We are shaping the necks for our new run of dulcimer guitars. When this step is done we will start glueing necks to bodies.
Today we cut necks and made some templates. We are tweaking our design and streamlining our production.
The sides are in the mold and we have to wait 4 days and then transfer parts to the drying rack. We are perfecting the design and cutting out parts, and sometimes just messing around with the new electric guitar. Laura is getting really good!
Today we set up the steamer and starting bending the curved sides of the Strumpet ( our dulcimer Guitar)
Laura built an awesome steam box. My friend Brian CNC’d 4 sets of mold patterns for us. So far so good!
It has been awhile since our last post. I am in the new house and preparing the new shop for production.
Today My Sister Laura and I unpacked templates and prepped stock for a run of Strumpets. We have been discussing some new instrument designs and a new web site. Lots has been happening but nothing could be done until both our shops were for the work to begin.
On the road teaching. Peter Park and I just had a wonderful class at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship teaching Stringed instrument making. Everyone did a great job! Here are a few pictures.
The house and shop are moving along. Today the garage was insulated and the new slab was poured last week. We are excited to get in and get going. This is a picture of one of the new tenor guitars I have been making. The neck is from the birch tree I planted when I was in 6th grade. The face and body are made from Quilted Maple and mahogany that my friend Mason gave me this winter.