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Monday, April 11, 2016

Finish, necks and inlay

After a very quick excursion to Argentina I'm back, and yesterday I continued in the workshop. The walnut soprano and the cherry piccolo are almost done, the French polishing process is well under way. 

On to the resos. I'll get to carve the necks soon, the blanks are prepared and the cut lines are laid out for sawing. 

But what is this? It's the world's smallest bending iron. To bend a strip of maple roughly 1x3 mm I soaked it and used a bottle opener to get the radii small enough. 

I'll show you why I'm doing this in a bit, it's for Bernard's resonator. 

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