Spalted Maple

spalted maple

Spalted Maple is one of my favorite woods.  This is regular Maple that has a fungal infection in the tree.  It causes these amazing patterns of color to emerge, and makes the wood even more interesting.  There are different types of spalting, and they all have their own features. One of the nice things about … Read More

Six Gun Guitars

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If you were wondering, that handsome guy in the Six Gun Guitars videos is me! I started six gun when I was making guitars exclusively, and have since branched off into several different aspects of woodworking and wood finishing.   I have been half involved in two different websites, one for the guitars and one … Read More

Clothespin Clamps

clothespin clamps

Clothespin clamps are a very cost effective way to create a large number of clamps in a very short amount of time.  There are instances in guitar making where dozens and dozens of clamps are needed. Gluing the kerfing to the sides is one of those instances, so having many inexpensive clamps on hand can … Read More

Woodworking Templates

woodworking templates

Woodworking templates are a very easy way to make operations repeatable and uniform. Almost any time that the same measurement, marking, or cut needs to be made, a woodworking template can help lower the time it takes to complete the step. Most projects can have templates made for them, and the process is very easy. … Read More

Side Bending Iron

bending acoustic guitar sides

Bending acoustic guitar sides can be one of the more stressful aspects of guitar making.  For most woodworkers, this is the first time they have ever bent wood. The process is actually easier than it looks, and with the right tools it can be accomplished by anyone.  A side bending iron is easy to make, … Read More

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