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by 56nortondomy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wood bending fail - looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Wood bending fail - looking for advice

You could try some ca to glue it back and then make a patch to glue on the inside. Usually b/w bends ok I'm not sure what went wrong for you, I'm guessing your sides were the right thickness, too thick could cause a problem. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Thanks Andrew. That's better.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Thanks Trent
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Thanks asgilbert, sorry I don’t know your name why don’t you tell us. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Thanks for the kind words Al.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 15" archtop

Thanks for that Wayne.
Wayne :lol:
by 56nortondomy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 15" archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 430

15" archtop

I finished this guitar recently, it's turned out quite good, i'll attach some links if anyone wants a listen. Top master grade sitka spruce from Brent Cole B/s figured b/w from Tim. ( thanks Tim ) Neck, finger rest, tail piece and front headstock veneer all b/w Ebony f/b Eirw bridge Jarrah bindings ...
by 56nortondomy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mainly Tassie Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Mainly Tassie Classical

That looks great Martin well done again.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Building a Selmer Maccaferri guitar

I've made 2 selmers Mark and used solid timber on both, I found it quite ok and easier for me than laminating which is the main reason for it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hybrid X lattice bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Hybrid X lattice bracing

There's CF under the lattice as well Remi. I've built 6 guitars using this bracing including the one I'm working on. They've all turned out to be really good sounding and very loud guitars, I'm getting repeat business from some owners so that's a positive sign. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hybrid X lattice bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Hybrid X lattice bracing

Hi Remi. All my ss guitars are x and lattice braced. I use a 120deg angle and the elements are about 2.7mm x 5mm high with 50mm centres and are scalloped. My tops are around 2mm to 2.2mm thick. Like Martin said your braces look fairly big, I'd be thinning them down a bit. The photo is a guitar I'm w...
by 56nortondomy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: BRW selmer

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: D hole selmer

Thanks Trent. I actually used my heat blanket to bend the top. I made a bending board laid the top on it then laid the blanket at right angles to it then just clamped it. Yeah the rosette was a bit of a challenge. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: D hole selmer

Hi Mark, I rubbed a base coat over the guitar then sprayed more coats adding a little more colour to the mix as I went. I was trying for a violin type colour and I think it’s pretty close. Thanks Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: D hole selmer

Thanks Al. Might be a while before I have a demo. Maybe the new owner will do one when he gets it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 926

D hole selmer

Finished this one a few weeks ago. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Pictures aren't that great. ( again )
Top is lutz
Back, sides, neck, tail piece and head stock veneers are all maple.
Eirw bridge
Gidgee f/b
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Curly Pete

I'm pretty sure Pete's closed up shop.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 27186

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

I've bought 100% methylated spirits for FP from paint spot. Not all the paint spot stores sell it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Very nice Al, good job with the restoration. The guitar sounds great.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gotoh SGi510 mini tuners
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Gotoh SGi510 mini tuners

I've used gotohs a few times and I have my head stock around 15mm thick Paul.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: BRW selmer

Thanks Trent, give it a go you might have a smooth run.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: BRW selmer

Thanks Alan. It was a misery at times but I guess it was worth it. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

BRW selmer

Almost finished after about 14 months just a p/up to install at the f/b end. I have to say this was the most difficult guitar I've built so far, had quite a few problems early on especially getting a nice top joint after bending the pliage. I have to thank Ross from our forum for a lot of good advic...
by 56nortondomy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help to build a 4-string electric bass
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

Re: Help to build a 4-string electric bass

I've used a jigsaw also for thicker timber, I only have a small hobby bandsaw, it's only good for cutting acoustic tops and backs. What I have done just recently is join the local men's shed, best thing I've done for a while, they have everything in the way of machinery even a band saw that can resa...
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video
Replies: 4
Views: 7124

Re: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video

Thanks Allen that's really helpful.
Wayne