Build Something Awesome!
I love the challenge of building things that I've never done before. I hope I can present some ideas that others perhaps haven't thought of. That even if you don't have all the tools to do the job there are ways to work around that.
Pressing in the shape of the cutaway to let it dry.
Sides pressed into the shape after steam bending.
Sanding the slabs with a simple drum sander I built.
Cut out for the rosette
Attaching the face to the body
I-joist bracing. I couldn't make up my mind which way to run the kerfing on the binding. So i tried every way! Haha
Radius of the fretboard on the router table
Binding on the outside and almost ready for glue up.
Installed the stainless steel frets and fret markers
Used a Black Dye to bring out the wood grain and then a urethane finish.
hand carved bone pins, nut, bridge.