Two Steps Forward, One Step Backwards

Got a lot done. Rough-Carved the back of the body. Trimmed fret ends, drilled holes in the neck pocket and mapped them to the neck heel, drilled and installed threaded inserts. Drilled peghead holes and realized that the headstock was too thick for the tuning pegs. It killed me a little to have to sand…

Sides Sanded and Rounded

I really should use my black and decker mouse sander more. It’s fantastic for smoothing irregularities on the sides when you don’t have an oscillating spindle. So I sanded the sides so I can pass the round over bit on the remaining edges of the back. The heel area itself will be carved to make…