Such a newbi here! Before the covid thing I had never done any wood work or even owned a saw, now my garage has a planer, jointer, band saw, oscillating sander, palm sander, 2*table saws, sliding miter saw, and a cnc (Shapeoko XL), and fixing to have a Onefinity!!! I’ve gone crazy!!! Here’s a short video I put together as a intro to my guitar building biz. https://vimeo.com/458823296
For such a short time working with wood, you are pretty damn good. Keep up the good work! Those look great!!
Wow, congrats on coming so far, so fast!! Nice video, too!
Thanks!! Having fun…
Thanks Antonio. Got a ways to go, but it’s been a labor of love.
Thanks!!! Video is my main income these days (videographer for the last 20 years) but would love to add a guitar building service onto to it.
Great skills to have! With your excellent video presentation & fast-evolving woodworking skills, I’m sure you’ll do great. BTW, you made some solid choices in machines. I started out with an x-carve in 2016 and totally upgraded it. A friend recently (before my knowledge of Onefinity) asked for machine recommendation, and I recommended the Shapeoko over the x-carve. With those machines the upgrades, while they work well, are ‘added-on’. With a career spanning 40+ years of machining & tool design, I’m fully sold on the Onefinity design because it’s designed right from the ground-up. And while I don’t yet have my machine, I see no upgrades or improvements to do on it (nothing obvious relating to the major components, anyway). On my x-carve, I was mentally doing upgrades before the payment cleared.
By the way you going, it won’t take you long at all to be on a pro-level. Would love to see more of your work, please post with no hesitation!
Awesome, Very Awesome
Thanks everyone for your vote of confidence. I also own and operate a recording studio and write and record myself when I have time. Without trying to toot my own horn to much, here’s a song I wrote and posted last year. https://youtu.be/KWviWGm81Nk
Impressive for such someone relatively new to woodworking. I’m not much of guitar player, but my wife is and would love to make her a guitar at some point once my 1F arrives. Not too worried about the carving/woodworking, but any recommendations for the guitar parts? Not at all knowledgeable about that.
Hey Kevin, Might try Allparts, WD parts, Stewart McDonald. I’ve set myself up as a builder directly to the manufacture of particular products, which allows a bit better pricing but you have to buy minimum amounts of product, and you would only want to do that if you planned on building and selling a few…but the above mentioned places will do a pretty good job. Might check Ebay for best guitar tops (flamed maple, katalox, and other exotic woods) unless you have a good vendor near by.