First You Cut Down A Tree. Then... Part 2

posted Jan 20, 2012, 1:46 PM by Hiram Philo   [ updated Mar 20, 2012, 1:45 PM ]
Today's photos show my first cuts to the 2 foot split cedar log I brought home from Shadow Valley.  The end of the log is white from the paint I applied the day my Cousin Dave cut it.  This allowed even drying and prevented splitting. This first picture shows off my 14 " Grizzley band saw.
From log to rough cut planks and a neck blank in less than a half hour.  So why will it take a year to build a guitar?  Stay tuned to see.  I estimate 50 to 60 hours of hands-on work to finish this instrument.
Click this link for the next post in this series:  First You Cut Down a Tree. Then... (Part 3)
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