I spared everyone the layout and clamping process this time.
Backs are looking good. Hope to have the braces carved down tomorrow. I like the walnut with the redwood center strip. The braces are mahogany from a porch, which you can see on the untouched exposed side, but they will finish up nicely. I think a bit of shellac just on the braces and back strip once they are carved and sanded.
Then on to the sides. Bending them on a hot pipe should be an adventure, that is after a lot of planing to thickness.
Carved my guitar heels. Was a bit apprehensive, but really enjoyed it. Used the chisel for 98% of it. Never really carved anything before, the mahogany was fun. The laminated neck was actually easier. The second one had a bit … Continue reading →
And more guitar stuff… Made another neck. This time I cut and laminated a 5 ply neck together. Using old mahogany porch boards, there are a lot of holes, so I should get a better yield doing it that way. … Continue reading →
Spent most of my day in the shop. While I was waiting for glue on rosette pieces to dry, I figured I’d try to make a neck. Used mahogany from my friends porch. Hardest part was scraping the glue … Continue reading →
This weeks bounty… part 2, the rest of the haul. This is the rest of the Martin Guitar wood, plus whatever else was there. Lots of rosewood. May be some guitar size, but a lot of it is smaller. There … Continue reading →