The plan was to build a pretty much classic Weissenborn, a style 4 which has the most ornamentation and all Koa wood. The only bits not Koa are the bracing (Mahogany & Sitka Spruce) , the bindings (Mahogany & Maple) and the majority of the peghead (Mahogany). The bridge is also Rosewood veneered with Koa..
This was my first try at making rope bindings it was "interesting" and a bit challenging especially incorporating them into the rosette..
Step One - Make a Form
|I like this style because it can be adjusted|
Making the binding
|Strips of mahogany & maple glued up on a 45deg angle|
|After the first glue up|
|Then cut along the 45deg angle into strips|
|Strips are glued to a purfling for both looks and support.. Lots of clamps|
|Bindings ready for a final sizing and sanding|
|Filled with Timbermate harded with ca glue|
|Try #3.. ended up inserting it 3 or 4 segments @ a time|
All the rest