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by 56nortondomy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Ukulele workshop manual
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

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: 440

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: 547

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: 547

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: 1001

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: 1139

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: 1001

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: 816

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: 868

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: 3242

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: 1275

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: 42
Views: 20621

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: 2493

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: 1815

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: 1379

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: 1323

Re: New Build : Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor

Looks really nice Dennis, well done.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Selmer question
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Selmer question

Just wondering if someone can tell me how deep the string relief scoop on the Selmer headstock is, I can't find a dimension on the plans I have or the Collins book ( could possibly be my crappy eyesight ). I can probably guesstimate it but I'd rather have a dimension to work with.
Thanks Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.
Replies: 96
Views: 14106

Re: Bushwhacker Ukulele builds.

Nice Pete. I bought a diamond stone on eBay for about $40 400 grit on one side and 1000 on the other, for the cost I think it's great saves a lot of time compared to wet and dry on glass, which was how I was doing it.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon May 06, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2957

Re: Flamenco guitar

Very nice Pete, imagine what the b/s will look like under a finish they look great already.
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 20
Views: 4488

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Looking good Wayne, nice touch on the end of the f/b. Do you cut the inlay cavities by hand too ( dremel ? )?
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Welcome Mick, most of us would've found the forum same way as you, looking for info and come across the forum ( then lurked for a while and then joined :lol: ).
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Light Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 3395

Re: Light Bridges

Gidgee is pretty heavy too Pete, you might as well use ebony. I don't use ebony anymore, I use EIRW or blackwood now
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 15
Views: 5460

Re: B/wood parlour

Thanks Wayne, yeah I think he did a great job with the video and put a lot of effort into it..
Wayne
by 56nortondomy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 15
Views: 5460

Re: B/wood parlour

A friend has just done a video of this guitar, if anyone wants a listen I've posted the link. Wayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-reU2QO ... e=youtu.be
by 56nortondomy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Strat.
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: Strat.

Thanks Mark, it's a nice red ( pearl ) paint, really common on Mazdas. I thought I'd go with a custom shape for the head stock to give it some originality. Wayne