Course: January 2013
Oska Burman    Tim Jones    Natalie LaValley    Pete Lewis    Tom Norton

Instrument details: Oska Burman - Steel string guitar


Oska starts by joining his sitka spruce front.

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Next up, the back. Cocobolo is somewhat less forgiving and is more difficult to achieve a really good join with.

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Although cocobolo can be difficult to plane, it scrapes very well.

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The outer rings of the soundhole rosette are installed first.

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Oska is making the central ring for his rosette from an offcut of his back.

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This is then glued into place.

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Gluing on the back braces using go-bars.

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The sides are bent round a hot iron.

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The fret slots are cut by hand on a dedicated jig.

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Gluing the corner bindings. A piece of card protects the front from the tape which would otherwise pull the grain when removed.

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Oska is stoning the frets to remove any irregularity in installing.

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The guitar is very fine sanded in preparation for an oil finish.

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The back of Oska's guitar.

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Once finished, Oska strings up.

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Course: January 2013
Oska Burman    Tim Jones    Natalie LaValley    Pete Lewis    Tom Norton

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