Halloween Horror Story – Rogers Build Saga

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d have read about my struggles with completing my friend Rogers guitar. First I screwed up on the finish and let the build sit for three years because I was so mad, then after painstakingly removing the finish with a scalpel I then proceeded to punch straight through…

“Hazelnut” Serial Build #010

The Shaper Origin is a Game Changer

“The Valiant” Serial Build #009

Finally finished. My “Treat Yo Self” present for matching into my 1st choice fellowship for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She’s got some fine detail and wiring work to be 100% perfect but she already sounds beautiful. McNelly’s Saint Nick HSP90’S sound incredible and can handle the cleanest of cleans and the dirtiest of dirty. It’s…

Template & Neck Pocket Routed

This was fun, worked like a charm up until the end where the template slipped a millimeter towards the end of the heel. I thought about a way to fix it by masking the heel of the neck with wax paper and grinding walnut dust from the offcuts I’ve saved and to use superglue to…

Jormugandr Neck Pocket pt. 1

God this part gives me the most grief. Lining up the neck and the body isn’t easy. First ill use a forstner bit to hog out wood then the router to clean it all up. Next step is a first fitting then time to clean up the sides and then glue the top! Final steps…