Tuesday 26th February ’08
… a start.. this is it, a chunk of padouk..
the bandsaw is brought into play and the multi-lam sections are cut
and planed to give a good joint..
the maple veneers are cut to size
and she is clamped..
after several phone calls she’s dry and the excess glue and veneer is chiseled off
the template is used to mark out the width
which is cut to size
and planed flat..
the truss rod channel routing jig is prepared.. double sided tape is used to hold the template down
and this is ensured by applying pressure in the bench vice
the channel is routed
and the truss rod is installed
the headstock break angle is cut
and planed flat
the fingerboard blank is cut from a fresh piece of lumber
and glued in place.. this is where I pull a muscle in my hand that I did not know existed!!..
on to a bit of tool customising.. to be honest making sparks fly is just really fun!
with the side effect of a good little chisel.. (or shank)
the etching in the control cavity is commenced
and the sides are polished
once the fingerboard has dried the compound radius is planed
the fret positions are marked out
and cut out..
the day ends with the wings being glued on the headstock..
tomorrow this neck will mate with a body..
All my best,
Crimson Guitars HQ