Mark ( on March 3rd, 2009

The rockers and back braces for the chair are made with bent laminations. In the last post I showed the jig and process that I used to cut the thin strips to be laminated.  So, now it was on to the actual glue-filled lamination process! There are a bunch of potential ways to do laminations […]

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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 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 4th, 2008

With the bulk of the construction on the table complete, it was time to move on to the detailing tasks and finish work. I spent a considerable amount of time scraping and sanding all of the parts of the table. There were areas on the legs where the knees transition into the posts that needed […]

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Mark ( on October 7th, 2007

Sometimes you do something and wonder: “what took me so long to do that?” Well, yesterday was one of those days for me in the workshop. For years, I have been working with the standard table on my drill press. As you can see in the picture, I simply clamp a straight board to the […]

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