Sunday, May 25, 2014
Last time I got out to the big workshop someone had left with the router table. So today I brought my jerry rigged table with the smaller router.
It works really well, just have to make sure it's securely clamped.
And then this! A fantastic old book press that I got from my friend, it's now essential in the making of reso skeletons. Clamping large flat pieces together is rather tricky without a press and this one is perfectly flat and very powerful.
I make the skeletons by layering plywood pieces of different thickness. Between the glueing steps I route out the well and the contours using the top most piece as a guide for the flush cut router bit.
Then I cut out the bottom of the well so what remains is just a ledge for the cone.
And now, duct tape in luthery! I taped two halves tightly together and drilled the holes around the edges. These holes are for 8 mm dowels, and I placed them so the dowels will protrude outside the plywood. I'll sand that off to get a flat spot for the sides to rest on.