October 8, 2010

I now have an apprentice.  Devin is learning while helping with construction.  Tonight we made good progress on the box construction.  Starting Wednesday we started with the side bending.


After the sides spent sufficient time in the bender, they were removed, trimmed and inserted into the body mold.  The neck and butt block were glued in and clamped.


Again, after sufficient drying time, the clamps were removed and kerf installed.


The back and top were futher sanded and scraped, the soundhole was cut from the top, and the backstrip installed.


Finally, the back and top plates were trimmed in preparation for bracing.