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Top Carved pt. 2

Ok so I got a carving kit and went at this by hand to make this contour top, an archtop. It took me all of the chronicles of riddick to get this done. I still need to smooth out the base transition and finish sand the body. So far I’m working cleaner than I have…

Chewbacca’s Neck & Body Contours

Intriguing title right? I figured since this guitar was literally all different shades of brown, Chewbacca would be a fitting name; not to mention it’s gonna sound like a beast. So I took some more pictures of the neck and fretboard. Gonna have to plane down a piece for the right ear of the headstock….

Teak Oil on Figured Walnut

So I found my bottle of watco teak oil and I decided to apply the initial soak coat of oil. I usually just let the oil pool on top for a bit so it can saturate the wood as much as possible. Then I’ll wipe it off and do the same tomorrow while sanding with…

Ifrit’s Neck Pocket pt. 2

So I used the templates stacked to route the neck pocket, which turned out nice and snug. Mapped out the tunin holes- I’m only using three of the four since I messed up on one badly . But it shouldn’t be a problem. This thing will hold together with two at a minimum. I realized…

Moving along…

So I scrapped the old design and went in favor of the one I’ve been working with. This time I think I’ve got it just right. I’ve started collecting parts also. I had a nice wild olive neck blank which I intended on using but was shocked to see the damn thing had warped when…