I'm gonna split it to wedges along the grain, there ought to be quite a few soprano tops in it. Jacob wants some kind of tenor I think, but we'll see about that.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I cut them to length first, then shape their ends to a near parabolic shape. The tang is cut back so it won't come out if the neck shrinks a bit. It is hard, slow, tedious work. But it's fun as well.
I really can't wait to string these three up.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The white styrene rods will be glued in the holes and cut flush, becoming tiny fretboard markers.
Right. The kids.
I think I'm gonna cut slots in all three tonight. Just have to put the kids to bed.
Monday, February 7, 2011
This also saves my nostrils which have been acting a bit strangely. Ever since I sanded some black walnut, a wood famous for its toxic dust.
I am not sponsored by Mirka, who makes the system, this is to be regarded as a tip for others who build at home. And who are lazy enough not to use a mask while sanding.