The Craftsman's Path #31: Dreadnought Guitar - Assembling the sides and kerfed linings

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 03-20-2008 04:51 AM 1258 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: Looking ahead - How about lutherie? Part 31 of The Craftsman's Path series Part 32: Dreadnought Guitar - Sanding the kerfed linings and installing the rosette »

Well, I’ve officially started down the road of lutherie! The guitar project has started and I’ve posted about my first efforts at my blog. Take a look at the initial steps in creating an instrument. Please let me know what you think – it’s definitely an interesting process so far. Thanks for reading!

Guitar sides and blocks

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#1 posted 03-20-2008 05:13 AM

This will be interesting to follow!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-20-2008 05:53 AM

This is going to be fun to watch. Mark your detail in the blogs is amazing. Looking forward to the next installment.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 10:27 AM

I’ll be eagerly watching this thread.

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 11:33 AM

Hi Mark,

This is going to be an interesting post. I really like seeing a step-by-step construction post on a project. I look forward to seeing yours.


-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 03:01 PM

Thanks all! This project has been fun so far. It will be filling time between furniture builds – have to have something to do while the glue dries, you know??!!

Keep watching for more on this as well as my final post on the completed Queen Anne Side Table.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#6 posted 03-21-2008 02:51 PM

I’ll be looking forward to later installments of this project.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-21-2008 03:31 PM


Thanks. Keep an eye out for the next post.

I have already determined that because of a lack of deep reach cam-type clamps usually used in lutherie, some creative clamping solutions will be needed. I went out and gathered some materials to address that last night. The next post on this should include creating a clamping fixture for the next steps.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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