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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)

Wednesday, July 19th through Saturday, July 22nd:

I've mainly been working on finishing the soundbox and have begun working on the neck and fingerboard. Friday I scraped the top binding:


Next, it was time to begin working on the peghead. First, I used this simple little jig to easily sand the proper angle on the end of the peghead veneer where it butts up against the nut. I used my disc sander with this.


To the right, after I have glued the peghead veneer on, I double-stick-tape my peghead template to the veneer. I drill 3/32" holes where the tuner holes will be, and further attach the template to the veneer with two tiny dowels (actually, bamboo skewers). I then used my "Luthier's Friend" Robo-Sander in the drill press to follow the template, thus shaping the peghead.


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