Now I also make jewelry

Friday, 28 August 2009

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Here is another neck: a bloodwood veneer has been applied onto the front of the peghead and a thinner mahogany veneer covers the back of it. Those veneers hide the joints of the peghead: the scarfjoint but also the joints of the bilateral "ears" (pieces of wood glued to the sides of the peghead to make it wider), as is the case here.
This neck is made of jatoba, or brazilian cherry, which actually looks like mahogany with a bit of a purplish hue, but is a heavier, denser wood. I must have spent 3-4 hours shaping that peghead: it still needs a bit of work.


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