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