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Back At It It has been a couple weeks since we did any serious work on the Les Paul build, but they have not been idle weeks. In the shop, we spent some quality time working on jigs that will make life much easier over the next few weeks – I’m working on getting those […]
Multi-Tasking The last two weekends saw some progress on the guitar, but were focused more on other shop-tasks that I’ll share in another post. Suffice it to say that we needed to build some jigs for the guitar, and I spent some time prototyping some other interesting ideas that I’m really excited about, but aren’t […]
Bonus Content Most of the posts lately have been specific to one project or another, including the current Les Paul build project that I’m doing with my son Josh. But there have been some more general developments in the studio lately, specifically in the workshop, that I wanted to share. So consider this a bit […]
This weekend’s work on the Les Paul focused on the neck, and played out in three main accomplishments. Convert the pencil drawings to computer drawings Select a board and glue up the blank Make router templates Drawings Reproducing the pencil drawings in the computer was important because I want to be able to use these […]
A Little Rain Can’t Stop Us Despite the rare Southern California thunderstorm we enjoyed this weekend, we did make some progress on the LP build. This week’s focus was on the mahogany, and this board that we picked up from Cherokee really is a beautiful piece of wood. It started as a roughly 10 foot by […]