Checking it fits…
Scrub planing to rough thickness
And smoothing down
Template to layout on the timber
Marked up for cutting
Since I forgot to photograph the rough band sawn result, here’s a different angle on the layout
Pretty much to size and shape…
Apart from this small “Oops” moment.
This could be the neck wood, but I noticed the grain started to deviate within the area I wanted to use
Shame, it’s really nice.
And the templates to do very, very rough carving of the cap contours.
Both parts of the body
The new neck in rough form
A little more shape to the neck
And the headstock start to take shape
The rough cut for the volute
Getting ready to glue up the body and cap
But no!!! The cap wood had moved and split. Time to find some more maple.
Routing for the binding
Routing the top carve – roughly.
Cutting the channels for the black and white stripe binding.
Routing for the pickups