Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

Instrument details: Jim Oxley - Steel string guitar


After joining, surfacing and cutting to shape, Jim planes his walnut back to thickness

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Cutting the soundhole. Jim has used an offcut of the back for the decoration.

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Gluing the back braces

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Shaping the inner heel

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Bending the sides. The shape is checked against the template.

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Preparing the body for gluing the back

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Routing for the corner bindings

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Final polishing of the frets

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Applying the oil finish

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After finishing Jim can reassemble his guitar

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The finished guitar ready for the final stringing

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And time to play

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The back of Jim's guitar showing the beautiful figure of the walnut back and maple neck

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Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

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