Road Map

This is the keystone-cops fast-forward version of the journal, with links to the pages containing each step or operation. Click on the picture to reach the page.

1. Decide to do it, and get the stuff: Late February, 2001 2. Cut out the neck blank and make the scarf joint: March 4, 2001
3. Add heelblock, cut tenon, and insert truss rod: March 11, 2001 4. Attach headstock veneer: March 11, 2001
5. Make a workboard: March 11 6. Cut the peghead to shape: March 25
7. Carve the heel: March 25 8. Inlay the Rosette April 1
9. Inlay the Back Strip: April 1 10. Split the Brace Wood: April 1
11. Make Braces: April 8 12. Glue and Shape Braces: April 22
13. Install Threaded Inserts: April 22 14. Make Headblock: April 22
15. Make the Tailblock: April 29 16. Finish the Workboard: April 29
17. Bend the Sides: April 29 18. Assemble sides to soundboard: May 6
19. Shape the Back Arch: May 6 20. Brace the Back: May 6
21. Make the internal gluing cauls: May 6 22. Fit the back: May 6
23. Rope the back on: May 8 24. Fit end graft: May 12
25. Rout for binding on back: May 12 26: Glue binding on: May 12
27. Attach Neck: May 28 28. Attach Top Purfling: May 28
29. Binding Installed: June 3 30. Make and Install Fingerboard: June 3
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31. Carve Neck: June 10 32. Set Neck: June 10
33. Wash Coat: June 10 34. French Polish tools 
35. Attach Neck 36. Carve Bridge
36. Voila

Copyright 2001 Stephen Miklos