For your enjoyment:
The Southeast corner of the shop has better organization now. The high bench is great for set up work, and the Ulmia is perfect for handplaning, shaping, and router work. On the Ulmia you can see the half-dozen Walnut neck blanks, walnut back and side sets, and Adirondack bracewood which will become vintage-inspired guitars. So excited.
On the set up bench is a customer’s Thinline Telecaster getting a fret dress and set up. I’m currently using a painters drop cloth as instrument rest, after the violin workshop I visited in Philadelphia. The bench’s toolspace is getting steadily more organized as time goes by.
the L-OO mould is glued up from 3/4″ MDF. This is the form I will use to bend the ribs to fit, then have a complete rib structure to glue up the top.
spreader pieces for the inside of the L-OO mould.