Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I did try a rasp, but didn't like it. And my neck holding jig was an absolute must for these good results.
Edit: I forgot to put the miniature spokeshave in the pic... I'll see if it makes a post of its own soon.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I might perform a bit on it tomorrow, and maybe I'll have time to do another vid in the 'Swedish chef presents...' series.
I'm very pleased spring is finally here since I prefer to do most of the sanding outdoors, and five at the same time will generate a fair bit of dust.
But where's the fun in that?
I've come to realize my building philosophy is something like: if it can't be done with a sharp blade, it's no point doing it.
This gives me an excuse to collect sharp blades.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Frets are in, position markers in place, fretboard glued, bridge made and glued. And the uke got a wash coat of shellac to protect the wood. Before I cut the raised grain, I got a glimpse of just how lovely this uke will be. In a few days.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
So it might have been down to need for practice.
What? Practice on scrap? That does not compute...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
It holds the neck while carving. The part that supports the headstock is pivoted to adjust to any headstock angle. The hole in the middle is for clamping when working on the headstock.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I really should have changed to a finer grit for the last passes, but it went faster than I thought. Ok, I should've tested on scrap first, but guess what?
I NEVER TEST ON SCRAP.
Ha ha haa...
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
That leaves me with 40 mm at the widest part to cut with the (also miniature) bandsaw, or with a japanese hand saw. The piece that will become sides has 10 mm left in the middle, and I saw that it already went through the process once, giving me sides to another ukulele.