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Guitar Updates – Tuners and headstocks

Since I’m seemingly never satisfied with my guitars and that I feel a deep desire to modify them, I’ve been making some small but substantial updates over the past few days. On my custom walnut guitar, I was getting annoyed…..

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Guitar Updates – Tuners and headstocks

Since I’m seemingly never satisfied with my guitars and that I feel a deep desire to modify them, I’ve been making some small but substantial updates over the past few days. On my custom walnut guitar, I was getting annoyed…..

Another Shaper Origin project: Valet tray

Here’s my first project working with the Shaper export tool inside of Fusion 360. This is a valet tray about 6 inches long by 4 inches tall. The wood I used is pau ferro (also known as morado, http://www.wood-database.com/pau-ferro/) which…..

Weekend Project: Tie and belt rack

This was a quick weekend project to organize my ties and belts. A few months back I installed new closet systems and I haven’t had a good way to hang my ties or belts since. I started with 6 pieces…..

Christmas gifts made with the Shaper Origin

Here are three different gifts I made this holiday season with my new Shaper Origin. The picture frame is made out of pau ferro and curly maple. I carved the words in with the engraving bit to give it angled…..

New Tool Day! Shaper Origin

Last night I received my Shaper Origin. For those unfamiliar, it’s a handheld CNC router. It basically works like a router where the templates are stored in the onboard computer and servos in the tool auto-correct the position of the…..

My Ibanez has reached its final form (almost)

I purchased my Ibanez AG75 about 2 years ago. It’s not an expensive instrument by any means, but it’s pretty well put together. I use it strictly for when I want that jazzy, hollow-body sound that you can’t get out…..

Quick portable speaker from spare parts (guitar amp and phone speaker)

I had a set of old computer speakers laying around. I thought to myself, “What could I do with these?”. Then it came to me. Mini amp! At first I tried to use the amplifier IC that was on the…..

Quick pedal board you can build yourself

Here’s a quick pedal board you can build yourself in an hour or two. I built this out of wood I had on hand. Most of the stock was approximately 3/4″ thick. This thickness will keep things from flexing too…..

How to purchase an expensive (sounding) guitar/rig without your wife, girlfriend, or significant other noticing

I’m talking about on the down-low, under the radar, sneaking around… For the last year, I’ve been on a quest to get the best sounding guitar and amp for the least amount of money. It’s easy to drop $1,500 to…..

Check out my Etsy store

After the Christmas rush of making gifts for family and friends, I ended up with one or two items that were extra. I decided I wanted to set up an Etsy shop to sell these items. To help me build…..