Monday, May 24, 2010
neck is carved and bolted on, and solid linings are installed.
Jukka's little piccolo is my fastest build ever, the back is glued and
soon only fretting and bridge work remains.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
is not finished yet, I'm gonna make a rebate where the roughly cut
soundboard fits. And I need better spacers to hold the sides firmly.
But I never had a better glueing experience than this! I need one of
these moulds for each size, obviously.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The alder tenor has gotten its' sides bent, blocks glued in place and
solid linings installed on the soundboard side. And I chose to build
it with a bolt-on neck since I think that gives me more control
aligning and fitting.
A new little piccolo is taking shape alongside the tenor, sides bent
and blocks and linings glued, neck almost completely carved.
But the best thing is I really upgraded my piccolo mould, I put
threaded inserts around it so I won't have to use string when glueing
the top and back. It looks almost half semi-professional I think. I am
so proud. I have to make one for my next tenor.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
spruce top. It was below the bridge and my longest tiny clamp could
just reach the little caul's closest end. So I made a hinged strut
with a long handle and attached it to the caul. Mending patch was
stuck to the caul by winding tape with the sticky side out around the
caul, and the clamp was superglued to it. After getting the clamp
fastened I could push the handle to raise the strut, making it push
the patch up against the top.
The mock-up in the pic is an attempt to show it, I don't have a uke
split on the bandsaw yet.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
variable speed. I am now in the process of converting it to a sturdy
It has a 25 mm groove where a piece of wood will hold the bottom
plate, then the usual arrangement with a pivoting table and a dust
The drum will be wooden discs glued together, I just remembered my dad
had a lot of those lying around since making a bunch of holes once. He
saved them for my kids to play with, so it's almost the intended use.