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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)


Monday, July 3rd, 2006:

Today I glued in the side reinforcements and routed out the soundhole rosette channels.





The side set is really SOLID now!!!


The next thing I worked on was to rout out the channels for the soundhole rosette. I am using the newer Stew-Mac circle cutting jig for the Dremel. It has a wider base than the older model, so it is more stable as you use it. I am going to be installing these curved paua abalone strips, which are .135" wide and .05" thick, with some black/white/black purfling. The inner and outer rings each will be two strips of black/white/black purfling.

Here I am just checking the fit of the abalone strips and the purfling (no gluing yet).




Tuesday, July 4th, 2006:

Here is the rosette after it's been glued in. I have not scraped or sanded it down yet. That will be tomorrow!


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