Friday, October 10, 2008

2nd Stage

The second stage in making the guitar was to a have a practice in bending the sides.
This involved bringing a length of wood down to 2.5mm using the thickener taking 2mm cuts each time. I then soaked the wood in water to loosen the cellulose fibers. Using the bending iron the heat made the fibers flexible and easy to bend. Using the former as a guide I bent the side.

Internal Former
Using cardboard i cut out two pieces for the front and back plates. I drew around the template and cut them using a knife. I then cut out five pieces of wood and glued them together, this created the internal former.  

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