Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Body Works

Time to work on the body. The first thing is to fill the middle pickup hole. I shaped a wooden block, made a hole for the wires from the neck pickup, glued it in, and finally glued some maple veneer on top (ended up a little too deep). Here it is after quick sanding:

The surface was prepared for glue (and later lacquer) by wetsanding with P1500 sandpaper:

Ok, time to start doing irreversible things to the puzzle - before gluing it on I need to trim the pieces here and there. Generally I want to keep the "puzzle" look and not trim the pieces to follow the guitar lines, but in some parts it makes sense to cut off a small piece. Once I'm done with this for the central section I can move on to gluing them on.

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