It wasn’t the bloody guitar that wept today! I shed a tear as I’m realising now what civilian exactness is. I mean we used to work to a couple of millimetre tolerance with tanks but when I’m off by less than a quarter of a mil, I could kick myself in the head when the instructor looks at me with exasperation!!! I mean A QUARTER OF A FUCKING MILLIMETER!!
I was tasked to build a ‘jig’ for the others to use and everything was going well until Phil came in and looked at it with a civilians eye. An eye I wanted to stab him in within the next couple of minutes, so back to the band saw and chopping bits out to glue new stuff in. TWO places as you can see 🙄 just once I would like to get this woodworking thing right the first time.
To be honest, I was happy enough to be able to sort out the problems I had given myself. It was just like being back in the workshop again getting the job done to the best of my abilities! (Although back then I didn’t cock them up first). With two more jigs manufactured my total comes to four now. The nice part is that these will all be stored away and used as templates for the courses coming up 🙂
We mocked up one of the pieces just to see if it looked anything look a guitar, and I think you will agree, it does. Obviously loads more work to do on the headstock and stuff but as of now, you can see the smiles on the faces of the lads as they now have something that resembles something else (instead of a square piece of wood )