Friday, September 16, 2016
Fingerboard and back.
Working down the underscoop of the fingerboard with gouges, thumbplanes, and finally scrapers. Nearly no one sees this, but it's nice to get the board to a proper thickness.
Using a template to check the long arch.
Toothed-blades in the thumbplanes. It helps avoid tear-out on the flamed maple, plus, and I find this more important, it is easier for me to see the arching when the wood is not so smooth. Sometimes that figure, when it's shiny, makes you see things, such as dips or rises, that don't really exist.
When the toothed-blade work is fairly close, finish off with scrapers.
Still a bit more to go, but I'm done for the day.