Here’s a shot of my bookmatched sides ready to be bent: Many luthiers shape an edge on each side with a compound curve before bending. This aids fitting the back and makes it a good idea to label everything before you get started. IR...
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I love woodworking because wood is the ultimate natural material to make things with. That and I'm a tool junkie. I went to school for furniture making and design, but until recently haven't had the opportunity to really put what I learned to use. My goal is to get my home shop set up to make acoustic guitars.
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Still without a climate controlled work room, I’ll continue through the list of tasks that can be done without a dehumidifier. Next up is one of the steps that seems to mystify a lot of non-guitar types: side bending. There are many diff...
Probably the most important fixture in the guitar building process is the Solera. This jig is used to establish the arch in the guitar’s top as well as the necessary angle of the neck in relation to the top. Basically it’s a guitar-s...
The top was glued up as any other panel would be, only thinner at about 3mm. The material was a lucky find at a local lumberyard. Nicely quartered cedar is easy to find here in BC. Unless noted otherwise, Titebond 3 is the glue used. Rosette...
After years of dreaming about it I’ve started to build a guitar. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on LJs I plan to do most of it in a spare condo bedroom. So far I’m still wrestling with the problem of humidity control as I can̵...