Friday, July 10, 2009:

Yesterday, before I left for the Ed Gerhard concert, I discovered I needed to modify the holding cradle (seen below) for the smaller size of this guitar. (It just involved drilling new holes on the base to place the standing bolts in new locations.)

Below, you see me checking to make sure that the guitar body's sides are set so they're perpendicular to the base. I have a flush-cutting bit with a roller bearing in the laminate trimmer of my router jig. I just finished using this jig to trim the overhang of the top and the back.




Here are a few quick photos. When I thump the top now, it sounds like a C# note! (And the back thumps to the same note.)

Now it's on to measuring for the binding and purfling channels, bending my binding, and routing the binding/purfling ledges (gulp!). I plan to use the same bloodwood binding I used for my classical two summers ago.



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  1. Planning
  2. A Little Change in Plans...
  3. Back Braces
  4. Carving the Back Braces & Cutting the Top Braces
  5. The Rosette / Tapering the Fingerboard
  6. Bracing the Top
  7. Carving the Braces / Gluing the Soundhole Braces & Bridge Plate
  8. The Finished Top and Back!!! / Cutting and Bending the Sides
  9. Fixing Cupped Sides / Making Spreaders & Clamping Cauls
  10. Neck and Tail Blocks
  11. Sanding the Radius into the Sides / Gluing the Kerfing Strips / Side Reinforcements
  12. Fitting & Gluing the Back
  13. Fitting & Gluing the Top
  14. We Have a Soundbox Now!!!
  15. Bending and Routing for Bindings
  16. Gluing the End Wedge & Bindings
  17. Scraping the Bindings
  18. Beginning the Neck
  19. The Neck, Continued!!!
  20. The Neck, Day 3
  21. Peghead, Tuners, Dots, & Frets!!
  22. Peghead Inlay
  23. Backstrap & Gluing the Fingerboard
  24. Carving the Neck / A "Duh!" Moment / Side Dots / Preparing for Finish
  25. Pore-Filling and Sealing
  26. Spraying the Top Coats
  27. Finishing the Finish / Gluing on the Neck
  28. Gluing on the Bridge
  29. Set-Up / It's All Done!










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