bit of creative clamping and we have a shape
back to the piano, i took it inside and dropped it on the photocopier. This is a handy trick, ive done it before with thinline bodies, so i got an actual size copy of the cavity i routed after i glue a top on. In this case i did it cos of one of the ways im considering covering the keys..
from the string side we can see an extension on the bottom side of the steel tube, that will be the 'nut' where the strings wrap around underneath to the tuners above. youi can see where the hammers will strike the strings from below
did my best Merle :)..
got an end block and linings in the guitar thing, copped a move from Sam's playbook and put kerfs in ply scrap..
well that wants all day to dry so I got onto a fingerboard.
on the piano side of things, got another rail over the steel bar on each side and got some hitch pins seated.
can you see the hitch pins ??
we are now officially running behind, i wanted the tuning pins in today as well.. :(
came home, trimmed the fabric at the edges, gave the neck a good sanding and applied another coat of the sanding sealer
ok top and back are on the guitar and its got a real loud tap..
ran into a little problem with the zither pins, my wrench is too big for em!!
bummer.. called around 15 music store this morning and no joy, so in the end i chopped up an old credit card and epoxied 3 little strips into a drum key..
that worked great.. for the first four or five, then they started to chew the plastic up.
so i drilled it out and redid it with two little strips of scrap sheet steel..
ok last entry..
unfortunately the piano popped apart once i had the first octave tuned to tension. Ugggh..
i will be finishing it but i didnt want to rush it, need to rethink a couple things..
therefore my entry regrettably is only this crazy half guitar thingy..
still neat looking design. Was definitely thinking out of the box and ingenious idea. best wishes, cool builds were made for the challenge.
Sounds cool Jef..looks killer too...this was a really awesome challenge...hope we all do it again !!
looks and sounds great. is that a wig, dude? must still be the 70's down there...:)