The Deck is Done!!! And Gluing on the Fingerboard!!!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010:

Well, when I was in San Francisco watching "The Fantasticks," the workers finished my deck!!!! We had had to wait a few days for the railings to be delivered. It's finally done! I love it. Now I need to look for a nice little bistro table and chairs for the top deck, and I plan to sand and refinish (or paint) my older deck chaise chairs. Here are the final photos:











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  1. Scatterbrained — Odds 'n' Ends
  2. Soundport and Closing Up the Box
  3. On to the Binding
  4. Beginning the Neck
  5. The Neck, Day 2
  6. The Neck, Day 3
  7. The Allen Wrench Dilemma and the Peghead
  8. Bridge Shaping and Neck Fitting
  9. The Deck is Finished! The Fingerboard is Glued!
  10. Neck Carved, Finish Sanding, Wash Coat, Pore-Filling, Sanding, Sealing, Tru-Oil
  11. Paraffin Oil Polishing and Finishing it All Up!
  12. Saddle Compensation Jig
  13. REALLY Finishing It Up Now!!!















Here's what I did today before heading off to church. I first made a gluing caul for my fingerboard (I used the table saw to quickly slot the caul):



Then I used a staple gun to shoot staples into the 2nd and 11th fret areas of the fingerboard:


Then I clip the staples off, to leave little nubs. These will be pressed into the neck, so that I can easily locate the fingerboard when it comes time to glue.






Finally, I am gluing the fingerboard to the neck.


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