New Year | New Projects

Since Instagram became a thing for me I have neglected this blog considerably. It’s been about 7 months since my last post and even that post was delayed by some. Since the last post I’ve been featured in Shaper Origins “Shaper Origin in Action” community series which showcases Origin users and their experiences. It was…

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…

“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…

Another Lesson on Being Patient…

I learned that a coping saw works well for cutting a scarf, but maintain the same pace throughout… Don’t rush when you are this close to finishing the cut.i actually used a flat rasp to remove stock then cleaned it up with my smoothing plane. I glued this shortly afterwards.

Sleepless Nights Lead to Neck Building

Couldn’t sleep so I made a shooting board and went to town on some head scarf pieces. Once they were trimmed using Anthony Murkar’s plane, I glued it to the rosewood neck. I used to cut the scarf on the small piece as well but I realized this method would eliminate the possibility of the…

Back in Action!

Ok so full speed ahead. Working on three guitar bodies and a wall guitar. Got some nice tiger rosewood from Austin hardwoods, dead straight, super nice figure and quartered. I’d made some templates for the fretboard and neck and decided to give them a try. The first attempt was frustrating. I’d made the mistake of…