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by 56nortondomy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Curly Pete

I'm pretty sure Pete's closed up shop.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 85
Views: 16363

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

I've bought 100% methylated spirits for FP from paint spot. Not all the paint spot stores sell it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Very nice Al, good job with the restoration. The guitar sounds great.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gotoh SGi510 mini tuners
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: Gotoh SGi510 mini tuners

I've used gotohs a few times and I have my head stock around 15mm thick Paul.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: BRW selmer

Thanks Trent, give it a go you might have a smooth run.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: BRW selmer

Thanks Alan. It was a misery at times but I guess it was worth it. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

BRW selmer

Almost finished after about 14 months just a p/up to install at the f/b end. I have to say this was the most difficult guitar I've built so far, had quite a few problems early on especially getting a nice top joint after bending the pliage. I have to thank Ross from our forum for a lot of good advic...
by 56nortondomy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Help to build a 4-string electric bass
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

Re: Help to build a 4-string electric bass

I've used a jigsaw also for thicker timber, I only have a small hobby bandsaw, it's only good for cutting acoustic tops and backs. What I have done just recently is join the local men's shed, best thing I've done for a while, they have everything in the way of machinery even a band saw that can resa...
by 56nortondomy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video
Replies: 4
Views: 6036

Re: Updated Epoxy Pore Filling Demo - Video

Thanks Allen that's really helpful.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 26
Views: 10707

Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

The book depository should be the first place to look for a book, they usually have what you want and it's usually cheaper and shipping is free.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Looks great Martin, the finish on it looks superb, one day you'll have to do a finish tutorial for us strugglers :D
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: packaging tape for binding
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: packaging tape for binding

Just an after thought, getting fibres tearing out when removing the tape is easily avoided by sealing the top with shellac first , I do this before I rout for bindings and also the rosette.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: packaging tape for binding
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: packaging tape for binding

Rc tonewoods sell 3m #401 tape as there binding tape , I thought I'd try it so I checked eBay found some bought 2 rolls, works great I've since bought another bulk buy of 6 rolls, I think it's as good as the stewmac tape especially now they've changed to that orange one. I've tried the filament tape...
by 56nortondomy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 4618

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

Looking forward to that Steve, thanks.
Regards Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Sides issue
Replies: 17
Views: 4528

Re: Bending Sides issue

I don't think a heat gun is really the way to go, if you're going to the trouble of building molds you may as well get a blanket like Martin mentioned and use that. I just give my sides a quick spray with water I don't soak unless it's a cutaway.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: fretboard radiusing router bits
Replies: 18
Views: 4618

Re: fretboard radiusing router bits

I'd like to see how you do it too Steve.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Glue choice for lattice
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Glue choice for lattice

I know you don't want to use CF on this one but if you're worried about some bracing coming loose you could just lay some along the top after you've shaped it, it'll wick into the joints so they should be fine. All my guitars are CF and epoxy lattice braced, SS and classicals ( except for the odd fa...
by 56nortondomy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Burl Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 4669

Re: Burl Tele

Very unusual Martin, looks great. Is that an epoxy resin you've used?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First Classical Build
Replies: 18
Views: 5901

Re: First Classical Build

Coming along nicely Alan, looks very neat and clean be interested to see it finished.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Mulga Bindings
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Bending Mulga Bindings

Try some fabric softener in the water, also I wouldn't soak them for so long usually 20min to 30min is enough but I've never bent mulga but works for ebony. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Attention all Lurkers
Replies: 51
Views: 36878

Re: Attention all Lurkers

Welcome Tom, we all stuff up at times, it's part of the learning process.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 4299

Re: Back joint prep

If I can't get it quite right on the shooting board I have a 40mm thick piece of MDF 100mm wide by a metre long with 80 grit glued onto it, I then run the plates back and forth to get rid of any bumps, as long as you hold it straight it works well.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selmer question
Replies: 2
Views: 2401

Re: Selmer question

Thanks Craig for the reply. I've routed it now so all good, from memory I think I went about 4mm, I was really just guessing but it looks ok. Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu May 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss Rod Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

Re: Truss Rod Channel

Gluing in a fillet will probably get glue in the channel too. I used to always use a fillet but now I just install the truss rod, I don't think the amount of glue seeping in will cause any dramas, I just keep the glue a bit thinner at the edges of the channel.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Fri May 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Build : Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 4054

Re: New Build : Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor

Looks really nice Dennis, well done.
Wayne