Work page 11-17
Cap'n Mike's Silver Bell 1 parts
Heat neck- rebuild fret slots-
Pull and reset dowel to proper angle
Address all issues that affect playing.
Dowel pulled for reset Frets out, binding off, slots sealed
Leveling CA with fret leveler, it takes the glue, not the
First BD ever seen here, with a Ser# in peghead reverse,
that matches the others in the rim. Strange.
Repairing one tuner hole
Stripped, dowel pulled for reset
Peg head has silicone intrusion, will barrier and then add
Ready to strip Back and rim
Some old single stage urethane is my guess, came off in a
Ready for color
Someone tried to solder a lug on the flange with back still
on, seen it several times
Ready for binding, I have to deepen binding channels, last
restorer sanded too much
Sealing peghead with #10 CA. to block out silicone.
Slotting to depth for 147 wire
Adding ivoroid binding
BD used 2 sides and an end piece, I will roll it around in
1. Using heat for the bends
Adding side markers, 2 at 12
Sealing wire in with #10 CA
Using "Bernard pliers" to compress on the extension, the
jaws are made to press flat objects
Sealing up the last little divots with #20 black
After it dries, you shave it flat wit ha razor, and then
0000 steel wool to satinize .
Some oil for the board, ready to dress frets
Will stop here and go to tinting
Reddish Brown is the choice
With all pieces tinted and a shot of clear, ready to go to
the "Finish Line"