Course: January 2017
Hank Borders    Ollie Downs    Sung-Gil Kim

Instrument details: Ollie Downs - Flamenco guitar


Ollie scrapes the small rosewood and boxwood strips for the rosette to dimension. The simplest jigs are often the best!

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The rosette's mosaic tiles are cut from the glued and prepared stick. Note how the stick is shaped into a section of a ring rather than a square.

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Once fitted, the rosette is planed, and then scraped, flush.

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Ollie has chosen to use fish glue - the pescatarian alternative to hot hide glue

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Shaping the front braces

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Shaping the headstock

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Bending the sides

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Chiselling a channel for the end graft

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Shaping the neck

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Ollie's walnut back

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The headstock with veneer taken from the back

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Ollie's mosaic rosette

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Ollie with his finished guitar

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The January 2017 group

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Course: January 2017
Hank Borders    Ollie Downs    Sung-Gil Kim

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