I always enjoy carving the bridges. Usually from a scrap piece saved along the way of building.

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Comment by Uncle John on September 23, 2021 at 10:17am

You folks that build all by hand tools put extra soul, sweat and sometimes blood into your work.  I use power tools when I can, but I think the traditional spirit of the cbg calls for some imperfections and character.   As a small nod to that, I often use mis-matched tuners.  

Comment by Rich on September 23, 2021 at 10:04am

who's Dave?

I only saw Doug.

Comment by Rich on September 23, 2021 at 9:54am

Thank you , Dave and UJ

    The slightly katty-wampus look of the final oval is because I use only hand tools. The thin laminated top wood cracks and splinters, which I cover up with the painted edges. The fact that I measure by eye, without my glasses on, adds to the 'features' and individuality.

Comment by Uncle John on September 23, 2021 at 8:13am
Me too on the sound holes, grate and painted edges. Black tail complements the black sound holes. Padrons are about my fave box for CBGs.
Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 22, 2021 at 9:02pm

Love the sound holes Rich! They really pop with the black screening; very “provocative”! Looking forward to hearing it Sunday.

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