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July 11, 2018

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October 27, 2018

I’m lead to believe that there are silver linings in all problems and challenges in life.  This week I had the opportunity of salvaging Noel’s guitar top. It could have been much worse.  I could have been replacing the entire top. Taking the time, glowing slow, thinkin...

October 20, 2018

As I was finishing sanding the body to move on to the next steps of fitting the neck to the body, I discovered I had sanded through a part of the rosette.  This has set me back, who knows how long. It could be a lengthy surgical replacement or rip the top off and start...

October 7, 2018

I’m finally complete the neck jig, tested it and happy with the results.  I’m sure I’ll find additional improvements along the way as I use the jig on these next few guitars.  It took a lot longer than I expected, but why am I surprised. Anything I do always takes long...

September 29, 2018

This week has been dedicated to as in the previous post, ‘getting better’.  I’ve spent almost every night after coming home from work on the neck angle jig. With quite a bit of research (basically watching Youtube videos) of what other people have done, I’ve taken elem...

September 23, 2018

Someone once told me that guitar making is a craft of making jigs, jigs, and when you think you have them all, you make another.   At first, I wasn’t comfortable with this idea. I just wanted to make one guitar. Now that I’ve made a hand full of stringed instruments, a...

September 15, 2018

It’s been too long.  I’ve thrown in some half ass blogs since I’ve been away.  From Colombia to Beijing and back, its been crazy. In fact, as I write this, I’m counting eight times where I’ve left Canada in just this year alone.  The opportunities, the ideas, the sight...