January 9, 2009

Given that I have a hard deadline for Guitar 805 and I’m committed to finishing 804 quickly, I documented all remaining tasks for each guitar.  I broke tasks down into 4 hour blocks, assuming I could safely devote an average of 4 hours per day, 7 days a week, between now and end of February.  I also established a date when I must finish the lacquer application to allow 9 days of curing.

The good news is that I do have enough days to work on both guitars to have them ready simultaneously for lacquer application as it would be nice to spray them at the same time.

The bad news is there’s little room for error, of which I am erring more often with this walnut than I have in the past with other guitar woods.  I set a deadline of January 23rd as the date I must receive the replacement walnut sides, and still keep on track for applying lacquer starting February 2nd.  I have received notice that the expected delivery date of the walnut sides is January 20th.