So I find I have more time on my hands than I’ve had in decades… as I have joined the millions idled due to COVID and I no longer have a day gig for now. But I spend my mornings looking for paid work and I can spend my afternoons in the shop.  Building guitars is great for the soul.

I have big plans. I am going to make my best guitar ever, and it’s going to be the real deal.

I have upgraded my guitar-side-bender, and I have built some forms to hold them in shape while I attach the sides to the end blocks and insert linings. The guitars should be considerably more symmetrical now. 😉

Lastly I am FINALLY going to get the CNC machine working. I am chewing through pine 2X4’s, finding faults with the machine and the program that runs it… but one fine day, soon, I will be able to rough out a neck and have it ready for final hand shaping. If you look at the video, turn off your speakers: it’s not a pleasant sound.