Sunday, August 22, 2010

so, it's the school holidays, but due to contractual commitments I need to show my face in the building on one day during the summer break.

at the end of this year in his school, 12 year old Joshua will have a "make a musical instrument" competition......

hmmmmmm......

everyone else makes shakers with pasta & a pringles tube or wraps some rubber bands round a shoe bow to make a twangy thing........

Josh is going to make a lap steel, he plays cello, so he WANTS a 4 string tuned CGDA, but so that there's room for expansion down the road, I've persuaded him that six string availablility is a good thing, even if he only puts on 4 strings FOR NOW..........

so, 9.30 or so, josh has a block of Beech.....

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I cut the awkward curve under the headstock, but he cuts the sides....

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and then sands them....

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the route for the pup is marked out and then drilled with a fostner bit......

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then squared up on the vertical mill.

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