The top goes on.

I need more clamps. This is barely enough. It will do, but frankly I’d rather have clamping pressure along every single inch of the seam. If anybody wants to know what I want for Father’s Day, or any gifting opportunity for that matter, it’s this: more bar clamps.

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Various and sundry odds-n-ends

I caught up the maple-bodied boomer while waiting for the fingerboards… and today those came, so I am putting together a neck too. The last thing today is making up a rosette, based on a new pattern I have been working with… using a laser engraver. Once it’s engraved I’ll cut it out. This one…

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The back goes on.

I sanded the back after it came out of the clamps, laid the guitar body down on it, marked it with a No.2 Ticonderoga pencil (very important) and cut it out on the bandsaw. I sanded it with a drum sander.   I chamfered the edges of the tail block and head block with a…

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Tapering and Lining the back

Today I tapered the sides so the body will be shallower near the neck and deeper near the tailpin, by marking the sides and cutting this slice away.  I love the weird looking objects one generates as a biproduct of guitar building… Then, I glued the bent linings in to what will be the bottom…

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