I picked up a band saw a while ago - an entry-level SKIL 3386-01. I read good reviews but I've had almost no luck with this thing - I can't get a clean or straight cut to save my life. I've watched…Continue
I've only done a couple of shaped headstocks, specifically with additional "wings" to allow a wider shape than just the width of the neck.I'm wrestling with the right order to shape the headstock and…Continue
I've been using a triangle file to create slots in my nuts for my strings, but I'd like to be able to do proper nut slots at some point.However, I'm not quite ready to drop ~$100 for a set of StewMac…Continue
As part of this ongoing problematic build, I've attached my headstock to the neck via a scarf joint, with the headstock face creating part of the flat surface of the neck where the fretboard will be…Continue
I am close to finishing my latest build, but need to do my fretboard still. I have a lovely piece of bocote (middle), a really interesting strip of zebrawood (right), and I though about using poplar to tone with the label on the box. Neck is black walnut.
I like the poplar most, from the color-theory perspective - but the zebrawood is amazing too.
(also, too: I'm seriously flirting with trying a bound fretboard on this one - trying to talk myself out of it, but I want to…
I visited an antique store this past weekend in search of goodies that might make for a good CBG project, and noticed a cabinet that had seven or eight cigar boxes. In checking them out, I noticed a lovely Don Diego "Playboy" box, a bit worn, 25 "Churchill" cigars.
I considered picking it up until I noticed that the shop had the box priced at $165.95!!!!
A quick search on the internet shows similar boxes for around twenty bucks.
Is there any conceivable reason one of…Continue