Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'guitar'

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #1: Introduction

02-20-2017 10:52 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

Video is here: My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...

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Adventures in Lutherie #6: And then some!

12-29-2016 10:38 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

There’s a good chance that I’ll be doing a lot more lutherie in the future. Through a connection my wife has as a music teacher, I’ll be apprenticed to a music store as a repairer of wooden instruments. I wouldn’t call this an absolutely done deal, but very likely at the least. I love the idea of having a unique job and this one could be fun as well. I gotta start binge watching all the guitar repair videos on Youtube. I haven’t met the owner yet, but he̵...

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Strat Style Guitar #3: Shaping the Body

08-11-2016 09:47 PM by DanMelander | 2 comments »

The next step was to shape the hand rest. I started out marking some reference lines in pencil and using a rasp to remove most of the wood. Next I made a 5” x 10” sanding block to work down the wood to the final shape. Not looking too bad so far! Now on to the back contour. I built a jig to use with the spindle sander. On to the spindle sander to work the contour. After 2 hours on the spindle sander, just about done. I used the spindle dru...

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Strat Style Guitar #1: Project Start

08-01-2016 01:23 AM by DanMelander | 2 comments »

I started taking guitar lessons last year. My instrument is a Classical Style Acoustic guitar. I chose a classical guitar because it has a 2” nut, which is perfect for my big fat fingers. After a while, I became interested in electric guitars also. Electric guitars have much smaller string spacing, which made it difficult for me to play. Big Lou Guitars makes a Strat Style electric guitar with a 1 7/8” nut, and they also sell necks with 1 7/8” and 2” nuts. I deci...

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A Tale of Two Guitars #2: Some Jigs and a Neck Glue-Up

01-26-2016 03:06 AM by fatandy2003 | 1 comment »

Still wrapping our heads around starting this project, we decided to make a few jigs that will be useful during the build. Unfortunately, we did not take any progress pictures (something I need to get better at during this project). We started off with a simple workboard. The book said to line the outside perimeter with cork, but the plans are for flat board. I think we will add the cork later to help with the curvature of the soundboard and back. We also build an inside form w...

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A Tale of Two Guitars #1: Introduction

01-24-2016 11:58 PM by fatandy2003 | 7 comments »

Here goes my first blog ever. My dad is a huge guitar enthusiast, and I have always been fascinated with the beauty of these instruments and the complexity of their construction. So, we have been tossing around the idea of building a guitar together for over a year now. This last Christmas, we finally decided to take the leap. We bought Solomon and Cumpiano’s book Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guit...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #8: Glue on the Fretboard

10-02-2015 11:53 AM by Dave G | 2 comments »

Before installing the fretboard started some shaping using the Festool disk sander/grinder. My experience making Maloof chairs has paid off as I found this very easy and fun.Started to Take Shape I installed some small bits of 4d nail in the bed of the fretboard and the fretboard itself to hold alignment while clamping up. Alignment Pins in Neck and Holes at White Marks on Ebony Fretboard Then I glued with Titebond III, clamping down to table saw top for dead flatness. There is a...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #4: Binding the Fretboard

09-05-2015 03:31 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

I used 1/16” x 1/4” ABS cream color bought from LMI. The 1/4” is just high enough to cover the crown on the ends. This stuff planes and scrapes very well so it was easy to plane it down to the board level without stressing the bond joint. I began by cutting the fretboard to size. This meant cutting it off flush where the nut goes and cutting it about 3/8” past the highest fret (#22). A gents saw worked very well for this. The edges of the board were planed ...

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Guitchair #1: Restoring an old school desk/chair into a guitar players chair

01-13-2015 08:57 PM by CueballRosendaul | 3 comments »

A few years ago, I happened to find a nice old oak school desk chair on the curb in someones trash. I had been looking for such a chair to make into a guitar players chair. It was one of those chair-desk combos that originally had an arm desk on the right hand side. At some point in it’s life, someone sawed the desk support off the right front leg and used it as a chair. It also had a pretty hard life and ended up broken, split, and sitting outside at some point because the soft ...

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Bent Form Guitar Stand #1: Beginning and Main components

07-18-2014 11:30 PM by Matt Nudi | 1 comment »

Well, I have been working on this project for a little while now, the good portion of the summer. This is my first try at doing a bent form project. I was inspired after seeing Ken Dixon’s project from last year as seen here. I found a really nice piece of curly maple lumber online that I was going to use for the project. It was about the right size and 5/4” to give me some wiggle room. I have never used any curly wood like this before so I was pretty nervous to start cutting i...

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