The Binding pt. 2

So this was worth the trouble. The binding is seamless and now I have the added benefit of tang-less frets. Sanded up to 2000 to polish this Macassar ebony up, then applied a few coats of odie’s oil super penetrating oil to the board before it receives it’s frets. I’ll give it a coat of…

Back to the Grind

Alright, medical residency applications (pray for me) are in and now I’m doing seven different things at once. I want to finish these builds so they can go to their owners since they’ve been patiently waiting. The imbuya build is still up for sale. Anyways here’s some pictures. The imbuya and maple builds need profiling…

I Hate Radiusing Fretboards

There’s nothing in the world of guitar building that I hate more than this. Now that I found a radius caul that matches the clamping caul I’ll just get my boards pre radiused and slotted. I don’t see a point in spending the time doing this. I might make a radius jig with Burris at…

Back Veneers for Burl and Roasted Maple Builds

Yes I used a pepper shaker as a curved clamp caul. The three ply veneer I made for the roasted maple build was absolutely too stiff to bend. I figured I’d give it a shot to hear the bottom part and to slowly bend it into shape. I sprayed some water and ironed it until…