Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Neck-Carving Postponed

Any neck-carving gets done in my unheated garage, and the subfreezing temps are keeping me at bay right now, impeding progress on the 2-string chugger.

In the meantime, I've started a new half-size guitar conversion over at Low Budget Lutherie. Check it out...


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Work Space Upgrade

Heading into 2018 I decided to upgrade my indoor work space, which is really a converted computer desk in a spare bedroom. 1/2" plywood sheeting expanded the work surface and provided a "tool wall" backstop, and I built a small set of shelves. The new arrangement is sturdier as well since I added additional 2x4 support legs. Hopefully these improvements will help to increase my guitar output in the coming year. A blessed 2018 to all. 😎🎸

Sitting on the bench is a 2-string "chugger" in the early stages of a build. More to come...


Friday, December 1, 2017

2018 Guitar Projects Preview

After a slow 2017, here is a preview of a more prolific 2018. Along with cigar box guitars, I also chronicle some traditional guitar repairs and ukulele projects at my Low Budget Lutherie page. 💚

Two from 2016
A few of the boxes that will become guitars in 2018
Some miscellaneous parts just waiting for a home
Rescued from a roadside trash pile... ouch! 
Needs bridge repair, new tuners and some fret work.
























These child guitars will become ukuleles!
Future 3 and 4-string ukes

Neck-Carving Postponed

Any neck-carving gets done in my unheated garage, and the subfreezing temps are keeping me at bay right now, impeding progress on the 2-str...