On this page are photos taken during the building of one of my guitars.
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Making of the neck.
Finishing the neck profile with a hand plane....
....a carving knife.....
....a wood file.
The sides are....
....formed using a warm bending iron.
Joints the top and bottom
The inlayed bindings and fine mosaics are wrapped with cord for drying.
The edges are worked ...
....using a small plane.
Cleaning the edges with a razor blade.
The woods for guitar building are first stored outside for general drying, and
then inside under temperature and humidy control.
Fine sanding before the final shellac finishing....
....to assure a perfect smooth finish!
A good workmanship makes for a good shellac finish!
The bridge is being finished.
Shellac - the gold of the Indian scale insect!
The shellac polish is put on in very thin layers....
....and with a cotton ball.
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