Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
days have been the worst two of my professional carreer. With the
brilliant exception of today's lunch break with BaronK.
I was going to work late tonight to get some projects done but figured
it would kill me and then give me swine flu.
So I went home, had dinner with my family and then went down and
planed the rosewood fretboard that's going on Melker's tenor.
My mood got better as the board got thinner and smoother. When it was
time for the scraper I was really happy. And who wouldn't be - look at
the nice multicolored shavings!
Best 20 minutes in 60 hours.
Zyliss vise turned upside down, plane was the Little Victor that I
like so much, and my scraper has two of the corners rounded off for
working on larger surfaces like soundboards.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
7 is being fitted with nut and bridge, and on the table are two
piccolos in the early stages of construction. One has been fitted with
linings and has it's top glued. The other one I bent today and it has
just a neck block yet.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
making the end block. I'll put that in place before the linings.
I'm considering tentalones, separate small blocks instead of a kerfed
lining strip. Must do a bit of research.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
soundboard. Now I'll enjoy the feeling of assembly that I get when I
build my tenors. It's mostly because of the spanish heel, but now the
parts have been ready for a while and it will feel even more as if I
just glue a kit together.
Experience so far has made me try a slightly larger bridge plate on
this one, the soft cedar top is also very thin.
appartment, it's a huge advantage to have a father that doesn't. These
hours of sanding produced a lot more noise and dust than the amount I
could cope with at home. Also my dad has kept an eye on the kids, and
he had sandpaper for me to nick.
Anyway, 18 of the 23 pieces are really good, a couple of the others
will do after a little extra sanding. Also six sides were done, in
addition to the ones I managed to thin at home.
I'm running out of excuses to postpone the building of the piccolos.
Just a soprano and a tenor first, then...