Day 38 : Carving of the last soundboard.
Follow the different steps… (click on the pictures)
Drawing the zones to be carved, drilling holes, carving the holes,… until the holes are gone…
The start of a big glueing job…
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Day 30: Modelling the first soundboard. This is the result, after a first rough cutting and sanding session.
Day 26: Finishing the joint, making it equal to the height of the body sides and inserting an acoustic pipe between the neck and the soundbody.
Day 23 & 24 : Worked 2 days to make the joints fit perfectly. A very precise job.
Talking about a joint here means the connection between two different wooden parts of the instrument: the neck and the body. It is a very important item covering strenght and stability. The body is tilted 4° backwards and 2° downwards according to the neck’s axis. This doesn’t make it more easy.
Day 16, 17 & 18 : Cutting out these 2 necks is very tough. The African mahoganies texture changes frequently it’s direction. One of the necks is cut out with a miller.