But underneath them, on the table, are a new set of sides for the soprano I'm making for Grant in England. The wood bent easily, but some oils came out to the surface. We'll see how it goes.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Oh well. I could say "next time" I guess. But I only need one, so I'll stick with this method. It should be done quite soon, maybe some of you will see it this summer at Hollesley.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I also took two of the cedar neck blanks I bought from Pete to the bandsaw, and from each I got two soprano necks and one piccolo neck. I don't know for sure if I'm going to make piccolos with cedar necks, but now I got them.
Finally, I attempted to make fretboards of lilac that was cut outside my house. But it had a spongy core, and I need to measure carefully to see if I can get pieces wide enough without resorting to flatsawn boards.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I could fashion a regular bridge with a small bone saddle, but can I be arsed? Can I hell.
Besides, the all wood bridge is part of the concept.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
But I have a load of piccolos crying for frets and bridges.