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by Woodsy23
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Tap Test after Closing Box
Replies: 21
Views: 8847

Tap Test after Closing Box

Hi there, I am on my first steel string acoustic build using "the books". It is a 12 string with the shape of a Martin D28-12, a non-live back and top bracing similar to the J45 in the book. The X-braces and sound hole braces have been beefed up for the additional force from the 12 strings. I am at ...
by Woodsy23
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dehumidifier brand, Model No#
Replies: 16
Views: 9629

Re: Dehumidifier brand, Model No#

Taffy wrote: I have had the Delongie CF08m for a few years now, it has no way to set it so I just let it run until it gets to a bit under 50% [battles to get any lower]. When I want to maintain that % I have a timer attached that will cut in and out at a time sequence I have worked out so the machin...
by Woodsy23
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Scalloping Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Scalloping Braces

Thanks Trevor
by Woodsy23
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Scalloping Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Scalloping Braces

Here's a really simple one relating to scalloping and trimming the outer ends of braces in an X braced top. 11.2.2.9 of Volume 2 talks about marking and trimming the braces 10mm inboard of the guitar outline . Drawing 1 shows the braces trimmed 10mm inside (at the nearest point) of what I assume is ...
by Woodsy23
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First acoustic builds.
Replies: 37
Views: 16558

Re: First acoustic builds.

Soulman,
I'm about to put together a go bar deck and like yours. What wood did you use for your go bars and what size were they? What was the height of the top deck?

Woodsy
by Woodsy23
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber for Guitar Making Jigs
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: Timber for Guitar Making Jigs

OK Plywood sounds good. What would you use for thicker pieces (>30mm) eg for cauls to glue fretboards, radiused sanding blocks etc.

Woodsy
by Woodsy23
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Timber for Guitar Making Jigs
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Timber for Guitar Making Jigs

I'm fairly new to building acoustic guitars (although I have built a small number of electrics) and I am in the process of constructing the various jigs, cauls etc that are required, many of which will be made from hardwood. I am seeking opinions on the most suitable type of hardwood (available in A...
by Woodsy23
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: .070" (1.78mm) Bearing for Weiss binding
Replies: 15
Views: 5792

Re: .070" (1.78mm) Bearing for Weiss binding

I've also used tape on the router bit bearing to change the diameter and it worked well. I read somewhere that aluminium (aluminum) tape was good for this purpose (maybe that is what Stewmac have) and I tracked some down on ebay from a US supplier - a few strips for a few $. The next weekend, Aldi w...
by Woodsy23
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Radius sanding blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Radius sanding blocks

Availability of Safe-T-Planer When I found out that Stewmac no longer supply the Safe-T-Planer I bought a clone from McJing in Yagoona in Sydney. I have only done a trial cut and it seemed to work OK although I have never seen an original one in use so I can't compare. The cutters on the McJing are ...