Course: May 2013
John Hepworth    Pete Lewis    Charles Rogers    Kevin Scott    Peter Scott-Wilson

Instrument details: Peter Scott-Wilson - Nylon string guitar


Peter glues in his soundhole decoration.

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The fan braces are fitted and shaped first...

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...before the other braces are glued.

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A router, running between two stright edges, is used to rout the saddle slot and the front of the tie block on the bridge.

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Gluing the bridge. Shaped cauls help to apply even pressure to the wings.

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The neck shape is achieved by blocking up sections cut from a single piece.

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The sides must be thinned further where a tight cutaway is used.

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Assembly starts with the neck glued to the front.

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A long drill bit, specially made, is used for the string holes in the tie block.

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Preparation for finishing involves sanding, scraping and filling small gaps like fret slot ends with stick shellac.

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Preparing the pad, or rubber, for French polishing.

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Peter's yew back.

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Peter plays his restrung guitar.

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Course: May 2013
John Hepworth    Pete Lewis    Charles Rogers    Kevin Scott    Peter Scott-Wilson

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