Finishing builds is fun.

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Jeff’s build is done, he picked it up this afternoon.

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This build is almost done.

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Daily Progress – 8/2/2014

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Jeff’s guitar is nearly done.

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The black streaks on Hal’s build look awesome.

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Been working on sanding this one for finish. Apprentice spent some time moving up the grits today.

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Here’s the back of the headstock for the Espada.

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Daily Progress – 8/1/2014

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This one is nearly ready for strings.

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First time I used the CNC, I used it to make a template for this route.

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And here is how it came out.

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Daily Progress – 7/31/2014

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Got in some new decals.

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Decided to go with stainless steel bolts instead of the black ones.

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Started epoxy filling Hal’s top.

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Daily Progress – 7/27/2014

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Buffed this body out today. Plan is to have it done by next Sunday.

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Also went garage saling yesterday and picked this little cabinet up for $10. It needs a refinish so today I sanded it down and refinished it with a dark water based finish. Came out great for under $30.

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Daily Progress – 7/24/2014

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Oil is going on this neck.

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This Gibson neck is a refinish project, kind of an audition piece for a big local shop who needs a finish guy.

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Daniel’s fretboard is glued on.

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Hal’s top is glued on.

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Daily Progress – 7/22/2014

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Put the last coats of lacquer on this body today.

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This body is finished, and it’s neck isn’t far behind.

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This body is also finished.

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Body above sanded to 320grit before coats this morning.

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Stayed late tonight and got the fret work done on this one.

 

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Daily Progress- 7/20/2014

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This neck is done with finish.

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Buffed both of these, but had to do some minor touch up work on them, so they will both be done on Tuesday.

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Moving to a new shop…

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First of all, my first bridge order from Technology 4 Musicians is done. These will be on the way here shortly.

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Been moving into the new shop today. Here’s the CNC router I will have access to. So excited. More after the break!

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Daily Progress- 7/15/2014

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Glued the body wings on Hal’s build, and rough cut the top. Moving along quite well.

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Bound Daniel’s fretboard.

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