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by Nathan Dodd
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac: blonde vs. orange vs. garnet
Replies: 8
Views: 4888

Re: Shellac: blonde vs. orange vs. garnet

Here's a Humidor I made with a Santos Rosewood Veneer, The first image is prior to french polishing and the second is with sanding sealer alone and the third with multiple coats of 50/50 button polish and mentholated spirit as instructed by my furniture finishing tutor: You can see how much redness ...
by Nathan Dodd
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Shellac: blonde vs. orange vs. garnet
Replies: 8
Views: 4888

Re: Shellac: blonde vs. orange vs. garnet

Button polish is not as dark as garnet shellac and that gives a much more pronounced deep red than what you have achieved there - the mahogany should take on reds reminiscent of finished Madagascan rosewood. shellac colours take multiple coats to build though, how many coats do you have there? You c...
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Jointer Plane Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 4515

Re: Jointer Plane Recommendations

I now have a collection of Record planes in 4, 5 1/2 and 7 sizes and i love them. all of my woodworking was taught to me with Record and they are fine solid tools. My 5 1/2 is from 1954/56 and the 7 is from the 70's very nice planes, sadly the 4 is a new non-um made model but you can't have everythi...
by Nathan Dodd
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 1st Guitar build - father/son project
Replies: 77
Views: 35082

Re: 1st Guitar build - father/son project

Looking good rob!! That is a lovely piece of maple! Just remind your son that Les Paul studios and juniors have no binding but Les Paul customs do :D
by Nathan Dodd
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF on iPhone/Android?
Replies: 9
Views: 6793

Re: MIMF on iPhone/Android?

Tapatalk does. You can upload right from your gallery or camera. It also allows you access to your pms right off your phone. It's a lovely little app.
by Nathan Dodd
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: MIMF on iPhone/Android?
Replies: 9
Views: 6793

Re: MIMF on iPhone/Android?

I use tapatalk for other forums and it's a great little app. very easy to navigate and very stable.
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??
Replies: 18
Views: 5942

Re: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??

Just checked out the website, it's very nice, really like the other guitars and the pyrography is outstanding! I'm not very artistic in that way sadly and i have a lot of admiration for you!
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??
Replies: 18
Views: 5942

Re: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??

Beautiful work! That's a very nice guitar Zach!
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??
Replies: 18
Views: 5942

Re: Woodburning on the soundboard - adverse effects??

That's beautiful Zach! I especially like the fact that you've left off the rosette and curled the twigs around the hole there. can we see a full shot of the guitar too please? I'd really like to see what the whole piece looks like :)
by Nathan Dodd
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The 10 Year Project
Replies: 43
Views: 14087

Re: The 10 Year Project

Thanks Pete!! :) and for my next trick; an acoustic. Watch this space ;)
by Nathan Dodd
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The 10 Year Project
Replies: 43
Views: 14087

Re: The 10 Year Project

After waiting patiently for my lacquer to dry over the last few weeks, i have finally completed the 10 year guitar. There's a little more tweaking to be done here and there but for all intents and purposes here's the completed article:
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Experimental Violin Part Two
Replies: 43
Views: 37653

Re: Experimental Violin Part Two

Very interesting indeed, I'm greatly looking forward to the youtube video!
by Nathan Dodd
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Durable Natural finish ( No polymers)
Replies: 16
Views: 7952

Re: Durable Natural finish ( No polymers)

Laquer and shellac user, what is your experience? Does it last many years? Also these are great because you can easily repair scratches and damage, unlike polymer (unless you sand it down but that goes against the whole point of this post = no creation of waste plastic.) Hello, I have experience wi...
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20793

Re: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

Barry Daniels wrote:Guitar factories bad.
I see you're sticking with the 3 words per post thing. fair enough! :lol:
by Nathan Dodd
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20793

Re: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

Thanks for the input guys, this is exactly what I wanted to see :) Care to elaborate at all Barry? are you saying it's all hogwash? nothing but ad men spin? Seems that it's aimed at a particularly well informed customer if that is the case! Thanks very much for the reading list Simon! I have no doub...
by Nathan Dodd
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20793

Re: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

I could be wrong, but didn't Torres build classical guitars? I guess it's reasonable to examine the construction to obtain some insight, but it seems to me that steel string guitars and classical guitars are not similiar enough in their design parameters to be able to get much useful information ab...
by Nathan Dodd
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20793

Re: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

Absolutely Mark; let's not forget that they feel they have learned their lessons from this Torres they xrayed. He demonstrates that so much of the response comes from the soundboard he places his arm across it to dampen the sound and it's audible even on the low quality videos.
by Nathan Dodd
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20793

PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

I appreciate the immense combined knowledge offered by the members of thIs board. PRS bedazzle wannabe luthiers like myself with their 'new' takes on electric instruments but I have been reading today about their endeavours in the acoustic world. As I intend this to be a topic of discussion and not ...
by Nathan Dodd
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Build Update - Pair In Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Build Update - Pair In Progress

Great Progress D J! They are both looking nice! kudos for not only tackling multiple projects but for tackling multiple designs too! I must say your shop looks very nice too from what i can see in those pics :) looking forward to seeing the completed articles - all 8 of them :O
by Nathan Dodd
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The 10 Year Project
Replies: 43
Views: 14087

Re: The 10 Year Project

Thank you Hans, glad you're enjoying the thread!