It’s time for a little conclusion: I am still full of hope, that I can finish the guitar successfully, though I sounded maybe a bit frustrated yesterday. Now on the next day everything does not look so bad. All little mistakes, which happened yesterday are repairable, or will just affect the look of the guitar and not its usability. There are just a few tasks left:
- The saddle-slots need more work
- I have to detach the neck and maybe sand the neck-pocket to change the angle of the neck a bit
- The electronic cavities must be widened to free space for the cables
- I want to cut new covers for the electronic-boxes
It’s not that much work left. But I have decided to take a rest now and to go on next week. The first reason is, that I am feeling exhausted and I want to work relaxed and with joy on the project. Second I want to wait until my hand is healed and I can screw again without pain (or until I find that damned screwdriver-bit). Third my working place was meanwhile so chaotic and polluted with wood-dust, that it needed to be cleaned. This is not a blog about life in general, but I believe, that a chaotic workspace will confuse your mind and if you clean up your environment you will also clean up your mind at once ..
Okay, enough with esoteric nonsense and back to the topic. So before I take my rest I just want to show you, what you can expect from a big wood-working project like this. Again some faults were caused by inexperience. For an example I never connected the machines to a hoover like experienced workers would do to avoid pollution. When I inspected my basement-rooms I was shocked about the sheer amount of wood-dust, which not just stayed in the working room, but also had wandered through all basement-rooms. Even, if you close doors, the dust will find a way. And in the heat of motivation I had started not to put all tools back to their specific place and the chaos grew and grew …
Therefore I proclaimed a cleaning day and fought the whole morning against the chaos and the wood-dust.
I think I collected one centimeter of wood-dust on the floor
Outlook: Expect the next post on the 17th January
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