I am really pleased with this baritone, for its tone, it's playability, its looks. I did a few touch up items today, Gave it another coat of French Polish, Maybe a few more in the next days, and will deliver it to Ron on Thursday. Kind of hate to see it leaving, like selling your children.
But the next child is about to be born. The concert for Dave is ready for its bridge and tuners.
Next comes placing the bridge in exactly the right place. A jig like this takes the guess work away. Once the bridge is located, surround it with blue tape so you know what part of the top to scrape the finish from so the glue will hold.
The final act is to make a tight fitting nut from my collection of Bison bone. With a flat pencil i have marked where the string notches want to be. From my experience, the notches want to be filed to the very bottom of the pencil line for a nice action.
We had guests for dinner tonight, and we planned to cook some wonderful Costco steaks on the barbecue. I was running a little thin on Bison bone for instruments and had a few pieces that needed a little simmering to remove the fat. Why not do both projects at one time? The bones were in the pot with a lid on. The steaks were delicious. I will dry the bones in the sun for a few days and then cut them into usable sizes and shapes.