The Lutz plate is jointed and then joined using hot hide glue and the tent method. For those of you that don't know Lutz is a naturally ocurring hybrid spruce between White Spruce and Sitka Spruce. This particular plate is probably the best North American spruce I have ever found.
Next job is to install the rosette, first I draw the template on the guitar, measure 147mm down from the top and drill a hole for the pin.
The channel is routed and the rosette of b/pear/b and Ziricote is glued in.
The plate is sanded to near final thickness, and the bracing pattern is drawn on the back, I do this before I cut out the soundhole as I use the centre of the soundhole to reference the layout and it's easier with just the small centre hole.
Bracing of the soundboard is next. My braces are all inlet to each other forming a single structure. After preparing the rough European spruce braces and cutting all the little mortice and tenon joints the braces are glued on to the soundboard using Hot Hide glue in the go-bar deck. The upper transverse brace will be added later.
Label glued in and then time to close the box. Fish glue and a go-bar deck take care of the latter. Never to be opened again until they restore the guitar for the Victoria and Albert Museum retrospective exhibition of my work in 2150 to celebrate 200 years since my birth.
Forget all of the current political shenanigans, the subject on everyone's mind has been "Will it be a flat head or slothead?". Well decision made, it's a FLATHEAD! I had a set of Gotoh flathead tuners on the shelf, so easy choice.
My standard scarfed mahogany neck is put together and the carbon rods and truss rod are installed, before I glue on the stacked heel I need to establish the neck angle, so I use my adjustable guide on the body of the guitar.
Guess what it's 1.5deg, it's always 1.5deg, of course the day I don't measure it......
The neck extension is cut to thickness and the stack heel glued in place and a Ziricote head plate glued on. When dry the neck is cut to rough shape on the bandsaw and the head shaped, I had my 'gibsony' template handy, so that's what it gets.
The neck heel and shaft are 90% shaped and it's 1 o'clock and time for lunch, 'dum-di-dum-di-dum-dum'. (for all of you early Genesis fans out there).
Life is a bit like a toilet roll, the closer you get to the end the faster it seems to go.
jangarrack: I finally traced the annoying intermittent buzz or rattle that suddenly developed on my Camps guitar....it was a button on my partly rolled up shirt sleeve. Fortunately, my feeling of relief trumps my feeling of foolishness.
Mar 4, 2019 21:02:39 GMT
ocarolan: That mirrors almost exactly my experience of the most annoying buzz I ever had to track down! Mine was a button on the shirt front. T-shirts rule....
Mar 4, 2019 21:55:52 GMT
martinrowe: You would think they would make musical instruments that could cater for these types of situations
Mar 5, 2019 2:28:24 GMT
walkingdecay: I knew a drummer who swore there was an annoying rattle coming from his snare. And he knew this how?
Mar 5, 2019 8:35:27 GMT
walkingdecay: Alexa play music by Kamasi Washington. "I can't find songs by Caravan-site Washington."
Mar 5, 2019 8:41:47 GMT
Akquarius: that's one of several reasons why Alexa has a house ban here :-)
Mar 6, 2019 6:51:14 GMT
curmudgeon: Veni, Vidi velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around.
Mar 6, 2019 9:13:43 GMT
walkingdecay: Astronauts have velcro on their flyholes, which not only prevents entrapment in zips, but in the ISS prevents static jolts to the genitals. I suppose that whether you approve of the latter effect or not depends on how old you are.
Mar 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT
walkingdecay: I see there's actually been a spike in Michael Jackson's record sales this week. Time for Harris to re-release Two Little Boys, clearly.
Mar 9, 2019 9:53:29 GMT
hattwat: Check out my latest message on here. Yes, I'm still alive - just!
Mar 11, 2019 1:11:48 GMT
ocarolan: Very pleased to hear it Phil!
Mar 11, 2019 10:01:20 GMT
walkingdecay: Bloodnok: What is your name? Seagoon: Don't tell him Henry.
Mar 16, 2019 2:16:19 GMT
walkingdecay: Spike anticipating Pike.
Mar 16, 2019 2:19:30 GMT
leoroberts: Phil, your latest message (according to my computer) was 2016!
Mar 21, 2019 7:33:06 GMT
walkingdecay: Expecting me to cheer Michael Heseltine was going a few light years too far.
Mar 24, 2019 2:28:15 GMT
martinrowe: Who's Michael Heseltine?
Mar 24, 2019 18:45:08 GMT
walkingdecay: A bad haircut from the realms of an evil witch. Even speaking at an anti-Brexit demo cannot redeem such a creature. You simply can't go anywhere these days. It's bad enough fearing to use the railways in case you run into Michael Portillo.
Mar 25, 2019 9:06:38 GMT
walkingdecay: Beatles: Made On Merseyside doc on iPlayer at the moment is rather good, if you ignore the strange Pete Best eulogy. (He had trouble playing anything other than fours, the "atom beat" was a London thing, not Best's creation, and so on).
Apr 1, 2019 7:14:52 GMT
ocarolan: I enjoyed that too!
Apr 1, 2019 20:22:11 GMT
walkingdecay: The picture on today's Bing homepage is of a rack of 45RPM vinyl singles, and it's torture. Sets your flipping fingers a-jerking and your treasure hunting eyes a-flicker without hope of release.
Apr 13, 2019 6:41:08 GMT