This week has seen the neck of Adrian’s zouk carved: oh my,
I have seven different spokeshaves and for some bizarre reason, when
I’m shaping a neck, one of them always seems to work better than the others on that particular neck. This is the one I used on the zouk, you can see that it
had worn so much that I added a rosewood insert!
I wear a leather apron when I
shape a neck; not essential luthier kit, but I find that if I don’t, because I use myself as a clamp, I end up
with a bruised belly!
We’ll be making "Zouk the Movie part 3" tomorrow so more soon…..
On a very different note we had a great day out at the Parson
Drove Custom Car and Bike Show. We had been meaning to go for the last few
years but as Jacob and Luke were up here with us it was the perfect excuse! Here are
a few select photos…..
When you look at these machines, the care, love, passion and
attention to detail is incredible and although my medium is wood and theirs is
metal you can’t help feeling that you are amongst kindred spirits.
In spite of trying to introduce Jacob to American muscle
cars, it’s clear that he prefers a British classic.
Whilst there I splashed out and bought myself this……
Can you guess where I’m going with it?
Labels: Gary Nava handmade guitars and mandolins