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The Pathfinder (TTRPG/Coffee Inspired Guitar)
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Videogame Inspired Guitar
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Andy Dobies
Mar 10, 2021
I think it's a little past update time, so let's do a construction post. Here's my big slab, glued together out of 4 smaller pieces of mahogany that one of my furniture-making buddies graciously gave to me. This is in his shop, way nicer than my tiny basement. You can see where I've messed some things up, I used a jigsaw to cut rather than a scroll saw or a band saw, and there were a couple mishaps. Some of it was me rushing and some of it was the jigsaw not holding the base level, which I didn't realize and fix til I was already into it pretty far. Still turned out pretty okay, even if it's not perfect. I did a LOT of test carves. I wasn't really sure of how I wanted the final thing to end up looking and this was my first time ever carving. Each one got better and better. Eventually I got on a roll and felt confident enough to start carving the top. Now we're getting places. Little lumpy, but we can clean that up later. Each half, front and back gets a little better than the last one. Should've started on the back maybe. Did have some tear out here and there, but I think I'm actually going to incorporate it as battle damage. This was created out of a slain dragon after all. I paint a lot of miniatures and I think I can make that happen in an ascetically pleasing way. I carved up the back as well, and started to sand the horns down to shape. So here we are! I still have to figure out out what I'm doing with the scales, I tried a lot of different things and I'm not sure I like how they're turning out. Any suggestions would be great! Then I'm going to start on the neck, I'm waiting to rout the neck pocket until I have the neck constructed, I figured it would be a little easier to rout the pocket to fit the neck than try to shape the neck to fit. Then onto infinite sanding! Thanks to everybody who has been reading this thread and all of the praise on the design so far!
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