Progress Report - week 1
Week 1 of this project is over and I am already shifting lanes from my original plan. Cutting and milling rosewood will do that to you. the 2 x 4 x 72 inch slab that was my body is now three necks. The body lumber is in route, and will not be re-sawn and milled from a single slab. what was i thinking?
I started out with 1 big ole' heavy board and now have 6 smaller heavy boards.
1 - cut 26" lengths of the 2 x 4
2 - cut each of those into three 1 and 1/8" x 2" pieces
3 - square up 1 side and both the top and bottom of each piece.
I didn't glue up the pieces yet because I think there might be some precautions that I should take when gluing up rosewood. I was right, and wrong. The edges need to be cleaned with acetone before applying the glue.
The downside is that all this should be done immediately after cutting and joining. I will have to give each edge a quick shave next time.
Parts are starting to trickle in and I am not concerned about exceeding the maximum price set. Building the neck, truss-rod, and picking up pre-owned components keep the overhead down. Well that's not entirely true, I could have purchased a 40 neck but it wouldn't have been rosewood, it wouldn't have been a 9.5 radius and it probably wouldn't have fit.
I will upload the pics in a few days.
tootles - jb
You're gonna need a bigger boat!