Sanding, Finishing and Fretwork

So I bought all the fretting tools I’d need from stewmac and realized they have the monopoly on lutherie tools. Aaron sent me some custom pickups and templates to use. Really cool of him to do that. He wound me a set of Elder Gods which I’ve been eager to test out. I’ve fallen in…

Bodies & Necks

‚ÄčA lot of progress has been made. Updates will probably be spaced farther apart compared to previous years,  but at least this time I’m taking the time to use a nice camera. I’m lucky to be here in Vegas. It seems opportunity has found me; Low rent, rentable and super affordable workshop nearby that’s ultra…

My Finishing Tips and Tricks using Odie’s Oil & Wax Products

I love a good oil finish and have used many different brands over the past few years. Each product has their own use and application and has pro’s and cons. Im writing this on Odies Oil and Wax. The application process of this oil is very easy and great results can be obtained with very…

I Hate Radiusing Fretboards

There’s nothing in the world of guitar building that I hate more than this. Now that I found a radius caul that matches the clamping caul I’ll just get my boards pre radiused and slotted. I don’t see a point in spending the time doing this. I might make a radius jig with Burris at…

My Tips & Tricks on Finishing with Danish Oil/Teak Oil etc..

I’ve noticed that a majority of my blog traffic is from search engine hits linking to the pages where I elaborate on my finishing tips. In this post i’ll share with you my schedule that I use to finish an instrument with any of these Danish oil’s Teak oil etc. Basically any linseed based or…

Wax on Wax Off

Originally I wanted to use Briwax but all I had was Trewax. It’s a hard paste wax which imparts a high sheen to the surface of the oiled wood. Prior to wax application I rubbed the surface with the grey #000 scotch brite then with the white #0000 scotch brite. The grey pad should leave…