The first of these projects is building a few strumsticks. I got a plan from Woodnet by Bill Wells which is a very simple project. Plans here.
I hve not built any instruments in a bit, so it gaves me a chance to re-acquaint my self with this craft. Not a lot of writing, let the pictures tell the story.
|Squaring and cleaning up the body of the instrument from nice quartersawn maple.|
Nice Sauer & Steiner Panel Plane!
|Four bodies with sides cut ready for insertion of end block. Very interesting construction with sliced sides opened up forming the body of the instrumnt.|
|End blocks inserted inserted into bodies and glued up. Neat how the sides are opened up to form the body.|
|A few cocobolo headstock overlays I had glued up,|
which will make a nice instrument back.
|Some offcuts from guitar backs can be re-glued into bookmatched backs|
for the instruments, lets me use some stuff that has been sitting around for a long time.
Theese are koa, elm and walnut.
|Smoothing the edges for the back and top with the Auriou rasp - a nice tool.|
|Completed instrument with rosewood fingerboard, |
again used from sone old stock that has been sitting around for years.
|Closeup of top showing a mini version of my logo.|
These are cool!