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by Dominic
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard gluing
Replies: 30
Views: 20009

Thanks guys. Martin, a stop at the nut end would be good and stop you breaking a popstick away if you push the board into the wedge too hard. But I also felt it was good to have room to rub the glued board around a bit and help spread the glue and that would be hard if all 4 sides had blocks. If you...
by Dominic
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More progress
Replies: 32
Views: 17454

Hey, I really like hard shellac. I have finished an electric explorer guitar and added black stain for a black finish. I did use thinned about 40/60 meth/HS. That was a year ago and no cracking whatsoever. Finish is the same as I left it. Also finished 2 acoustics with it. Again no problems. Over ti...
by Dominic
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard gluing
Replies: 30
Views: 20009

Fretboard gluing

Hey, this is like one of those 'worked for me' sections in the back of the GAL journal. I have just finished gluing a fret board to a neck blank, in this case a bolt-on for an electric guitar for my nephew but i have used this method on acoustics with bolt-on necks. I like to glue the fretboard on b...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Getting wood from the source (Pictures)
Replies: 20
Views: 11948

Yep it is very sad, a lot of the wood we used to mill using chainsaw mills had been cut down and was simply pushed up in wind rows from farm clearing ready for burning. But then humans have a very poor record. They also used to shoot wedge tail eagles and anything else that moved. I think in terms o...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Getting wood from the source (Pictures)
Replies: 20
Views: 11948

There is something really nice about an open log. All that potential and opportunity. When i lived in Margaret River in SW WA we would go out and slab up huge old jarrah and karri logs that had fallen down or been pushed over during clearing etc. Sitting on the newly cut face of a log is strange. Th...
by Dominic
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Humidity
Replies: 26
Views: 14971

I live in the ACT like Graham and most days the humidity is around perfect. But for a bit there in November I think I had quite a few days where it dropped to about 20%. I was creating static and getting zapped all over the place and my braced tops nearly inverted and i freaked. Then a few weeks ago...
by Dominic
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airborne dust hazard
Replies: 11
Views: 8030

Cough, cough, what was that Hesh cough, cough.

No offence meant though Hesh, one of the funniest threads I ever read on the OLF ended up talking about your shop-vac. I was pissing myself laughing. Very funny witty bunch of people.
by Dominic
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airborne dust hazard
Replies: 11
Views: 8030

Dennis, I did read a bit about the Bill pentz system. That was the thread in the OLF I mentioned. I may consider building my own system although the cost of shipping one is not overly prohibative at the moment. Hesh, I have followed your obsessive cleanliness disfunction (woops, that should be be pa...
by Dominic
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Airborne dust hazard
Replies: 11
Views: 8030

Airborne dust hazard

Hey, I am interested in how you guys deal with fine airborne dust. I constantly have a cough since I began working in my shop and it can't be good. I try to keep things clean, use a dust mask etc etc but there is always very fine dust in the air and one surfaces. Any breeze from open doors or my fan...
by Dominic
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How I prepare, spray and buff a guitar
Replies: 31
Views: 29234

Paul, the price sounds about right. I have only used it for a few tests so far so I don't know much. I wondered which luthiers were using it as I figured they would not make it for a few hobby builders.
Dom
by Dominic
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How I prepare, spray and buff a guitar
Replies: 31
Views: 29234

Hey Allen, thanks for the tute. Can you, (or anyone else) tell me what the difference is between pre-catalysed lacquer and nitrocellulose lacquer. I recently got some nitro from durabond to try after using hardshellac previously. The durabond stuff is made for guitars. Anyone used it and do you have...
by Dominic
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 13
Views: 8442

Thanks everyone. I posted some pics of the Narra guitar on the OLF recently. I will take some more and put them up soon. Yep, the neck goes with the narra guitar. it has a narra neck with Qld Walnut stripe and a Santos RW fingerboard with LMI gold frets. As soon as i got the first set of this wood f...
by Dominic
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 13
Views: 8442

Hello everyone.

Hey, I know a few of you (Kiwigeo told me about this forum) but my bad manners have prevented me from introducing myself before now. Lets hope I can put that behind me. My name is Dominic. I am currently an economist living in Canberra ACT. I used to live in Margaret River in WA (for 12 years in fac...
by Dominic
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Repair Advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 8718

Hey, i had a $500 fender acoustic that this happened to. It was hanging in its stand and when i came home from work it had snapped right near the scarf joint. In effect the grain in the head wood was all on the plane of the headstock but joined the guitar at the 2nd fret. All that cross grain wood j...
by Dominic
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: For Kim (and everyone else)
Replies: 3
Views: 4016

Hesh, Maton are growing in rep all the time. I see more andmore references to them in the guitar press. I read in the latest Guitar World mag that John Fogerty has a Maton hollow body electric that he raves about. These guitars look as good as any taylor and at around half the price. Though you want...
by Dominic
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tiger Myrtle back
Replies: 31
Views: 17504

Yep, the 1st and 3rd ones. Like a natural burst. I got some off this great wood for my Xmas/birthday from my lover. Can't wait to get into it.
Dom
by Dominic
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Red Spruce Group Buy
Replies: 97
Views: 45821

Hey Kim, I could go for 5 tops.
Cheers
Dominic