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Acoustic Guitar #8: Bit of this; bit of that.

10-04-2012 04:03 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

Postings will slow down somewhat now. This is what I did today. On the router table, trimmed off the overhang on the back of the guitar. Marking out and cutting out for the end-seam inlay strip: I’m using a piece of quilted mahogany / sapele that will match the headstock veneer: My purflings… (Good grief; look at the state of my thumbnail!) and bindings arrived today. Sorry, I didn’t make ‘em! Last thing I did was to super...

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Acoustic Guitar #7: Attaching the back

10-02-2012 06:07 PM by YorkshireStewart | 11 comments »

Take a long look at your sculpture Stewart; it’s the last you will see of it! Spread the Titebond. Not too much; we don’t want a mess inside there. In the Shaker tradition, even though we can’t see it, The Almighty can. The plywood caul is flexible enough to follow the curvature of the back or front.

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Acoustic Guitar #6: Fitting the neck; gluing on the soundboard

10-02-2012 07:16 AM by YorkshireStewart | 14 comments »

It’s difficult to see what’s going on here. this is a plywood caul that’s screwed down to the mould as a clamp as I glue on the soundboard. It seems easier than the yards of elastic that’s often used for the same purpose. This way to Part Seven

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Acoustic Guitar #5: Some initial assembly. Head and tail blocks

10-01-2012 09:26 PM by YorkshireStewart | 12 comments »

..so that’s what the kerfing strips do! Ah yes, a bit of old mantle piece; that’ll do for the two blocks…

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Acoustic Guitar #4: The neck

10-01-2012 08:57 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

A nice piece of mahogany I’ve been saving for a rainy day.. To Part Five

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Acoustic Guitar #3: Kerfing strips.

10-01-2012 08:40 PM by YorkshireStewart | 6 comments »

“Why bother to make them? They’re cheap enough!” “Yes, but, it’s what I do!” ...Recycled mahogany. “ To Part Four

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Acoustic Guitar #2: The back and ribs.

10-01-2012 08:27 PM by YorkshireStewart | 10 comments »

For this, my first effort, (that suggests there’ll be at least a second!) I’m using some pieces of sapele that have been lying around for some time. Bending iron by Heath Robinson or Rube Goldberg! To Part Three

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Acoustic Guitar #1: The soundboard and rosette.

10-01-2012 08:01 PM by YorkshireStewart | 13 comments »

Time, just now, doesn’t allow many words to describe this process. It’s my first attempt an an acoustic guitar. I hope I have taken enough photographs to tell the story. Other than the spruce soundboard, much of the instrument is made from bits and pieces from the shed. Ah yes, I started to make jigs five years ago! This is why I made the thicknessing sander! To Part Two

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Cigar Box Guitar #1: Good Start

09-30-2012 09:59 PM by PittsburghTim | 1 comment »

I recently purchased a book called the Handmade Music Factory by Mike Orr. I had seen another book on the topic reviewed here several weeks ago and that stirred my interest. I haven’t played an instrument since I was forced to take several years of piano lessons by my mom some 35 years ago, but I just finished to large coffee table projects and wanted something new to start. I read through the book and decided to start with a three-string, fretless guitar, I stopped at the local c...

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Dream

09-30-2012 06:34 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 0 comments »

I have always loved playing guitar and obviously doing wood working but i have always wanted to combine the 2 and make an electric guitar i only have an acoustic guitar but i always wanted an electric but i just would rather build than buy i have watched an studyed plenty on the subject and im sure i could do it but i am nervous about the idea of the electrics and getting it right, and i was wondering does anyone know a site where you could print a pdf template, full size, of a les paul shape...

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