All day in the workshop, and a lot of projects completed. I'm pooped and this martini tastes really good. the two tenors get more French Polish most days, They are getting close.
Their bridges are now made and being French Polished.
The Honduran Rosewood bridge above, is for Ali's tenor. The Macassar Ebony bridge below is for Laura's tenor.
This is my sanding station, connected to the dust collection system, it sucks away the dangerous fine particles, (I hope.) In good weather I open the garage door and turn on a fan that blows from behind me. the sunlight is really helpful here too.
'this is the back for the concert Pinecone going to Portland.
Holey Moley gets Paua abalone. This is the ebony fretboard for Holey Moley. The side dots will go in tomorrow and then the fretboard will receive its radius.
this is how the fretboard is going to look. Notice it is flipped because the straight side would extend over the hole. Works either way unless you are trying to fret those high notes on the treble strings. Not a problem for most of us.
I got the back glued onto the Concert Pinecone.
and I even got out the old watercolor brush and found the tube of Perinone Orange, Cut a strip of heavy watercolor paper and painted it to be used for my labels that are glued inside each instrument. I know, I know, not very professional, but I don't want a printed label- I like to be able to say my instruments are hand made, even the labels.