Phew! One rosette in. Just a bit more to clean up, mostly with the scraper. A couple little chips in the mosaic I need to fill. Pretty pleased so far. I was a bit worried as my purfling is cut … Continue reading →
One more test in the redwood. New blade for the cutter worked well. Quick coat of shellac on the top helped with tear out. Recorded all the measurements on my cutter, which I set with my caliper. Need to go a hair deeper on the real thing.
Came out ok. Segments matched up better with one purfling strip on the inside as opposed to two, so I’ll go with that. Wasn’t happy with my walnut strip on the outside, so I cut and bent more. These segments are delicate! A few little pieces came off just with handling. I’ll probably cut and add little bits as I install.
Prior plans of planing proceeding presently! Two redwood tops close to final thickness at around .105”-.110”. I’ll scrape more after the rosettes are installed. One walnut back getting close and one more that hasn’t been started yet. Some areas of these were … Continue reading →
Starting to look like something other than stacks of wood. Redwood soundboards and walnut backs all glued up and cut out. Started to plane to thickness, but progress derailed for a couple days by a stomach bug. Yuck! I haven’t been sick in years. Oh well.
Luckily I feel well enough to play bass on a gig tonight that my friends booked.
I’ll be back at the guitar soon.
Made a rosette cutter while waiting for glue to dry on my soundboards. I had made a prototype out of rosewood scraps, but cracked a piece when tightening down the blade, so I made a new one out of aluminum. … Continue reading →
More progress… Picked through my redwood tops and walnut backs, then traced a basic profile trying to avoid any undesirable spots. Used the shooting board and joined the soundboards. They aren’t quite wide enough, so once the glue cured, I … Continue reading →
Saw and resaw were in a tree. Saw fell out. Who was left? Resaw! I needed to use my dads table saw to make a MDF auxiliary table for my little band saw. So I figured while I was out there, … Continue reading →