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by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Now limited at home with the lock down I have made some further progress on the guitar build. For details see progress photos.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My third guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: My third guitar

Excellent guitar build. I like the northern silky oak back and sides.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Wayne, did you do any stiffness testing on the King Billy Pine bracing stock? I used KBP for the first top in my falcate multiscale and it stiffness was so low I ended up making a new top with spruce bracing. Ive found KBP quite variable in terms of stiffness I purchased a few batches of the KBP br...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Thanks all for the comments on the guitar build and the workshop. As time permits I will add further progress photos. Hope to start building the neck soon.

I left out one photo sheet from the original posting. See below.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 7
Views: 282

New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

After finally completing two bath room renovations I am now able to progress my next guitar build. I have prepared some photos where I am up to now closing the box. Wayne GS Build photos 01.jpg GS Build photos 02.jpg GS Build Photos 03.jpg GS Build photos 04.jpg GS Build photos 05.jpg GS Build photo...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Thanks Trevor for confirming the 1.5mm bridge plate thickness dimension.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

I would appreciate some help to confirm what is the correct Bridge Plate Thickness for a Medium Body Sized SS Falcate Guitar. On my first Falcate SS build I used 2.5mm Bridge Plate Thickness and now for my next build recently started I have been reviewing the procedures and noticed there appears to ...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Just completed first Flamenco Negra
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Just completed first Flamenco Negra

Excellent craftsmanship. Amazing finish. Like the timber combinations and the detail information on the build and testing results.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat May 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: O size Englemann and Sassafras
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: O size Englemann and Sassafras

Great guitar build. I like the the timber neck arrangement.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat May 08, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Uke
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Baritone Uke

Very unique baritone uke. Excellent craftsmanship. Love the timber choices.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Wed May 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

As previous suggested I organised getting the perspex templates made using a laser cutter. This involved creating CAD drawings in a free trial CAD programme called 'SketchUP'. For each template drawing I created '3D' and '2D' DXF files. As a guide to make making the CAD drawings, see pdf attachment....
by WJ Guitars
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red gum
Replies: 21
Views: 6279

Re: Red gum

Excellent result Pete. When you are able I would like to here a sound sample.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)
Replies: 23
Views: 5349

Re: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)

The guitar build is looking great. The neck design with no heal will be an asset for playing at the body joint.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Well presented videos Trent. The guitar as an interesting distinct sound for finger style playing.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

With the ability to go 3d, if you could some how add a pin somewhere that allows it to be 1:1 then you could use it for making and copying bridges etc, in essence then a duplicator as well Steve Yes I see there are more possibilities to add more value to the pantograph. A swappable longer side arm ...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Latest builds
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Latest builds

Great electric guitar build! Like all your timber choices and finish.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

by lamanoditrento » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:39 am That really looks like a fun project to build. Good looking results too Wayne/quote] Yes it has been an interesting project. The pantograph design plans purchase did require some minor modification to the design to suit my Dremel tool. Instead of using ...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

by simso » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:36 pm Is it a two to one, Be pretty good if someone local to you had a laser cutter, the you could get templates cut in perspex and keep them for your builds The pantograph has 2 size options two to one and three to one. All that is required to change the size is to t...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

Thanks Steve for your comments
Love pantographs, it looks like its doing the job nicely too
I will now be able to achieve more consistent results in a short period of time, plus be able to create other types of design shapes that will enable more usages of the pantograph.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Inlay cutting Jig
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Guitar Inlay cutting Jig

In between house projects I decided to make a jig for guitar inlay work. Previously, I was using my Dremel tool freehand using paper cutout patterns and this was a slow process. I was considering purchasing a small CNC machine, however, at this stage my budget is limited. As an alternate method I de...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hollow body
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Hollow body

Excellent build. As you mentioned has a great sound!

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

I like the style and character created. All those bevels are amazing.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Ziricote Spruce Classical #155

Beautiful to look at and amazing craftsmanship.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 4018

Re: New workshop to be

The guitar building is the priority not the car! 0h well, I almost got away with it Martin until the wife caused a detour turn for me to build a new garage behind the house. The wife had no understanding what the important priority was. Oh well, the guitar builds had to sit on the side line again. W...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New workshop to be
Replies: 17
Views: 4018

Re: New workshop to be

As mentioned having machines on wheels and strategically locating power points on the walls and ceiling if feasible avoids running power cables on the floor and avoids trip hazards in the workshop.

Wayne
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