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50/50 Cedar completed

50/50 Cedar

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Putting the bindings on and carving the neck. Theses are the tools I use for neck carving, a couple of scrapers, spokeshave and a sharp knife. Still lots of work left on this one.

Finished up the bracing on this guitar and glued on the back. I originally planned on making this one with machine tuners but I’m very tempted to put wooden pegs on this guitar.

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Wash coat

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Ok got the back on this one, thought I’d put a wash of shellac on, it makes the flaws and glue residue show so I know where I have some more sanding to do. I will need to do some pore filling on this guitar which I will do in the traditional manner with pumice. Ok I admit I really wanted to see that figure in the wood but there is still a lot of work to be done. Please ignore the shadow puppets lol

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Sides attached, solid linings in the upper bout area and treble side, alternating soft Western Red Cedar blocks with harder Yellow Cedar blocks bass side.

Sides attached

Solid linings top and bottom of Alaskan Yellow Cedar.

Gluing the soundboard to the neck

Using a long straight edge to match the centre lines, neck and soundboard while gluing up.

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¬†Third guitar I’m currently working on a Cedar top peg head.

A beautiful piece of Cedar that was originally meant for someone else but I scooped it up.

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Top and back

The back was just to pretty to include any kind of centre strip so it was joined for a one piece look. Top joined, rosette installed, some more thinning of the plate and it will be time to lay down some fan braces.

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