Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All work and no play......

This week has seen the neck of Adrian’s zouk carved: oh my, it’s long!
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?

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Two Terriers said...

A Parson's Drove National Guitar? The delta comes to West Norfolk? John

8:57 AM  
Blogger Gary Nava, Luthier said...

Hi John,
You're not too far off!
Cheers Gary

3:23 PM  

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