|Gluing the end block and neck block.|
|The blocks have been glued to the sides and here I'm trimming them to the right height|
|Using the concave sanding disc to make the |
sides and blocks fit the top radius
|sanding 'till all is nice and level|
|Heel block detail. I laminate the block with|
four different grain direction for best
possible gluing surfaces and resistance toward splitting.
The under the fretboard extension will house the bars and
screws to attach the fingerboard.
|80 clothespins will do! The red rubber bands ensure there's |
enough pressure to hold the kerfing in place while the glue is drying
|Gluing the side braces|
|The end block is laminated as well. Cocobolo looks stunning|
(thou nobody's ever gonna see it once the box is closed)
and prevents sapele from cracking.
|Next up: Choosing the binding material. Koa, Maple or Cocobolo? Hmm...|