I spent the morning re-organizing my wood stash and putting all my new wood away, Then I carved out the three braces for the back of #106 and got them glued on and into the GoBar deck.
Next it was time to attach the neck to the Redwood soundboard. Here are all the parts to that project. A caul with a couple of strategically placed holes drilled in it, a couple of brads, a hammer, the glue bottle and a long straightedge.
Brush on a little glue, make sure the neck is straight with the body with the three foot yardstick.
Now tap the brads in through the caul , the soudboard, and into the neck. Pull the brads out they will remember the spot.
Now the glue and brush, and clamp them all together.
While the glue sets, lets take a look at the Baritone and the Concert. They are almost finished.
The Concert has a Juniper top and a unusual Tiger Stripe Maple sides and back. The neck is walnut, A pretty thing, I am eager to string it up.
This is a Kasha braced Baritone. The top is bear claw Maple. Really pretty ! It is being built for Ron, in Blaine, I think he is going to be happy. I Can hardly wait to string it up and hear my first Kasha Baritone sing.
The shiny sides and back are Australian Blackwood, a relative of Koa from down under. Notice the "bear claw" in this photo..