Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guitar build, heel block

Remember that piece of wood that I cut off of the neck blank a post or two ago? The one that I made sure to label the grain orientation, top, and bottom? If you don't, I included a picture of it below. I have measured it into roughly equal portions that I will cut up and glue to the neck blank to create the heel block.

To make sure that I had the direction and grain orientation correct when I glued it up, I cut the blank and labeled it as follows:

Board: [1 ↑ | 2 ↑ | 3 ↑]

It all ended up being glued like this:

[Neck blank]

And here is the finished product:

That's all for now. I hope to have you a few more interesting posts in the next several days.