Downtown to attend the dedication ceremony of a huge mural plus sun dial painted on the wall of the Ciao Thyme restaurant on Unity St.
This closeup shows the gnomon with the ball on its end, casting the black shadow on the painted wall. While the shadow moves east and west with the movement of the sun, the shadow of the ball will remain exactly on that painted line. That marks the longitude. There is much to learn from this marvelous combination of art and science.
Next to the Farmers Market for a loaf of bread and some scallions. I found these two gals doing a good job with their ukes and their voices. Left a buck in their open music case.
Then back to the workshop where I cut the fret slots in both Stu's tenor and Ron's Bari. Note that the tenor will have a zero fret.
Both of these fellows wanted a radiuses fret board, so here is Ron's attached to this jig with double backed tape and being sanded to a 12 foot radius. Not very complicated but good exercise for the luthier.
This long sanding block from Stew-Mac, has a 12 foot radius on one side and a 10 foot on the other. Stick on sand paper completes the picture.
So now both fret boards are ready for their frets and marker dots but first I have to borrow a fret bender from George Thomas to put a little pre-bend in the frets. I will do that tomorrow.