Friday, January 30, 2009

Not much to show on 40 & 42. sanding and more finish coats......

41 got the bridge glued in place.....

to do this I rough cut a nut, and then using a temporary tail piece I rig the bridge as a floating affair with just the farthest out two strings, and set it roughly in the right place by comparing the 12th fret harmonic with the fretted note in the same place. when they match, it's right!!

then cut round it with a scalpel and remove the finish. a few drops of glue and then all clamped up overnight.




next in line?

a pair of rosewood guitar shaped bouzoukis based on Stefan Sobell's design.

first project it onto a sceen and push the zoom til the dimensions are right, then draw round the outline & cut it out.

this will become the template to make the body mould.......



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