STEPS IN ERRANT LUTHIERIE: A Journey from Wood to Sound in 13 Steps
Steps in Errant Lutheirie (1):
Flat boards, coming together: Cherry and spruce... It took some time, but a tischler (carpenter) around the corner was finally able to thin these down for me...
- the following days will see the evolution of my new home-made (in the kitchen actually) guitar.
A big thank you to everyone who helped me fund this project late last year when the green pear guitar was lost: it's finally coming together!
Green Pear Guitar Memorial (20017-2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbR7kccfVwI
Steps in Errant Luthierie (2)
Bending sides: I had in mind a heat gun that I know is hiding somewhere in my boxes of unsorted things (anyone need an intern position?) - but lacking patience after a day's search, I opted for a modified wood burner - I jammed on what appears to be an aluminum rod. - yeah, that's sometimes how things come together: we bring a Form from the Chaos.
Steps in Errant Luthierie (3)
Some heavy things on wood - heavy things come in handy to keep things down, sometimes that's what you need so they can stick together for long enough to enjoy it of their own...
we see here as well the beginnings of the top side bracing... more soon.
Steps in Errant Luthierie (4):
Thinning the cherry back a bit more; making ready the center seem; gluing on the inside bridge plate; the see-through form as seen through the looking glass...