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Construction Log

  • 15/06/06: Exams finished so I can open the kit ! image (Kit arrived 02/06/06).
  • 15/06/06: Bend sides. image
  • 16/06/06: Rim construction begins: set and glue end blocks. image
  • 17/06/06: Joint back plates. image
  • 18/06/06: Glue back plates together. image
  • 20-23/06/06: Brace top. image. Make the reinforcing struts. image
  • 23/06/06 - 14/07/06: *BIG GAP*: holiday, DIY, work commitments and humidity sky high (didn't want to glue things when it was like that) !
  • 14/07/06 - 04/08/06: Build lots and lots of cam clamps. image
  • 05/08/06: Brace back. image
  • 06-08/08/06: Fit back. image
  • 09-10/08/06: Fit top.
  • 12/08/06: Trim back, scallop braces on top image, glue top. image
  • 13/08/06: Glue back. image. Started work on neck.
  • 22-23/08/06: Make binding cutting jig. image
  • 24/08/06: Cut top and bottom overhang flush with sides, open dovetail, cut bottom binding channel. image.
  • 28/08/06: Cut tail wedge recess. image. Glue tail wedge in place.
  • 29/08/06: Reglue tail wedge as the cement I was using did not work !
  • 30/08/06: Glue binding to top and bottom. image.
  • 31/08/06: Start scraping binding back and cleaning up body. image.
  • 01/09/06: Fit neck. image.
  • 02/09/06: Drill tuning machine holes. image.
  • 03/09/06: Glue heel cap. image.
  • 09/09/06: Rout top for truss rod. image. Glue neck to body. image.
  • 10/09/06: Glue truss rod. image.
  • 11/09/06-19/10/06: *BIG GAP*: too much work !
  • 20/10/06: Start fretting image and glue fingerboard to neck image.
  • 21-22/10/06: Continue fretting: installing, levelling, recrowning, bevelling and polishing.
  • 23/10/06: Shape neck.
  • 24/10/06-20/12/06: *BIG GAP*: exams !
  • 21/12/06: Shape the nut and cut the nut slot image.
  • 22/12/06: Mark the bridge position and mask the guitar image. Apply the sanding sealer and pore filler image.
  • 23-24/12/06: Further coats of sealer and pore filler, rubbed down and recoated.
  • 25/12/06-06/01/07: Sand back with 0000 wire wool and a coat of Tru-oil each day. image.
  • 06/01/07-13/01/07: Let the finish dry image.
  • 13/01/07: Rub the finish down roughly. Remove masking tape and glue bridge image.
  • 20/01/07: Wax polish, start setting up.
  • 21/01/07: Finish setting up and play !!! Finished !!! image1 image2