Monday, May 18, 2009

SETUP - NUTS, SADDLES AND TUNERS



CLEANING TUNING MACHINE ROLLER HOLES
MARKING SCREW POSITION FOR TUNING MACHINE PLATES

DRILLING HOLES FOR TUNING MACHINE PLATES


LUBRICATING TUNING MACHINE ROLLER HOLES
FASTENING TUNING MACHINES

DRY FITTING NUT

DRY FITTING NUT

DRY FITTING SADDLE

MELTING STRING END

STRING TIE TO THE SADDLE

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

FRENCH POLISHING VI - SECOND BODY SESSIONS


4X4S, RAGS CUT TO SIZE

MUNECA MATERIALS

DIFFERENT SIZED MUNECAS

















Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FRENCH POLISHING V - LEVELING

Sanding using small erasor, First lots of oil then just a drop in sandpaper. Cutting eraser bevels getting into corneers. Bending eraser to fit shapes. Erasor only 1/4" thick easy to bend. one sixe 1x1 1/4", other 1x1". Good thing about avoiding edges. Importance of prepping wood. Few places sanded through, all due to tool marks. Sanding with 400 grit, used only 3x5cm for whole guitar. maybe use finer grit next time 600 or so.



LEVELING BACK WITH 400 GRIT WET OR DRY

LEVELING SIDES WITH 400 GRIT WET OR DRY

LEVELING HEAD WITH 400 GRIT WET OR DRY

SPOT FILLING ROSETTE WITH CA GLUE