|A new addition to my "waiting room". A corner hutch.|
|Checking the neck,/fretboard and top for proper spacing.|
|Hand Planing the back braces.|
|Fitting back braces and center reinforcement strip.|
I delivered Sam's lute today, with the new Corian nut that I made for it. Both Sam and I felt that the instrument had a brighter sound than with the ebony nut. I traded the work on this for lessons from Sam, who is completing his PhD at Ball State under Paul Reilly.
So, enough for tonight. I plan on making significant progress on several fronts this week. L's guitar, work on the selection of top wood and materials for C's guitar. Beginning to prepare the rosewood for thinning (or thicknessing, as it is called). I can't wait to begin to work with this wood. Perhaps a setback on the rosettes...seems Dmitry's father is quite ill and requires considerable care and attention. may affect the delivery date of the rosettes, but we should still be OK with the delivery of the guitar....I hope, I hope.