Mark ( on March 30th, 2008

The next step in building of the guitar was to do some work on the back. Braces are needed across the back and down the center seam to arch and reinforce the back. As I mentioned in the previous post, the back is radiused from neck to tail and also from side to side so, […]

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Mark ( on March 24th, 2008

This weekend I spent some more time on the Dreadnought Guitar project. In the last post, I had assembled the sides, created the inside mold for the guitar body and installed the kerfed linings. This weekend it was time to profile the kerfed linings to match the eventual contour of the guitar top and back. […]

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Mark ( on March 19th, 2008

The first step in building the Dreadnought Guitar was to start assembling the body. This involved the two sides of the guitar, the tail block, the neck block and the kerfed linings that run around both the top and bottom edges of the sides and serve as a gluing surface later. Assembling the sides The […]

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Mark ( on March 17th, 2008

I get a lot of questions via e-mail on things I’ve posted about here. I usually just reply to the e-mail directly but, I thought that it might be instructional to post some of these questions and my responses because there may be others out there with similar questions who could benefit from the dialog. […]

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Mark ( on March 8th, 2008

Now that I am in the final stages of the Queen Anne Side Table project (more to come on that in a future post), it’s time to start thinking of what should be the next project to tackle in the shop. I have several furniture projects that I am considering but, I won’t start those […]

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