The Build Blog

A week in the shop

27 Jun 2022 - älgen, delfin, scale length

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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A week in the shop

22 May 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, delfin, fusion 360

We hit an epic milestone for the part-3D printed guitar design, and I walk through some of the small details as I refine the CAD model for my second build.

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A week in the shop

15 May 2022 - älgen, delfin, fusion 360, jigs, laser cutting, templates

Dealing with 3D print shrinkage; looking at the tiny design details users will never see; how a damaged guitar body leads to a better design; and just what makes a guitar a Michael Dales guitar?

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A return to the shop

2 May 2022 - 3D printing, älgen, fusion 360, jigs, laser cutting, palm router, templates

After a hiatus due to reasons, I'm finally getting time back in the workshop. This week mostly redesigning my tooling after some initial setbacks on my hybrid guitar.

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A week in the shop

15 Jan 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, cnc routing, fusion 360, jigs, laser cutting, templates

After months of being just a CAD model, my Älgen guitar design finally begins to take form!

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Santa's delivery catch up

7 Jan 2022 - 3d printing, älgen, branding, fusion 360

Santa delivers some exciting 3D prints, and I spent some time refining my CAD models for better product renders.

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