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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A bear head

More progress on a few different fronts. First, my soundboards arrived from Alaska. I like the quality, but the import duty is really steep. I will be using a Sitka spruce one on the gittern. I have some others for my bowlback project, and a cherry wood mandolin I've had some vague thoughts about.

Secondly, I have made some progress on the pegbox - I'm quite pleased with the bear, even if he does seem a bit stern.
And lastly, I have been bidding for (and have just won) a baby milk warmer on e-bay. "Why?"you ask. Well, I will be gluing the gittern together with hide glue, and I will use the warmer to keep the glue at the right temperature. It's a bit cheaper than buying a more traditional glue pot.

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