Update. The top is well advanced now. I didn’t take pics fitting the tone bars, the process is mocked up using the back. Both sides of the bar are scribed. Because it is a compound curve the scribe lines are different on either side. Chalk fitting.
Sanded to 180 and sealed.
Oversize and offset tone bars as per Gibson’s innovator Lloyd Loar.
Ball point taped to a block, the block is flipped for a finer scribe. The bars are oversize in case we need to scribe more than a few times.
Finished bars, time to tidy up the inside.
Tools used to shape the tone bars.
Mini Update, 12-20-14. Not much will be happening until the new year.
The top glued to the rim. I didn’t see the photo op till I looked at the camera screen. I called in the birds!
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.