Monday, November 28, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
The demise of the cocktail stick
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Patrick's Twin Point
I like to use ebony bindings on my twin-points; not only does it look good, the ebony makes for a very robust "point". It never ceases to amaze me, how readily ebony will bend and here good old cloth tape is used to hold the bindings in place whilst gluing.
Once all of the piece have been glued on (in this case 20 separate pieces) it’s a big clean-up. The bindings are always proud of the surface and have to be taken down flush with the body. For ebony it’s best to use a cabinet scrapper- if you sand, you run the risk of grinding ebony dust into the other surfaces. A dust mask is always a wise precaution with cocobolo.
Next stage, fit the neck.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Even more OM
One interesting element of this build is the tailpiece. Philip wants to use ball-end strings which meant that I had to design and make a new style of tailpiece. So below are some photos of the process………….