I started this blog to chronicle my guitar-making and thoughts on family history. Each guitar I deliver will be accompanied by a commentary extracted from this blog. I also have a goal to work with my sister and other family members to capture the Mercer family history, particularly as it relates to our ancestors' service in the Civil War and prior pioneering movements.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Out of my head
I guess that's not what you're supposed to say when you have a new idea for something, is it? Well, a new idea for a head design for C's guitar did come out of my head. She saw it and loved it and the Rosette gift I made her. Progress was made on the neck and my neighbor, Clyde gave me a stainless steel base from a gas grill, which I reconfigured it to make a dust hood. I can use it to sand at least small items without being "dusted" with wood dust. Seems that I've developed some sensitivity to some of the woods that I use, so I need to improve my dust control measures and wear some protective garb and a respirator when necessary. The head design will be my little secret for a while.
Here are a couple of shots of the neck and the hood:
The neck and spanish heel
How can the neck be connected to the heel?
I thought hoods looked like James Gandalfini. Ha Ha
I must have about 40 hours invested in C's guitar so far. Could be more Haven't kept very good track, but will try harder to do so.