Work page 11-17
Cap'n Mike's  Silver Bell 1 parts
Neck-Rim-Resonator Back
Heat neck- rebuild fret slots-
Pull and reset dowel to proper angle
Re-fret-refinish-re-bind-marker dots
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 wood


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 finish


Sealed


Ready to strip Back and rim



Some old single stage urethane is my guess, came off in a sheet.



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


Compression fretting


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"