January 24, 2009

Momentum kept me going, and I got the body assembled.  First, I put my handprints in cement…..


Carved out slots in the kerf to accept the braces that extend into them.  I had left some brace work on the back until just before assembly.  I managed to get everything assemble with a proper fit.


I do admit that the back strip is slightly off center at the butt end.  I will compensate with the end graft piece, so that visually it aligns.

I must let Mr. Wood and Ms. Commissionee know that the walnut is now a guitar.




Next step:  binding and purfling and end grafting.