I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a fingerboard blank. I have been reading up on woods that are appropriate for the purpose and only very hard woods will work. Ebony is most common with rosewood and maple being suitable substitutes...
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
I started woodworking in 2000. I have been a hack for the last 15 years. In late 2014 I decided to build an acoustic guitar, but first needed to stop being a hack. So I sold most of my power tools and replaced them with hand tools in the interest of learning more about wood and how it "works".
Since this transition I have learned a thousand times more about wood and working wood than I ever did in my power tool days. Though my last few projects with power tools turned out well, they were still sloppy by most people's standards.
I'm slowly becoming less of a hack and am hoping to get started on building my first guitar sometime in 2016.
-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ
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Today I was able to get the scarf joint for the neck done and I went to Rockler to see if they had any wood that would make a good fingerboard. I had a $5 off coupon and got a $6 piece of mahogany, but in reading up on it, sounds like hog may be ...
I pulled the go-bars off this morning. Using a chisel, I trimmed the excess wood from the back to be flush with the sides. It turned out pretty well. There’s a nice radius to the back and the seam appears to be snug and tight. I think ...
Update from yesterday’s post #10The shelf lining that I used on the top sheet of plywood in the go-bar deck came loose overnight. There seems to be some kind of chemical reaction between the 3M spray adhesive and the material this shelf lin...
Last night I picked up a bunch of #64 rubber bands from Office Max and decided to use them to glue the back on the uke. The back was radiused using the radius dish I made, so I thought I’d screw some 1” drywall screws part-way throu...