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By Jim Williams

ISBN-10: 0958907501

ISBN-13: 9780958907507

(Reference). Written via one in all Australia's prime luthiers, this guide is a simple, profusely illustrated advisor to developing nylon-string classical and steel-string guitars. features a precious part on developing the jigs essential to make the activity more uncomplicated and extra exact, besides complete measurement template diagrams to help in slicing out and staining the physique form and soundboard bracing styles. A Guitar Maker's guide lists the entire fabrics wanted, the place to get them and what difficulties to appear out for throughout the development.

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Pierce the workpiece here at the bottom of the abstract shape where the drill hole will be cut away with the following piece. Turn the w~rkpiece over and countersink the hole. Begin cutting. Transfer the abstract shape from the center of the petal to a piece of paper and cut out a window. I will be using the apple veneer for this insert piece. Choose an area on the veneer that has a pleasing grain pattern using the window. The completed cut ready to test fit.

For concave edges that are difficultto place in the mound of hot sand, subtle shading can be accomplished by holding the insert veneer with tweezers above the hot plate and repeatedly pouring hot sand over the area to be shaded. 46 The single curled leaf completed. A Third Project: Copper iris The selection of veneers is one of the first steps in a marquetry project. Nature provides a multitude of colors and textures that can be used to create the art. Shown here are a sampling of some vibrant colors that suggest a flower.

Attach the saw blade to the blade clamp and tension the blade. Begin to cut along the line. This center highlight or "vein" of the petal will be cut out later. For this step cut out the entire petal. 50 Shading the petal insert. The shading completed. Ughtly tap with a small hammer for a snug fit. This flowerpetal is drawn behind the adjacent petal. It needs to be the next step so that the adjacent petal can overlap. Press the insert piece into place. Wipe off excess glue. Tape the veneers together.

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