A day at the office

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Peghead volute

checking the final layout, tuners in the peghead
checking the final layout, tuners in the peghead

 

carving the transition lip on a peghead volute
carving the transition lip on a peghead volute

 

checking tuners and overlay
checking tuners and overlay

Detail of the peghead volute and overlay on the back of the neck for Koa/Adirondack GC16.  The neck is striped hondouran mahogany with a curly maple ribbon.  The volute overlay is ebony/maple /ebony.  The volute is a geometric transition between two different dimensions and angles at the junction of neck and peghead.

Setting up a neck

Fine tuning the compound radius on the neck of a Koa/Sitka, GC16 acoustic

connecting the dots
connecting the dots

guitar.  I use specifically shaped templates for different neck profiles.   they guide the

Templating the neck
Templating the neck
marking new profile
marking new profile

transition from the generic machine radius to a custom fit for an individual player.

Diamonds in the rough

first cut to open up a figured white oak crotch
first cut to open up a figured white oak crotch

This is a sequence of photos showing the resaw of a nice block of figured white oak crotch.  The piece was rescued from the woodpile after being rejected as unsplittable.  The properties that saved it from the wood stove are readily visible as figure in the three cuts.

second cut
second cut
first clean resaw
first clean resaw

A nice look

I came in the shop the other morning, 6:30 am, and the light was “just right” on this archtop under construction on the bench.  Nothing technical or luthier geek here, just a nice look…  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

16" archtop under construction on the bench in the morning light
16″ archtop under construction on the bench in the morning light