It takes a bit of time, but all of the pieces are now sanded down to their final thickness. The sides, ready to bend, the backs ready to resonate and receive their braces.. I first sand them down with coarse sand paper, then change to finer grit for the finish. The finer the grit, the longer it takes .
I am very pleased with the Bubinga back for the tenor. I really could not find where the glued center joint was even when using a 10 power glass. That was a great glue joint.
'What a fascinating and intricate piece of East Indian Rosewood for the Baritone back. This will be truly amazing when finished. You can stare into its depths for hours, and see a thousand images.
I took a phone call today and sat at the extreme south end of the workshop as I talked. 'though it was a different view that you might enjoy. Here are two of the sanders,
The band saw and table saw, with the wood lathe behind. The walls are adorned with my reject water color paintings and various curiosities and past projects;
Here is the work table and the long workbench stuffed with the tools collected over a lifetime.
And finally, the drill press and a cut off saw. A fun and effective workshop containing lots of memories.