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A Summer of Turning…

     Posted on: October 5, 2009

So, it’s finally the fall season and I’m again getting back into the shop.  Man, do I have a lot of work waiting for me!  In addition to the always present shop clean-up activities, I have to finish my work on the Huntboard and then get back to the Sculpted ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Installing the binding and purfling

     Posted on: June 19, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Routing channels for binding and purfling

     Posted on: June 7, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Enclosing the body

     Posted on: June 1, 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 ...

Angel Oak: Some trees should be left standing

     Posted on: April 25, 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 ...

A pause in the action

     Posted on: April 13, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Bracing the top

     Posted on: April 6, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Adding the back braces

     Posted on: March 30, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Sanding the kerfed linings and installing the rosette

     Posted on: March 24, 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 ...

Dreadnought Guitar: Assembling the sides and kerfed linings

     Posted on: March 19, 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 ...

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