Mark ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 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 October 5th, 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 Rocking Chair – oh, and […]

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