Guitar Building Day Two

A few weeks ago I posted about the machining of a guitar. This time we’ll look at the lamination of the guitar sides. This gives it a nice clean sheen that everyone loves from a good axe.

The video makes its look easy but its it’s not. Usually people, including manufacturers, resort to lamination companies (some companies included in the previous link). Take a look:

Cool stuff, right?! I’m really getting into this stuff, and I’m hoping to start a new guitar soon. I have my cnc ready to go, and will probably end up enlisting a laminating service to do the final steps. Looking forward to it!

Machining Hobbies

So my first post is going to revolve around something thats been my favourite hobby for the past 12 years or so, and that is machining, specifically CNC and woodcutting.  I have been using my own DIY cnc machine for the past 8 years and I have to say that it is some of the more fulfilling stuff I do on a regular basis.

To be able to make something with your hands and have that something be beautiful and crafted so perfectly (thanks to ye olde computer in the CNC machine) is an intoxicating thing.  I hope everyone gets to enjoy it someday.  It almost compares to my second passion (not really related) and guitar playing and music.

Now I keep my work to cnc wood milling (I’ve even made my own guitar!), but I’m always fascinated by the more advanced metal machining, take a look at this amazing video of cnc fabricating a metal chess knight:

Boom, amazing.

My Life

Hello all, I’m Glen and welcome to my blog.  I decided to start this website to get some experience on the Internet.  So far my life has been varied, from being a bass guitarist to being a hobby machinist to helping to manage a record company, I have a lot of different experiences to share, but I’ve yet to take them online.  This site will hopefully change that.

What you can expect is a few posts per month relating to the various things I do throughout my days.

I hope I can spread some joy, knowledge and interest to ye’ olde interwebs!

More to come!

Glen Matlock, Guitarist, Machinist, Hobbyist