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by WJ Guitars
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

I received my 10 Rosewood Bridge Blanks that I ordered with free shipping arrangements, 5th December 2019. from 'Stewmac'. This order was made when 'Stewmac' removed their export restriction on rosewood items for a short period in early December 2019. 'Stewmac' has re-introduced the export ban again...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

When I looked at 'Stewmac's' website, 5th & 6th December 2019, their website did not display a restriction on exporting Rosewood Bridge blanks or Rosewood Back & Sides. On the 6th December 2019, I placed an order for some Rosewood Bridge Blanks. I received an email 6th December 2019, from 'Stewmac' ...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Changes to Reg of International Trade in CITES

I was looking at 'StewMac' Rosewood timber Back & Sides Sets today and noticed that no warning came up regarding exporting it to Australia. I Googled to find out more and from the 26th November 2019, you no longer need CITES permits to import or export rosewood, refer to link. https://www.environmen...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Trevor Gore Course- Principles of Modal Tuning
Replies: 22
Views: 10656

Re: Trevor Gore Course- Principles of Modal Tuning

Anyone tries Trevor's online course at O'Brien Gutiars? I recently purchased the online video series from Robbie O'Brien and found them was very helpful explaining some of the setup aspects related to modular tuning and VA setup requirements after reading the Gore / Gilet books. Wayne https://wjgui...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Thanks Martin for answering my questions. I am planning to build my first falcate mid body size with a 12 fret body joint. All my guitars that have built so far have been 'X' braced that include a Macassar Ebony Bridge that weigh around 32grams. I like the clarity and dynamic range that I have heard...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

I noticed Martin from your excellent photos that the 14th fret is at the body joint instead of the 12th fret that is generally applied with falcate bracing. Hope you don't mind if you could provide some background in regards to: Were adjustments required to the falcate bracing layout in view of the ...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

A great looking guitar!

I like the timber combinations. Did you have any issues working with the Australian Red Cedar timber being very soft? What was the final thickness of the Top? Like here a sound sample if possible.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build

Thanks all for the information links. This was very helpful and will be purchases CF soon.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Searching for Carbon Fiber for a Falcate Guitar Build

I am planning on building my first Falcate Bracing Guitar using Gore/Gilet Design/Build Books. At this stage I am searching for the specifications for the Carbon Fiber Tape Weave used for the bracing, the Carbon Fiber Bridge Patch and the recommended places to purchase these items. Where can it be p...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: shed insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re: shed insulation

Nigel FYI, not sure whether this appropriate in your location. I insulated my guitar workshop (brick wall with colour bond roof sheeting as follows: 1. Foil skin 2. 30 mm thickness industrial foam sheeting (Very efficient insulator, can be purchased in various thickness, depending on the level of in...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Student build -
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: Student build -

Trent it is great to see you teaching guitar building so skillfully! This student must be very happy with the final result.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: Indian Rosewood Sanding issue

As mentioned, I would recommend more passes at a thinner rate and more regularly cleaning of the drum sand paper with an 'Abrasive Belt And Disc Cleaning Stick'. I get my cleaning sticks from 'Carbatec'.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Thickness gauge

After a bit of research, I ended up buying it from Amazon.com.au. It's a Neoteck digital indicator Model: NKT021, sold by neoteckau Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com.au/Neoteck-Indic ... 8208&psc=1 Your guitars look incredible. I'm very much at the other end of your journey. Made one onto num...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Thickness gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Thickness gauge

The thickness gauge looks great. I like the gauge, who did you purchase the gauge from? I would like to up grade my gauge.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome Dave to the forum. I like your workshop.

The guitar build looks great. Nice looking fingerboard timber grain that gives an interesting character to the guitar.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 13
Views: 4303

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

Sanding the radius into the sides by "driving the porcelain bus" is an absolute pain in the arse job. There was one builder in the US who had rigged up his sanding dish on a potters wheel. He got the wheel turning and then just held the sides down on the dish and hey presto. It's something I plan t...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 13
Views: 4303

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

I agree that laminated side linings definitely for the top is recommended and also for the back side linings is good (kerfing lining for the back is still ok). The closed box is structural stronger and helps reflecting sound back on the top as explained in the Gilet / Trevor Gore books. If you check...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 4294

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Sides and solid linings are bent and laminated and the top is ready to be jointed/quote]

Like the laminated lining design / construction that will ultimately be part of a great guitar body with strength and quality.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar top and back radius position
Replies: 13
Views: 4303

Re: Guitar top and back radius position

I'm more thinking about where the radius is when fitted to the sides. I not sure whether this information is useful regarding the guitar sides and top / back radius shaping of acoustic guitars. In the stages before the sides are bent and fitted into the guitar mold re: sanding the sides using a rad...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shell 'toxicity'
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Shell 'toxicity'

I agree you need to be careful with dust and especially fine dust from shell. I use a mask and set up a dust extractor pipe near the pearl cutting slabs when making inlays.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tele Thinline Build
Replies: 45
Views: 13101

Re: Tele Thinline Build

Using routers has their issues as you have indicated. I learnt from a John Hall you tube video re: using a router for binding channels on acoustic guitars that he recommended putting tape around the edges to minimise potential splits and tear outs. I take this precaution hopefully to avoid these kin...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Thanks for the good comments on the guitar build. Please note: I have updated the You Tube. Unfortunately, I forgot to set the video rendering quality correct and I have now created an updated You Tube version. Please now refer to new link below. https://youtu.be/W_d304VVmhA Gallery Photos Spec.pdf ...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Since completing this guitar I have prepared a Youtube Video with a Sound track sample and also pdf gallery photos with spec details, refer to link and attachment. I started this build in Feb 2019 and completed the build in June 2019 and over this period I provided progress photos in the Forum Build...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 5042

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

I have now been able to finish the guitar and after a few days of settling in the relief and intonation has been set up, refer to pdf photo attachment. I will post in the 'Gallery' a series of photos with a video sound track soon. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 WJGS Build finishing.pdf
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to guitar building forum. Like the workshop.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1