Some days the blades are sharp, your technique is on-point, but the wood won't co-operate. A respected senior luthier once told me that building guitars is mostly about knowing how to hide your mistakes. To that I would add, don't be too quick to throw away those offcuts 😉 ... See more
Choices. The notes about which side faces up are because sometimes #LuthierGuy hasn't had enough coffee.
Saturday afternoon catching up on whatnot in the shop. Whatchoo doin'?
The Potvin Jupiter, at rest. (Photo credit Drew Stawin).
I'm about ready to call the illudium Q36 Headstock Angulator done! Here's a pic of the old and the new-and-improved. Builders: what jigs/fixtures do you need for your shop?
It's been a while... #foreshadowing
I made up a fresh batch of DIY star knobs for the redesign of my headstock angle / scarf jig. I make a bunch up at a time because they're super useful in jigs & fixtures.
If you've followed me for any length of time, you know my brain devotes a lot of CPU time to dreaming up vintage American muscle car inspired guitar designs. Occasionally some Euro-car mojo sneaks in, like this Ferrari Rosso Bordeaux beauty that came out of the Potvin Skunkworks. #howmikesbrainworks ... See more
This is my headstock angle / scarf jig circa 2007-ish. It worked well enough that I never got around to making the improved version. It's time to take it up a notch.
Another day in the deep freeze. Treat yourself to a Potvin Guitars Hoodie and stay warm! #treatyoself #gohomewinteryouredrunk