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My first lap steel guitar

04-13-2015 07:58 PM by YorkshireStewart | 11 comments »

This dirty, heavy unidentified board had been kicking around for some years.. ..imagine my delight when I ran a plane over it and found this lovely lacewood: I scaled up from a photograph of a Moog lap steel. Imitation is, after all the sincerest from of flattery! Bandsawn to rough shape and tidied up on the bobbin sander. Rough planed to 1.5” and sanded through the trusty shop-made thicknesser: Routed out for wenge inlays: Inlays glued in and tidied up: Shaping the headstock: Inlaying the headstock: Fret pattern printed off. Fret slots cut using jig. Gluing sycamore ‘frets’ into walnut fretboard ...

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