As with many artistic endeavors, woodworking often takes on a life of its own. While examining pieces of wood for one project, woodworkers begin thinking of all the innovative ways they could use that wood. Before they know it, their mind is already putting together a plan to make those ideas a reality. Woodworking, then, is not a passive hobby; to love this art is to constantly look for new ways to use it.
This drive to create and innovate played a clear role in one woodworker’s impressive DIY project: building an acoustic guitar. While looking at materials to use in a word clock, this arboreal artist began to imagine how that wood would look in a guitar. From these initial thoughts, they ended up creating a musical instrument that was not only fully functional, but also stunningly beautiful. Their success serves as an inspiration to all woodworkers, demonstrating just what can be done with this craft.
The woodworker instantly recognized the musical potential of these ziricote sides, but didn’t yet know how to build a guitar. Rather than let this stifle the project, they enrolled in guitar making classes.
The first step in producing the guitar was to mark a section of the wood where the sound hole would go. This ensured that no matter what design choices the woodworker made, there would always be room for this essential piece.
…and voila! The final product met the highest standards of guitar design, showing the world just how much a dedicated artist can accomplish.
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