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by J.F. Custom
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar makers festival
Replies: 46
Views: 14105

Re: Guitar makers festival

(i'll be the bloke in the shorts wearing a beanie) Make sure you take a few photos (of) Hank and post on the forum. :!: :?: :mrgreen: I was hoping to have a display there this year, but it wasn't to be... Like Martin, I'll plan for a show in 2017. I do intend to visit this time though (likely Sunda...
by J.F. Custom
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nice harmonics...
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Nice harmonics...

And I thought dancing tea leaves were pretty cool...



Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What doesn't epoxy stick to ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

Re: What doesn't epoxy stick to ?

... and buy a release agent. Just be cautious if you go down the marketed release agent path - they can contain silicons, which given the nature of your project/s, could cause cross contamination nightmares down the track. Check with the distributor or manufacturer or else, stick with your paste wa...
by J.F. Custom
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka
Replies: 14
Views: 4834

Re: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka

@Brent - Might be an obvious question, but are your prices in $CAD (Canadian dollars)? Apologies if this is listed somewhere - I could not find it. Interesting comment Allen. I take it the iron and minerals is has soaked in has hardened it up somewhat. I wonder what has really occurred in it's struc...
by J.F. Custom
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard oil.
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: Fretboard oil.

@Nick - Ha! Fortunately, it's reasonably handy over here as it's an Aus product. Not so sure about in NZ... @mickeyj4j - that's not a question that can be answered as simply as that and really, Martin hits the nail on the head as to why. Indeed, there are builders who do not oil their fretboards at ...
by J.F. Custom
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: does mass of the nut matter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Re: does mass of the nut matter?

No Mark - no personal experience here.

Was just commenting. No reason you could not do it, but what a pain to do! As that picture demonstrates... :wink:

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: does mass of the nut matter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Re: does mass of the nut matter?

Even more so, we are talking about the mass difference between two different size nuts - not even a nut or no nut. The difference would be very small and you'd be doing pretty well to concern yourself with that over other more pressing issues. Now, a compensated zero fret on the other hand... There'...
by J.F. Custom
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!

Thanks for the wrap Miguel 8) A pleasure doing business with you. I'll use this 'bump' to make a general notice as well - if anyone was considering a purchase, now is a good time! FINAL ORDER CALL... WHAT *%??! Temporarily anyhow :wink: The shop will be closed from mid October through to Christmas/N...
by J.F. Custom
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard oil.
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: Fretboard oil.

First thing I'd clarify is that you only mean the fretboard? Your title says fretboard, but your post says neck. As above. Not olive oil. Not Danish. Products like the one Martin mentions are often mineral oil or synthetic based, which I'm usually a little cautious about - though I should clarify I'...
by J.F. Custom
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka
Replies: 14
Views: 4834

Re: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka

Hmm...

It's a shame you left your camera settings on monochrome... :? :lol:

Stunning stuff 8)

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Unbalanced veneer on headstock
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Unbalanced veneer on headstock

It can be done without problem, just requires planning - as with all aspects of building. Conversely to what others have mentioned too, make sure it is also not so thick that you've reduced the amount of tapered shaft where the string wraps - potentially effectively reducing the "angle" of the heads...
by J.F. Custom
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?
Replies: 19
Views: 4604

Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

I don't know Allen...

But if I were you, I'd stick to making ukuleles. :shock:

:mrgreen: :lol:

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Alternative timbers and the american influence
Replies: 13
Views: 4107

Re: Alternative timbers and the american influence

A few things to mention here. Yes, certainly customer demand and expectation plays its part in what gets used to build a custom guitar. On the factory side of things, Maton and Cole Clark have been using and promoting Australian species for a long while. Having been involved in the industry in one w...
by J.F. Custom
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 17007

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

Wow :shock:

Cracking job Matthew. Great effort. 8)

Jeremy.

*Edit - Oh dear, that's an unintentional bad pun right there... :roll:
by J.F. Custom
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!

Hi all! Well, our site has been operational for just about one month now, with our first orders in, dispatched in a timely fashion and well received by the purchasers. We've also had plenty of feedback - all positive thus far! As well as some valued suggestions, with thanks to those who've had their...
by J.F. Custom
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending wood alternatives...
Replies: 29
Views: 9502

Re: Bending wood alternatives...

Gidgee is certainly on the harder end of bending scales as far as species go. Due diligence is required! It can depend on the depth of the curl and the grain deviation for sure. I've done highly ringed Gidgee into ukulele radii before, so it is possible. It was a nice tight, even figure so the fibre...
by J.F. Custom
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending wood alternatives...
Replies: 29
Views: 9502

Re: Bending wood alternatives...

Trevor Gore wrote: If you want a real challenge, try bending this stuff for bindings (if you can figure out what it is!)
Gidgee!! 8)

Jeremy
by J.F. Custom
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Charango time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Charango time!

Hi all. Thought I'd post this out of my interest in luthierie more broadly. Just had a Charango come into my possession for a short period. A friend of mine owns and plays it, however has elected not to take it overseas on travel, so he left it in my hands instead. Foolish man! It's already been pho...
by J.F. Custom
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Couldn't help myself...
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Couldn't help myself...

(in my most condescending voice) ...Ohhhhhh. You know, good on you kiwis for giving it a go. Then the aussies got involved... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-20/australian-chad-nowak-wins-drone-racing-world-championships/6634592 :mrgreen: :lol: Yet another trans-tasman rivalry is established. 8) ...
by J.F. Custom
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Couldn't help myself...
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Couldn't help myself...

How is this guitar related? Granted it's a stretch... :lol: But that's why it's in "Anything Goes" after all. So I'm rather new to the concept of "crowdfunding". I've heard of it of course, but never really investigated too far. That changed not long ago when someone put me onto a worthy cause. Hell...
by J.F. Custom
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8130

Re: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!

Sounds good Wayne! Let me know when you're ready and we'll see if we can't sort you out. 8)

More new stock is imminent...

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rock Maple Body Blanks? Where to buy / alternate tonewoods?
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Rock Maple Body Blanks? Where to buy / alternate tonewoods?

Hi Simon.

I've got a bit of Rock Maple stashed away, figured and plain. Old stock I've had for over 15 years. I can check dimensions etc for anything suitable and let you know if you're really keen.

Let me know.

Cheers,

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 45
Views: 11651

Re: Server Maintenance

Bob Connor wrote:I have a failing hard disk in the esxi server that is hosting the forum and it needs to be replaced.
Let us all know if you need some money thrown your way to help out with the expense involved Bob.

Your efforts are appreciated. 8)

Jeremy.
by J.F. Custom
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending wood alternatives...
Replies: 29
Views: 9502

Re: Bending wood alternatives...

Hi Viento. I'm going to assume you mean bindings , not linings , as that's a fairly exorbitant use of snakewood if not!! :shock: But with respect to Blackwood or Koa, they are so similar in characteristics (genetically also very closely related) that I doubt you will notice a difference in bending, ...
by J.F. Custom
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8130

Re: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!

Hi again fellow luthiers. @routout (sorry, unsure of your name) thanks for your compliments and suggestion. 8) @56nortondomy - Cheers Wayne! Glad to hear it arrived safely and thanks for jumping in with an early order. Let me know if I can help you further. Enjoy! @kiwigeo - ah on the contrary Marti...