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Cheap Tele Kit Part 2: Wood for Guitars

I’ve learned a lot about wood over the past couple years and figured I’d share as much as I could all together in a summary as background before I get into my experience doing finish on my Tele Kit.

None of this is specific to the Tele project and most isn’t specific to guitars, but maintains that perspective.

To me, this background and understanding of wood has been key to the practice of woodworking and finishing wood projects. It’s the difference between following instructions and adapting them based on understanding.

Cheap Tele Kit Part 1: What's in the box?

I’m building a cheap TC-style kit guitar from Amazon.

The purchase was a gamble. I wanted to get a Harley Benton to have a more known commodity, but the shipping from England was more than the kit itself. So random Amazon kit it is.

Guitar Stand Almost Finished

I’m mostly done with a guitar stand made from reclaimed wood from broken furniture. It’s been tough… a little more ambitious than I planned. But I’m pretty proud of my work so far, even with the imperfections.

Poor Mans Feed

I don’t really work with power saws much, but occassionally it is much easier to rip boards with my cheap bandsaw.

It’s a tabletop model just 12 inches off the ground/table, so I made some quick and dirty stands to help me feed larger material through it and keep it (mostly) level.

Woodworking Youtube

Dropping my favorite woodworking resources on YouTube