I've learned a lot from other guitar builders over the years, and so this blog is a way for me to share my own build experiences and hopefully let others learn from my success and mistakes!

A Week in the Shop

19 Feb 2023 - 3d printing, älgen, bhm, delfinen, fretwork, memphis minnie

A shorter weeknotes this week, as I've been heads down on slow tasks: fretwork and 3D print iterations. I also learned about the person who wrote one of my favourite Led Zepplin songs back in 1929.

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A Week in the Shop

12 Feb 2023 - 3D printing, älgen, bhm, blues deluxe, delfinen, grant green, neck, orca, sanding

A bit of everything this week: more neck carving, inspirational jazz performers, 3D-printing with carbon-fibre, finding odd imperial sized screws, and having fun with obtuse seeming digital music tools.

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A Week Out the Shop

4 Feb 2023 - 3d printing, bhm, blues deluxe, ef1, freecad, generative art, gibson, laser cutting, sister rosetta tharpe

I have some fun 3D printing a prototype of my new bridge design and fitting it to my daily player for testing, I start learning FreeCAD, and I spent some time listening to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the under-appreciated inventor of rock-and-roll.

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A Week in the Shop

29 Jan 2023 - älgen, carving, coffee, delfinen, generative art, screws

Why go to the gym when you can carve a guitar neck? This week we get a bit of a work out, and then fail to finish a guitar due to some stripped screws, before playing with some generative art.

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A Week in the Shop

22 Jan 2023 - delfinen, fretting, kerf, laser cutting, neck, palm router, verkstaden

Getting back into the swing of things with making dust in the workshop: a neck gets prepped and fretted, and I try out my new ferrule block technique to learn that it needs improving.

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Getting back to the Shop

16 Jan 2023 - älgen, delfinen, jigs, laser cutting

Getting back into the workshop after a brief hiatus, and starting out with finding a great new way to radius my fretboards.

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A Week in the Shop

1 Oct 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, delfinen, sanding, templates

Lots of sanding and tidying on my Älgen guitar build as it gets ready for finishing, some last minute template redesigns, and I learn how to use a new 3D printed.

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A Week in and out the Shop

19 Sep 2022 - 3d printing, ferrules, fusion 360, jigs, laser cutting, patching, templates

A week of having more questions than answers as try to push the Delfin build forward.

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A Week in the Shop

12 Sep 2022 - älgen, delfinen, drilling, filling, sanding, templates

The Delfin guitar becomes one, as the body and neck are joined, and Älgen gets close to being ready for finishing.

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A Week in the Shop

3 Sep 2022 - älgen, michael abrash, sanding

A lot of sanding, shaping, and tweaking as I knuckle down to the second 90% of that Älgen build.

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