Here I am back with the restoration of the Picolo (Soprano).. This is the continuation of this blog.
Last Saturday and Sunday, I made a big progress giving attention to the back plate and assembly. Here are the photo and some of my important notes on them.
The back plate with the supports and ribwork. Not to many clamps were used here.
The back plate completed.
In order to add more strength on the front plate (soundboard), support been added. I hope this will not affect the sound quality.
I had fabricated the tail piece from aluminum sheet. A cut a curve from a wood strip and then inserted the folded aluminum sheet then hammer it to form the end of the body. What is missing is just the holes for the string. I will drill it later as the distances of the holes will depend on the bridge.
Mounting and clamping the two plates. Please note that there are only two points where you can clamp.
Note that I have to fit in (not glued yet) the rims to have perfect alignment of the front and back panel.
So this is it for today though I also made the fretboard from kamagong and have not cut the grooves of where the frets are installed.
Till then. What is left here is the fretwork then the rims to be glued.