Clara build album

The plans

001- plan

Checking it fits…

003 - Template

…twice

002 - RawWood

Scrub planing to rough thickness

004 - Scrubbing

And smoothing down

006 - Planing

More smoothing

005 - planing

Template to layout on the timber

007 - MDFTemplate

Marked up for cutting

009 - MarkedOut

Since I forgot to photograph the rough band sawn result, here’s a different angle on the layout

008 - MarkingOut

Pretty much to size and shape…

010 - Shaped

Apart from this small “Oops” moment.

011 - Oops

This could be the neck wood, but I noticed the grain started to deviate within the area I wanted to use

013 - Neck

Shame, it’s really nice.

014 - neck

And the templates to do very, very rough carving of the cap contours.

012 - TopProfiles2

Both parts of the body

015 - BothBodyParts

The new neck in rough form

016 - NewNeck1

017 - NewNeck2

A little more shape to the neck

018 - NewNeck3

And the headstock start to take shape

019 - HeadstockRough

The rough cut for the volute

020 - Volute

Getting ready to glue up the body and cap

021 - GluePrep

022 - GluePrep2

But no!!!  The cap wood had moved and split.  Time to find some more maple.

023 - TheCrack

024 - TheCrack2

Routing for the binding

028 - Binding Route

027 - Bingind Route

Routing the top carve – roughly.

030 - StartingTheCarve

031 - CarveRouted

Hand Carving

032 - HandCarvingStarts

033 - HandCarvingContinues

034 - HandCarvingContinues

036 - GettingSmoother

037 - GettingSmoother

035 - GettingSmoother

Cutting the channels for the black and white stripe binding.

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Routing for the pickups

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