The Build Blog

A Week in the Shop

1 Oct 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, delfin, sanding, templates

Lots of sanding and tidying on my Älgen guitar build as it gets ready for finishing, some last minute template redesigns, and I learn how to use a new 3D printed.

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A Week in and out the Shop

19 Sep 2022 - 3d printing, ferrules, fusion 360, jigs, laser cutting, patching, templates

A week of having more questions than answers as try to push the Delfin build forward.

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A Week in the Shop

12 Sep 2022 - älgen, delfin, drilling, filling, sanding, templates

The Delfin guitar becomes one, as the body and neck are joined, and Älgen gets close to being ready for finishing.

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A Week in the Shop

3 Sep 2022 - älgen, michael abrash, sanding

A lot of sanding, shaping, and tweaking as I knuckle down to the second 90% of that Älgen build.

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A Unit of Time in the Shop

25 Aug 2022 - älgen, delfin, scale length, strings, website

I finally get to the bottom of what's been causing issues with stringing up my Älgen guitar build, and Delfin gets marked up ready for the next stage of work.

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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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