By Jim Williams
(Reference). Written by means of one in every of Australia's most suitable luthiers, this handbook is a simple, profusely illustrated consultant to developing nylon-string classical and steel-string guitars. features a worthwhile part on growing the jigs essential to make the activity more uncomplicated and extra actual, in addition to complete dimension template diagrams to aid in slicing out and staining the physique form and soundboard bracing styles. A Guitar Maker's handbook lists the entire fabrics wanted, the place to get them and what difficulties to seem out for through the building.
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Cut out the pommel on the bandsaw, using a fence with a stop attached. Mark and cut the mortises. The blanks are now ready for turning. Mount the workpiece between centers and turn it to round. Watch the pommel—if you cut into it, the workpiece is ruined. Transfer the pattern Stop the lathe and hold the pattern against the blank. Then transfer the position of the turning lines to the workpiece. A quick flick of the pencil is all that is needed. Hold your pencil against the blank as you turn the lathe on and off, leaving pencil marks completely around the workpiece.
Keep sweeping until the flute is at 12 o’clock at the bottom of the arc. T echn iques 3. Sweep the handle back toward the tailstock while rotating the tool clockwise. 5. Repeat the cutting process starting from the other side and moving the handle to the left. Use a spindle gouge to cut consistent beads Before you can cut a bead, first remove the waste in every alternate section to leave a series of ridges, called roundels. ⁄8 in. 3 Cutting a bead. A goodlooking bead is elliptical, not a half circle.
If you compare duplicates to each other, any errors made in the early duplicates will be compounded in the later ones. I make 49 A pattern is a map and a story stick. You can use a full-size drawing of the workpiece to set calipers and to monitor your progress after you start turning. Full-size pattern is the key. This step is worth every minute. Taking the set-up time to mark the turning lines prominently on the blank will help you avoid costly mistakes. patterns using a computer drawing program, but as an alternative you can use graph paper, a ruler, triangle, compass, and French curve set.
A Guitar Maker's Manual by Jim Williams