Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Ten String Classic Guitar-My Latest Obsession Part 6

If there is such a thing as a perfect instrument it will, more than likely, be in the "eyes of the beholder".

Jose Oribe, The Fine Guitar, 1985



It's been a busy past 2 days. First, I drilled the holes for the tuning machines...



Then I got ready to cut the slots...




I cut the slots and smoothed them out.




Now comes the fun part, carving out the heel block! By the way, I made this turning saw over 20 years ago from an oak tree on my grandparents property and the blade is a bow saw blade that I bought at WalMart! The handles are mulberry from a tree on my parents' property, the only metal in this saw is the blade and the brass nails that hold the blade! I would like to make a new saw, but hey, this one still works!




A good sloyd knife is your best friend. It's kinda like that old saying "and Bob's your uncle!"




The finish product, so far... The block might change for the smaller!




Just for your TK! This is how I know that I had a good day, a messy workbench!



I play the ukulele when I can so when I came across this YouTube on the Ukulele Hunt blog I knew I had to share it. All you Tears for Fears fans will love it!






2 comments:

  1. Agreed on the mess, a rat's nest as my mother used to say. Sweet spokeshaves, wait a minute, how did you get into my shop?!?!? nice work, btw. We really have to hear the her when she's done.

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  2. Thanks, Terry!

    The spoke shaves are from Lee Valley, the wooden one is from a Lee Valley kit. That shave is made from dogwood and is a close copy a shave that I picked up in England!

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