Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Working on Purple Heart Finsih

I have spent a few hrs wet sanding the Laq and buffing the Purple heart build . The following is sanded to 3600 and buffed

Front at the neck joint . The dyed neck with the distressed look came out nice . If you look carefully you will see purple in the neck in distressed areas.

The top was sanded to 3600 as well and buffed . No matter how I try it doesn't seem that I can get all the scratches out . I guess it will get better with practice.

The top of the tuner head and the fret board . Tough area to work and get looking good.

Joint at body . This is a glue joint and is another area that is difficult to get looking just right.

Thanks for stopping by . Have a great day .

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cherry Dulcimer Walking Cane

I have started a Cherry Dulcimer that will also double as a walking Cane . Here are several pics showing the progress of the build . Below is the headstock beefed up to double as a cane handle .

Below is the back layout and reinforced .

The next pic shows the headstock after its been sanded and shaped . Note it has a back strip in the tuner area for additional strength . It will make it a smidgen harder to string , but should make it stronger.

The next pic shows the dulcimer glued together and the F holes placed and cut.

This one is solid cherry , top back sides all cherry . I'm not sure how it will sound but hopefully good.

The headstock mounted and ready for the walnut trim and a little idea I have cooking in my mind for the next post .

Thanks for stopping by . Hope you enjoyed your short visit.