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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Carving the Wish-caster Neck

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish Surfcaster




This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish SurfcasterAfter a couple weeks away, I was finally able to spend a weekend in the shop. Returning to the fretboard, I gave it a bit of thought and ultimately decided rather than try and fix the bad frets (there were probably 8-10) and paint … Continue reading »






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The “Wish-caster” Fingerboard

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish Surfcaster




This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish SurfcasterThe Design The first two electrics I built were constructed with factory-made necks. Having never fretted an instrument before, I was apprehensive about taking on that part of the project with a hard deadline. For this design I wanted a custom inlay on the … Continue reading »






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Make-A-Wish Surfcaster: Capping the Body

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish Surfcaster




This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish SurfcasterWith the Ash blank shaped, it’s time to prepare the figured top. I made a “top cap” template including holes for the sound hole and electronics pockets. Two of these were cut: one in MDF and another in acrylic. I wanted a clear version to allow … Continue reading »






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