lunes, 23 de junio de 2014

guitar wood preparation.

While I varnished the violin, I prepared some wood for the guitars that I will build after summer.
This means that when starting up again, its the more delicate work in a clean workshop. My next batch of guitars will be 2 x 2A blancas and 1x 1A blanca
This is my last post in a while. I will go away for summer and will back in end August.
Enjoy life.

sábado, 21 de junio de 2014

violin varnished

Here´s the violin #4  varnished.
I have used some oldfashion "grain popper" on the maple before varnishing and the result is amazing. The figuring is a lot deeper and 3 dimensional.
A tad of very fine steel wool covered in vinegar. Cover the container/glass/whatever and let stay for around 30 hours. It stinks badly!!
Take out the steel wool and dillute with destilled water 1 to 8 water. And apply with a brush.

miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014

Violin in white

So here you have violin/fiddle #4 with strings on and ready to be varnished. The tone is big and with a lot of volume. I hope the varnish wont ruin that. Again, the picture is with indirect light only, so the the shape of the instrument can be seen jus a little bit.

lunes, 2 de junio de 2014

the box

So here´s the box assembled with saddle and the edges and corners are almost finished. The indirect light is in order to se the shape of the violin.

sábado, 31 de mayo de 2014

parts ready

So, I have started the assembly of the violin body and here you have the pictures of the parts before assembly. The two plates are tuned with the back frequenzy just 10hz over that of the top. The top frequenzy will raise a bit with the varnish, so they should end up being very close with the back some 4 - 5 hz higher.