Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Busy, busy, busy.....
The bridge has to be fitted to the curvature of the soundboard, so after some rough shaping, the final fitting is done like thus……………
I’m very pleased with the clean look of the tailpiece, just two screws and the jack socket. It would be silly not to use the jack socket as an anchoring point as essentially it’s a 12 mm bolt going through the end block.
Now we wait for them to dry out thoroughly before the various blocks are fitted and glued in place………….
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Nava Logo Inlay
The shape is drawn freehand on the abalone; although each logo looks similar, I like the idea that each one is subtly different adding to the uniqueness of the instrument and maybe reflecting the time when the instrument was made.
After some careful marking out with a scalpel, I use my dremel to remove most of the waste; you can only go so far before reverting to hand tools for the final shaping.