Saturday, May 25, 2013

From the Lost Bag of Film: Brainchild

I thought I lost this footage. Here is Roy Ponce and the guys ripping in Breckenridge, Colorado (9/8/11). It was a real experience to see them live at a small venue. Can’t describe the feeling you get from seeing one of your creations throw down so much joy. Can't wait til you guys get back in town! To see this jam just click to the right under Marshwood Guitars on Film.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rudie: Finish Work

Finishing is always a challenge (for me), it seems that every guitar presents a different issue. This one is getting there, had to add more black color tone to the front of the guitar. This means more clear coats and more waiting time.

Spokes of Sound: More Jigs and Body Plates

More work with 3/4 " MDF making jigs. Used a drill press and jig saw to cut out my form. Need to clean it up by sanding it so that the router follows it smoothly. Have the rough body components put together. The three plates are the back plate, body and top plate which is a very nice piece of Mirtle. (3 hrs)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spokes of Sound: Milling Boards

A Sapele (African Mahagony) board 6 feet long, 10 inches wide and 8/4 thick was used to begin the process of building the body for this new design. It was milled and cut into three pieces. Two of which will be the body (flip-matched) and one which was resawn for the back plate (book-matched). The tools used for milling were the radial arm saw, joiner, planner, table saw and chop saw. Then straight to the glue-up table to be joined. I have found in the past that if you dont glue the freshly milled boards together the wood may change shape on you forcing you to mill them again. Then after the glue was dried, the design was transfered to the wood plates and they were cut out with the band saw. The top of this guitar will be made from a nice piece of flamey Mirtle, which is still in its rough form. (2.5 hrs)