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Fret slotting jig

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

I have been working on affordable and accurate fret slotting jig and this is what I come up with.

After a couple iterations it is made in 5mm laser cut acrylic, and it is actually very sturdy.

If anyone is interested there files for…

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Making wood plectrums

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:30am 6 Comments

Hi guys,

Just a quick view of the process to make a plectrums of wood:

First we cut little wood blanks and add masking tape to the sides and apply super glue to hold them together.

Its the trick in this video.

Them glue the printed shape on top and sand it to shape with a sanding block. In this case the shape is Jazz III.…

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Tele Build with hand tools

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:24pm 11 Comments

So this is my latest build, a telecaster based guitar.

Body and neck is AGBA

Fretboard is Bloodwood

Pickup covers are Olivewood

Body stripe and headstock back veneer is Pau Ferro

Knobs are Pau Ferro with olive woo tops

and the backcover has a piece of IPE(holding the strings)

Pickups are Tonerider

Here are some photos of this build:

First steps are to remove excess wood and get the basic shape.

I…

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Kids kit for self assembly.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 5:23pm 11 Comments

This is a simple kit I´m perfecting with a friend so we can do workshops with kids so they can personalize and assemble a working…

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