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by Chris Tremble
Tue May 12, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Help! I've broken through the top of my bass!
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Re: Help! I've broken through the top of my bass!

Yeah, first build, there's definitely some design faults, like overall thickness! I thought I was going to get away with it! Apparently not...
Thanks for the advise. Fingers crossed.
by Chris Tremble
Tue May 12, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Help! I've broken through the top of my bass!
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Help! I've broken through the top of my bass!

After 2 years of work on my first build, I was installing the string ferrals with my drill press when I heard a heart breaking crack! I'd stupidly installed the tone knobs first and the downward pressure on the back of the guitar forced the tone knob to break through the top of the guitar! I was so ...
by Chris Tremble
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Re: Multiple wood lamination finishing

Thanks for all the advice. Ive obtained some sealer, grain filler and nitro lacquer so i'll run with that. They're rattle cans, as i dont have any spray gear. Thanks Clay for the advice about the Purpleheart. Would it bleed with the sealer application? I am assuming it would. Ill just go lightly and...
by Chris Tremble
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Re: Multiple wood lamination finishing

Thanks Michael,
Your detailed advice is greatly appreciated!
Many thanks to Hans and Peter also, I think I have a much better idea how to go about it now.
I've just got to make my mind up on how I want it to look now.
by Chris Tremble
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Re: Multiple wood lamination finishing

Thanks Peter,
You should try it! For me it's been the coolest part so far!
So I'm a bit of a rookie, do you mean coat the whole guitar in a layer of epoxy glue?
by Chris Tremble
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Re: Multiple wood lamination finishing

Thanks Hans,
Yes all the work done by me, although it's taken me 2 years to get this far!
Would I need to grain fill before using the Danish oil?
Danish oil has a low sheen finish doesn't it? Can I put something over it at the end to give a more glossy finish?
by Chris Tremble
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Re: Multiple wood lamination finishing

This might be a better picture
by Chris Tremble
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Multiple wood lamination finishing
Replies: 12
Views: 6460

Multiple wood lamination finishing

Nearly at the stage to start thinking about a finish for my first build. I have walnut body wings with zebra wood and Purple Heart laminated pinstripes and a rock maple neck with sapele mahogany stripe down the centre. I'm concerned about grain filling issues and what type of finish would enhance th...
by Chris Tremble
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack in headstock veneer
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Crack in headstock veneer

Thanks Warren. Here's a picture of the headstock and the fingerboard. I was thinking about continuing the vine inlay onto the headstock to cover the crack perhaps.
by Chris Tremble
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack in headstock veneer
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Crack in headstock veneer

Thanks Michael, and thanks Jim for the advise on posting an image.
I do have more of the same wood and don't mind the tricky fix. Do you think I could carefully route along the crack to make in laying easier or would that be fraught with danger?
by Chris Tremble
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack in headstock veneer
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Crack in headstock veneer

Here is a picture. After I glued the veneer on the headstock, I planed an angle where it met the fingerboard. It turned out nice until I made the access hole to adjust the truss rod. A very fine crack appeared. It gets quiet hot in my workshop and the heat has made the crack longer and wider. Sorry,...
by Chris Tremble
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Crack in headstock veneer
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Crack in headstock veneer

G'day,
Ive been working on a build for awhile and had put it aside. I went to work on it again and dicovered a crack in the veneer from the truss rod access hole up to an inlay id put in.
Any advice on covering this up?
Chris Tremble
by Chris Tremble
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fretting
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: Fretting

Thanks Mario. It worked nicely!
by Chris Tremble
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fretting
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Fretting

I've just finished in laying my ebony fingerboard and I'm trying to fret it now but the frets just don't want to stay in. I've bent them slightly over radius, tapped them in on the edges and then hammered them in from the middle out, but they still want to pop out on the edges again! It's starting t...
by Chris Tremble
Tue May 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: slotting the nut
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: slotting the nut

That makes alot of sense.
Thanks very much. :D
by Chris Tremble
Mon May 20, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: slotting the nut
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

slotting the nut

Hi, Im working on my first build, and have radiused my fingerboard, cut the fret slots and marked out where my nut will be located. How do I determine the height of my nut? Im using a graph tec nut which is radiused on the bottom which brings me to my next question. How do I make a radiused slot for...
by Chris Tremble
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod channel
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: truss rod channel

Hi again,
This might sound really silly but I might as well ask :D
My truss rod is flat on one side and curved on the other, which side is meant to face up?
by Chris Tremble
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod channel
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: truss rod channel

Sorry,
It's a dual action truss rod David.

Im still shaping to neck profile at the moment so i'll be sure to keep it on the thickish side.

Chris Tremble
by Chris Tremble
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod channel
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

truss rod channel

Hi, Im making my first guitar and have routed the truss rod channel. The rod fits very snuggly in the channel and sits just below the the surface of the neck face ( where the fingerboard will be). Is this ok or does it need to be deeper into the neck and maybe a little more width? It's a neck thru b...