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1. From blueprints or bar napkin drawings plans must be made to eliminate mistakes.
2. First step is to choose the right piece of wood for each part of the project. This holds true for a repair or the building of a new instrument. I happen to have a number of highly figured Maple trees on my property, many of which have been drying in my shop for the right guitar.
3.Cut it, thin it, match it, glue it, cut it into shape.
4. Neck and body shaping and radiusing.
5. Bridge blank being hand shaped.
6. An old "Supro" re-fret or fretting a new neck to insure proper seating.
7. Rough shaping an Archtop lacewood chambered bass body.
8. 'Tortis' binding going on Lacewood body
9. My version of a "Go Bar" system for putting the bracing on a spruce acoustic soundboard.
10. Cleaning off the old kerfing on a 1924 00-18.
11. New sides being bent for the 00-18
12. New Flying " W " Mop inlays being hand cut.
13. If it has strings, needs care and repair bring it to Dan's Hospital.
14. New paint for an old Fender " P " bass.
15. Final buffing and polishing..