in the garage, all my bending forms and a home made thickness sander ( which I use in the driveway when I need it ). I'd like to put more stuff there but I'm almost in the ...
by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The compact workshop challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: The compact workshop challenge

My shed is pretty small, 3.8mts x 2.5mts, I don't have any spare space on the walls or ceiling to put any more stuff ( believe me I'm trying ). It's not much fun when you drop on a guitar you're working on because you have things above it you reach for. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1195

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Hi Allan, I think I'd go with a b/wood bridge it'll be lighter than the gidgee which is pretty heavy, just my thoughts.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Water based finishes in Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Water based finishes in Australia?

You could check here Pete, I came across this a while back, haven't used it so I don't know what it's like.
Wayne
https://www.guitaraust.com.au/finishing ... quers.html
by 56nortondomy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Well done Cal, looks liked it all worked out in the end, nice job.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Couldn't you use that hole in the bottom to get a clamp through? That way you could make your bridge cut the slot, locate the position drill a couple of pin holes through the saddle slot to hold in position while you glue it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: CA Glue?

I use Loctite 406 which is thin and the 401 is medium thick, I just get mine on ebay, 6 bottles for about $32 , 25ml ( China ).
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spray booth
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Spray booth

Hey Wayne try a balloon in the sound hole way easier than masking it. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Hard shellac touch ups - pale areas

I'm having the exact same problem at the moment Trent, I had a string pull out of a classical bridge and put a ding in the top, so I filled it and when I sanded back went too far and now I can't seem to get it right. I've laid more hard shellac on and I'm waiting to level again. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Gidgee

Try again. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7327
I think it's working this time.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Gidgee

I've used it on a uke (posting.php?mode=reply&f=1&t=8173 ) with a cutaway, I never really had any issues with it, I also have a guitar set here which i'll be using on a SS when I get a chance.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Routing bindings/purflings
Replies: 24
Views: 1534

Re: Routing bindings/purflings

This is what I use Richard, nothing fancy, it's home made but does the job, the cradle has castors on it and it has adjustable clamps for different sizes. I use the Stewmac router bit and bearings. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: New to the group and guitar building

The reason I asked is because I built a tenor uke ( http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7327 ) with no s/hole and I had trouble gluing the bridge and it ended up lifting, it came back for a repair and I made a long clamp and slipped it through the sound port, worked out ok in the end, I was lu...
by 56nortondomy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 73
Views: 5477

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Hi Cal, I was just wondering how you were going to clamp the bridge when you glue it ( vacuum or something else? ). Looks good so far.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Using Abalone

I inlaid the piece of engraved mop, I kept it just below the surface and filled over it and it worked out great, thanks for that tip Steve, I still have another one to do.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Using Abalone
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Using Abalone

Thanks Steve, i'll be using lacquer on it, might try it out on a little bit of scrap first, thanks for the reply. Wayne