Guest Blog: Kieran Binnie

(Editorial note:  During the past year I have had more than one occasion to consider and question the idea of perfection as it relates to craft in general and woodworking in particular. This has mainly been an interior monologue and it occurred to me at some point that maybe it would be better as a conversation….

Brace yourself

I am a graduate od Duke University, and for a time shortly thereafter I worked in Chapel Hill, NC. I have known what it means to experience rivalry. Given that statement, I can think of no other topic that sparks such rivalry and debate amongst guitar players as acoustic guitar bracing. The methods, the placement, the…

rollercoaster of wood

After building the form, the first thing I did was glue in the tail block and the neck block. I fashioned both the neck block and tail block from solid mahogany. After cutting out the rough shapes I did the rest of the carving with chisels. Sharp chisels. The tail block is pretty standard. The…