Mark ( on April 29th, 2008

Well, after a wait for the finish to cure and my being out of town, the Queen Anne Side Table is finally ready for its unveiling. When I last posted about this table, the construction was complete and I spoke about the possible options for a finish. In the end, I went with a finish […]

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Mark ( on April 25th, 2008

Well, I’m back from my travels and trying to get caught up. Hopefully I’ll see some shop time this weekend – if the yard work cooperates! In any event, I wanted to do a quick post about an incredible tree that we saw while we were in South Carolina. The tree is called the “Angel […]

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Mark ( on April 13th, 2008

Hey everybody, I just thought I’d post a quick note that I’ll be out of town and consequently out of the shop for the next week or so. I’ll be back working on the Dreadnought Guitar and also completing the Queen Anne Side Table as soon as I return. The Queen Anne Side Table has […]

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Mark ( on April 6th, 2008

Just when you thought that the bracing tasks were complete there was more bracing to do. Whereas the back braces are a bit more structural in nature, the top actually has a more complex bracing pattern that keeps it strong but also allows it to vibrate giving the guitar its unique tone. Bracing the top […]

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