Monday, November 26, 2012

The Ten String Classic Guitar-My Latest Obsession, Part 5

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.



1 comment:

  1. Nicely tuned plane.

    The No 3 looks very handy - I've never used one. How do you rate it compared with the No 4?

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