jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010

martes, 21 de diciembre de 2010

miércoles, 15 de diciembre de 2010

bracing the soundboards

The bracing of the soundboards. From the bottom, number 84 in the press and top, number 82.
82, 83 and 84 all have the same bracing layout. Its not a copy of some famous builder, but my interpretation of a typical 7 piece bracing system.
Number 81 has an experimental 5 piece system.

sábado, 11 de diciembre de 2010

domingo, 5 de diciembre de 2010


A photo of me shaving the pegs down to 6,2mm at the tip.
And another of the reaming of the holes.

miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010

Rosettes part 2

I´ve finished the rosettes.
From the bottom: guitar number 82, 83 and 84

My workbenches

A guy over at foroflamenco.com asked about the size of my workbench.
Its 150 x 50cm and it works very well. With this size, I can work on both sides of the guitar without having to move it. There´s enough space on both sides of the guitar so that you can clamp a wooden block on bothe sides of the guitar so that it doesnt move when routing, and many other things.
I like to kep my workbench clean. I dont like to enter the workshop and se it with a lot of things on top.
BUT... since every coin has two sides, or everything has its ying yang, I also have a chaos workbench, where I leave dings and dangs and where I sometimes cant find what I´m looking for.

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

Rosettes part 1

guitars 82, 83 and 84 from left waiting for the olivewood inlay.
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Olivewood ready to be worked

martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

I´ve just started the building of guitars number 81 - 84. Pictures show my jointing setup, my gluing press and finally the plates joined, cut out and ready to be worked

viernes, 1 de octubre de 2010

First post

I have created this blog in order to have a dayly or weekly update from my guitar building workshop, other things I do, like building boats, sailing them etc.