Course: January 2018
Torstein Arntsen    Joss Motley-Nash    Richard Platt    Thomas Sellers    Richard Waddell

Instrument details: Richard Platt - Classical guitar


Richard completes assembly of the rosette by installing the mosaic tiles he has prepared

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Richard's finished rosette

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The smaller front braces are glued before the larger transverse bars to facilitate easier shaping

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Applying animal glue to the neck when blocking up

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The headstock angle is achieved by a scarf join

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Carving the heel

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Setting up the assembly jig, or solera

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The carved headstock with machine head holes drilled and slots routed

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Gluing the brace supports

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Assembly is underway with the back about to be glued

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Whisking egg whites to make the glair used to seal the wood to prevent colour bleed

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Richard has chosen a traditional French Polish finish

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Richard's rosette

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The finished guitar

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Course: January 2018
Torstein Arntsen    Joss Motley-Nash    Richard Platt    Thomas Sellers    Richard Waddell

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