This was just the end of it! I had a lovely afternoon in the workshop too.
It began with installing the frets in the Pinecone fretboard
Next I devised a cool system for gluing a thin piece of ebony veneer on the inside of the tenor to reinforce the place where I will install the side sound port. The ebony grain goes opposite the grain of the Cocobolo side. A curved caul held it firmly to the side as the glue dried.
Got a nice tight fit. Here it is after the glue dried.
Then I glued the fretboard onto the neck.
Now you must take care and very slowly fit the oval ring into the hole. Takes lots of trial and error but it is really not too hard to do if you take it slowly
Once you fit it into the hole, a little superglue inside and out and your side port is installed.
And after a little carving and sanding here is the fitted oval sound port. The ring is the same wood as the neck and will match nicely.
- IT WAS A LOVELY DAY