Guitar Summit 2017

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.

Around the Shop

Been busy in the new shop; building shelves, unpacking, organizing. Also have been making custom necks for a local guitar company and will be making necks for another local company in the near future.
Here’s several of the necks I have made recently for Lynn Ellsworth Guitars:
First two pictured are a lacewood neck with rosewood fingerboard, 4×2 headstock and a maple neck and bird’s eye maple fingerboard with a “V” profile.
FirstLEGNecksFront FirstLEGNecksBack
This is a fretless bass neck made entirely of bubinga.
This next one is my take on the “EVH” neck with bird’s eye maple neck and fingerboard, east indian rosewood fret board markers, brass side dots and a brass nut.
These are a couple of replacement necks for some existing guitars.
I just did the inlay on this ebony fingerboard. Will be making a complete neck out of it.
This is my new binding jig that I just completed. Still have a small bit of modifications I’d like to do to it to improve performance, otherwise I have already used it twice and it works great!
BindingJig BindingJigSled

Move Complete!

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

Happy New Year!

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!

Completed Projects

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!

Ukuleles Finally Getting Done!

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!
Baritone Uke_gluing bridge
Baritone Uke_first strings

Branching Out

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┬ámy 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.