Building a Flying V Guitar out of Scrap Walnut - Part 2

This is the second part of the Flying V build. This is when the guitar starts to actually take shape and starts to look like a guitar. And this is when all the fun stuff like the electronics, controls, and neck start to find their place in the body of the guitar. I decided to order a neck online instead of making my own for a couple reasons. First of all, it would just take too much time to make one. And second, there would be a bit of an investment into buying specialized tools to do all of the detailed work that goes into making a fretboard and neck. At some point I would like to give it a try, but this was the best solution for this guitar.

Part three is coming soon, so be sure to check out the finished product soon. Thanks.

Building a Flying V Guitar out of Scrap Walnut - Part 1

This video is the first part of a three part series where I build a custom guitar based on the Gibson Flying V. Even though I rarely play guitar these days, I have always wanted a Flying V, and building guitars is a challenging and rewarding process, so I decided to make one. This is the second guitar I have built, and I wanted to take on a bit more with this one than the last and improve my knowledge and skill. I also wanted to do it without breaking the bank, while still creating a unique guitar. That is why I decided to make it using scrap walnut that I had left over from previous pieces.

This first part shows the initial process of making and shaping the guitar body. Thanks.

Building the BROADCAST Credenza

This is a video that I shot when making the first BROADCAST Credenza. This video really shows the process for making a piece of furniture using layered plywood, and how many individual pieces go into it. When I first shot the video, I painted the edge of the cabinet doors and drawers, but wasn't happy with how they turned out. I eventually trimmed a 1/16 of an inch off every edge and added painted poplar edge banding, which I didn't film. It is a tricky process because I can't trim the edge banding flush once it is glued on since it would remove the paint, so I have to be very careful to get it just right. I might try to come up with an easier solution to get those painted details in the future, but I am really happy with the final product.

Also, part way through the video you will notice I upgraded my table saw to a 3hp SawStop. Extra safety and extra power has really changed my building process.