The various parts are sloooooowly coming together - a right shoulder injury is hampering my activities mightily at the moment. It is taaaking .... sooo ...... looong to get the smallest tasks completed.
Serendipitously, it gives me an even greater appreciation of the courage and abilities of the competing para-olympians. I really admire those athletes! Two weeks to go - bring it on!
OK, here are the bits.
Let's have a go at putting things together.
The body has had an embellishment added to the toe - in the form of the same burl veneer as the headboard. Two reasons for this - to tart it up a bit, and provide a little balance in the design - and the second reason is to cover a badly matched join where the two sides met.
By making it wedge shaped, the filler piece can be cut oversize, slid into place and glued - then the top and bottom trimmed off. Looks OK I think.
I'll be fitting the back first, so the back linings are attached.
Here are the back linings after drying.
I'll have to attach the neck before the top goes on, to give me room to clamp the neck tenon in place.
I'll fit and glue the back next, as the design of my neck means it has to be attached from the top, and
the fretboard over the top of the soundboard. Do these later.
I hoped to have more done than this, but ...... life intervenes .............
.... the shoulder, doc - the shoulder ...................owwwch!
Until next time ................
Love life and live ..........