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Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 3

I was getting ready to glue up the two halves of the guitar when I noticed a small problem. The pilot holes for the neck screws were off on the … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 2

  The second half finished its run in the carver. I flipped it over and cut away the tabs. With both halves freed up, I assembled them in a dry-fit … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 1

I built a 72 thinline telecaster a few months back, and I have had a request for another one. The first one was made for a friend of mine and … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Baby sitar build – day 6 – complete

The last coat of tung oil has dried, so I applied a coat of paste wax. After 15 minutes or so, I rubbed it off and buffed it out. It … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Baby sitar build – day 5

Five of the six coats of tung oil have been applied. Before I add the final coat, I want to drill out all of the holes for the hardware. I … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baby sitar build – day 4

The upgraded sitar seems to have met with the owner’s approval so far, so it is now time to pick a finish. I did a bit of additional sanding to … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baby sitar build – day 3

I finished running the carve last night. It turned out nice. I pulled off the tape and cut the tabs that held the body in place.   It requires a … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baby sitar build – day 2

I pulled the clamps on the steam-bent crooks that will be used for a leg rest on the baby sitar. They did spring back a bit as I had planned, … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baby sitar build – day 1

I got a new camera for Christmas. It is a Canon PowerShot SX510. It is not the latest and greatest, but it is perfect for my needs documenting my builds. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Headless guitar concept – day 4 complete

I gave the body of the guitar, and all the wooden hardware, four coats of low-gloss Tung oil, then let it sit for 24 hours. Yesterday morning I applied a … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Headless guitar concept – day 3

Third day into this build, and I will have all the parts done today. My focus today was to get all the trim pieces done. I started with the cover for … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Headless guitar concept – day 2

I had a few little details to accomplish today, before glueing up the front and back halves of the guitar body. Yesterday’s epoxy has dried, so I sanded it down … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Headless guitar concept – day 1

So I don’t play guitar, but I really enjoy building them. I have been collecting bits and pieces while building other guitars, and I have been kicking around the idea … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve – day 3

The glue has dried, so I pulled the clamps. I set the larger spindle up in the spindle sander and sanded all of the larger curves. I stepped sown to … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve – day 2

Spent the day packing my oldest up and taking him back to college. I did squeeze in a bit of time to get back to the guitar body, that I … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve

I had a request for another guitar body. This one is a little different from the solid body guitars that I have built before.  This guitar body is modeled after … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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