For me the guitar has always been a beautiful instrument as a medium of expression, and my attachment to it continues to increase with the years.
Alexander Bellow, The Illustrated History of the Guitar, 1970
I am sorry that I haven't posted much this month, it's been hard to make time with my job and dealing with the Thanksgiving holiday.
Today, I finished carving the crest on the peghead of the ten string guitar that I am making. Lots of chisel, file and scraping work to make the final design.
The top veneer needed to be thinned down to 2mm, I sharpened up the blade on my No. 3 smooth plane and put a 10 degree back bevel on it and pushed the chip breaker as close as I could to the edge of the blade.
Nice thin shavings!
In this shot I am in the process of thinning the back of the head piece, I want the final thickness to be 20mm, then I can drill the holes for the tuning machines and cut out the slots.
Monday, November 26, 2012
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