Belly and back

Center joints

Gluing system for the center joints of back and belly

Outline tracing

Positioning of the placement pins and tracing the outline of the back

Positioning of the placement pins and tracing the outline of the top

Back plate roughing

Roughing of the outline and marking the edges thickness

Roughing of the back part one : initial roughing with gouge

Roughing of the back part two : setting the sixth (long arch)

Roughing of the back part three : setting of the fifths and edge platform

Roughing of the back part four : blending of the fifths

Roughing of the back part five : final fingerplane working

Top plate roughing

Roughing of the top plate part one : initial roughing with gouge

Roughing of the top plate part two : setting the sixth

Roughing of the top plate part three : final roughing with gouge

Roughing of the top plate part four : final roughing with fingerplane

Outline of the edges

1) Outline of the edges part one – thickness of the ledge

2) Outline of the edges part two – Finishing the outline of the back plate

3) Outline of the edges part three – Finishing the outline of the top plate

Purfling and edge fluting channel

Making (gluing) purfling strips

Cutting the fluting channel

Purfling part one  :  tracing and cutting of the purfling channel

Purfling part two  :  hollowing of the purfling channel

Purfling part three  :  preparing, cutting and bending of the purfling strips

Purfling part four  :  cutting and fitting of the mitres

Purfling part four (addendum)  :  purfling  joints

Purfling part five  :  gluing the purfling

Purfling part six  :  finishing the purfling

Back plate arching

Back arching : gouge carving (long version)

Back arching : gouge carving (short version)

Back arching : fingerplane working (long version)

Back arching : fingerplane working (short version)

Back arching : scraper working part one

Back arching : scraper working part two

Back arching : scraper working part three – finishing of edge fluting and purfling

Back arching : scraper working part four – final finish of the surface

Top plate arching

Top arching : gouge carving

Top arching : fingerplane working part one

Top arching : fingerplane working part two

Top arching : scraper working part one

Top arching : scraper working part two – finishing of the channel

Top arching : scraper working part three – final finishing

Top arching : Appendix – use of the profilometer to detect and draw the fifths and the sixth

Top and Back plates thicknesses

Top and Back thicknesses – Appendix – Modes and Tap tones

Back plate thicknesses

1 – Back thicknesses part one – Gouge roughing – Creation of the channels

2 – Back thicknesses part two – Gouge roughing – Linking the channels

3 – Back thicknesses part three – Fingerplane working

4 – Back thicknesses part four – Setting the thickness with scraper

5 – Back thicknesses part five – Fine tuning of the thickness with scraper

6 – Back thicknesses from start to finish (condensed)

Top plate thicknesses

1 – Top plate thicknesses part one – Gouge roughing

2 – Top plate thicknesses part two – Fingerplane working

3 – Top plate thicknesses part three – Scraper working

4 – Top plate thicknesses part four – Fine tuning of thicknesses with scraper

5 – Top plate thicknesses from start to finish (condensed)

Cutting of the soundholes

Soundholes cutting from start to finish (condensed)

Cutting of the soundholes part one  :  drawing the eye position

Cutting of the soundholes part two  :  cutting the eyes and marking the stems

Cutting of the soundholes part three  :  cutting of stems with fretsaw

Cutting of the soundholes part four  :  cutting of stems with knife

Cutting of the soundholes part five  :  finishing of F-holes and cutting of notches

Fluting of soundholes wings

Bassbar

0) Bassbar from start to finish (condensed)

1) Bassbar part one : wood preparation

2) Bassbar part two : placement and frame

3) Bassbar part three : roughing and placement cleats

4) Bassbar part four : fitting

5) Bassbar part five : gluing

6) Bassbar part six : profile shaping

7) Bassbar part seven : rounding and finishing

Edge rounding

0) Edgework from start to finish

1) Rounding of the edges part one – Theory

2) Rounding of the edges part two – Inside chamfer

3) Rounding of the edges part three – Outside chamfer

4) Rounding of the edges part four – Final rounding

5) Rounding of the edges part five – Edge finishing and rounding of the corner’s tips

6) Rounding of the edges part six – Top plate                                                                     

Soundbox

Closing of the soundbox part one  :  positioning of the top plate without glue

Closing of the soundbox part two  :  Gluing of the top plate

Finishing of the soundbox