Sunday, October 24, 2010

Begin the build 13 course baroque lute after Jc Hoffman

Wood for Staves Cherry, slab sawn so I will make ribs 2mm thick instead of 1.5mm.
As you can see I cut the staves pretty thick 3/16th to 1/4th of an inch, I power planed the rough cut edge
so at least one side will be close to finished. I still have a lot of planing by hand to get the wood down to 2mm, but I had to enusre that I had enough wood to work with.....
more soon.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. I'm building the same lute! I'm also using cherry, with maple stringers. It's quite the challenge!So far, bending the ribs is the tricky part, but I'm sure there will be more challenges ahead.