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Home Depot guitar (21)

Created on: 16 Jun 2020
Bo inspired me to work out some of the steps on less expensive materials. This is one of my "tuition" to lutherie guitars. I hadn't thought about actually building the pieces as one guitar, but why not? After I got the boards milled up I had enough for two sets.
  • stumbled across this curly piece of red oak in the stacks at Home Depot and rescued it before someone turned it into a shelf
  • this 1x12 should get me enough for two full sets. this is my "tuition" piece for learning to re-saw. these tuition guitars may end up looking like a piece of furniture but I love the 3-D pop it has.
  • cedar post
  • cedar post re-sawn on the table saw. nice straight grain. not sure how I'm going to reinforce this one
  • two sets of back/sides came out of that red oak board. thinking SJ size for one and OM for the other
  • two sets of back/sides came out of that red oak board. thinking SJ size for one and OM for the other
  • one cedar fence picket and one red oak 1x10 = two full sets worth of wood....
  • Back, sides and tops joined, thicknessed and ready to move forward
  • Back, sides and tops joined, thicknessed and ready to move forward
  • blocks going in. he who dies with the most clamps wins!
  • sides bent and in the molds. very pleased with how easily this bent
  • blocks going in
  • 2x4 douglas fir for braces
  • starting to look less like a 2x4
  • There are very few things more satisfying than a sharp hand plane. This Wards Master #4 was a rusty $3.00 flea market find. After some love and restoration she's turned into one of my favorite tools
  • Poplar rosettes on both
  • Backs braced and joined
  • OM closed up
  • OM closed up
  • WRC fence picket, quarter sawn with no knots.
  • WRC fence picket sliced up for a four-piece top. Had enough left over for a second top too. Not bad for $6.

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