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by 56nortondomy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 9
Views: 529

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: 529

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: 195

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: 305

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: 45
Views: 871

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: 45
Views: 871

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: 29
Views: 1125

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: 29
Views: 1125

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: 1647

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: 1647

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 14452

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: 1253

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...
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Homemade fret/fingerboard leveller
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Homemade fret/fingerboard leveller

I use a spirit level that i've shortened to about 400mm with wet and dry glued to it, it was an old one I had laying around.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another small body guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 525

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: 27
Views: 2720

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: 27
Views: 2720

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: 27
Views: 2720

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: 2082

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: 130
Views: 14452

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: 1552

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: 1552

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