Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lap steel update

Busy day in the workshop today. Managed to get the pickguard properly routed on the second try.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lap steel 2019

The glueing of the binding. Oh, the horror!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Lap steel 2018- 2019

Routing the binding channel... Check.

Guitar build 2015-2019

Gluing the binding was a challenge. Mahogany seems to be tricky that way. Made a lots of test with different glues. I ended up pre-glue the suface with epoxy and let it dry before I glued the binding itself. The sharp bends was also a first time for me. I used a heat gun to make the plastic bend-able.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Plywood lap steel build 2017

I did this akoustik lap steel a few years back but plywood didn't go well this time. I sounds and plays ok but the design looks clumsy and the finished version with binding and color looks like crap. I will propably make a second, non-plywood attempt in the future.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lap steel build 2018

The mahogany piece I got from my uncle made perfect for a solid body lap steel too. Som process pics here.

Guitar build 2015 -18

My uncle gave me a fine piece of mahogany a few years back which provided material for a replacement body for an ugly 3/4 guitar I got cheap in a flea market. Here's some pics from the process. Stained birch vaneer on top and plastic binding. I spent a hole day routing neck pockets on a scrap piece to get it right. When I got the neck in place I found out I had to tilt it slightly with a chim to get the string action low enough. Very hard to get the holes for bridge and tail piece in the right spot too. I might have to correct that later.