Did the final tweaks on Ron's Bari today and he will be in to pick it up tomorrow. A lovely instrument, Kind of sorry to part with it, but Ron lives but 20 miles away. I will see it from time to time. So lets get on with the next project. Here is the back for #112 in the "gluing together jig" . Looks crude but it works flawlessly. The secret, a 25 pound bag of lead shot.
And here it is, out of the clamps and ready for sanding. This is going to be a wild looking tenor back. Believe it or not, that is East Indian Rosewood.
Are you sure you want a back this wild George ? I have some much more sedate wood I could use.
While I had the lathe set up for small stuff I turned a handful of strap buttons from various wood scraps. Here are buttons of Maple, Walnut, and Honduran Mahogany. They rest on the Redwood soundboard of #112. Redwood from the old water tank from a New York City building.