That is going to be a great looking instrument. One question, why not run the neck clear to the stern of the boat and leave as much open area as possible? Seems like that would give more sound to it,or are you going to add electronic?
Mark, I have purchased a lot of very nice board, all different species off e-bay, search "thin wood" or "thin boards" . This was about a year ago but there were some good providers than.
I can see why you might have problems getting a good clean cut with that jig. (Constructive criticism).
The neck doesnt look to be well supported and floats up off the table at the point of blade contact. I would like to see the neck either on the table and clamped to an angled guide, or the sled slotted but carrying the neck on both sides of the cut (tricky).
Also I would try to back up the neck if possible to prevent tearout by sandwitching it beteen two sacrificial boards and try to clamp it securely as close to the blade as is feasable.
Fellow CBNation members...well it's been awhile sense my last post/updated , all I can say is I haven't given up on the project and have finally got back to it...had a few trips to the hospital and kinda got away from the project...other priorities...anyway here is a link to a Utube video I took of the Boatar build.........Hope to keep updating more often......
Still enjoy what I'm reading and seeing from your builds..very inspiring....!!!!
Mike - very nice! I'm thinking "A Pirate Looks at 40" would be awesome on this thing! ;-)
That's great. I've seen those boats at the store and it never crossed my mind to make a CBG with it.
that, is a pirate lute. beautiful piece, really great work man. I was thinking of something not too dissimilar when I saw them in the catalog. they were out of stock so i went with some trays instead. really a nice instrument there man, I hope I get half as good.