A busy week in the shop: putting the new band-saw to good use, the pitfalls of measuring just once before cutting, and a host of smaller updates

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A week out the shop: laser cutting some cover, doing some exploratory CAD work for a potential client, and (to quote Sheryl Crow) a change can do you good.

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A week in the shop: making lid lips using a router, drilling a lot of holes in one guitar, and wiring up an old strat clone.

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A week in the shop: another demonstration of why you should measure twice, planning pickups for a build, and falling back on my backup amp.

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A fortnight in the shop: a tale of two neck builds, fixing up an old guitar, and important lessons about hair and wood glue.

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A week in the shop: struggling with some very impressionable wood, fixing up an old mongrel guitar, and a tweak to my workbench.

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A brief week in the shop: making and executing my workshop todo list, laser-cutting some pick-guards, and woes in power-tool purchasing.

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A week out the shop: Levelling up my Fusion 360 skills a bit as I tweak the current guitar design, and fighting CAD workflows as I move things between tools to do some laser cutting.

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A week (kinda) in the shop: unnamed prototype guitar is moving forward as I find my way around the new workshop, and I order some cigar boxes to try for size.

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A short week in the shop: fixing up my cigar box guitar, gluing up the body from last week, and looking briefly at sources of wood.

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Returning to the workshop: what I did over the summer, making some new starts, and getting back to building:

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I made a thing!

Lockdown had given me time to discover old photos, and I had enough keepers from our 2016 road trip I made them into a zine.

A week mostly not in the shop: getting set back up ready to build, pondering bandsaws, and pondering what to do during lockdown.

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I’ve long had virtual coffee weekly with friends in other countries. Now I’m doing it with friends not over the horizon.

The bunny watches with total indifference whilst I struggle with some code.

Tough times call for tough measures: shaping your own beard, and having to wear a hat whilst you do so due to long hair

Today I assembled my workbench as I set up in a new workshop. Looking forward to getting back into making guitars after a month or so hiatus!

At least I can remember how to hold a hammer...

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