Day 1 and 2: Drawing of plans starting from a beautiful red sitar of Tine, specially built for her by Hari Chand.
Day 3: Selecting and dividing the wood. Some wood was bought a few years earlier in Puurs (CMB). One large piece of walnut, several pieces of Honduras mahogany and two pieces of African mahogany. + Drawing of rough pieces for body and neck.
Day 4: Rough sawing and glueing of the body. Completely made out of walnut. One back and one front are glued.
Day 5 : Further glueing of the body pieces from walnut. Another back and two fronts now ready and glued. One more night of drying…
Day 6 : Drawing, sawing and gluing of the top of the neck. Two pieces made out of mahogany and one out of walnut.
Day 7 : Drawing, sawing and glueing of the heads. All three are made out of mahogany. One will also get a top in walnut. + Drawing and sawing of the neck. Two pieces of African mahogany sawn at an angle, ready for gluing on the heads. The third piece, which was a bit too thin, has been made thicker at the back with surplus walnut.
Here the necks’ bottoms in African mahogany.