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.