Sunday, June 19, 2016
My work cut out (and sanded)
Today I bit the bullet and sat down by the thickness sander a couple of hours. All the slices I have resawn recently, and a guitar set of maple for dreadnought back and sides. Luckily that'll give me enough for two resos.
I can't say I enjoy thickness sanding, and I'm not very good at it. I might end up with material that's too thin but still with deep scratches from the 40 grit paper. Today I took my time and changed grits from 40 to 80 to 120, and I'm very pleased with the result.
In the pic you can see six sets with skeletons and a neck each. For photo purposes three of the neck blanks are of Spanish cedar, but I might choose to use alder for the lot of them. I haven't decided. So it'll be two of maple (with some curl in the figure), two of walnut, and two of cherry. I don't think I'll make all six in one go, that would probably break me. But maybe I'll bend and glue all sides and take it from there, continuing with two at a time. We'll see. First I, then you.