January 15, 2009

Received an order of BWB and was able to finish the rosette’s center ring with paua abalone.


This shows a bit of the superglue coating/flooding of the paua.

I got a bit ahead of myself and hadn’t put tools away in a while, so spent some time cleaning up.


Cut out the soundhole and laid down the x-brace, and bottom bout braces which I radiussed to 30′.  I also glued in the bridge plate.


The parlor is fretted and sitting awaiting convergence with the 12 string so I can lacquer finish both at the same time.  Whenever I have idle time with the 12 string, I’ll do some fine sanding on the body and neck, and work on getting the neck bolt holes and truss rod channel in the top bracing opened up a bit more.