"Aqua P" Build - Part I

“Aqua P” Build – Part I

The timber and the jigs for the instrument are all to hand.. In this case a single piece of Mahogany for the body, a single roughed out mahogany blank for the neck and a book matched piece of quilted maple of

Body and neck timber

The first task is to joint the maple cap. Many would use a power jointer to achieve this but I find highly figured maple is prone to breakout no matter how well you set the planer. I do it by hand with a shooting plane.

Jointing the cap

The two edges are now perfectly square and making contact along the entire surface.

Jointing the cap 2

Time to glue up the joint.

Jointing the cap 3.jpg

The next task is to prepare the body blank for the cap….