Here you can see the fretboard being glued on to Phil’s
twin-point. You need a variety of clamps in this game and it’s not all about
enormous amounts of pressure, rather spreading the load over a large area.
Once the fretboard has been prepared and fretted, I then
carve the neck.
And here’s a nice shot of the tailpiece- although I’ve made
a fair few of these tailpieces they still take me quite a long time to make.
But of course, the joy is in the making.
As a craftsman, I particularly like this bit of their introduction-
“As our collective existence slips further into digital
abstraction, we at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show believe something has
been lost and it is time to revive the culture of physical craftsmanship.
Although in today’s modern mass-produced world few young people are taught how
to do physical work or are encouraged to embrace a trade, there remains a
universal attraction to the beauty that can only be formed by human hands.”
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