First steps

28 April 2009

The first thing to do was to remove the fingerboard in order to carve a channel through the neck that would later hold the resonating understrings. I wanted to keep the fingerboard intact, so I steamed it off over a kettle. I had visions of the glue melting away smoothly and the fingerboard sliding off under my fingers, but after about 35 minutes of steam time over two days I used a pocketknife to pry it off with an unnerving cracking sound.

fingerboard removed

fingerboard removed

close up fingerboard

close up fingerboard

I was pretty happy.




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