Saturday, February 25, 2017


The bridges for both the cross over and the uke are made, mostly CNC with a bit of hand work, Came out not too bad, Not attached in the photos, just sitting there.

Now on to pore filling Wenge..

CNC setup

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Necks Carved on Both

Both the Crossover guitar and the Tenor Ukulele have the necks carved now.. The Crossover is Wenge for the back and sides so lots of pore filling to do for that one and then I need to make a couple of bridges, finish the fretwork and put the finish on both.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time for One of the Fun Parts

Progress is good, ready to start carving the neck on the Crossover Guitar and just have to fret the Ukulele and I can start on that neck as well.. that and make some bridges and I can start finish prep..

Binding on the cutaway turned out OK as well..Nice for a first try..

Cutaway point binding, the tricky part.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Neck & Headstock Work

So I'm actually making progress on the crossover guitar..

The neck to body attachment is mostly done and the tuner slots are routed into the headstock.

This will be a completely removable neck so it has what can best be described in wood working terms as a floating tenon which is glued into a mortise in the neck and floats in a mortise in the body similar to a regular bolt on mortise & tenon neck. The reason for the floating tenon glued into the neck is to that propell nuts can be used and there is no possibility they will tear-out of neck end grain.

There will also eventually be a fingerboad support routed into the body.

Tenon with Propell Nuts

Neck Mortise

Glued in Place

Ready to Route the Slots


Came out good!

Test fitting tuners