The beginning of a new Lute Shell. I thought I might as well work on a second lute, while completing the first.
As before, I will shape the neck-block from a piece of quarter-sawn Poplar. There is no need to ‘loft’ the mould and templates; it’s all done, and ready to go.
The search is on for a suitable wood: possibly (recycled) Huon Pine. I have been told by those who know that it produces a gentle sound – which is fine by me. Any sort of lute sound would be gratifying.
I hope I can remember what the Learning Curve taught me….