Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Case and soundboard

I decided to keep the original RCM 1 shape--there being no need for extra tail room. Here is the back (with dog).

The extreme point would require rather sharp angles, so rather than sawing them, I simply planed them to joint.

The bentside was bent using a bath of boiling water--simply a lasagna pan on the stove top, the wood marinated again and again until plyable.

The spine and bentside tacked in place on the belly.

The soundboard planks hide glued together with one edge rough cut

Then both edges rough cut and then fitted in the case with the shop snoopervisor at the helm.

Now the long process to thin the soundboard