Thursday, April 03, 2008
Had a bit of luck today and came across a moulding plane stamped with the "Madox" name. It caught my eye due to the extra length of its stock, being longer than the rest of planes in that pile. It is a hollow plane, size 1, so its pretty narrow. I was pretty excited to inspect it and was most impressed with its sharp construction. And for a plane that is 250 years old (give or take) it is amazing how well preserved it was - guess its small size meant it didn't get used much?
The guitar (codenamed "Weissy") is coming along. I finished thicknessing the top plate tonight and then cut out the recess for the rosette. A pretty hair-raising exercise that went well - a scalpel blade and nail defined the edges (somewhat quieter than a router!!) andI removed the rest using my dinky little L-N router. I'll glue it in tomorrow when my heart slows down......;)