Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on June 19th, 2008

After I had routed the channels for the binding and purfling, the next step was to mortise the location for the end trim at the tail stock of the guitar. Because this end trim piece fits in between the bindings that go around the perimeter of the top and back it must be installed first. […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on June 10th, 2008

I was reading a recent post at Chuck Bender’s new blog about the differences that make one piece of furniture good and another one great. Two quotes in Chuck’s excellent post were particularly interesting to me: “…there is nothing new under the sun…” and “…if a piece is meticulously crafted but is lacking in design, […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on June 7th, 2008

After getting the body together, the next step in the process was to trim the overhanging material from the back and top to be flush with the top and then to rout the channels for the binding and purfling. The binding will be placed along the seams of both the back and top where they […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on June 1st, 2008

In the last post, I wrote about attaching the top to the sides. After completing that it was time to finally get the body completed and closed up. In order to do this I first had to repeat the process of fitting the back to the sides and notching the kerfed linings to receive the […]

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