Started the bridge with a plank of wandoo. Rectangle actually, apparently from old floor boards in Dalkeith. Closest I'll ever get to having floorboards in Dalkeith!
Marked and measured. Cut to length on the ban saw, shaped it on the belt sander and for interest I added some 'grass' complete with grass seeds (hammer and a nail to punch them) for Zeke's little thorny devil to hide in. Tidied up the grass with files and sanded the ends and top smooth. Waxed it.
|thorny devil, meet grass|
Also marked out and etched/chiselled out the groove for the little brass rod to go in.
It fits. Relief. After being so darn careful with the cedar, then to just make a line in it like that using the rod and a steel ruler... Thankfully the she-oak is more forgiving and durable. It will need to be!
|fabulous outdoor workshop with bush backdrop and little critters wandering through now and then!|
|half of the lyres hanging up after their second oiling (of three) prior to today's last workshop|
All our strings divvied up, numbered and packed away ready to go... for all that's left to do is string it and make the bag... and it will be done. So the third lyre is almost complete!