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Reclaimed reverse Firebird – day 2

After the dye had cured on my front and rear panels, I loaded the first board into my Carvewright CNC and started the first panel.  The back side ran just … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reclaimed reverse Firebird – day 1

My oldest son, Eric, is going back to college in a couple of weeks and he is planning on taking guitar lessons this semester. I offered to build him a … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 8 complete

The finish is cured, so my last step is to apply a coat of paste wax. I let it set for a few minutes, then I rubbed it off with … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Baritone rebuild – day 7

Bill finally got me the last piece of the project today. He wanted this particular style of input jack. I wish I had this component before I carved the rear. I … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 6

I talked to Bill about the switch and he didn’t feel like looking for one with a longer neck, so before I put on another coat of oil, I need … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Baritone rebuild – day 5

I had a lot of details to tidy up before starting to apply the finish today. I started by pulling the clamps off the headstock veneer, then taping off the … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 4

With the body roughly sanded, it is time to round over the top and bottom edges. I used a 1/4″ round-over bit in my little Bosch Colt. Just a quick … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 3

Ok, so I had every intention of finishing the body last weekend, but I ran into a lot of operator error, mixed with a little bit of trouble from my … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 2

Interesting day today. I started early by loading the second walnut panel into the CNC and started the top half of the guitar carving. Then I unwrapped the book-matched set … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 1

My friend Bill has another guitar for me to rebuild. The last one was the Jerry Jones Baby Sitar. This one is also a Jerry jones, but it is a … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 7 complete

I had a little more time this evening, so I wired up the controls and closed it up.     I added the control knobs and wired it up. Adam … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 6

I got up bright and early yesterday to put the sixth and final coat of Tung oil onto the guitar body, before I went to work. After each coat, I … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 5

The dye is dry, so I got up bright and early this morning to get the first coat of finish on. The dye is water based, so the grain got … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 4

I intend to make a lot of saw dust today, so I moved my small work bench outside and clamped my guitar body to it. I put a 40 grit … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 13 Comments

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 3

Today I am working on the back panel. Since I try to learn new techniques with every project, I am going to attempt to re-use the piece that I cut … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 2

My last couple of weekends have been busy with graduations, so I haven’t been able to work on the bass guitar at all. I decided to blow off work today … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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