Now I also make jewelry

Friday, 28 August 2009

Shaping a neck

First, there was a board sawn at 15-degree angle and the two pieces glued back together upside-down in a scarfjoint; then, blocks of wood were glued to the bottom to form the heel. Then, the heel, the neck proper and the peghead were all band-sawn to conform roughly to a desired outline. Now the neck and heel have to be rounded with raps, files and various grades of sandpaper.

Aside from the bandsaw part, I'm doing everything with handtools and trying to work outside as much as possible to take advantage of the sunny weather which has been pretty scarce over the summer.

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