June 2009 Blog Posts (6)

My Mortice and Spline Neck Joint

I French polish my classical guitars and I had always been frustrated with the difficulties of finishing at the neck joint and the fingerboard/top interface when building in the traditional Spanish method. Also, handling a complete guitar during French polishing is awkward, and the job of pore filling the body and the neck with different methods is made more complicated than I thought it ought to be.

For these reasons, I now build and finish the bodies, necks+fingerboard, and the… Continue

Added by Bob Webster on June 19, 2009 at 10:14pm — 5 Comments

My method for gluing the top and back of my classical guitars

I use an outside mold and the labelled back is shown propped up in the sides and ready for the back brace pillars (offcuts of the kerfed lining).

Here's the back ready to be glued to the garland of sides using Titebond glue and my go-bar deck. I pad on the glue with a sponge.

Back being clamped using gobars. Pressure is applied right over the linings. Putting the back on… Continue

Added by Bob Webster on June 18, 2009 at 7:03pm — 7 Comments

weymann ukulele

I have my grandmothers ukulele. It is a Weymann. The wood is extemely thin without much interior support. There is a yellow band around the outer edge. The model number is not on the flat surface of the head where the tuners are, but rather on the "thickness" edge. The numbers are 41515 on the left and 116 on the right. I could not get a picture to load. I'll try to add it to my profile. Anyway, I would like to know where to find info on this. What type of wood, how old, who made it etc. I'd… Continue

Added by frieda farthing on June 15, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

7 String Lap - in progress

Added by Penql on June 13, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

8 String Lap Steel - Done!

Added by Penql on June 13, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

L-5 1/2 - S Done!

Added by Penql on June 13, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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