The Build Blog

A Week in the Shop

8 Aug 2022 - älgen, delfin, ef1, inlays, setup and repair

A mixed set of activities in the workshop this week, as I worked on three guitars: trying to move one through the last stages of a build, getting another through the early stages, and a final one that's in for some setup TLC.

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A Week in the Shop

1 Aug 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, bridge, headless, strings, website

This week was all about getting to that all important milestone on our new guitar design: getting the strings on and finding out if we have an instrument or not.

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A week in the shop

18 Jul 2022 - älgen, fretwork

Pondering about what it is I do, pushing towards the finishing straight with Älgen build, and learning a new process for my fretwork.

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A week in the shop

11 Jul 2022 - älgen, delfin

A chill week after the manic rush to Makefest - making (almost) the final changes to Älgen’s body, and tidying up the binding job on Delfin.

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A week in and out the shop: Liverpool Makefest edition

4 Jul 2022 - älgen, makefest

The race against the clock to get Älgen ready for Liverpool Makefest, and some notes from what was a great show.

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A week in the shop

27 Jun 2022 - älgen, delfin

A mix of pushing towards my deadline for Liverpool Makefest, and re-evaluating some of my assumed truths about guitar building.

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A week in the shop

19 Jun 2022 - älgen, delfin, makefest

Pondering what I want to communicate at Liverpool Makefest; getting Älgens fretboard ready for fretting; and I award myself a B for my first binding effort.

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A week in the shop

12 Jun 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, delfin, templates, thingiverse

My Älgen build finally starts to become a guitar in my eyes, fun with 3D prints, and so so much sanding.

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A week out the shop

6 Jun 2022 - 3d printing, emfcamp

Some important 3D prints are delivered, and a trip to EMFCamp

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A week in the shop

29 May 2022 - älgen, cnc routing, delfin

two guitars in a similar stage of build but with their own distinct process going on, and some notes on the lack of CNC-router in my builds.

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