lunes, 30 de diciembre de 2013

Almost there

So here´s the box assembled and the neck ready to be fitted. The edges and the corners are still raw on this photo
 here´s the box, with edges and corners finished and the saddle installed and the neck mortise cut. Its now ready to be have the neck glued on.

viernes, 27 de diciembre de 2013


So here´s 2 photos form the assembly of the box.
First the 3 parts, front, back and sides and below gluing the front to the sides using spool clamps.

sábado, 21 de diciembre de 2013

Bass bar fitted

So here´s the front with the bass bar fitted. Tomorrow I will shape it and finetune the plate.

viernes, 20 de diciembre de 2013

f holes cut

Before final thicknessing the front, I have cut the f holes. It starts looking like something familiar.

miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 2013

Outside of the plates finished

here are the top and back plates. They are rough finished, but the final shape is there. the edges and the corners will be finished when the I´ve made the assembly of the body.

domingo, 15 de diciembre de 2013

hollowing out the front and the back

Still working with the gouges. My right hand wrist is getting sour from this work.
On top the back being roughed out. The little holes are drilled with stop, so that I have a thickness of 5mm when I reach the bottom of those holes. Later on the back will be taken down to 2,5 - 4,5mm.
Below the front at 5mm thicmness. It will be taken down to 2,4 - 3,7mm

sábado, 14 de diciembre de 2013

martes, 3 de diciembre de 2013

plates rough cut

So now the hard work starts. All wiil be shaped with hand tools from now on. They are still 16mm thick and will be taken down to 2,4 - 4,5mm.

domingo, 1 de diciembre de 2013

starting the plates

So here the back and front plates have been joined. They are 16mm thick so there´s a lot of work to be done. the top to the left.