Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You can’t have enough clamps!

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.
If you like handmade stuff, you might enjoy this website that I stumbled across for the Handbuilt Motorcycles Show;
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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