Session #9


Monday, June 8th, 2015:

Today, so far, I have routed the binding channels for my guitar, and I have just finished gluing in the tail wedge. It will just be a simple piece of ebony, with some white strips on the sides (to match the ebony binding, which has a strip of white purfling on its bottom edge).











After the binding channels were routed, I could work on my tail wedge. Here I have found a piece of scrap ebony, which I have thicknessed to the same thickness as the sides.

I will score the lines for the outer edges of the wedge with an Exacto knife and remove the side wood in between the two scored lines with my Dremel. Then I will glue the wedge and its two purfling lines in with Titebond.









Tail wedge is finished --- glued in and trimmed. Now I just have to glue in the binding.


Later that evening . . . .

Couldn't really work much with Randall tonight, as my neighborhood had a power outage from about 5:20 p.m. till about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. We worked until the growing darkness made things a little too difficult to do. I think it was around 7:30 when we quit.

Anyway, here is what I had accomplished in the afternoon, before Randall arrived:

Today I will remove the tape and bind the other side.




Tonight Randall trimmed the top and back overhang close to the sides. Since we had no electricity, we couldn't complete the job by using the router jig to rout it all the way flush to the sides, so that will have to wait till next Sunday.



Here is Randall's plan for his headstock inlay:


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