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Ted Crocker custom instrument for Harrison Withers.  

 

EDIT:  Finished instrument

 

A gorgeous slab of walnut from Sid Workman

 

Update:  January 5, 2012

I spent a lot of time letting the wood make up it's mind to what it wants to be.  After sketching with chalk, the Goose emerged from inside.  I brought out that grain with grape seed oil.

 

 

Update:  January 6, 2012

The basic shape is cut out with a jig saw

 

 

Rough sanding is done with sanding barrels on the drill press

 

 

Next sanding step is with the palm sander  to get the shape closer to final.  There's lots more sanding, plus the edges wlil be rounded over with the router.

 

 

Update:  January 8, 2012

I didn't want to spoil the Goose headstock with tuners, so I'm working out a way to keep it 'headless'...

 

 

Here's an idea to move the tuners to the body.  

 

Spent a little more time imaginating...

 

 

Update:  January 9, 2012

I got to go crazy today.  Used a round over bit in the router to , er, round over the edges.  

 

After that i used the palm sander to get it pretty good, then hand sanded it.  Still more sanding before it's done, but pretty close now.  The Goose is awesome!!

 

This is what she looks like with a quick wipe of grape seed oil

 

 

 

 

 

Update:  January 12, 2012

Made the cavities for the controls and for the jack.  Drilled for pots & switch and jack/jack cup

 

 

I used a 12" drill through the jack hole to connect the cavities

 

Tele style jack cup

OOPS, forgot to update this back then with final shots.

 

 

 

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Comment by Ted Crocker on April 10, 2013 at 11:51pm

OOPS, forgot to update this back then with final shots.

 

 

Comment by Ted Crocker on April 11, 2021 at 4:44am

Cool start to finish build pics & tool tips plus an awesome video demo!!!

please comment!!

Comment by Lapsteel washboard on April 13, 2021 at 11:14pm

A thing of beauty! 

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