Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Plywood lapsteel 2021


Lapsteel update

Went back to my parents and the woodshop to finnish this years lapsteel build. Everything went smoothly. Quite happy with the adjustments I did with the design. Changed the shape a bit, made it thicker, designed new soundholes and made the bridge piece bigger. Looks better and sounds fuller. Next time I might consider using "real" guitar building materials.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Back of the guitar glued to the sides


Steambox updated

New lapsteel coming. Bending went even better this time with approved DIY steambox. Made the box much shorter so it heats up faster and propably also holds a higher temperature than previous. I had the pieces in water 3-4 hours before the steam treatment too wich I think helped. 20 - 25 minutes in the box.