As promised I made the stop, and a whole lot more. The guitar is almost done. It plays and my son gave it a whirl and he likes it. The String Stop – Needs Polishing The overall view is shown below. I finished the body (maple / li...
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I make hardwood furniture and cabinets for my own use and occasional gifts. To me, combining traditional tools such as planes and chisels with the table saw and power planer gives the best result without all the heavy lifting.
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We’re heading into the details of the project. I completed the fretting this weekend. It is tedious but fun once you get going. I had a long roll of nickel fretwire that I cut pieces off and worked with my Dremel tool clamped to the dr...
Not strictly wood, but such an important part of a guitar project I thought I’d better show them. This is my own design, modified after I looked at the plan provided in the first blog entry of this series when I realized it wouldn’t...
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 b...
Hi all, I measured at least 10 times before making the cavity cuts. These need to be done before shaping so there is support for the tools – drill press and router. Before beginning the routs I had a little cleanup to do on the butt ...