By Hook or by Crook
Top and Back
The top ...
... and the back,
cleaned with a scraper on the outside
graduated back plate
Binding Part II
I use maple (1.8 mm) and veneer of ebony and elm for the binding enclosing the sides.
Gluing the block
planed block, one week in repose
to be continued ...
Sides, 2.2 mm
The sides are soaked in water and rocked against the hot bending iron.
It starts with bending the waist.
Bending the lower bout
Waist and lower bout are already discernible.
bending the sides until completely dry
Checking the alignment against the mold
the bent side is left in the mold over night
© 2004 by Thorsten Lietz