GS Mini 12

Still Saturday . . .


Just couldn't resist taking a few photos, after removing the clamps from the bevel block.











Sunday, March 2nd, 2014:

After church today, I first radius-sanded the top (to get the bevel block level with the rest of the top edges), and then glued on the basswood kerfing on the top edge. When that side is dry, I will glue the kerfing on the back edge. I am gluing the kerfing flush with the edge. 3/4" stationery binder clips are great for this job, as they give a good, strong clamping and fit the triangular shape of the kerfing well.



Here's the back kerfing being glued. I just love it when the kerfing is installed --- the side set is so SOLID after that point!

That's all the work I'm going to do for today ---- it's time to watch the Oscars!!!

Tomorrow, I will glue in the side reinforcements and work on the sound port.


Monday, March 3rd, 2014:

Okay . . . The first thing I did this morning was to do one final "driving of the bus", so that the kerfing, the neck blocks, and the bevel block were all sanded to proper radius on the top; I also radius-sanded the back.

Now it was time to trim the inside corner of the bevel block, to remove excess weight. Basically, I wanted to file a 45-degree angle on the inside of the block. I started with this file, but found that I couldn't really make much headway into it because it was such a shallow area in which to use the file.


So, I switched to using a sanding drum in my Dremel. This worked a lot better.




Here is the final result. I used the Dremel to do the shaping, and then smoothed it all out with 80-grit, then 100-grit, and then 120-grit sandpaper.



After the bevel block was all finished, I used 120-grit, 150-grit, and finally 220-grit sandpaper to sand the entire inside of the side set. The top and back edges are now ready to accept the top and back plates of the guitar (once I get those done --- my bloodwood for the rosette has not yet arrived, so I can't move further on the top until that comes).