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Electric Bass Guitar.. #7: Shaping the neck

07-05-2012 08:53 PM by degoose | 9 comments »

Very quick update on the guitar… Johnathan has been rather busy galavanting around the South East and down to the Gold Coast…Got him back into the workshop on Wednesday and started the final shaping of the back of the neck…..Used a half inch radius round over bit to scarf out the rough shape… leaving quite a large quirk…I gave Johnathan a rasp and told him to remove all the timber that did not look like a guitar neck… HMM sound a little like Mr MiyagiHe had...

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Building a Tenor Guitar - Part 21

05-20-2012 02:55 AM by Randy Price | 2 comments »

Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In this video I build a mortise template and cut the neck mortise in the guitar.

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Electric Bass Guitar.. #5: Yesterday...

05-14-2012 10:21 PM by degoose | 12 comments »

Marked out the shape of the headstock… Off to the band saw cut the relief on the headstock… sliced off the excess…[will be smoothed at the TWC] I find having the resaw guide [MagSwitch brand] is easier on the other side of the blade… And now for the Demon shape…. Involving Johnathan in each part of the build… it is his after all … I am just providing the workshop.. and some tuition…NB…. the offcuts were taped to the bla...

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Electric Bass Guitar.. #4: Last weeks efforts..

05-14-2012 05:45 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

It is this week already and have not posted pics of last weeks efforts… Well that is all the holes drilled for the knobs and pots…all done last week. This week we cut the pocket for the neck… using the TWC… stay tuned…

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First Cigar Box Guitar Builds #1: First Cigar Box Guitar Builds

05-13-2012 09:05 AM by Rick M. | 0 comments »

A family project, my wife and I are making ours first but my fifteen year old daughter also plans to build one later. Finding cigar boxes took the longest but I happened across some cardboard boxes while on a business trip for 25 cents each and grabbed four. The only wooden boxes they had were small but I also bought a medium sized paper covered wooden box that I might later make into a ukulele. For the neck I selected red oak but plan on adding a walnut fingerboard. My wife selected a...

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Oil/Gas Can Guitar Build Pt. 3 (last one)

04-06-2012 10:47 PM by Brett | 4 comments »

Here is the last video on building a guitar from an old gas can. I am excited to give this guitar as a gift to my brother-in-law this weekend. Hopefully he will be a excited about it as I am. I posted the finished project earlier and you can check it out here if you didn’t catch it. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64168 I hope that you enjoy the video. I also want to give some thanks to my son, Elliott, for writing the music for the video and to one of my other sons (4 t...

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Oil/Gas Can Guitar pt. 2

04-01-2012 10:04 PM by Brett | 2 comments »

Hi Lumberjockeys, Here is the 2nd part of my gas can gee’tar build. I think that I will make the deadline for getting this thing complete to give to my Brother-in-law on Easter Sunday. If it doesn’t sound too good, at least it will be unique. I sure do hope that it makes a decent sound. We will see. I hope that you get something from this. Thanks for watching and if anyone has any suggestions on how else I can dress this thing up, let me know. I appreciate your comment...

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Oil/Gas Can Guitar Build

03-30-2012 10:11 PM by Brett | 5 comments »

Hey everybody! My Brother-in-law has a birthday coming up (actually it’s today) and I never know what to get him. He always gets me something for my birthday and it’s usually a thoughtful gift. He can get whatever he wants whenever he needs it so gift giving, at least for me, is sort of difficult. He likes music and plays guitar so I thought that a guitar made from an old gas can would be a unique gift, something that he may have never even heard of or seen. I have never ...

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Electric Bass Guitar.. #2: Contouring... or shaping the body...

03-15-2012 07:05 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

As you will see from the following pics the back of the body of the guitar blank has been scarfed out with the bandsaw.. this is for comfort when the guitar is tilted out from the guitarist When played the contour would be at the back of the guitar and to the top… I know I am preaching to the choir but some of my readers are even less knowledgeable than me… Using a ROS and 80 grit the contour is smoothed and shaped for comfort… Sanding willcontinue through to 220 grit....

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Building an Acoustic Guitar #3: The Soundboard and Back

03-12-2012 01:25 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 3 comments »

Back to work I took some time off guitar building to spruce up the shop and make some much needed improvements. Also, with the parents visiting for the week, the shop was occupied for a time with more pressing matters… Gramma helping the older kids paint their bird houses on my new workbench Alterations This weekend I was finally ready to get back to the build. Since carving the heel on the first neck (maple), I’ve learned that William Cumpiano has posted some signific...

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