Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Well here it is, I think his vid is a lot better than the ones I make:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I chose an ebony bridge to show Robin how much I like him. But ebony is very hard to work with. So now, since I hate ebony, I also hate Robin.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Then we have Robin's soprano, with a still secret fretboard inlay. A coat or two of shellac goes on every day.
On the extremely messy bench you should be able to glimpse the body of BC's uke, and on the workboard there's a maple soprano under way - but that's not all mine. I have a student who comes by to learn a bit about building.
But now a few days of rest. Or maybe I'll bring one or two when I leave the workshop.
I'm doing a French polished shellac finish, the oil I have smells far worse. But it does take time. As you see, I'm doing it before the bridge goes on. I'll have to scrape away the finish in the area where the bridge goes but it's easier to get a good result without the muneca hitting the bridge all the time.
Sometimes I think French polishing is better on large, flat tabletops.