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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Piccolo progress

Fore- and background: laminating necks with center stripes. Two of these three will have them. Since I made Paolo's this way (by mistake), some people have demanded it. You know me - I'll be where the business is, making silly money!

On the bench you should be able to see the boxes. Tops are trimmed, but so far no soundholes. They're very different from each other...

Shoddy fret work

D'ya fink he'll notice..?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fret slot cutting jig

I'm not too happy with the saw. I should have bought the more expensive model. But the jig and the template is great.

Fretboard bound for Norway

A nice guy in Norway emailed me to ask about where to get fretboards. So I offered to make him one, I need to try my new concert length jig from Stewmac. Really nice rosewood on this.

And the third piccolo got the lining installed.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Installing linings

I was going to put the reverse kerfed lining strip on the third one as well, but guess what... I'm out of miniature clamps and clothing pegs!

The soundboard side of my piccolos have solid linings to maximize the "free" area of the top, but I make my own miniscule kerfed strips for the back side. A bit faster to install, and maybe a stiffer joint. Which ought to be a good thing for the back / sides joint.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Good news, and piccolos

Fantastic day! I cleaned the workshop (actually found a place for the thickness sander), made and installed top side solid linings, made kerfed lining, picked neck blanks and am now glueing the first bridge patch. I even put a radius in the soundboard.