This Saturday I will be part of the 2017 Inland Northwest Guitar Summit. There will be music played on instruments built by local luthiers.
The show is at the Palomino @ 6245 N Lidgerwood, Spokane, WA
Doors at 6, show starts at 7. Tickets are $7/advance, $10/door. All ages.
Today and tomorrow, November 12-13, I will be at the Spokane Folk Lore Society Fall Folk Festival. I will be at the INLA – Inland Northwest Luthiers Association – tables. I have a baritone Ukulele that will be up for sale and some Acoustic Strap Secure at a show special of $10 each (cash or check only.)
See you there!
The move is done! The shop is full! Will take a while to get it organized and functional. The Acoustic Strap Secure takes priority, but I will be doing repair work and building instruments as soon as possible. I will also get back into tutorials, starting with the router table storage and dust collection.
Will be teaching again at Woodcraft in the Spokane Valley, so check their website, monthly flier and here on my site for updates.
Marc @ Marcus Daniels Luthiery
It was a great year for me. Got several projects finished and started expanding out my business into new areas.
Although I have not posted anything since the beginning of November I have nonetheless been very busy in my shop.
This next month is going to be even more busy as my family and business are once again on the move. We are headed back to the Spokane area where we hope to get back on our feet again. I shouldn’t have too much down time as I have a shop to move directly into from my current shop. Also hope to get back into teaching at Woodcraft again so check back here or at the Spokane Woodcraft for available classes.
Thanks to all that continue to encourage me and my efforts.
Looking forward to the new year and all that it has to offer.
Happy New Year!
I just got up a brand new page here: For Sale
The For Sale page will have new builds as well as instruments I got on trade and/or have repaired.
Can’t guarantee how often new instruments will be added so be sure to check back regularly.
The Router Table Fence is complete! I have also started adding in the tutorial for making cam clamps. Click here to head over to the Shop Projects page to check it out!
I plan to add tutorials on adding a router table cabinet to my existing router table stand and how to tune up a bench plane, not necessarily in that order.
The ukuleles are finished! Will be adding photos and short audio samples of both the soprano and baritone as soon as possible.
Thanks for sticking with me!
The Ukuleles are finally coming together! After a ton of side projects and fighting over finish I was finally able to get the bridge and first set of strings onto the baritone ukulele today. It sounds really good! Still needs some setup work and some final touches before it’s 100% but that’s all downhill from here. I’ll get better pics when completely done. In the meantime enjoy a couple fresh pics taken today! Now only if I knew how to play the darn thing!
I have started a new page: Shop Projects. I will be demonstrating and giving tutorials on how I design and build various tools, jigs and fixtures and luthiery techniques.
To begin with I am working on a router table fence. The project is not yet complete but I will be picking up the last bit of material this weekend and should have it finished up next week.
Coming soon…Custom cam clamps.
Check out the new page here.
There are a few videos on my website of some of my instruments being played. I spend a bit of my time on YouTube and thought it was time to branch out and start doing some more videos.
I’m reaching out to all those that visit my site and my Facebook page for ideas on what you would like to see me demonstrate or teach. I used to do demos and teach classes at Woodcraft Spokane so this isn’t new to me, although someone else did all the editing and posting.
I’m well versed in all sorts of luthiery techniques, tool use (hand and power) and sharpening. I also enjoy making jigs and tools that multitask or are specialized for one specific job. And for those that don’t know I also make other wood items such as earrings, gauges, tools and furniture.
So if there is something you would like to see drop me a line with the contact form, or find me on Facebook – link at bottom of page – and let me know what you’d like to learn. In the meantime I will do some brainstorming of my own and see what I can come up with.