|The back is figured walnut. Here the two plates have been joined. They started at about 0.160" thick.|
Here we are thinning the back plate with our drum sander. The back plate is taken down to a thickness of 0.125".
|This is the setup we used to route the channel in the back plate for the backstrip. In this case a D-28 style strip. The level provide a nice straight edge to guide the router exactly down the center of the back.|
|Here's the channel. It is 3/64" deep and 3/16" wide.|
|The backstrip installed.|
|Planing the backstrip flush to the back.|
|The mold laid over the back plate to trace the outline for bandsawing the back to its rough shape.|
|The back ready for bandsawing.|
|Dominic cutting the back to its initial shape.|
The completed back plate cut to rough the shape.
Guitar Back - Bracing