Thursday 25th February 2010
Back at work and Igor needs instructing in how to scrape in between bindings..
Back, and looking rather cool.. He’ll need stitches tomorrow though.. Poor boy!
Doing some fine work on the moonshine, it’s the final little details that really count…
First on my bench is one of the twins, her headstock repair has excess glue removed..
Igor too is back at work and he continues getting the moonshine ready for finishing..
The excess wenge is bandsawed away roughly..
The headstock template is screwed to the neck where the tuners will end up..
After some careful routing the headstock finally achieved her final shape and the twins are twinned once more
Now, some time must be devoted to Steinar’s tuning system..
She’s not so pretty when stripped down to her componant parts!
Each knurled tuning knob needs to be slightly adjusted on the lathe to account for the new design factor..
We now have a bearing on the end of each tuning knob.. These will be enclosed in the next version..
Like poor jasper here I’m still a bit poorly and running out of steam.. Will do some tidying up I think..
Good morning, moving the wiring/setup area away from the flying metal of engineering.. Seemed wise..?
The joys of organising, you find fun things like these faders.. Can’t wait to put these in a guitar!
I do love an organised workspace.. And finally I can start.. Well, work…
All the parts are in place, all I need to do is figure out the super-switch again.. Mmmm
Wired for sound and recieving a setup.. The new oil finish is looking pretty good here..
we move on to Nimrods twins..
The most important bit now is the bridge position.. From here we can work out where to glue the neck..s
So, I’m going to try something a little different this time, the rear of the neck is planed flat..
The excess wood where the guitar top will be is removed on the bandsaw..
For a longer, deeper, better-sounding neck joint the top wood is going to be glued to the back of the neck..
And glued, the joints will be invisibly buried in the guitar but the extra tone will be a total bonus!
… A sixty meter network cable.. I’ve had enough of the visisitudes of my phone network when twitpicing!
The twins necks have been bulked up and the glue is removed..
The excess timber is planed away from the sides of the deep set neck tenon..
The tenons are roughly cut to size on the bandsaw.. Lots of exotic timber gets turned to dust here..
And finally the joint is planed flat and square…. Twice…
It’s essential that everything is square.. My apprenticeship interview was to square something,I failed 1st time
In preperation for getting back into the spraybooth we go over Nick and Kirk’s guitars checking for scratches etc
nick’s along to pickup his bass… A final wiring adjustment and she’s all we had hoped for! Lovely!!
Now, the deep set neck tenon on the padouk bodied twin is marked out with a scalpel blade..
While Igor scrapes the binding clean on Nick’s 45rpm..
The adjustable template is screwed to the body and checked against the neck itself..
The deep set neck tenon cavity is predrilled using the big pillar drill!
The Padouk body has a large tenon joint routed out.. Lovely wood but lethal dust!
Rewind… Repeat.. The purpleheart joint is routed.. Next up the end is squared off with a sharp chisel..
Finally the purpleheart bodied 45rpm has her neck glued in.. We’ll do the other one tomorrow..
All our best, Ben