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by 56nortondomy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another small body guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Another small body guitar

This guitar is similar to the one I built for myself early last year. A client I've built for before saw my post with mine and ordered one for himself for xmas. He didn't want to see any photos or know anything about it until he opened it xmas day. It's got a great sound, I'm a fan of Huon, this is ...
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 25
Views: 751

Re: Fret seating problem

It'd probably do the job, it's a bit on the small side, as long as the kerf suits your fret wire is the main thing. I just bite the bullet and buy from stewmac I'm on my 4th saw now.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 25
Views: 751

Re: Fret seating problem

Definitely heat the frets before you pull them it'll soften the titebond no problem and make it a lot easier with less chance of tear out. Get a fret saw, that'll make life a lot easier too, I use the stewmac one, just remember whatever saw you buy it'll have a limited life span, maybe about 8 f/boa...
by 56nortondomy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fret seating problem
Replies: 25
Views: 751

Re: Fret seating problem

Try a clamp on 1 to see if it seats properly, if it doesn't the slots probably aren't deep enough, if it does you might be able to use CA to remedy the problem. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: New Year

Yeah happy new year to all, and thank you Martin and Jeremy for all that you do.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7303

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The epoxy has really made the b/wood pop Allan, should look awesome under the finish. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: White purfling strip

I got 10 sheets of sycamore veneer from Barry Kerr which I use for different things, ALS sell maple veneers natural and coloured.
https://luthiersupplies.com.au/luthier- ... neers.html
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: White purfling strip

Martin is right, there's no problem bringing in most guitar timber, I've never had any issues. The only time I had stuff confiscated was when I bought some Tagua nuts, which are a completely different story. ( that was a $16 lesson not exactly the end of the world :lol: ) Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Disaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Disaster?

I get my bone blanks off ebay Ross, they come from the UK, I contact the seller when I need them and he does an order for me. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Disaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Disaster?

I use a 4mm bit I got on ebay in my laminate trimmer, I rout mine before I attach the bridge.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: White purfling strip
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: White purfling strip

I buy white and black fibre veneer sheets from RC tonewood it's pricey with post but lasts for years. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Timber storage and humidity

LOl Joseph I didn't know. I keep my b/s and tops in the walk in robe.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber storage and humidity
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Timber storage and humidity

I keep mine in the house like Allan suggested, probably won't make your wife very happy though. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Case for a Gibson L-OO
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Case for a Gibson L-OO

I've bought 2 Hiscox cases from The Acoustic centre in Sth Melb. They'll order them in for you if you want. I've picked them up so have taken the guitars to make sure they fit.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7303

Re: Acacia dread build thread

I once glued my toes together with it, had thongs on and I knocked a bottle cap filled with CA of the bench and it splashed on my feet, I didn't realize at first not till I couldn't walk properly cause the toes were glued around the thong ( jandals for our kiwi members ) strap lol. Luckily I had som...
by 56nortondomy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7303

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: 1051

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: 1051

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: 109
Views: 7303

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: 109
Views: 7303

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: 1051

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: 1051

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: 1051

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: 1051

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: 24
Views: 2076

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 ...