Hi again, this weekend was slow because all the fingerboard work, let’s see:
Slots for the fret line position inlays ready, made by hand with a hacksaw going really slow to avoid any mistakes. It may be a couple a little bit bad, but noting too obvious :)
All the maple inlays ready to be glued and trimmed
Fitting each inlay
And now side dots, made with flux core solder, drill each hole, fill it with a small length of solder, melt it with a soldering iron, sand it flush.
At this step I also sealed the maple inlays with a drop of crazy/super glue to avoid ebony dust from obscuring the inlays, it did happen a bit in some of the inlays… “It adds character” I’ll say
12 fret marker made with 3/8” aluminum tube, file some teeth in a piece of the same tube to have a saw for this hole, I went with 1/8” depth and cut the tube inlay a tiny bit thicker, later sanded it flush.
Then I glued a couple of wood pieces (quinilla wood, really dense and hard) to attach the neck later
Test fitting the neck attached to the box, all good
Then added a small detail to the neck heel and tail(tzalam/caribbean walnut wood)
I’m playing with the idea of adding a sound hole and cover it with this sink cover I found in HD, what do you guys think?
Next steps: gluing the fingerboard to the neck and decide which finish I’ll use, see you next week!
-- Learning one thing at a time