I love making guitars from Cigar Boxes, and thought it would be fun to create a blog for those interested in tracking my progress, and see what's going on in the shop. If you are a potential customer, feel free to email me with any questions.
Enjoy Life Through Music !!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The old ways really make it hand made
I've been using an old hand planer that I bought from a retiree friend of mine. Her father came over from Germany and was a furniture maker. You can't really see it in the pic, but the planer say's "Made in Germany" on the side. Once I got it sharpened, it does a great job. So, I've been using it to plane the head stock of my instruments. The head stock is usually 4 different pieces glued together, so the hand planer makes everything come together nicely. Sometimes ole school is the best way. Certainly is for "handmade" in my book.