L-OO Bracing

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go-bar deck: cheque!

Radius dish: cheque!

Brace arching jig: cheque!

Monica’s guitar!  Today, the x-braces were notched, glued, and rough-shaped; upper transverse and Popsicle brace as well.  The back has its spruce reinforcement strip glued, radiused, notched for braces, and the braces glued.  All bracing is glued with fresh hot hide glue, warmed under a heat lamp, and clamped in the handy-dandy go-bar deck (or decque?).  20′ radius for all, and fun, fun, fun.  Now, there is a pile of spruce shavings under the bench. 

Next up will be fitting lower transverse braces, finger braces, and voicing the top/back!  Also on the que is making a sled to complete my inca table saw fret-slotting setup; fitting neck and end blocks to the ribs; and…KERFING!  Now, for the photos:

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