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  1. Bending
  2. And More Bending!
  3. Neck Block & Kerfing
  4. Top, Back, & Kerfed Side Set
  5. Side Reinforcements & Rosette Channel
  6. Braces
  7. Even More Braces!
  8. The Soundbox
  9. Binding & Neck
  10. The Neck, Continued
  11. Finish Carving the Neck
  12. Peghead Inlay
  13. Finishing!!!
  14. Rubbing Out the Finish & Gluing the Neck and Bridge
  15. Leveling Frets, Nut & Saddle Work, and Stringing Her Up!!!
  16. The Final Product!!!

(last updated 8/19/06)


Thursday, July 6th:

Today I finished gluing up all the bracing of the top and the back. Tomorrow, I'll carve the top braces.

The back center reinforcement strip:



After I had cut the notches fitting the x-braces together, I glued on the x-braces:





The picture below has nothing to do with bracing (obviously) — Emily just wanted to say "Hi"!!! (She got tired of being left out of my web pages.)


Finally, the top all braced:









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