I've fallen down a bit of a rabbit hole!I've been thinking of ways to get a powered fret-slot cutting system going, both for speed and consistency of depth. I'm not quite ready to invest in the…Continue
I've got some lovely wood I'm using for some CBG necks and I'm looking at what to use as a finish. I've been using Tung oil on my past builds and have really liked the deep, hard finish it creates -…Continue
I've been thinking about doing a double-course canjo; any suggestions on what strings I should use? Most obvious would be a regular guitar's low- and high-E, but I'm wondering if the can will hold up…Continue
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 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