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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
23 Dec 2021 -
3d printing, älgen, fusion 360, generative design, shapeways, the corvette
An end of year catchup: The Corvette guitar ships out, and the Älgen guitar hits an important milestone after much CAD fiddling!
23 Nov 2021 -
3d printing, älgen, fusion 360, jigs
Progress for my new guitar design: testing how to mount 3D prints on wood, and making a start on shaping the walnut that I'll use for the main body.