Silent Fiddle Build #7: A clamp and some finish

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-06-2020 11:44 AM 571 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So now I’m gluing the neck onto the body. This is the last bit of building until I get to the setting up. Naturally though I neglected to show how the tab is carved to match the neck. I should mention the fingerboard is oinly temporarily attached for aligning the neck. It will be removed for finishing and re-attached before set-up.

The neck was purchased separately and is some sort of white wood, possibly maple. I actually had to run out and buy red mahogany stain to make it match the body better.

Then I hit the whole thing with several coats of spray lacquer, rubbed it down with fine steel wool and windex (for lubrication) and then gave it a final spray again.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 02:55 AM

It’s looking like a fiddle, Dave.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 11:59 AM

Here’s a shot of how that tab gets cut down to match the neck.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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